Occupant restraint systems

Toyota encourages you and your family to take the time to read Section 1-3 of this Owner's Manual carefully. In terms of helping you understand how you can receive the maximum benefit of the occupant restraint systems this vehicle provides, Section 1-3 of this Owner's Manual is the most important Section for you and your family to read.

Section 1- 3 describes the function and operation concerning seats, seat belts, SRS airbags and child restraint systems of this vehicle and some potential hazards you should be aware of. These systems work together along with the overall structure of this vehicle in order to provide occupant restraint in the event of a crash. The effect of each system is enhanced when it is used properly and together with other systems. No single occupant restraint system can, by itself, provide you or your family with the equal level of restraint which these systems can provide when used together. That is why it is important for you and your family to understand the purpose and proper use of each of these systems and how they relate to each other.

The purpose of all occupant restraint sy reduce the possibility of death or seri event of a collision. None of these syste ually or together, can ensure that there event of collision. However, the more these systems and how to use them pro your chances become of surviving an death or serious injury.

Seat belts provide the primary restraint t the vehicle, and every occupant of the ve seat belts properly at all times. Children secured in child restraint systems that a their age and size. SRS (Supplemental airbags are, as their names imply, desig and be supplemental to, seat belts and a for them. SRS airbags can be very eff( the risk of head and chest injuries by pre the head and chest with interior portions o

In order to be effective, the SRS airbags must deploy with tremendous speed. The rapid deployment of the SRS air-bags makes the SRS airbags themselves potential sources of death or serious injury if an occupant is too close to an airbag, or if an object or some part of his or her body has been placed between the occupant and the airbag at the time of deployment. This is just one example of how the instructions in Section 1-3 of this Owner's Manual will help ensure proper use of the occupant restraint systems, and increase the safety they can provide to you and your family in the event of an accident.

Toyota recommends you to read the provisions in Section 1- 3 carefully and refer to them as needed during your time of ownership of this vehicle.

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