Adjust the seat as needed and sit up straight and well back in the seat. To fasten your belt, pull it out of the retractor and insert the tab into the buckle.
You will hear a click when the tab locks into the buckle.
The seat belt length automatically adjusts to your size and the seat position.
The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on impact. It also may lock if you lean forward too quickly. A slow, easy motion will allow the belt to extend, and you can move around freely.
When a passenger's shoulder belt is completely extended and is then retracted even slightly, the belt is locked in that position and cannot be extended. This feature is used to hold the child restraint system securely. (For details, see "Child restraint" on page 67 in this Section.) To free the belt again, fully retract the belt and then pull the belt out once more.
If the seat belt cannot be pulled out of the retractor, firmly pull the belt and release it. You will then be able to smoothly pull the belt out of the retractor.
Adjust the position of the lap and shoulder belts.
Position the lap belt as low as possible on your hips—not on your waist, then adjust it to a snug fit by pulling the shoulder portion upward through the latch plate.
• After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle are locked and that the belt is not twisted.
• Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this may prevent you from properly latching the tab and buckle.
• If the seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. Do not use the seat until the seat belt is fixed, because it cannot protect an adult occupant or your child from death or serious injury.
• Both high-positioned lap belts and loose-fitting belts could cause serious injuries due to sliding under the lap belt during a collision or other unintended event. Keep the lap belt positioned as low on hips as possible.
• Do not place the shoulder belt under your arm.
Always make sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of your shoulder. The belt should be kept away from your neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Failure to do so could reduce the amount of protection in an accident and cause serious injures in a collision.
Seat belts with an adjustable shoulder anchor
Adjust the shoulder anchor position to your size.
To raise: Slide the anchor up.
To lower: Pull the lock release knob and slide the anchor down.
After adjustment make sure the anchor is locked in position.
To release the belt, press the buckle release button and allow the belt to retract.
If the belt does not retract smoothly, pull it out and check for kinks or twists. Then make sure it remains untwisted as it retracts.
The rear center seat belt is a 3-point type restraint with 2 buckles. Both seat belt buckles must be correctly located and securely latched for proper operation.
Make sure buckle 1 is securely latched for ready use of the center seat belt.
Two buckles and tabs for rear center seat belt
The two tabs have different shapes to prevent the belt from being buckled in the wrong place.
Buckle 1—Matches the tab with the hooked end
Buckle 2—Matches the tab with the concave end
Make sure the both buckles are correctly located and securely latched. Failure to properly match the buckle and tab may cause serious injury in case of an accident or a collision.
To release the hooked end tab, insert the key into the hole on buckle 1 and allow the belt to retract.
Do not use the rear center seat belt with either buckle released. Fastening only the shoulder belt or lap belt may cause serious personal injury in case of a sudden braking or a collision.
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