Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure

Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ shoulder belt.

1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the anchor point.

2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.

3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.

The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the latch plate.

4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the folded webbing.

Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) which are used to secure a child restraint system. For additional information, refer to Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt under the Child Restraints section. The chart below defines the type of feature for each seating position.

 N/A  Not Applicable

N/A Not Applicable
ALR Automatic Locking Retractor

If the passenger seating position is equipped with an ALR and is being used for normal usage: Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably wrap around the occupants mid-section so as to not activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull 34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupants mid-section. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a click.

See also:

General instructions for using the seat belts
The driver is responsible for respecting and enforcing the local rules and laws regarding the use of seat belts. Always fasten the seat belts before starting. For maximum safety, keep the back of ...

Sidelights and low beams
The warning light on the dial turns on when sidelights, parking lights or low beams are turned on. ...

Air Bag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your authorized dealer. I ...