General warnings

WARNING

If the turn on when turning the ignition key to MAR or if it stays on when travelling, warning light does not turn on when turning the ignition key to MAR or if it stays on when travelling, this could indicate a failure in safety retaining systems; under this condition air bags or pretensioners could not trigger in the event of collision or, in a restricted number of cases, they could trigger accidentally. Stop the car and contact Fiat Dealership to have the system checked immediately.

WARNING

Do not cover the back rest of front seats with trims or covers there are not set for the use of side bags.

WARNING

Never travel with objects on your lap, in front of your chest or with a pipe, pencil, WARNING etc. between your lips. Injury may result in the event of the air bag being triggered.

WARNING

Always keep your hands on the steering wheel rim when driving, so that if the air bag is triggered, it can inflate without meeting any obstacles which could cause serious harm to you. Do not drive with the body bent forwards, keep the seat back rest in the erect position and lean your back well against it.

WARNING

If the car has been stolen or an attempt to steal it has been made, if it has been subjected to vandals or floods, have the air bag system checked by Fiat Dealership.

WARNING

Remember that with the key engaged and in the MAR position, even with the engine not running, the air bags may be triggered on a stationary vehicle if it is bumped by another moving car. Therefore, never seat children on the front seat even when the vehicle is stationary. On the other hand, remember that with the ignition key at STOP no safety device (air bags or pretensioners) will be triggered in the event of an impact; in these cases, failure to come into action of the air bags cannot be considered as a sign that the system is not working properly.

WARNING

When the ignition key is turned to the MAR position, the warning light F(with passengers front air bag deactivation (where required) switch in the ON position) turns on and flashes for few seconds to remind that passengers air bag will be deployed in a crash, after which it should go off.

WARNING

Do not wash the seat back rest with pressurised water or steam (by hand or at automatic seat washing stations).

WARNING

The front air bag is triggered for shocks greater in magnitude than the pretensioners. For impacts between these two thresholds, it is therefore normal that only the pretensioners are triggered.

WARNING

Do not hook rigid objects to the coat hooks and to the support handles.

WARNING

The air bag does not substitute the seat belts, but only increases their effectiveness. Moreover, since the front air bags do not come into operation in the event of front impact at low speed, side collisions, bumps from behind or overturning, in these circumstances the occupants would only be protected by the seat belts which must therefore always be fastened.

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