Center-Rear Position Seat Belt (3-Point Type)

Before using the center-rear lap/shoulder


Before using the center-rear lap/shoulder belt make sure tongue (A) and anchor buckle (B) are fastened.

Fastening the Seat Belt

1. Grasp the tongue (C).


1. Grasp the tongue (C).

2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt.

3. Insert the tongue (C) into the buckle (D) until you hear a click.

WARNING:
Fastening the Center-Rear Seat Belt with Only One Buckle:
Fastening the center-rear seat belt with only one buckle is dangerous. If only one pair of seat belt tongue and buckle, either tongue (A) and anchor buckle (B) or tongue (C) and anchor buckle (D), is fastened, the seat belt cannot provide full protection. In a sudden stop or collision, the user could slide under the belt and suffer serious injuries. Always make sure that both pairs of seat belt tongues and buckles are fastened properly.

Positioning the Shoulder Portion of the Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder portion of the seat belt is dangerous.

Always make sure the shoulder portion of the seat belt is positioned across your shoulder and near your neck, but never under your arm, on your neck, or on your upper arm.

4. Position the lap belt as low as possible, not on the abdominal area, then adjust the shoulder belt so that it fits snugly against your body.

WARNING:
Positioning the Lap Portion of the Seat Belt:
The lap portion of the seat belt worn too high is dangerous. In a collision, this would concentrate the impact force directly on the abdominal area, causing serious injury. Wear the lap portion of the belt snugly and as low as possible.

Unfastening the Seat Belt

Depress the button on the buckle. If the


Depress the button on the buckle. If the belt does not fully retract, pull it out and check for kinks or twists. Then make sure it remains untwisted as it retracts.

NOTE:
If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it for kinks and twists. If it is still not retracting properly, have it inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Unfastening the Lap Portion of the Seat Belt

Insert a small object such as a key in the


Insert a small object such as a key in the anchor buckle (B) slot.

CAUTION:
Always unfasten the lap portion of the belt before folding the left-rear seatback. Leaving the lap portion of the belt fastened could cause damage to the seat belt, buckle and seatback.

NOTE:
To encourage rear seat passengers to wear their seat belts, we suggest leaving the centerrear lap position of the belt fastened at all times except when folding the rear seat forward.

Fastening the Lap Portion of the Seat Belt

Grasp tongue (A) and insert it into the anchor buckle (B) until you hear a click. It is now secure for passenger use.

NOTE:
After returning the left-rear seatback to its upright position, fasten the lap portion of the belt.

Stowing and pulling out the Center-Rear Position Seat Belt

The center-rear position seat belt can be stowed using the following procedure.

CAUTION:
When stowing the seat belt, make sure the belt is locked securely into the recess. If the seat belt is not properly stowed, it might get caught in the seats and be damaged.

To stow the seat belt, retract the belt, put tongues (A) and (C) together and insert them into the recess.

Sedan (Behind head restraint on left side)
Sedan (Behind head restraint on left side)

Hatchback (Left side of luggage compartment)
Hatchback (Left side of luggage compartment)

To pull out the seat belt, slide tongues with your finger, and slowly pull out the seat belt from the recess.

NOTE:
Pulling the seat belt all the way out will switch it to automatic locking mode. If automatic locking mode is not needed, retract the seat belt fully to convert it back to emergency locking mode.

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