Seat Belt

WARNING:
Always wear the seat belt with it correctly routed in its guide: Wearing a seat belt without the seat belt routed in its guide is dangerous because the seat belt would not be able to provide adequate protection in an accident, which could result in serious injury.

Fastening the Seat Belt


Fastening the Seat Belt

1. Grasp the seat belt tongue.


1. Grasp the seat belt tongue.

2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt.

3. Insert the seat belt tongue into the seat


3. Insert the seat belt tongue into the seat belt buckle until you hear a click sound.

WARNING:
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,


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 seat belt buckle.


Depress the button on the seat belt 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.

Seat Belt Caution Label

A caution label has been placed inside the sleeve of the lap portion of the driver's seat belt. When an accident occurs while the seat belt is in use, the resulting stress on the seat belt will cause an indicator with the words “REPLACE BELT” visible on it to be pulled out of the sleeve below the caution label. This indicates that THE SEAT BELT MUST BE REPLACED

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Also note that if at any time the seat belt


Also note that if at any time the seat belt has undergone stress because of an accident or other reason, damage to the seat belt's webbing, metal fittings, or anchor bolt may have occurred, even though nothing appears to be wrong with the seat belt. For this reason we recommend that the seat belt be replaced after it has undergone stress, whether not the indicator has been pulled out.

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