Seat Leon >> Fastening rings

There are four fastening rings in the luggage compartment which can be used to secure luggage and other objects.

– Always use suitable and undamaged straps to secure luggage and other objects to the fastening rings luggage compartment”. in “Loading the luggage compartment”.
– Pull up the fastening rings to attach the straps.

During a collision or an accident, even small and light objects can build up so much energy that they can cause very severe injuries. The amount of “kinetic energy” depends on the speed of the vehicle and the weight of the object.

The most significant factor, however, is the speed of the vehicle.

For example: an object weighing 4.5 kg is lying unsecured in the vehicle.

During a frontal collision at a speed of 50 km/h, this object generates a force corresponding to 20 times its weight. That means that the effective weight of the object increases to about 90 kg. You can imagine the severity of the injuries which might be sustained if this “projectile” strikes an occupant as it flies through the passenger compartment. This increased risk of injury will be further increased if a loose object is struck by an inflating airbag.

WARNING

• If pieces of baggage or other objects are secured to the fastening rings with inappropriate or damaged retaining cords, injuries could result in the event of braking manoeuvres or accidents.
• To prevent pieces of luggage or other objects from flying forward, always use appropriate retaining cords which are secured to the fastening rings.
• Never secure a child seat on the fastening rings.

    Loading the luggage compartment
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