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Proper seat adjustment optimises the level of protection offered by seat belts and airbags.

Your vehicle has five passenger places, two individual front seats and three places on the rear seat. Each seat is equipped with a three-point seat belt.

The driver seat and front passenger seat can be adjusted in many ways to suit the physical requirements of the vehicle occupants. The correct seat position is very important for:

• fast and easy operation of all controls on the instrument panel,
• relaxed posture that does not cause drowsiness,
• safe driving ,
• and to ensure that the seat belts and airbag system provide maximum protection.

WARNING

• If the driver and passengers assume improper sitting positions, they may sustain critical injuries.
• Never transport more people than there are seats available in the vehicle.
• Every occupant in the vehicle must properly fasten and wear the seat belt belonging to his or her seat. Children must be protected with an appropriate child restraint system “Child safety”.
• The front seats and all head restraints must always be adjusted to body size and the seat belt must always be properly adjusted to provide you and your passengers with optimum protection.
• Always keep your feet in the foot well when the vehicle is moving; never rest them on the dash panel, out of the window or on the seat. This also applies to passengers. An incorrect sitting position exposes you to an increased risk of injury in the event of a braking manoeuvre or an accident.

If the airbag is triggered, you could sustain severe injuries due to an incorrect sitting position.
• It is important for the driver and front passenger to maintain a distance of at least 25 cm from the steering wheel or dash panel. Failure to respect the minimum distance means that the airbag will not protect you. Risk of fatal injury. The distance between the driver and the steering wheel or between the front passenger and the dash panel should always be as great as possible.
• Adjust the driver or front passenger seat only when the vehicle is stationary. Otherwise your seat could move unexpectedly while the vehicle is moving. This could increase the risk of an accident and therefore injury.

In addition, while adjusting your seat, you will assume an incorrect sitting position. Risk of fatal accidents.
• Special guidelines apply to installing a child seat on the front passenger seat. When installing a child seat, observe the warning note in the “Child safety”

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