SAFETY. Volvo 2019 Early, S60

SAFETY. Volvo 2019 Early, S60

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Occupant safety

Safety is Volvo's cornerstone.

Volvo's concern for safety

Our concern for safety dates back to 1927 when the first Volvo rolled off the production line.

Three-point seat belts (a Volvo invention), safety cages, and energy-absorbing impact zones were designed into Volvo vehicles long before it was fashionable or required by government regulation.

We will not compromise our commitment to safety. We continue to seek out new safety features and to refine those already in our vehicles.

You can help. We would appreciate hearing your suggestions about improving automobile safety.

We also want to know if you ever have a safety concern with your vehicle. Call us in the U.S. at:

1-800-458-1552 or in Canada at:

1-800-663-8255.

Occupant safety reminders

How safely you drive doesn't depend on how old you are but rather on:

How well you see.

Your ability to concentrate.

How quickly you make decisions under stress to avoid an accident.

The following suggestions are intended to help you cope with the ever changing traffic environment.

Never drink and drive.

If you are taking any medication, consult your physician about its potential effects on your driving abilities.

Take a driver-retraining course.

Have your eyes checked regularly.

Keep your windshield and headlights clean.

Replace wiper blades when they start to leave streaks.

Take into account the traffic, road, and weather conditions, particularly with regard to stopping distance.

Never send text messages while driving.

Refrain from using or minimize the use of a cell phone while driving.

Related information

Recall information (p. 26)

Reporting safety defects (p. 27)

Recall information

Information regarding recalls or other service campaigns is available on our website at www.volvocars.com/us/.

On our website, select the "Own" tab on the upper left side of the screen and click the heading "Recall Information" on the right side of the screen. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number

(VIN) for your vehicle (found at the base of the windshield). If your vehicle has any open Recalls, they will be displayed on this page.

Volvo customers in Canada

For any questions regarding open recalls for your vehicle, please contact your authorized Volvo retailer. If your retailer is unable to answer your questions, please contact Volvo Customer Relations at 800-663-8255, Monday through Friday,

8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST or volvocars.com/ca.

You may also write us at:

Volvo Car Canada Ltd.

Customer Care Centre

9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9

Related information

Occupant safety (p. 26)

Reporting safety defects (p. 27)

Reporting safety defects

The following information will help you report any perceived safety-related defects in your vehicle.

Reporting safety defects in the U.S.

If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Volvo

Car USA, LLC. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your retailer, or Volvo Car

USA, LLC. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline tollfree at

1-888-327-4236

(TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or write to:

NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C. 20590.

You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http:// www.safercar.gov, where you can also enter your vehicle's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to see if it has any open recalls.

Volvo strongly recommends that if your vehicle is covered under a service campaign, safety or emission recall or similar action, it should be completed as soon as possible. Please check with your local retailer or Volvo Car USA,

LLC if your vehicle is covered under these conditions.

NHTSA can be reached at:

Internet: http://www.nhtsa.gov

Telephone:

1-888-DASH-2-DOT

(1-888-327-4236).

Reporting safety defects in Canada

If you believe your vehicle has a defect that could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Transport Canada in addition to notifying Volvo Car Canada Ltd.

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Transport Canada can be contacted at:

1-800-333-0510

Teletypewriter (TTY): 613 990-4500

Fax: 1-819-994-3372

Mailing Address: Transport Canada - Road

Safety, 80 rue Noël, Gatineau, (Quebec) J8Z 0A1

Related information

Occupant safety (p. 26)

Recall information (p. 26)

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Seat belts – general

Seat belts should always be worn by all occupants of your vehicle. Children should be properly restrained, using an infant, car, or booster seat determined by age, weight and height.

Volvo also believes no child should sit in the front seat of a vehicle.

Adjusting the seat belt

Most states and provinces make it mandatory for occupants of a vehicle to use seat belts.

Seat belt pretensioners

All seat belts are equipped with pretensioners that reduce slack in the belts. These pretensioners are triggered in situations where the front or side impact airbags deploy, and in certain impacts from the rear. The front seat belts also include a tension reducing device which, in the event of a collision, limits the peak forces exerted by the seat belt on the occupant.

Seat belt maintenance

Check periodically that the seat belts are in good condition. Use water and a mild detergent for cleaning. Check seat belt mechanism function as follows: attach the seat belt and pull rapidly on the strap.

WARNING

Never use a seat belt for more than one occupant. Never wear the shoulder portion of the belt under the arm, behind the back or otherwise out of position. Such use could cause injury in the event of an accident. As seat belts lose much of their strength when exposed to violent stretching, they should be replaced after any collision, even if they appear to be undamaged.

WARNING

Never repair the belt yourself; have this work done by a trained and qualified

Volvo service technician only.

Any device used to induce slack into the shoulder belt portion of the three-point belt system will have a detrimental effect on the amount of protection available to you in the event of a collision.

The seat back should not be tilted too far back. The shoulder belt must be taut in order to function properly.

Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend that children who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly fastened.

Related information

Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling (p. 29)

Seat belt reminder (p. 30)

Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 31)

Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling

Seat belts should be used by all occupants in the vehicle when it is in motion.

Buckling a seat belt

Pull the belt out far enough to insert the latch plate into the receptacle until a distinct click is heard. The seat belt retractor is normally

"unlocked" and you can move freely, provided that the shoulder belt is not pulled out too far.

Adjusting seat belt height (front seat belts only)

Correct height adjustment

Adjusting seat belt height

The height of the shoulder section of the seat belt must be correctly adjusted. Press the button and move the upper seat belt anchor to position it as high as possible so that the shoulder section of the belt is across the seat occupant's collarbone and not across the throat.

Incorrect height adjustment

Seat belt retractor

The seat belt retractor will lock up in the following situations: if the belt is pulled out rapidly during braking and acceleration

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• if the vehicle is leaning excessively when driving in turns if the Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) is activated

NOTE

Each seat belt (except for the driver's belt) is equipped with the ALR/ELR function, which is designed to help keep the seat belt taut.

ALR/ELR activates if the seat belt is pulled out as far as possible. If this is done, a sound from the seat belt retractor will be audible, which is normal, and the seat belt will be pulled taut and locked in place. This function is automatically disabled when the seat belt is unbuckled and fully retracted.

See also Child restraints (p. 47) for information

about using a seat belt's ALR/ELR function to anchor a child seat.

When wearing the seat belt remember:

The belt should not be twisted or turned.

The lap section of the belt must be positioned low on the hips (not pressing against the abdomen).

Make sure that the shoulder belt is rolled up into its retractor and that the shoulder and lap belts are taut.

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Unbuckling the seat belt

To remove the seat belt, press the red section on the seat belt receptacle. Before exiting the vehicle, check that the seat belt retracts fully after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the belt back into the retractor slot.

Related information

Seat belt reminder (p. 30)

Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 31)

Seat belt reminder

The seat belt reminder is intended to alert all occupants of the vehicle that their seat belts should be fastened before the vehicle begins to move.

Seat belt reminder light in ceiling console

The seat belt reminder consists of an audible signal, an indicator light near the rearview mirror and a symbol in the instrument panel that alert all

occupants of the vehicle to fasten their seat belts (p. 28). The indicator light will be on for sev-

eral seconds from the time the ignition is switched on. There will also be an audible signal if the driver's seat belt is not fastened.

If the front seat belts are unbuckled while the vehicle is in motion, the audible signal and warning light will be active for a several seconds.

Rear seats

The seat belt reminder in the rear seat has two additional functions:

It provides information about which seat belts are fastened in the rear seat. A message will appear in the information display when a belt is being used. This message will disappear after several seconds or can be erased by pressing the

OK

button on the left steering wheel lever.

It also provides a reminder if one of the occupants of the rear seat has unbuckled his/her seat belt while the vehicle is in motion. A visual and audible signal will be given. These signals will stop when the seat belt has been re-buckled or can be stopped by pressing the

OK

button.

The message

Unbelted in rear seat

will appear in the information display if one of the rear doors has been opened.

The message in the information display can always be accessed, even if it has been erased, by pressing the

OK

button to display stored messages.

Related information

Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 31)

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Seat belts – pregnancy

The seat belt should always be worn during pregnancy. However, it is crucial that it be worn correctly.

Related information

Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling (p. 29)

Seat belt reminder (p. 30)

Child restraints (p. 47)

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Supplemental Restraint System

(SRS)

As an enhancement to the three-point seat belts (p. 28), your Volvo is equipped with a

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).

The diagonal section should wrap over the shoulder then be routed between the breasts and to the side of the belly. The lap section should lay flat over the thighs and as low as possible under the belly. It must never be allowed to ride upward.

Remove all slack from the belt and ensure that it fits close to the body without any twists.

As a pregnancy progresses, pregnant drivers should adjust their seats and steering wheel such that they can easily maintain control of the vehicle as they drive (which means they must be able to easily operate the foot pedals and steering wheel). Within this context, they should strive to position the seat with as large a distance as possible between their belly and the steering wheel.

Models with an analog instrument panel

Models with an digital instrument panel

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Volvo's SRS consists of seat belt pretensioners,

front airbags (p. 33), side impact air-

bags (p. 39), a front passenger occupant

weight sensor (p. 36), and inflatable cur-

tains (p. 41). All of these systems are moni-

tored by the SRS control module. An SRS warning light in the instrument panel (see the illustration) illuminates when the ignition is in modes

I or

II

, and will normally go out after approximately

6 seconds if no faults are detected in the system.

Where applicable, a text message will also be displayed when the SRS warning light illuminates.

If this warning symbol is not functioning properly, the general warning symbol illuminates and a text message will be displayed.

See also Information displays – indicator symbols

(p. 67) and Information displays – warning sym-

bols (p. 69) for more information about indica-

tor and warning lights.

WARNING

If the SRS warning light stays on after the engine has started or if it illuminates while you are driving, have the vehicle inspected by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician as soon as possible.

Never try to repair any component or part of the SRS yourself. Any interference in the system could cause malfunction and serious injury. All work on these systems should be performed by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

WARNING

If your vehicle has become flood-damaged in any way (e.g., soaked carpeting/standing water on the floor of the vehicle), do not attempt to start the vehicle or insert the remote key into the ignition slot before disconnecting the battery (see below). This may cause airbag deployment which could result in serious injury. Have the vehicle towed to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for repairs.

Before attempting to tow the vehicle:

1. Switch off the ignition for at least

10 minutes and disconnect the battery.

2. Follow the instructions for manually over-

riding the shiftlock system Transmission – shiftlock override (p. 259).

Related information

Crash mode – general information (p. 44)

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Front airbags

The front airbags supplement the three-point

seat belts (p. 28). For these airbags to provide

the protection intended, seat belts must be worn at all times.

The front airbag system

The front airbag system includes gas generators surrounded by the airbags, and deceleration sensors that activate the gas generators, causing the airbags to be inflated with nitrogen gas.

Location of the passenger's side front airbag

As the movement of the seats' occupants compresses the airbags, some of the gas is expelled at a controlled rate to provide better cushioning.

Both seat belt pretensioners also deploy, minimizing seat belt slack. The entire process, including inflation and deflation of the airbags, takes approximately one fifth of a second.

The location of the front airbags is indicated by

SRS AIRBAG

embossed on the steering wheel pad and above the glove compartment, and by decals on both sun visors and on the front and far right side of the dash.

The driver's side front airbag is folded and located in the steering wheel hub.

The passenger's side front airbag is folded behind a panel located above the glove compartment.

WARNING

The airbags in the vehicle are designed to be a SUPPLEMENT to–not a replacement for–the three-point seat belts. For maximum protection, wear seat belts at all times. Be aware that no system can prevent all possible injuries that may occur in an accident.

Never drive with your hands on the steering wheel pad/airbag housing.

The front airbags are designed to help prevent serious injury. Deployment occurs very quickly and with considerable force.

During normal deployment and depending on variables such as seating position, one may experience abrasions, bruises, swellings, or other injuries as a result from deployment of one or both of the airbags.

When installing any accessory equipment, make sure that the front airbag system is not damaged. Any interference in the system could cause malfunction.

Front airbag deployment

The front airbags are designed to deploy during certain frontal or front-angular collisions, impacts, or decelerations, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and object impacted. The airbags may also deploy in

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The SRS (p. 31) sensors, which trigger the

front airbags, are designed to react to both the impact of the collision and the inertial forces generated by it, and to determine if the intensity of the collision is sufficient for the seat belt pretensioners and/or airbags to be deployed.

However, not all frontal collisions activate the front airbags.

If the collision involves a nonrigid object (e.g., a snow drift or bush), or a rigid, fixed object at a low speed, the front airbags will not necessarily deploy.

Front airbags do not normally deploy in a side impact collision, in a collision from the rear or in a rollover situation.

The amount of damage to the bodywork does not reliably indicate if the airbags should have deployed or not.

WARNING

If any of the airbags have deployed:

Do not attempt to drive the vehicle. Have it towed to a qualified repair facility.

If necessary seek medical attentIon.

WARNING

Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend that occupants under 4 feet 7 inches

(140 cm) in height who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt fastened

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Never drive with the airbags deployed.

The fact that they hang out can impair the steering of your vehicle. Other safety systems can also be damaged.

The smoke and dust formed when the airbags are deployed can cause skin and eye irritation in the event of prolonged exposure.

Should you have questions about any component in the SRS system, please contact a trained and qualified Volvo service technician or Volvo customer support:

In the USA

Volvo Car USA, LLC

Customer Care Center

1 Volvo Drive

P.O. Box 914

Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647

1-800-458-1552 www.volvocars.com/us

In Canada

Volvo Car Canada Ltd.

Customer Care Centre

9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9

1-800-663-8255 www.volvocars.com/ca

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See also the Occupant Weight Sensor information, (p. 36).

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NOTE

Deployment of front airbags occurs only one time during an accident. In a collision where deployment occurs, the airbags and seat belt pretensioners activate.

Some noise occurs and a small amount of powder is released. The release of the powder may appear as smoke-like matter.

This is a normal characteristic and does not indicate fire.

Volvo's front airbags use special sensors that are integrated with the front seat buckles. The point at which the airbag deploys is determined by whether or not the seat belt is being used, as well as the severity of the collision.

Collisions can occur where only one of the airbags deploys. If the impact is less severe, but severe enough to present a clear injury risk, the airbags are triggered at partial capacity. If the impact is more severe, the airbags are triggered at full capacity.

Airbag decals

Airbag decal on the outside of both sun visors

Passenger's side airbag decal

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WARNING

Children must never be allowed in the front passenger's seat.

Occupants in the front passenger's seat must never sit on the edge of the seat, sit leaning toward the instrument panel or otherwise sit out of position.

The occupant's back must be as upright as comfort allows and be against the seat back with the seat belt properly fastened.

Feet must be on the floor, e.g., not on the dash, seat or out of the window.

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WARNING

No objects or accessory equipment, e.g.

dashboard covers, may be placed on, attached to, or installed near the air bag hatch (the area above the glove compartment) or the area affected by airbag deployment.

There should be no loose articles, such as coffee cups on the floor, seat, or dashboard area.

Never try to open the airbag cover on the steering wheel or the passenger's side dashboard. This should only be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the vehicle occupants.

Related information

Occupant Weight Sensor (p. 36)

Side impact protection (SIPS) airbags

(p. 39)

Inflatable Curtain (IC) (p. 41)

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

(p. 31)

Occupant Weight Sensor

The Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS) is designed to meet the regulatory requirements of

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)

208 and is designed to disable (will not inflate) the passenger's side front airbag under certain conditions.

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Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS) indicator light

Disabling the passenger's side front airbag

Volvo recommends that ALL occupants (adults and children) shorter than 4 feet 7 inches

(140 cm) be seated in the back seat of any vehi-

cle with a front passenger side airbag (p. 33), and

be properly restrained for their size and weight.

For child safety recommendations, see Child safety (p. 46).

The OWS works with sensors that are part of the

front passenger's seat and seat belt (p. 28). The

sensors are designed to detect the presence of a properly seated occupant and determine if the passenger's side front airbag should be enabled

(may inflate) or disabled (will not inflate).

The OWS will disable (will not inflate) the passenger's side front airbag when:

• the front passenger's seat is unoccupied, or has small/medium objects in the front seat,

• the system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facing infant seat that is installed according to the manufacturer's instructions,

• the system determines that a small child is present in a forward-facing child restraint that is installed according to the manufacturer's instructions,

• the system determines that a small child is present in a booster seat,

• a front passenger takes his/her weight off of the seat for a period of time,

• a child or a small person occupies the front passenger's seat.

The OWS uses a PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp which will illuminate and stay on to remind you that the passenger's side front airbag is disabled. The PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp is located in the overhead console, near the base of the rearview mirror.

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NOTE

When the ignition is switched on, the OWS indicator light will illuminate for several seconds while the system performs a self-diagnostic test.

However, if a fault is detected in the system:

The OWS indicator light will stay on

The SRS warning light (p. 31) will come on

and stay on

The message

Pass. Airbag OFF Service urgent

will be displayed in the information display.

WARNING

If a fault in the system is detected and indicated as described, be aware that the passenger's side front airbag will not deploy in the event of a collision. In this case, the SRS system and Occupant Weight Sensor should be inspected by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician as soon as possible.

WARNING

Never try to open, remove, or repair any components in the OWS system. This could result in system malfunction. Maintenance or repairs should only be carried out by an a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

The front passenger's seat should not be modified in any way. This could reduce pressure on the seat cushion, which might interfere with the OWS system's function.

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Passenger's seat occupancy status

Seat unoccupied

OWS indicator light status

OWS indicator light lights up.

OWS indicator light lights up

Passenger's side front airbag status

Passenger's side front airbag disabled

Passenger's side front airbag disabled

Seat occupied by low weight occupant/object

A

Seat occupied by heavy occupant/ object

OWS indicator light is not

lit

Passenger's side front airbag enabled

A

Volvo recommends that children always be properly restrained in appropriate child restraints in the rear seats. Do not assume that the passenger's side front airbag is disabled unless the

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp is lit. Make sure the child restraint is properly installed. If there is any doubt as to the status of the passenger's side front airbag, move the child restraint to the rear seat.

The OWS is designed to enable (may inflate) the passenger's side front airbag in the event of a collision anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the front passenger's seat. The PASSENGER AIRBAG

OFF indicator lamp will be off and remain off.

If a person of adult size is sitting in the front passenger's seat, but the PASSENGER AIRBAG

OFF indicator lamp is on, it is possible that the

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Turn the vehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in an upright position.

Have the person sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with the person's legs comfortably extended.

Restart the vehicle and have the person remain in this position for about two minutes.

This will allow the system to detect that person and enable the passenger's frontal airbag.

If the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp remains on even after this, the person should be advised to ride in the rear seat.

This condition reflects limitations of the OWS classification capability. It does not indicate OWS malfunction.

Modifications

If you are considering modifying your vehicle in any way to accommodate a disability, for example by altering or adapting the driver's or front passenger's seat(s) and/or airbag systems, please contact Volvo at:

In the USA

Volvo Car USA, LLC

Customer Care Center

1 Volvo Drive

P.O. Box 914

Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647

1-800-458-1552

In Canada

Volvo Car Canada Ltd.

Customer Care Centre

9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9

1-800-663-8255

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WARNING

No objects that add to the total weight on the seat should be placed on the front passenger's seat. If a child is seated in the front passenger's seat with any additional weight, this extra weight could cause the OWS system to enable the airbag, which might cause it to deploy in the event of a collision, thereby injuring the child.

The seat belt should never be wrapped around an object on the front passenger's seat. This could interfere with the

OWS system's function.

The front passenger's seat belt should never be used in a way that exerts more pressure on the passenger than normal.

This could increase the pressure exerted on the weight sensor by a child, and could result in the airbag being enabled, which might cause it to deploy in the event of a collision, thereby injuring the child.

WARNING

Keep the following points in mind with respect to the OWS system. Failure to follow these instructions could adversely affect the system's function and result in serious injury to the occupant of the front passenger's seat:

The full weight of the front seat passenger should always be on the seat cushion.

The passenger should never lift him/ herself off the seat cushion using the armrest in the door or the center console, by pressing the feet on the floor, by sitting on the edge of the seat cushion, or by pressing against the backrest in a way that reduces pressure on the seat cushion. This could cause OWS to disable the front, passenger's side airbag.

WARNING

Do not place any type of object on the front passenger's seat in such a way that jamming, pressing, or squeezing occurs between the object and the front seat, other than as a direct result of the correct use of the Automatic Locking Retractor/

Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR)

seat belt (Child restraints (p. 47)).

No objects should be placed under the front passenger's seat. This could interfere with the OWS system's function.

Related information

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

(p. 31)

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Side impact protection (SIPS) airbags

As an enhancement to the structural side impact protection built into your vehicle, it is also equipped with Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) airbags.

Location of the side impact (SIPS) airbags (front seats only)

The SIPS airbag system is designed to help increase occupant protection in the event of certain side impact collisions. The SIPS airbags are designed to deploy only during certain sideimpact collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and point of impact.

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Driver's side SIPS airbag

Passenger's side SIPS airbag

NOTE

SIPS airbag deployment (one airbag) occurs only on the side of the vehicle affected by the impact. The airbags are not designed to deploy in all side impact situations.

Components in the SIPS airbag system

This SIPS airbag system consists of a gas generator, the side airbag modules built into the outboard sides of both front seat backrests, and electronic sensors/wiring.

WARNING

The SIPS airbag system is a supplement to the structural Side Impact Protection

System and the three-point seat belt system. It is not designed to deploy during collisions from the front or rear of the vehicle or in rollover situations.

The use of seat covers on the front seats may impede SIPS airbag deployment.

No objects, accessory equipment or stickers may be placed on, attached to or installed near the SIPS airbag system or in the area affected by SIPS airbag deployment.

Never try to open or repair any components of the SIPS airbag system. This should be done only by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

In order for the SIPS airbag to provide its best protection, both front seat occupants should sit in an upright position with the seat belt properly fastened.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the occupants of the vehicle in the event of an accident.

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Related information

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

(p. 31)

Front airbags (p. 33)

Inflatable Curtain (IC) (p. 41)

Inflatable Curtain (IC)

The inflatable curtain is designed to help protect the heads of the occupants of the front seats and the occupant of the outboard rear seating positions in certain side impact collisions.

This system consists of inflatable curtains located along the sides of the roof liners, stretching from the center of both front side windows to the rear edge of the rear side door windows.

In certain side impacts, both

the Inflatable Cur-

tain (IC) and the Side Impact Airbag System (p. 39) (SIPS airbag) will deploy. The IC and

the SIPS airbag deploy simultaneously.

NOTE

If the inflatable curtain deploys, it remains inflated for approximately 6 seconds.

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WARNING

The IC system is a supplement to the

Side Impact Protection System. It is not designed to deploy during collisions from the rear of the vehicle.

Never try to open or repair any components of the IC system. This should be done only by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

Never hang heavy items from the ceiling handles. This could impede deployment of the Inflatable Curtain.

The rear seat should not be loaded to a level higher than 2 in. (5 cm) below the upper edge of the rear side windows.

Objects placed higher than this level could impede the function of the Inflatable Curtain.

WARNING

In order for the IC to provide its best protection, both front seat occupants and both outboard rear seat occupants should sit in an upright position with the seat belt properly fastened; adults using the seat belt and children using the proper child restraint system.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the vehicle occupants in an accident.

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Related information

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

(p. 31)

Front airbags (p. 33)

Child safety (p. 46)

Whiplash Protection System

(WHIPS)

The WHIPS system consists of specially designed hinges and brackets on the front seat backrests designed to help absorb some of the energy generated in a collision from the rear

(when the vehicle is rear-ended).

In the event of a rear-end collision, the hinges and brackets of the front seat backrests are designed to change position slightly to allow the

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backrest/head restraint to help support the occupant's head before moving slightly rearward. This movement helps absorb some of the forces that could result in whiplash.

WARNING

The WHIPS system is designed to supplement the other safety systems in your vehicle. For this system to function properly, the three-point seat belt must be worn. Please be aware that no system can prevent all possible injuries that may occur in an accident.

The WHIPS system is designed to function in certain collisions from the rear, depending on the crash severity, angle and speed.

WARNING

Occupants in the front seats must never sit out of position. The occupant's back must be as upright as comfort allows and be against the seat back with the seat belt properly fastened.

If your vehicle has been involved in a rearend collision, the front seat backrests must be inspected by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician, even if the seats appear to be undamaged. Certain components in the WHIPS system may need to be replaced.

Do not attempt to service any component in the WHIPS system yourself.

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WARNING

Boxes, suitcases, etc. wedged behind the front seats could impede the function of the Whiplash Protection System.

If the rear seat backrests are folded down, cargo must be secured to prevent it from sliding forward against the front seat backrests in the event of a collision from the rear. This could interfere with the action of the Whiplash Protection

System.

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WARNING

Any contact between the front seat backrests and the folded rear seat or a rear-facing child seat could impede the function of the WHIPS system. If the rear seat is folded down, the occupied front seats must be adjusted forward so that they do not touch the folded rear seat.

Related information

Seat belts – general (p. 28)

Crash mode – general information

After a collision, the functionality of some of the vehicle's systems may be reduced as a safety precaution.

Warning symbol: analog instrument panel

If the vehicle has been involved in a collision, the text

Safety mode See manual

may appear in the information display.

NOTE

This text can only be shown if the display is undamaged and the vehicle's electrical system is intact.

Crash mode is a feature that is triggered if one or

more of the safety systems (e.g. front (p. 33) or

side airbags (p. 39), an inflatable curtain (p. 41),

or one or more of the seat belt pretensioners) has deployed. The collision may have damaged an important function in the vehicle, such as the fuel lines, sensors for one of the safety systems, the brake system, etc.

Warning symbol: digital instrument panel

*

44 * Option/accessory.

WARNING

Never attempt to repair the vehicle yourself or to reset the electrical system after the vehicle has displayed

Safety mode

See manual

. This could result in injury or improper system function.

Restoring the vehicle to normal operating status should only be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

After

Safety mode See manual

has been displayed, if you detect the odor of fuel vapor, or see any signs of fuel leakage, do not attempt to start the vehicle.

Leave the vehicle immediately.

Related information

Crash mode – starting the vehicle (p. 45)

Crash mode – moving the vehicle (p. 45)

Crash mode – starting the vehicle

If Crash mode has been set Crash mode (p. 44)) and damage to the vehicle is

minor and there is no fuel leakage, you may attempt to start the engine.

To do so:

1. Remove the remote key from the ignition slot and open the driver's door. If a message is displayed that the ignition is on, press the start button.

2. Close the driver's door and reinsert the remote key in the ignition slot.

3. Try to start the vehicle.

WARNING

If the message

Safety mode See manual

is still displayed, the vehicle should not be driven and must be towed. Concealed faults may make the vehicle difficult to control.

Related information

Crash mode – general information (p. 44)

Crash mode – moving the vehicle (p. 45)

SAFETY

Crash mode – moving the vehicle

If the message

Normal mode

appears after an

attempt has been made to start the engine, Starting the vehicle after a crash (p. 45), the vehicle

may be moved carefully from its present position, if for example, it is blocking traffic. It should, however, not be moved farther than is absolutely necessary.

WARNING

Even if the vehicle appears to be drivable after

Crash mode has been set, it should not be driven or towed (pulled by another vehicle).

There may be concealed damage that could make it difficult or impossible to control. The vehicle should be transported on a flatbed tow truck to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for inspection/repairs.

Related information

Crash mode – general information (p. 44)

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Child safety

Children should always be seated safely when traveling in the vehicle.

General information

Volvo recommends the proper use of restraint systems (p. 47) for all occupants including chil-

dren. Remember that, regardless of age and size, a child should always be properly restrained in a vehicle.

Your vehicle is also equipped with ISOFIX/

LATCH attachments (p. 55), which make it

more convenient to install child seats.

Some restraint systems for children are designed to be secured in the vehicle by lap belts or the lap portion of a lap-shoulder belt. Such child restraint systems can help protect children in vehicles in the event of an accident only if they are used properly. However, children could be endangered in a crash if the child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle. Failure to follow the installation instructions for your child restraint can result in your child striking the vehicle's interior in a sudden stop.

Holding a child in your arms is NOT a suitable substitute for a child restraint system. In an accident, a child held in a person's arms can be crushed between the vehicle's interior and an unrestrained person. The child could also be injured by striking the interior, or by being ejected from the vehicle during a sudden maneuver or impact. The same can also happen if the infant or child rides unrestrained on the seat. Other occupants should also be properly restrained to help reduce the chance of injuring or increasing the injury of a child.

All states and provinces have legislation governing how and where children should be carried in a vehicle. Find out the regulations existing in your state or province. Recent accident statistics have shown that children are safer in rear seating positions than front seating positions when properly restrained. A child restraint system can help protect a child in a vehicle. Here's what to look for when selecting a child restraint system:

It should have a label certifying that it meets applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 213) – or in Canada, CMVSS 213.

Make sure the child restraint system is approved for the child's height, weight and development – the label required by the standard or regulation, or instructions for infant restraints, typically provide this information.

In using any child restraint system, we urge you to carefully look over the instructions that are provided with the restraint. Be sure you understand them and can use the device properly and safely in this vehicle. A misused child restraint system can result in increased injuries for both the infant or child and other occupants in the vehicle.

When a child has outgrown the child safety seat, you should use the rear seat with the standard seat belt fastened. The best way to help protect the child here is to place the child on a cushion so that the seat belt is properly located on the

hips (see Booster cushions (p. 54) for illustra-

tion). Legislation in your state or province may mandate the use of a child seat or cushion in combination with the seat belt, depending on the child's age and/or size. Please check local regulations.

A specially designed and tested booster cushion and backrest can be obtained from your Volvo

retailer. See also Booster cushions (p. 54)

WARNING

Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend that children under 4 feet 7 inches

(140 cm) in height who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt fastened.

Sedan models: Keep vehicle doors and trunk locked and keep remote controls out of a child’s reach. Unsupervised children could lock themselves in an open trunk and risk injury. Children should be taught not to play in vehicles.

On hot days, the temperature in the vehicle interior can rise very quickly. Exposure to these high temperatures for even a short period of time can cause heat-related injury or death. Small children are particularly at risk.

Child seat should always be registered. See Child restraints (p. 47) for more information.

Volvo's recommendations

Why does Volvo believe that no child should sit in the front seat of a car? It's quite simple really. A

front airbag (p. 33) is a very powerful device

designed, by law, to help protect an adult.

Because of the size of the airbag and its speed of inflation, a child should never be placed in the front seat, even if he or she is properly belted or strapped into a child safety seat. Volvo has been an innovator in safety for over seventy-five years, and we'll continue to do our part. But we need your help. Please remember to put your children in the back seat, and buckle them up.

Volvo has some very specific recommendations:

Always wear your seat belt (p. 28).

Airbags are a SUPPLEMENTAL safety device which, when used with a three-point seat belt can help reduce serious injuries during certain types of accidents. Volvo recommends that you do not disconnect the airbag system in your vehicle.

Volvo strongly recommends that everyone in the vehicle be properly restrained.

Volvo recommends that ALL occupants

(adults and children) shorter than 4 feet

7 inches (140 cm) be seated in the back seat of any vehicle with a front passenger side airbag.

Drive safely!

Related information

Infant seats (p. 49)

Convertible seats (p. 52)

Booster cushions (p. 54)

Child safety locks (p. 58)

Top tether anchors (p. 56)

SAFETY

Child restraints

Suitable child restraints should always be used when children travel in the vehicle.

Child restraint systems

Infant seat

There are three main types of child restraint sys-

tems: infant seats (p. 49), convertible

seats (p. 52), and booster cushions (p. 54).

They are classified according to the child's age and size.

The following section provides general information

on securing a child restraint using a three-

point seat belt (p. 28). Refer to ISOFIX/LATCH

lower anchors (p. 55) and Top tether anchors

(p. 56) for information on securing a child

restraint using ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and/or top tether anchorages.

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Convertible seat

WARNING

A child seat should never be used in the front passenger seat of any vehicle with a front passenger airbag – not even if the "Passenger airbag off" symbol near the rear-view mirror is illuminated (on vehicles equipped with

Occupant Weight Sensor). If the severity of an accident were to cause the airbag to inflate, this could lead to serious injury or death to a child seated in this position.

Booster cushion

WARNING

Always refer to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for detailed information on securing the restraint.

WARNING

When not in use, keep the child restraint system secured or remove it from the passenger compartment to help prevent it from injuring passengers in the event of a sudden stop or collision.

A small child's head represents a considerable part of its total weight and its neck is still very weak. Volvo recommends that children up to age 4 travel, properly restrained, facing rearward. In addition,

Volvo recommends that children should ride rearward facing, properly restrained, as long as possible.

Automatic Locking Retractor/

Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/

ELR)

To make child seat installation easier, each seat belt (except for the driver's belt) is equipped with a locking mechanism to help keep the seat belt taut.

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When attaching the seat belt to a child seat:

1. Attach the seat belt to the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions.

2. Pull the seat belt out as far as possible.

3. Insert the seat belt latch plate into the buckle

(lock) in the usual way.

4. Release the seat belt and pull it taut around the child seat.

A sound from the seat belt retractor will be audible at this time and is normal. The belt will now be locked in place. This function is automatically disabled when the seat belt is unlocked and the belt is fully retracted.

WARNING

Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend that children who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly fastened.

Child restraint registration and recalls

Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register your child restraint to be reached in a recall. To stay informed about child safety seat recalls, be sure to fill out and return the registration card that comes with new child restraints.

Child restraint recall information is readily available in both the U.S. and Canada. For recall information in the U.S., call the U.S. Government's

Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393 or go to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/ recalls/register/childseat/index.cfm. In Canada, visit Transport Canada's Child Safety website at http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/childsafety/ menu.htm.

Related information

Child safety locks (p. 58)

SAFETY

Infant seats

Suitable child restraints should always be used when children (depending on their age/size) are seated in the vehicle.

Securing an infant seat with a seat belt

Do not place the infant seat in the front passenger's seat

NOTE

Refer to (p. 55) and (p. 56) for informa-

tion on securing a child restraint using ISO-

FIX/LATCH lower anchors and/or top tether anchorages.

1. Place the infant seat in the rear seat of the vehicle.

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2. Attach the seat belt to the infant seat according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Positioning the seat belt through the infant seat

WARNING

An infant seat must be in the rear-facing position only.

The infant seat should not be positioned behind the driver's seat unless there is adequate space for safe installation.

WARNING

A child seat should never be used in the front passenger seat of any vehicle with a front passenger airbag – not even if the "Passenger airbag off" symbol near the rear-view mirror is illuminated (on vehicles equipped with

Occupant Weight Sensor). If the severity of an accident were to cause the airbag to inflate, this could lead to serious injury or death to a child seated in this position.

3. Fasten the seat belt by inserting the latch plate into the buckle (lock) until a distinct click is audible.

Fasten the seat belt

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Pull out the shoulder section of the seat belt

4. Pull the shoulder section of the seat belt out as far as possible to activate the belt's automatic locking function.

NOTE

The locking retractor will automatically release when the seat belt is unbuckled and allowed to retract fully.

5. Press the infant seat firmly in place, let the seat belt retract and pull it taut. A sound from the seat belt retractor's automatic locking function will be audible at this time and is normal. The seat belt should now be locked in place.

WARNING

It should not be possible to move the child restraint (child seat) more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) in any direction along the seat belt path.

The infant seat can be removed by unbuckling the seat belt and letting it retract completely.

Related information

Child safety (p. 46)

Child restraints (p. 47)

Convertible seats (p. 52)

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors (p. 55)

Top tether anchors (p. 56)

Ensure that the seat is securely in place

6. Push and pull the infant seat along the seat belt path to ensure that it is held securely in place by the seat belt.

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Convertible seats

Suitable child restraints should always be used when children (depending on their age/size) are seated in the vehicle.

Securing a convertible seat with a seat belt

Do not place the convertible seat in the front passenger's seat

NOTE

Refer to (p. 55) and (p. 56) for information

on securing a child restraint using ISOFIX/

LATCH lower anchors and/or top tether anchorages.

Convertible seats can be used in either a forward or rearward-facing position, depending on the age and size of the child.

Route the seat belt through the convertible seat

WARNING

Always use a convertible seat that is suitable for the child's age and size. See the convertible seat manufacturer's recommendations.

1. Place the convertible seat in the rear seat of the vehicle.

WARNING

A small child's head represents a considerable part of its total weight and its neck is still very weak. Volvo recommends that children up to age 4 travel, properly restrained, facing rearward. In addition,

Volvo recommends that children should ride rearward facing, properly restrained, as long as possible.

Convertible child seats should be installed in the rear seat only.

A rear-facing convertible seat should not be positioned behind the driver's seat unless there is adequate space for safe installation.

2. Attach the seat belt to the convertible seat according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Fasten the seat belt

3. Fasten the seat belt by inserting the latch plate into the buckle (lock) until a distinct click is audible.

4. Pull the shoulder section of the seat belt out as far as possible to activate the belt's automatic locking function.

SAFETY

NOTE

The locking retractor will automatically release when the seat belt is unbuckled and allowed to retract fully.

5. Press the convertible seat firmly in place, let the seat belt retract and pull it taut. A sound from the seat belt retractor's automatic locking function will be audible at this time and is normal. The seat belt should now be locked in place.

WARNING

It should not be possible to move the child restraint (child seat) more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) in any direction along the seat belt path.

The convertible seat can be removed by unbuckling the seat belt and letting it retract completely.

Pull out the shoulder section of the seat belt

6. Push and pull the convertible seat along the seat belt path to ensure that it is held securely in place by the seat belt.

Ensure that the seat is securely in place

WARNING

A child seat should never be used in the front passenger seat of any vehicle with a front passenger airbag – not even if the "Passenger airbag off" symbol near the rear-view mirror is illuminated. If the severity of an accident were to cause the airbag to inflate, this could lead to serious injury or death to a child seated in this position.

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Related information

Child safety (p. 46)

Child restraints (p. 47)

Infant seats (p. 49)

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors (p. 55)

Top tether anchors (p. 56)

Booster cushions

Booster cushions should be properly positioned in the vehicle.

Securing a booster cushion

3. Fasten the seat belt by inserting the latch plate into the buckle (lock) until a distinct click is audible.

Position the child correctly on the booster cushion

Booster cushions are recommended for children

who have outgrown convertible seats (p. 52).

1. Place the booster cushion in the rear seat of the vehicle.

2. With the child properly seated on the booster cushion, attach the seat belt to or around the cushion according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Positioning the seat belt

4. Ensure that the seat belt is pulled taut and fits snugly around the child.

WARNING

The hip section of the three-point seat belt must fit snugly across the child's hips, not across the stomach.

The shoulder section of the three-point seat belt should be positioned across the chest and shoulder.

The shoulder belt must never be placed behind the child's back or under the arm.

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Related information

Child safety (p. 46)

Child restraints (p. 47)

Infant seats (p. 49)

Convertible seats (p. 52)

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors (p. 55)

Top tether anchors (p. 56)

SAFETY

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors

Lower anchors for ISOFIX/LATCH-equipped child seats are located in the rear, outboard seats, hidden below the backrest cushions.

Using the ISOFIX/LATCH lower child seat anchors

Symbols on the seat back upholstery mark the

ISOFIX/LATCH anchor positions as shown. To access the anchors, kneel on the seat cushion and locate the anchors by feel. Always follow your child seat manufacturer's installation instructions, and use both ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and

top tethers (p. 56) whenever possible.

To access the anchors

1. Put the child restraint in position.

2. Kneel on the child restraint to press down the seat cushion and locate the anchors by feel.

3. Fasten the attachment on the child restraint's lower straps to the ISOFIX/

LATCH/LATCH lower anchors.

4. Firmly tension the lower child seat straps according to the manufacturer's instructions.

WARNING

Volvo's ISOFIX/LATCH anchors conform to

FMVSS/CMVSS standards. Always refer to the child restraint system's manual for weight and size ratings.

NOTE

The rear seat's center position is not equipped with ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors. When installing a child restraint in this position, attach the restraint's top tether strap (if it is so equipped) to the top tether anchorage point and secure the restraint with the vehicle's center seat belt.

Always follow your child seat manufacturer's installation instructions, and use both

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and top tethers whenever possible.

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Fasten the attachment correctly to the ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors

WARNING

Be sure to fasten the attachment correctly to the anchor (see the illustration).

If the attachment is not correctly fastened, the child restraint may not be properly secured in the event of a collision.

The ISOFIX/LATCH lower child restraint anchors are only intended for use with child seats positioned in the outboard seating positions. These anchors are not certified for use with any child restraint that is positioned in the center seating position. When securing a child restraint in the center seating position, use only the vehicle's center seat belt.

Related information

Child safety (p. 46)

Infant seats (p. 49)

Convertible seats (p. 52)

Top tether anchors

Your Volvo is equipped with child restraint top tether anchorages in the rear seat. They are located on the rear parcel shelf.

Child restraint anchorages

Securing a child seat

1. Place the child restraint on the rear seat.

2. Fold up the plastic cover over the anchorage to be used.

3. Route the top tether strap under the head restraint and attach it to the anchor.

4. Fold down the outboard head restraints or lower the center head restraint for easier access to the ISOFIX/LATCH anchor.

5. Attach lower tether straps to the lower ISO-

FIX/LATCH anchors. If the child restraint is not equipped with lower tether straps, or the restraint is used in the center seating position, follow instructions for securing a child restraint using the Automatic Locking

Retractor seat belt (see Child restraints

(p. 47)).

6. Firmly tension all straps.

Refer also to the child seat manufacturer's instructions for information on securing the child seat.

WARNING

Always refer to the recommendations made by the child restraint manufacturer.

Volvo recommends that the top tether anchors be used when installing a forward-facing child restraint.

Never route a top tether strap over the top of the head restraint. The strap should be routed beneath the head restraint.

Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. The anchorages are not able to withstand excessive forces on them in the event of collision if full harness seat belts or adult seat belts are installed to them. An adult who uses a belt anchored in a child restraint anchorage runs a great risk of suffering severe injuries should a collision occur.

Do not install rear speakers that require the removal of the top tether anchors or interfere with the proper use of the top tether strap.

Related information

Child safety (p. 46)

Infant seats (p. 49)

Convertible seats (p. 52)

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors (p. 55)

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Child safety locks

Child safety locks help prevent children from inadvertently opening one of the rear doors from inside the vehicle.

Manual child safety locks

Related information

Detachable key blade – general information

(p. 149)

Locking/unlocking – from inside (p. 158)

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Child safety locks – rear doors

The controls are located on the rear door jambs.

Use the remote control's key blade or a screwdriver to adjust these controls.

The rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the slot is in the horizontal position.

The rear doors can be opened from the inside when the slot is in the vertical position.

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