Kia Forte: Seat belt restraint system / Seat belts - Front passenger and rear seat 3-point system with combination locking retractor

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Seat belts / Seat belt restraint system / Seat belts - Front passenger and rear seat 3-point system with combination locking retractor

To fasten your seat belt

Combination retractor type seat belts are installed in the rear seat positions to help accommodate the installation of child restraint systems. Although a combination retractor is also installed in the front passenger seat position, it is strongly recommended that children always be seated in the rear seat. NEVER place an infant restraint system in the front seat of the vehicle.

This type of seat belt combines the features of both an emergency locking retractor seat belt and an automatic locking retractor seat belt. To fasten your seat belt, pull it out of the retractor and insert the metal tab into the buckle. There will be an audible "click" when the tab locks into the buckle. When not securing a child restraint, the seat belt operates in the same way as the driver's seat belt (Emergency Locking Retractor Type).

It automatically adjusts to the proper length only after the lap belt portion of the seat belt is adjusted manually so that it fits snugly around your hips.

When the seat belt is fully extended from the retractor to allow the installation of a child restraint system, the seat belt operation changes to allow the belt to retract, but not to extend (Automatic Locking Retractor Type). Refer to “Using a child restraint system” in this section.

To convert from the automatic locking feature to the emergency locking operation mode, allow the unbuckled seat belt to fully retract.

The seat belt should be locked into the buckle on each seat cushion to be properly fastened.

❈➀ : Rear right seat belt fastening buckle
➁ : Rear center seat belt fastening buckle
➂ : Rear left seat belt fastening buckle

When using the rear center seat belt, the buckle with the “CENTER” mark must be used.

CAUTION

Do not force to lock the left or right seat belt into the center seat belt buckle.

Make sure to lock the rear center seat belt into the center seat belt buckle.

If not, the improperly fastened seat belt will not be able to provide protection.

WARNING

Be sure you are using the correct latch for the center seat belt buckle. Forcing the left or right seat belt latch into the center buckle can create the appearance of a secure seat belt when in fact the passenger is not properly fastened in the seat belt.

To release the seat belt

The seat belt is released by pressing the release button (1) of the locking buckle. When it is released, the belt should automatically draw back into the retractor.

If this does not happen, check the belt to be sure it is not twisted, then try again.

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