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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Fastening and unfastening seat belts

Fig. 57 Inserting the seat belt latch plate into the buckle

Fig. 58 Removing the latch plate from the buckle

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

If worn properly, seat belts hold the vehicle occupants in the correct sitting position during an accident or braking manoeuvre, giving occupants maximum protection  .

Fastening the seat belts

Fasten seat belts before every trip.

  • Always adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly   .
  • Engage the rear seat backrests in an upright position  .
  • Take hold of the latch plate and pull it evenly across your chest and pelvis. Do not twist the belt in the process  .
  • Insert the latch plate securely into the buckle belonging to the occupied seat  .
  • Pull on the seat belt to ensure that the latch plate is securely locked in the buckle.

Unfastening the seat belts

Unfasten seat belts only when the vehicle is stationary  .

  • Press the red button in the buckle  . The latch plate is released and springs out.
  • Guide the belt back by hand so that it rolls up easily, without twisting the seat belt and without damaging the trim.

WARNING

Incorrect seat belt routing can cause severe or fatal injuries in the event of an accident.
  • The seat belts offer best protection only when the backrests are in an upright position and the seat belts have been fastened properly according to the occupant's height.
  • Unfastening seat belts while the vehicle is in motion can lead to severe or fatal injuries in the event of an accident or sudden braking manoeuvre.
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