Seatbelt and SRS airbag
• All persons in the vehicle should fasten their seatbelts BEFORE the vehicle starts to move. Otherwise, the possibility of serious injury becomes greater in the event of a sudden stop or accident.
• To obtain maximum protection in the event of an accident, the driver and all passengers in the vehicle should always wear seatbelts when the vehicle is moving.
The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbag does not do away with the need to fasten seatbelts.
In combination with the seatbelts, it offers the best combined protection in case of a serious accident.
Not wearing a seatbelt increases the chance of severe injury or death in a crash even when the vehicle has the SRS airbag.
• The SRS airbags deploy with considerable speed and force.
Occupants who are out of proper position when the SRS airbag deploys could suffer very serious injuries. Because the SRS airbag needs enough space for deployment, the driver should always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control and the front passenger should move the seat as far back as possible and sit upright and well back in the seat.
For instructions and precautions, carefully read the following sections.
• For the seatbelt system, refer to “Seatbelts”.
• For the SRS airbag system, refer to “*SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)”.
The use of a genuine SUBARU trailer hitch is recommended.