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Subaru Legacy Owners Manual: Seatbelt safety tips

WARNING
  •  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.
  •  All belts should fit snugly in order to provide full restraint. Loose fitting belts are not as effective in preventing or reducing injury.
  •  Each seatbelt is designed to support only one person. Never use a single belt for two or more persons - even children. Otherwise, in an accident, serious injury or death could result.
  •  Replace all seatbelt assemblies including retractors and attaching hardware worn by occupants of a vehicle that has been in a serious accident. The entire assembly should be replaced even if damage is not obvious.
  •  Put children in the rear seat properly restrained at all times.

    The SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force and can injure or even kill children, especially if they are not restrained or improperly restrained.

    Because children are lighter and weaker than adults, their risk of being injured from deployment is greater. Consequently, we strongly recommend that ALL children (including those in child seats and those that have outgrown child restraint devices) sit in the REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint device or in a seatbelt, whichever is appropriate for the child's height and weight.

    Secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including forward facing child seats) in the REAR seats at all times.

    NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO THE CHILD BY PLACING THE CHILD'S HEAD TOO CLOSE TO THE SRS AIRBAG.

    According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, refer to "Child restraint systems" .

Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module, which will record the use of the seatbelt by the front passenger when any of the SRS frontal, side and curtain airbags deploys.

Infants or small children

Use a child restraint system that is suitable for your vehicle. Refer to "Child restraint systems" .

Children

If a child is too big for a child restraint system, the child should sit in the rear seat and be restrained using the seatbelts.

According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Never allow a child to stand up or kneel on the seat.

If the shoulder portion of the belt crosses the face or neck, move the child closer to the belt buckle to help provide a good

shoulder belt fit. Care must be taken to securely place the lap belt as low as possible on the hips and not on the child's waist. If the shoulder portion of the belt cannot be properly positioned, a child restraint system should be used. Never place the shoulder belt under the child's arm or behind the child's back.

Expectant mothers

Expectant mothers

Expectant mothers also need to use the seatbelts. They should consult their doctor for specific recommendations. The lap belt should be worn securely and as low as possible over the hips, not over the waist.

Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)

The driver's seatbelt has an Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR).

The emergency locking retractor allows normal body movement but the retractor locks automatically during a sudden stop, impact or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor.

Seatbelts
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Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR)
Each passenger's seatbelt has an Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR). The Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor normally functions as an Emergency ...

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Inspection
1. CHECK FUSE1. Remove the fuse and inspect visually.2. If the fuse is blown out, replace the fuse.NOTE:If the fuse is blown again, check the system wiring harness.2. CHECK RELAY1. Measure the resistance between relay terminals.Terminal No.Inspection conditionsStandardCircuit1 — 2Always1 M- or mor ...

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