Hyundai Tucson Owners Manual

Seat belt warning light
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Seat belt warning light (for drivers seat)

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. The drivers seat belt warning light and chime will come on according to the

The drivers seat belt warning light and chime will come on according to the following table when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. *1 : The Warning Pattern repeats 11 times with an interval of 24 seconds. If

*1 : The Warning Pattern repeats 11 times with an interval of 24 seconds. If the driver's seat belt is buckled, the light will stop within 6 seconds and chime will stop immediately.

*2 : The light will stop within 6 seconds and chime will stop immediately.

Seat belt restraint system

Seat Belt-Drivers 3-point system with emergency locking retractor

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. To fasten your seat belt:

To fasten your seat belt:

Pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the metal tab (1) into the buckle (2). There will be an audible "click" when the tab locks into the buckle.

The seat belt automatically adjusts to the proper length after the lap belt portion is adjusted manually so that it fits snugly around your hips. If you lean forward in a slow, easy motion, the belt will extend and move with you. If there is a sudden stop or impact, the belt will lock into position. It will also lock if you try to lean forward too quickly.

✽ NOTICE

If you are not able to smoothly pull enough of the seat belt out from the retractor, firmly pull the seat belt out and release it. After release, you will be able to pull the belt out smoothly.

Height adjustment

You can adjust the height of the shoulder belt anchor to one of the four different positions for maximum comfort and safety.

The shoulder portion should be adjusted so it lies across your chest and midway over your shoulder nearest the door, not over your neck.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. To adjust the height of the seat belt anchor, lower or raise the height adjuster

To adjust the height of the seat belt anchor, lower or raise the height adjuster into an appropriate position.

To raise the height adjuster, pull it up (1). To lower it, push it down (3) while pressing the height adjuster button (2).

Release the button to lock the anchor into position. Try sliding the height adjuster to make sure that it has locked into position.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. WARNING

WARNING

Improperly positioned seat belts may increase the risk of serious injury in an accident.Take the following precautions when adjusting the seat belt:

  • Position the lap portion of the seat belt as low as possible across your hips, not on your waist, so that it fits snugly.
  • Position one arm under the shoulder belt and the other over the belt, as shown in the illustration.
  • Always position the shoulder belt anchor into the locked position at the appropriate height.
  • Never position the shoulder OLMB033024 belt across your neck or face.

Seat Belt Passengers 3-point system with combination locking retractor

This type of seat belt combines the features of both an emergency locking retractor seat belt and an automatic locking retractor 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, NEVER place any infant restraint system in the front seat of the vehicle.

To fasten your seat belt:

Pull the seat belt 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 across 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 chapter.

✽ NOTICE

Although the seat belt retractor provides the same level of protection for seated passengers in either emergency or automatic locking modes, the emergency locking mode allows seated passengers to move freely in their seat while keeping some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop, the retractor automatically locks the belt to help restrain your body. To deactivate the automatic locking mode, allow the unbuckled seat belt to fully retract.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. To release your seat belt:

To release your seat belt:

Press the release button (1) in 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.

Pre-tensioner seat belt

Your vehicle is equipped with driver's and front passenger's Pre-Tensioner Seat Belts. The purpose of the pretensioner is to make sure the seat belts fit tightly against the occupant's body in certain frontal collisions. The pre-tensioner seat belts may be activated in crashes where the frontal collision is severe enough.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. When the vehicle stops suddenly, or if the occupant tries to lean forward too

When the vehicle stops suddenly, or if the occupant tries to lean forward too quickly, the seat belt retractor will lock into position. In certain frontal collisions, the pre-tensioner will activate and pull the seat belt into tighter contact against the occupant's body.

If the system senses excessive tension on the drivers or passenger's seat belt when the pre-tensioner activates, the load limiter inside the pretensioner will release some of the pressure on the affected seat belt.

WARNING

Pre-Tensioner Seat Belts that malfunction may not protect you properly during an accident. Take the following precautions:

  • Always wear your seat belt and sit properly in your seat.
  • Do not use the seat belt if it is loose or twisted. A loose or twisted seat belt will not protect you properly in an accident.
  • Do not place anything near the buckle. This may adversely affect the buckle and cause it to function improperly.
  • Always replace your pre-tensioners after activation or an accident.
  • NEVER inspect, service, repair or replace the pre-tensioners yourself. This must be done by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
  • Do not hit the seat belt assemblies.

WARNING

Do not touch the pre-tensioner seat belt assemblies for several minutes after they have been activated. When the pre-tensioner seat belt mechanism fires during a collision the pretensioner becomes hot and can burn you.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. The Pre-Tensioner Seat Belt System consists mainly of the following components.

The Pre-Tensioner Seat Belt System consists mainly of the following components.

Their locations are shown in the illustration above:

1. SRS air bag warning light

2. Retractor pre-tensioner assembly

3. SRS control module

4. Anchor pre-tensioner assembly

✽ NOTICE

The sensor that activates the SRS air bag is connected with the pretensioner seat belts. The SRS air bag warning light on the instrument panel will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds after the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, and then it should turn off. If the pre-tensioner is not working properly, the warning light will illuminate even if the SRS air bag is not malfunctioning. If the warning light does not illuminate, stays illuminated or illuminates when the vehicle is being driven, have an authorized HYUNDAI dealer inspect the pretensioner seat belts and SRS air bags as soon as possible.

✽ NOTICE

  • Both the driver's and front passenger's pre-tensioner seat belts may be activated in certain frontal or side collisions or rollovers.
  • The pre-tensioners will not be activated if the seat belts are not worn at the time of the collision.
  • When the pre-tensioner seat belts are activated, a loud noise may be heard and fine dust, which may appear to be smoke, may be visible in the passenger compartment. These are normal operating conditions and are not hazardous.
  • Although it is non-toxic, the fine dust may cause skin irritation and should not be breathed for prolonged periods. Wash all exposed skin areas thoroughly after an accident in which the pre-tensioner seat belts were activated.

3-point rear center seat belt

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. To fasten the rear center seat belt:

To fasten the rear center seat belt:

1. Extract the metal tab from the hole of the belt assembly cover and slowly pull the metal tab out from the retractor.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. 2. Insert the metal tab (A) into the buckle (C). There will be an audible click

2. Insert the metal tab (A) into the buckle (C). There will be an audible click when the tab locks into the buckle. Make sure the belt is not twisted.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. 3. Pull the metal tab (B) and insert the it (B) into the buckle (D). There will

3. Pull the metal tab (B) and insert the it (B) into the buckle (D). There will be an audible click when the tab locks into the buckle. Make sure the belt is not twisted.

The seat belt automatically adjusts to the proper length after the lap belt portion is adjusted manually so that it fits snugly around your hips. If you lean forward in a slow, easy motion, the belt will extend and move with you. If there is a sudden stop or impact, the belt will lock into position. It will also lock if you try to lean forward too quickly.

WARNING

When using the rear seat center belt, you must lock all metal tabs and buckles. If any metal tab or buckle is not locked, it will increase the chance of injury in the event of collision.

CAUTION

Be sure the cargo is securely loaded in the rear cargo area. Not doing so may damage the rear center seat belt in a sudden stop or collision.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. Using the rear center seat belt

Using the rear center seat belt

When using the rear center seat belt, ALWAYS use the buckle with the CENTER mark.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. To release the rear center seat belt:

To release the rear center seat belt:

1. Press the release button on the buckle (D) and remove the metal tab (B) from the buckle (D).

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. 2. Insert a key or similar rigid device into the web release hole (C). Pull out

2. Insert a key or similar rigid device into the web release hole (C). Pull out the metal tab (A) from the buckle and allow the webbing to retract automatically.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. 3. Insert the metal tab into the hole of the belt assembly cover.

3. Insert the metal tab into the hole of the belt assembly cover.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. Stowing the rear seat belt

Stowing the rear seat belt

The rear seat belt buckles can be stowed in the pocket between the rear seatback and cushion when not in use.

Hyundai Tucson: Seat belt warning light. Routing the seat belt webbing through the rear seat belt guides will prevent

Routing the seat belt webbing through the rear seat belt guides will prevent the belts from being trapped behind or under the seats when the rear seats are folded down.

CAUTION

When using the seat belt, remove the seat belt webbing from the guides. If you pull the seat belt when it is stored in the guides, it may damage the guides and belt webbing.


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