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STEP 3

Buckle, position and release the seat belt.

Seat belt pretensioners (front seats)

The pretensioner helps the seat belt to quickly restrain the occu- pant by retracting the seat belt when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of severe frontal collision.

The pretensioner may not acti- vate in the event of a minor frontal impact, a side impact or a rear impact.

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n Emergency locking retractor (ELR)

The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on impact. It may also lock if you lean forward too quickly. A slow, easy motion will allow the belt to extend so that you can move around fully.

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n Automatic locking retractor (ALR)

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When a passenger's shoulder belt is completely extended and then retracted even slightly, the belt is locked in that position and cannot be extended. This feature is used to hold the child restraint system (CRS) firmly. To free the belt again, fully retract the belt and then pull the belt out once more. (→P. 109)

n Pregnant women

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way. (→P. 60) Women who are pregnant should position the lap belt as low as possible over the hips in the same manner as other occu- pants. Extend the shoulder belt com- pletely over the shoulder and position the belt across the chest. Avoid belt contact over the rounding of the abdominal area. If the seat belt is not worn properly, not only a pregnant woman, but also the fetus could suffer death or serious injury as a result of sudden braking or a collision.

n People suffering illness

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way.

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1-4. Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel)

n Child seat belt usage

The seat belts of your vehicle were principally designed for persons of adult size. l Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seat belt. (→P. 105) l When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seat

belt, follow the instructions on P. 60 regarding seat belt usage. n Replacing the belt after the pretensioner has been activated

If the vehicle is involved in multiple collisions, the pretensioner will activate for the first collision, but will not activate for the second or subsequent colli- sions.

n Seat belt extender

If your seat belts cannot be fastened securely because long enough, a personalized seat belt extender is available from your Toyota dealer free of charge.

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Use the seat belt after passing it through the guide if the seat belt comes free from the guide.

n Rear seat belts

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CAUTION

Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury in the event of sudden braking or an accident. Failing to do so may cause death or severe injury. n Wearing a seat belt

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l Ensure that all passengers wear a seat belt. l Always wear a seat belt properly. l Each seat belt should be used by one person only. Do not use a seat belt

for more than one person at once, including children.

l Toyota recommends that children be seated in the rear seat and always

use a seat belt and/or an appropriate child restraint system.

l Do not recline the seat any more than necessary to achieve a proper seat- ing position. The seat belt is most effective when the occupants are sitting up straight and well back in the seats.

l Do not wear the shoulder belt under your arm. l Always wear your seat belt low and snug across your hips.

n Seat belt pretensioners

l Do not place anything, such as a cushion, on the front passenger's seat. Doing so will disperse the passenger's weight, which prevents the sensor from detecting the passenger's weight properly. As a result, the seat belt pretensioner for the front passenger's seat may not activate in the event of a collision. If the pretensioner has activated, the seat belt becomes locked: it cannot be further extended, nor will it return to the stowed position. The seat belt cannot be used again must be replaced at your Toyota dealer.

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CAUTION

n Seat belt damage and wear

l Do not damage the seat belts by allowing the belt, plate, or buckle to be

jammed in the door. Inspect the seat belt system periodically. Check for cuts, fraying, and loose parts. Do not use a damaged seat belt until it is replaced. Damaged seat belts cannot protect an occupant from death or serious injury.

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l Ensure that the belt and tab are locked and the belt is not twisted.

If the seat belt does not function correctly, immediately contact your Toyota dealer.

l Replace the seat assembly, including the belts, if your vehicle has been

involved in a serious accident, even if there is no obvious damage.

l Do not attempt to install, remove, modify, disassemble or dispose of the seat belts. Have any necessary repairs carried out by your Toyota dealer. Inappropriate handling of the pretensioner may prevent it from operating properly resulting in death or serious injury.

l Always make sure the shoulder belt passes through the guide when using the seat belt. Failure to properly position the belt may reduce the amount of protection in an accident and could lead to serious injures in a collision or sudden stop.

l Always make sure that the seat belt is not twisted, does not get caught in

the guide or the seatback and is arranged in the proper position.

n Using a seat belt comfort guide

l Make sure the belt is not twisted and that it lies flat. The elastic cord must

be behind the belt and the guide must be on the front.

l To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop while driving, remove and store the comfort guide in its pocket when it is not in use.

l Always make sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of the shoulder. The belt should be kept away from the neck, and should not fall off the shoulder. Failure to observe these precautions could reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt in an accident, causing death or serious injury.

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CAUTION

n Using a seat belt extender

l Do not wear the seat belt extender if you can fasten the seat belt without

the extender.

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l Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system because the belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, increas- ing the risk of death or injury in the event of a collision.

l The personalized extender may not be safe on another vehicle, when used by another person, or at a different seating position other than the one originally intended.

NOTICE

n When using a seat belt extender

When releasing the seat belt, press on the buckle release button on the extender, not on the seat belt. This helps prevent damage to the vehicle interior and the extender itself.

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1-4. Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel) Steering wheel

The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

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Hold steering wheel and press the lever down. Adjust ideal to position by moving the steering wheel hori- zontally and vertically. Pull the lever up.

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CAUTION

n Caution while driving

Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and cause an acci- dent, resulting in death or serious injury.

n After adjusting the steering wheel

Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked. Otherwise, the steering wheel may move suddenly, possibly causing an accident and resulting in death or serious injury.

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1-4. Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel) Anti-glare inside rear view mirror

Glare from the headlights of vehicles behind can be reduced by using the following functions.

Manual anti-glare inside rear view mirror

Normal position Anti-glare position

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Auto anti-glare inside rear view mirror In automatic mode, sensors are used to detect the headlights of vehicles behind and the reflected light is automatically reduced.

Turns automatic mode on/off

The indicator comes on when automatic mode is turned on. The mirror will revert to the automatic mode each time the “POWER” switch is turned to ON mode.

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n To prevent sensor error

To ensure that the sensors operate prop- erly, do not touch or cover them.

CAUTION

n Caution while driving

Do not adjust the position of the mirror while driving. Doing so may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

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1-4. Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel) Outside rear view mirrors

Mirror angle can be adjusted using the switch when the “POWER” switch is in ACCESSORY or ON mode.

STEP 1

Select a mirror to adjust.

Left Right

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STEP 2

Adjust the mirror.

Up Right Down Left

n When the mirrors are fogged up (vehicles with mirror defoggers)

Turn on the mirror defoggers to defog the mirrors. (→P. 182)

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CAUTION

n When driving the vehicle

Observe the following precautions while driving. Failing to do so may result in loss of control of the vehicle and cause an acci- dent, resulting in death or serious injury. l Do not adjust the mirrors while driving. l Do not drive with the mirrors folded back. l Both the driver and passenger side mirrors must be properly adjusted

before driving.

n When a mirror is moving

To avoid injury and mirror malfunction, be careful not to get your hand caught by the moving mirror.

n When the mirror defoggers are operating (if equipped)

Do not touch the surface of the mirror, as it may be hot.

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1-5. Opening and closing the windows Power windows

The power windows can be opened and closed using the following switches.

Close Open One-touch open window only)*

(driver’s

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