Correct use of the seat belts. Extend the shoulder belt so that it comes fully over the shoulder, but does not come into contact with the neck or slide off the shoulder.
- Position the lap belt as low as possible over the hips.
- Adjust the position of the seatback. Sit up straight and well back in the seat.
- Do not twist the seat belt.
Fastening and releasing the seat belt. To fasten the seat belt, push the plate into the buckle until a click sound is heard. To release the seat belt, press the release button.
Adjusting the seat belt shoulder anchor height (front seats). Push the seat belt shoulder anchor down while pressing the release button. Push the seat belt shoulder anchor up. Move the height adjuster up and down as needed until you hear a click.
Seat belt pretensioners (front seats). The pretensioners help the seat belts to quickly restrain the occupants by retracting the seat belts when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of severe frontal or side collision or a vehicle rollover. The pretensioners do not activate in the event of a minor frontal impact, a minor side impact or a
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.
Automatic locking retractor (ALR). 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.
Child seat belt usage. The seat belts of your vehicle were principally designed for persons of adult size.
- Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt.
- When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt, follow the instructions regarding seat belt usage.
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 collisions.
Rear seat belt. If your seat belts cannot be fastened securely because they are not long enough, a personalized seat belt extender is available from your Toyota dealer free of charge. Use the seat belt after passing it through the guide if the seat belt comes free from the guide.