Kia Picanto seat belt is a vehicle safety device designed to secure a passenger of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result during a collision or a sudden stop.
Seat Belt Effectiveness
A seat belt reduces the likelihood of death or serious injury in a traffic collision by reducing the force of secondary impacts with interior strike hazards, by keeping occupants positioned correctly for maximum effectiveness of the airbag (if equipped) and by preventing occupants being ejected from the vehicle in a crash or if the vehicle rolls over.
Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body, and should be worn low across the front of the pelvis or the pelvis, chest and shoulders, as applicable; wearing the lap section of the belt across the abdominal area must be avoided. Seat belts should be adjusted as firmly as possible, consistent with comfort, to provide the protection for which they have been designed. A slack belt will greatly reduce the protection afforded to the wearer.
- For maximum restraint system protection, the seat belts must always be used whenever the car is moving.
- Seat belts are most effective when seatbacks are in the upright position.
- Never wear the shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back. An improperly positioned shoulder belt can cause serious injuries in a crash. The shoulder belt should be positioned midway over your shoulder across your collarbone.
- Avoid wearing twisted seat belts. A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. In a collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt webbing is straight and not twisted.
Children age 12 and younger must always be properly restrained in the rear seat. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. If a child over 12 must be seated in the front seat, he/she must be properly belted and the seat should be moved as far back as possible.
Picanto Seat belt restraint system
Front seat has 2 seat belts. Both of them was three-point seat belt
Rear seal has 3 seat belts, 2 three-point seat belt and 1 lap belt
Front seat belt warning (if equipped)
As a reminder to the front seat belt, the front seat belt warning lights will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds each time you turn the ignition switch ON regardless of belt fastening.
If you do not fasten the seat belt and you drive under 20km/h, the warning light will illuminate until the belt is fastened.
If you do not fasten the seat belt and you drive over 20km/h the seat belt warning chime will sound for approximately 100 seconds and the corresponding warning light will blink.
If you unfasten the seat belt whilst driving under 20km/h the seat belt warning light will illuminate until the seat belt is fastened.
Rear passenger’s seat belt warning (if equipped)
As a reminder to the rear seat belt, the rear seat belt warning lights will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds each time you turn the ignition switch ON regardless of belt fastening.
And then, the rear corresponding seat belt warning light will illuminate for approximately 35 seconds, if any of following occurs;
- You start the engine when the rear belt is not fastened.
- You drive over 9km/h when the rear belt is not fastened.
- The rear belt is disconnected when driving under 20km/h.
If the rear seat belt is fastened, the warning light will turn off immediately. If the rear seat belt is disconnected when you drive over the 20km/h, the corresponding seat belt warning light will blink and warning chime will sound for 35 seconds. But, if the rear passenger’s lap/shoulder belt is/are connected and disconnected twice within 9 seconds after the belt is fastened, the corresponding seat belt warning light will not operate.
To fasten your seat belt
To fasten your seat belt, pull it 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 only 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 let you move around. If there is a sudden stop or impact, however, the belt will lock into position. It will also lock if you try to lean forward too quickly.
Lap belt (if equipped)
To fasten a 2-point static type belt, insert the metal tab (1) into the lock- ing buckle (2). There will be an audible “click” when the tab locks into the buckle. Check to make sure the belt is properly locked and that the belt is not twisted.
With a 2-point static type seat belt, the length must be adjusted manually so it fits snugly around your body. Fasten the belt and pull on the loose end to tighten.
The belt should be placed as low as possible on your hips (1), not on your waist. If the belt is too high, it could increase the possibility of your being injured in an accident.
When using the rear centre seat belt, the buckle with the “CENTRE” mark must be used.
To release the seat belt:
The seat belt is released by pressing the release button (A) on 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.