Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2022 Owners Manual / Occupant safety / Seat belts / Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt

Mercedes-Benz GLC : Seat belts / Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt

WARNING Risk of injury or death due to an incorrect seat position

The seat belt does not offer the intended level of protection if you have not moved the seat backrest to an almost vertical position.

In particular, you could slip beneath the seatbelt and become injured.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt Adjust the seat properly before beginning your journey.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt Always ensure that the seat backrest is in an almost vertical position and that the shoulder belt is routed across the center of your shoulder.

WARNING Risk of injury or death when additional restraint systems are not used for persons with a smaller stature

Persons under 5 ft (1.50 m ) tall cannot wear the seat belt correctly without a suitable additional restraint system.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Limitations of the protection provided by the seat beltAlways secure persons under 5 ft (1.50 m) tall in a suitable restraint system.

WARNING Risk of injury or death due to damaged or modified seat belts

Seat belts cannot provide protection in the following situations:

  • The seat belt is damaged, has been modified, is extremely dirty, bleached or dyed
  • The seat belt buckle is damaged or extremely dirty
  • Modifications have been made to the Emergency Tensioning Device, seat belt anchorage or seat belt retractor

Seat belts may sustain non-visible damage in an accident, e.g. due to glass splinters.

Modified or damaged seat belts could tear or fail in the event of an accident, for example.

Modified Emergency Tensioning Devices could accidentally trigger or fail to function as intended.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt Never modify the seat belt system, for example the seat belt, seat belt buckle, Emergency Tensioning Device, seat belt anchorage and seat belt retractor.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt Make sure that the seat belts are undamaged, not worn and clean.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt Always have the seat belts checked immediately after an accident at a qualified specialist workshop.

Only use seat belts which have been approved for your vehicle by Mercedes-Benz.

WARNING Risk of injury or death from deployed pyrotechnic Emergency Tensioning Devices

Pyrotechnic Emergency Tensioning Devices that have been deployed are no longer operational and are unable to perform their intended protective function.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Limitations of the protection provided by the seat beltTherefore, have deployed pyrotechnic Emergency Tensioning Devices immediately replaced at a qualified specialist workshop.

Mercedes-Benz recommends that you have the vehicle towed to a qualified specialist workshop after an accident.

NOTE Damage caused by trapping the seat belt

If an unused seat belt is not fully retracted, it may become trapped in the door or in the seat mechanism.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt Always ensure that an unused seat belt is fully retracted.

    Protection provided by the seat belt

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