Heavy braking can have serious consequences if the seatbelts are not used.
It is important that the seatbelt lies against the body so it can provide maximum protection. Do not lean the backrest too far back. The seatbelt is designed to protect in a normal seating position.
Remember not to clip or hook the seatbelt to hooks or other interior fittings, as this prevents the belt from tightening properly.
The seatbelts and airbags interact. If a seatbelt is not used or is used incorrectly, this may diminish the protection provided by the airbag in the event of a collision.
Never modify or repair the seatbelts yourself. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop should be contacted.
If the seatbelt has been subjected to a major load, such as in conjunction with a collision, the entire seatbelt must be replaced. Some of the seatbelt's protective properties may have been lost even if the seatbelt does not appear damaged. The seatbelt must also be replaced if it shows signs of wear or damage. The new seatbelt must be type-approved and designed for installation at the same location as the replaced seatbelt.