Audi A4 Owners Manual

How to wear seat belts properly
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Putting on the three-point seat belts

Always fasten your seat belts before driving off.

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. Positioning of head restraints and seat belts

Positioning of head restraints and seat belts

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. Driver's seat: Belt buckle and latch plate

Driver's seat: Belt buckle and latch plate

Adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly before putting on the seat belt, Seats and storage.
To fasten the belt, take hold of the latch plate and pull it slowly across your chest and lap ⇒ Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly.  Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the appropriate seat and push it down.
Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the appropriate seat and push it down until it is securely locked with an audible click ⇒ fig. 209.
Pull the belt to check that it is now securely fastened.

The three-point inertia reel belts are tensioned automatically. The retractor system gives complete freedom of movement, as long as the pull on the belt is slow. Hard braking locks the belt. The belt will also lock when you accelerate, drive up or down a steep hill or in a sharp curve.

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. WARNING

  • Always make certain that the belt is positioned properly ⇒ fig. 208 risk of injury, Adjusting the seat belts.
  • The latch plate of the belt must always be engaged in the correct buckle for that seat. Otherwise the belt will not be fully effective and the danger of injury increases.

Adjusting the seat belts

Always position seat belts properly for maximum safety

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. Adjusting shoulder and lap belt

Adjusting shoulder and lap belt

The height of the front seat on your vehicle can be adjusted in order to match the position of the seat belt to your height.

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. WARNING

  • The diagonal part of the belt should never be positioned across the neck, but roughly over the centre of the shoulder; it should fit closely against the upper part of the body. The lap part of the belt must be worn tightly across the hips, and not over the abdomen, fig. 210. Pull the belt tight if necessary to take up any slack.
  • Always make sure that belt is positioned properly. Incorrectly worn seat belts can give rise to injuries even in a minor collision.
  • Seat belts worn too loose can result in injuries because they allow excessive forward movement in a crash; the occupant will be brought to a sudden stop by the belt webbing.

Wearing and adjusting the seat belts during pregnancy

To afford the best protection for the unborn child it is important for the mother to wear the seat belt properly at all times.

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. Positioning seat belts during pregnancy

Positioning seat belts during pregnancy

Women should always ensure they adjust the seat belt correctly during pregnancy.

Adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly before putting on the seat belt, Seats and storage.
To fasten the belt, take hold of the latch plate and pull it slowly down across your chest. Wear the lap portion of the seat belt as low as possible over the hips so that there is no pressure on the stomach ⇒ fig. 211, ⇒ Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly.  Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the appropriate seat and push it down.
Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the appropriate seat and push it down until it is securely locked with an audible click, fig. 209.
Pull the belt to check that it is now securely fastened.

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. During pregnancy, women should especially make sure to wear the lap portion WARNING

During pregnancy, women should especially make sure to wear the lap portion of the seat belt as low as possible across the hips so that there is no pressure on the stomach.

Seat belt height adjustment

Seat belt height adjusters can be used to adjust the height of the shoulder portion of the seat belt.

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. Belt height adjustment for the front seats: guide fitting

Belt height adjustment for the front seats: guide fitting

Take hold of the guide fitting and slide it up ⇒ fig. 212 2, or
Compress the adjuster 1 and slide the guide fitting downwards 2.
After adjusting, pull the shoulder belt sharply to check that the catch on the guide fitting is engaged securely.

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. Note

  • The shoulder portion of the seat belt must be positioned roughly midway over the shoulder it must never rest against the neck ⇒ Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. page 197. in Adjusting the seat belts on page 197.
  • It is also possible to adjust the height of the front seats to obtain the best position for the front seat belts.

Taking off the seat belts

The red button releases the belt from the buckle.

Audi A4: How to wear seat belts properly. The latch plate of the belt springs out of the buckle

The latch plate of the belt springs out of the buckle

Press the red button in the seat belt buckle ⇒ fig. 213. The latch plate will spring out of the buckle.
Guide the belt back by hand so that it is taken up by the retractor.


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