Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Seat belt restraint system
Safety features of your vehicle / Seat belts / Seat belt restraint system

  • For maximum restraint system protection, the seat belts must always be used whenever the vehicle is moving. A properly positioned shoulder belt should be positioned midway over your shoulder across your collarbone.
  • Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. See child restraint system section for further discussion.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. WARNING - Twisted seat belt WARNING - Twisted seat belt

Make sure your seat belt is not twisted when worn. A twisted seat belt may not properly protect you in an accident and could even cut into your body.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. WARNING - Shoulder Belt WARNING - Shoulder Belt

  • Never wear the shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back. An improperly positioned shoulder belt cannot protect the occupant in a crash.
  • Always wear both the shoulder portion and lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. WARNING - Damaged seat belt WARNING - Damaged seat belt

Replace the entire seat belt assembly if any part of the webbing or hardware is damaged as you can no longer be sure that a damaged seat belt will provide protection in a crash.

Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body, and should be worn low across the front of 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.

Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the webbing with polishes, oils and chemicals, and particularly battery acid. Cleaning may safely be carried out using mild soap and water. The belt should be replaced if webbing becomes frayed, contaminated or damaged.

  • No modifications or additions should be made by the user which will either prevent the seat belt adjusting devices from operating to remove slack, or prevent the seat belt assembly from being adjusted to remove slack.
  • When you fasten the seat belt, be careful not to latch the seat belt in buckles of other seat. It's very dangerous and you may not be protected by the seat belt properly.
  • Do not unfasten the seat belt and do not fasten and unfasten the seat belt repeatedly while driving. This could result in loss of control, and an accident causing death, serious injury, or property damage.
  • When fastening the seat belt, make sure that the seat belt does not pass over objects that are hard or can break easily.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. WARNING - Seat belt buckle WARNING - Seat belt buckle

Do not allow foreign material (gum, crumbs, coins, etc.) to obstruct the seat belt buckle. This may prevent the seat belt from fastening securely.

Seat belt warning

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. The driver's seat belt warning light and chime will activate pursuant to the

The driver's seat belt warning light and chime will activate pursuant to the following table when the ignition switch is in "ON" position.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. *1 Warning pattern repeats 11 times with an interval of 24 seconds. If the driver's

*1 Warning pattern repeats 11 times with an interval of 24 seconds. If the driver's seat belt is buckled, the light will stop within 6 seconds and chime will stop immediately.

*2 The light will stop within 6 seconds and chime will stop immediately.

Seat belt warning (for front passengers seat)

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. Type A

Type A

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. Type B

Type B

The front passenger's seat belt warning light will activate to the following table when the ignition switch is in "ON" position.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. *1 The seat belt warning light will go off if the vehicle speed decreases below

*1 The seat belt warning light will go off if the vehicle speed decreases below 5 km/h (3 mph). If the vehicle speed increases above 5 km/h (3 mph), the warning light will blink again.

  • You can find the front passenger's seat belt warning light on the center fascia panel.
  • Although the front passenger seat is not occupied, the seat belt warning light will blink for 6 seconds.
  • The seat belt warning light can blink when a briefcase or purse is placed on the front passenger seat.

Riding in an improper position adversely affects the front passenger's seat belt warning system. It is important for the driver to instruct the passenger as to the proper seating instructions as contained in this manual.

Seat belt - Driver's 3-point system with emergency locking retractor

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. To fasten your seat belt :

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.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. The seat belt automatically adjusts to the proper length only after the lap belt

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.

✽ NOTICE

If you are not able to pull out the seat belt from the retractor, firmly pull the belt out and release it. Then you will be able to pull the belt out smoothly.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. Front seat

Front seat

Height adjustment

You can adjust the height of the shoulder belt anchor to one of the 3 positions for maximum comfort and safety.

The height of the adjusting seat belt should not be too close to your neck. The shoulder portion should be adjusted so that it lies across your chest and midway over your shoulder near the door and not your neck.

To adjust the height of the seat belt anchor, lower or raise the height adjuster into an appropriate position.

To raise the height adjuster, pull it up (1). To lower it, push it down (3) while pressing the height adjuster button (2).

Release the button to lock the anchor into position. Try sliding the height adjuster to make sure that it has locked into position.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. WARNING - Shoulder belt positioning WARNING - Shoulder belt positioning

Never position the shoulder belt across your neck or face.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. WARNING - Seat belt replacement WARNING - Seat belt replacement

Replace your seat belts after being in an accident. Failure to replace seat belts after an accident could leave you with damaged seat belts that will not provide protection in the event of another collision.

Seat belts - Front passenger and rear seat 3-point system with combination locking retractor

To fasten your seat belt :

Combination retractor type seat belts are installed in the rear seat positions to help accommodate the installation of child restraint systems. Although a combination retractor is also installed in the front passenger seat position, it is strongly recommended that children always be seated in the rear seat. NEVER place any infant restraint system in the front seat of the vehicle.

This type of seat belt combines the features of both an emergency locking retractor seat belt and an automatic locking retractor seat belt. To fasten your seat belt, pull it out of the retractor and insert the metal tab into the buckle. There will be an audible "click" when the tab locks into the buckle. When not securing a child restraint, the seat belt operates in the same way as the driver's seat belt (Emergency Locking Retractor Type).

It automatically adjusts to the proper length only after the lap belt portion of the seat belt is adjusted manually so that it fits snugly around your hips.

When the seat belt is fully extended from the retractor to allow the installation of a child restraint system, the seat belt operation changes to allow the belt to retract, but not to extend (Automatic Locking Retractor Type). Refer to Using a child restraint system in this section.

✽ NOTICE

Although the combination retractor provides the same level of protection for seated passengers in either emergency or automatic locking modes, have the seated passengers use the emergency locking feature for improved convenience. The automatic locking function is intended to facilitate child restraint installation. To convert from the automatic locking feature to the emergency locking operation mode, allow the unbuckled seat belt to fully retract.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. CAUTION CAUTION

Do NOT fold down the left portion of the rear seat back when the rear center seat belt is buckled. ALWAYS UNBUCKLE the rear center seat belt before folding down the left portion of the rear seat back. If the rear center seat belt is buckled when the left portion of the rear seat back is folded down, distortion and damage to the top portion of the seat back and seat belt garnish may result, causing the seat back to lock into the folded down position.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. To release the seat belt :

To release the seat belt :

The seat belt is released by pressing the release button (1) 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.

3 Point rear center belt (for 2nd and/ 3rd center seat)

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. To fasten the rear center belt

To fasten the rear center belt

1. Pull out the mini tongue from hole on the belt assembly cover (1) and then slowly pull the seat belt out from the retractor.

2. Pull out the tongue plate from the holder on the seat belt (2).

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. 3. Insert the mini tongue (A) into the open end of the anchor connector (C) until

3. Insert the mini tongue (A) into the open end of the anchor connector (C) until an audible click" is heard, indicating the latch is locked. Make sure the belt is not twisted.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. 4. Pull the tongue plate (B) and insert the tongue plate (B) into the open end

4. Pull the tongue plate (B) and insert the tongue plate (B) into the open end of the buckle (D) until an audible click is heard, indicating the latch is locked. Make sure the belt is not twisted.

When using the rear center seat belt, the buckle with the CENTER mark must be used.

There will be an audible click when the tab locks in the buckle. The seat belt automatically adjusts to the proper length only after the lap belt 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, the belt will lock into position. It will also lock if you try to lean forward too quickly.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. WARNING WARNING

When using the rear seat center belt, you must lock all tongue plates and buckles. If any tongue plate or buckle is not locked, it will increase the chance of injury in the event of collision.

To unfasten the rear center belt

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. 1. Press the release button on the buckle (D) and remove the tongue plate (B)

1. Press the release button on the buckle (D) and remove the tongue plate (B) from the buckle (D).

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. 2. To retract the rear center seatbelt, insert the tongue plate or similar small

2. To retract the rear center seatbelt, insert the tongue plate or similar small rigid device into the web release hole (C). Pull up on the seat belt web (A) and allow the webbing to retract automatically

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. 3. Insert the tongue plate into the holder (1) in seat belt and then insert the

3. Insert the tongue plate into the holder (1) in seat belt and then insert the mini tongue into the hole on the belt assembly cover.

Stowing the rear seat belt

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. 2nd row seat (for 2nd row center seat, if equipped)

2nd row seat (for 2nd row center seat, if equipped)

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. 3rd row

3rd row

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. The rear seat belt buckles can be stowed in the pocket between the rear seatback

The rear seat belt buckles can be stowed in the pocket between the rear seatback and cushion when not in use.

Routing the seat belt webbing through the rear seat belt guides will help keep the belts from being trapped behind or under the seats.

After inserting the seat belt, tighten the belt webbing by pulling it up.

Kia Carnival: Seat belt restraint system. CAUTION CAUTION

Remove the seat belt from the guides before using. If you pull on the seat belt when it is stored in the guides, it may damage the guides and/or belt webbing.


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