2020 Defender

SEAT BELT CHECKS

WARNING

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. See SEAT BELT SAFETY.

WARNING

Regularly inspect seat belts for wear and damage. Regularly check for fraying, cuts, or wear to the webbing. Also check the condition and security of the mechanism, buckles, adjusters, and mounting points.

To inspect the condition of the seat belts:

  1. With the seat belt fastened, give the webbing near the buckle a quick upward pull. The buckle must remain securely locked.

  2. With the seat belt unfastened, unreel the seat belt to the limit of its travel. Check that it unreels smoothly with no snags. Allow the belt to fully retract with a smooth action.

  3. Partially unreel the seat belt. Hold the tongue plate and give a quick forward pull. The mechanism must lock and prevent any further unreeling.

If any seat belt fails to meet the above criteria contact a retailer/authorised repairer immediately.

NOTES

If the vehicle is parked on an incline, the seat belt mechanism may lock. If locking occurs, ease the belt out from the upper anchorage. If the belt does not ease out from the anchorage, return the vehicle to level ground before attempting to release the seat belt again.

NOTES

If the rear seats are returned to the upright position quickly, the seat belt mechanism may lock. If locking occurs, ease the belt out from the upper anchorage.