Mercedes-Benz S-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Seat Belts
Seat belts are the primary safety feature of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class car. They are a painstaking combination of cutting-edge technology and precision engineering. These seat belts, which are made to be three-point restraints for all seating positions, have advanced features including force limiters, emergency tensioning retractors, and pretensioners to quickly adjust and secure passengers in the event of an accident. Mercedes-Benz engineers have carefully designed this crucial safety feature, complete with seat belt reminders on every seat and a dedication to comfort without sacrificing safety. This reinforces the brand’s steadfast focus to securing every journey inside the S-Class sedan.
Information on the Belt Air Bag in the Rear Seat Belt
The BELT BAG identification indicates that a rear seat belt is equipped with a belt airbag. When activated, the belt air bag increases the protected area of the vehicle occupant’s ribcage.
Risk of injury or death due to use of an unsuitable child restraint system. If you attach a child restraint system using a seat belt equipped with a belt air bag, the belt air bag may damage the child restraint system in the event of an accident or the belt airbag itself can be damaged.
- Always secure a child restraint system with an integrated harness system with ISOFIX.
- Also, secure the Top Tether if present. # Never secure a child restraint system with a seat belt equipped with a belt airbag.
- Instead, mount the child restraint system e.g. on the front passenger seat.
If the front passenger seat is occupied, ensure that the status of the front passenger airbag is correct for the current situation.
Observe the information on the function of the automatic front passenger airbag shut-off.
Straightening Out a Twisted Rear Seat Belt with a Belt Air Bag
If the rear seat belt with a belt airbag is twisted, you must straighten it out before fastening the seat belt tongue.
- Slide the seat belt tongue upward to the seat belt outlet and hold it.
- Pull out the seat belt completely and hold it.
The seat belt tongue is now at the more narrow part of the seat belt strap.
- Turn the seat belt strap in the seat belt tongue slit until it is in the correct position.
- Slide the seat belt tongue downward and allow the seat belt to retract completely.
Releasing Seat Belts
- Press the release button in the seat belt buckle and guide the seat belt back with the seat belt tongue.
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.
- Always ensure that an unused seat belt is fully retracted.
Overview of Air Bags
Driver’s/front passenger seat: 1
- Knee airbag
- Driver’s airbag
- Front passenger airbag
- Window airbag
- Side airbag
- Window airbag
- Side airbag
- Rear airbag
The installation location of an airbag is identified by the AIRBAG symbol. An additional arrow symbol M indicates the installation location for certain airbags. Observe the information under “Overview of deployment situations”.
Information on the cushion bag in the reclining rear seat
The cushioned bag offers additional occupant protection in the event of frontal impacts. When triggered, the cushion bag deploys under the seat cushion. This helps prevent the vehicle occupant from slipping off the seat cushion. If you install a child restraint system on the reclining rear seat, always observe the additional notes.
Information on the rear airbag in the seat backrest of the front seat
The rear air bag offers the occupants on the outer rear seats additional occupant protection in the event of certain types of frontal impacts. When triggered, the rear airbag deploys between the rear seat occupant and the front seat. The rear airbag can help prevent the occupants of the rear seats from coming into contact with parts of the vehicle interior in the event of an accident. Always observe the legal requirements of the relevant country. If you are driving with a child in the vehicle, you can disable the rear airbag according to the legal requirements.
Observe the following information:
- Inform persons in the rear seats about the rear airbag in the seat backrest of the front seat.
- A person in the rear seat must adopt the correct seating position:
- Make sure that the covers for the rear airbags are not damaged.
Risk of injury due to a damaged rear airbag cover If a rear airbag cover is damaged, the rear airbag can no longer function correctly and can even cause additional injuries when deployed. Before starting a journey, make sure the covers for the rear airbags are not damaged. If a rear airbag cover is damaged, disable the rear airbag. Have a damaged rear airbag cover replaced at a qualified specialist workshop as soon as possible.
To avoid risks resulting from the deployment of a rear airbag, observe the following information on the correct seating position:
- The occupants must always keep their feet on the floor. Otherwise, the feet and legs of occupants may be in the deployment area of the rear airbag. If an occupant’s feet cannot reach the floor, they must adopt the correct seating position and their legs must hang down the front of the seat.
- The feet or legs of the person on the rear seat must not rest against the seat backrest of the front seat, for example. Otherwise, their feet and legs are in the deployment area of the rear airbag. This should be taken into consideration especially if you are travelling with a child in the rear seat.
If you are travelling with a child in the left or right rear seat, observe the information on the child restraint systems.
Objects Behind the Front Seat
Objects in the deployment area of the rear airbags may prevent the rear airbags from functioning correctly.
Risk of injury due to objects placed in front of the rear airbag cover.
Objects in front of the rear airbag cover can hinder or prevent the correct deployment of the rear airbag which is integrated into the front seat. The rear airbag can potentially deploy in an uncontrolled manner and can cause additional injury to the person on the front seat.
- Always stow and secure objects correctly.
Observe the notes on loading the vehicle.
Disabling the rear airbag
You can disable or enable the rear airbags individually via the multimedia system. You can determine the status of the rear air bag via the REAR SEAT AIR BAG indicator lamp in the overhead control panel.
The rear airbags should be disabled in the following situations in particular:
- A child restraint system is secured on the left or right rear seat.
- The person in the rear seat, for example, a child, cannot sit in the correct seat position. Their feet and legs are potentially in the deployment area of the rear airbag.
- Due to the position of the front seats, an occupant’s legs, for example, are in the deployment area of the rear airbag.
- Objects are stored behind the front seat which are in the deployment area of the rear airbags.
The S-Class typically comes with three-point seat belts for all seating positions.
Yes, they often feature seat belt pretensioners that automatically tighten the seat belt in the event of a collision or sudden deceleration.
Yes, rear seats usually have seat belts for all passengers for enhanced safety.
Yes, most models include seat belt reminders for all seats to encourage passengers to buckle up.
Some models might offer height-adjustable seat belts to ensure proper positioning for occupants of varying heights.
Yes, force limiters are commonly integrated into the seat belt system to mitigate excessive force during a collision.
Yes, the seat belts often feature a locking mechanism designed for securing child seats.
Yes, emergency tensioning retractors are typically included to further secure the seat belt during a collision.
The seat belt system may offer limited adjustments for comfort, but its primary focus is on safety and proper fit.
The seat belts across all seating positions usually have a consistent design and functionality for optimal safety.
Seat belts are designed to accommodate a range of sizes and body types, but specific weight limitations might be outlined in the vehicle’s manual.
Some models might offer customizable settings or alerts related to seat belt usage through the car’s interface.
Generally, seat belt tension is automatically adjusted based on driving conditions and any detected collision risks.
Yes, seat belts play a crucial role in the car’s overall safety system, including protection in case of a rollover.
Mercedes-Benz rigorously tests seat belts to ensure their durability, reliability, and compliance with safety standards.
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