Subaru Forester: Seatbelt pretensioners / Seatbelt with shoulder belt pretensioner

NOTE

This section is applicable to the following components.

  • Rear passenger’s seatbelt (windowside)

Subaru Forester. Seatbelt with shoulder belt pretensioner

The pretensioner sensor also serves as follows.

  • SRS frontal airbag sensor
  • Side impact sensor
  • Rollover sensor

If the sensor detects a certain predetermined amount of force during frontal or side collisions or rollover accidents, any seatbelt that has a seatbelt pretensioner is quickly drawn back in by the retractor to take up the slack so that the belt more effectively restrains the seat occupant.

The rear passenger’s seatbelt (windowside) pretensioner includes a tension reducing device which limits the peak forces exerted by the seatbelt on the occupant in the event of a collision.

When a seatbelt pretensioner is activated, an operating noise will be heard and a small amount of smoke will be released. These occurrences are normal and not harmful. This smoke does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.

Once the seatbelt pretensioner has been activated, the seatbelt retractor remains locked. Consequently, the seatbelt can not be pulled out and retracted and therefore must be replaced.

    Seatbelt pretensioners

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    Seatbelt with shoulder belt and lap belt pretensioners

    NOTE This section is applicable to the front seatbelt. Seatbelt retractor assembly (shoulder belt pretensioner and adaptive force limiter) Lap belt pretensioner The shoulder belt pretensioner is supplemented by a lap belt pretensioner, which is located at the base of the center pillar...

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    Outside temperature indicator

    The outside temperature is displayed on the multi-function display (color LCD).

    NOTE

    The outside temperature indicator shows the temperature around the sensor. However, the temperature may not be indicated correctly or the update may be delayed in the following conditions. While parking or driving at low speeds When the outside temperature changes suddenly (example: when going in and out of an underground parking area or when passing through a tunnel) When starting the engine after being parked for a certain period of time The temperature unit cannot be changed.

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