Seat belt with pre-tensioner mechanism and force-limiter mechanismSeat belt with pre-tensioner mechanism and force-limiter mechanism  - Seat belts - Seats and seat belts - Mitsubishi Carisma Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Carisma

The driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat each have a seat belt equipped with a pre– tensioner mechanism.

Pre–tensioner mechanism

The pre–tensioner mechanisms will retract their respective seat belts instantaneously, thus maximizing the seat belt’s effectiveness, if there is a frontal impact severe enough to injure the driver and/or front passenger and the ignition switch is in the ”ON” position.


To obtain the best results from your pre–tensioner seat belt, make sure you do the following:

  • Adjust the seat to the proper position. Refer to the ”Seat adjustment” on page 3–2.
  • Fasten your seat belt properly. Refer to the ”Seat belts” on page 3–11.


(1) Any installation of audio equipment or repairs in the vicinity of the pre–tensioner seat belts or floor console must be performed by an authorized MITSUBISHI dealer. It is important to do so because the work could affect the pre–tensioner mechanisms.
(2) If you need to scrap the vehicle, please consult an authorized MITSUBISHI dealer. It is important to do so because unexpected activation of the pre–tensioner seat belts could cause injuries.


(1) The pre–tensioner seat belts will be activated if the vehicle suffers a severe frontal impact, even if the seat belts are not worn.
(2) The pre–tensioner seat belts are designed to work only once. After the pre– tensioner seat belts have been activated, they must be replaced by an authorized MITSUBISHI dealer.

Warning lamp

The same warning lamp is shared by the SRS air bags and the pre–tensioner seat belts.

Refer to the ”SRS warning lamp” on page 3–36.

Force–limiter mechanisms

In the event of a collision, each force–limiter mechanism will effectively absorb the load applied to the seat belt so as to minimize the impact to the passenger.

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