Improper use of the steering wheel position
adjustment and incorrect steering wheel adjustment
can cause serious injury or death.
Adjust the position of the steering wheel
· After adjustment, always press the lever ÿ fig. 80 1
firmly upwards so that the position of the steering
wheel is not accidentally changed while driving.
· Never adjust the steering wheel while driving. If while
driving you find that adjustment is necessary, stop
the vehicle taking appropriate safety precautions
and then adjust the steering wheel correctly.
· In order not to limit the protective function of the
driver's frontal airbag in the event of an accident,
the steering wheel must always point towards the
chest, never towards the face.
· To reduce the risk of injury if the driver's front airbag
deploys, always hold the steering wheel on the
sides, on the outside, with your hands in the same
position as your hands while driving. 9 and 3
o'clock ÿ fig. 81.
Fig. 80 Under the steering wheel, on the steering column
trim: lever for manual adjustment of the steering wheel
· Never hold the steering wheel in the 12 o'clock
position or in any other way than indicated, e.g.
For example, in the center. If the driver's frontal
airbag were to deploy, you could sustain serious
injuries to your arms, hands, and head.
Fig. 81 On the balance wheel: position equivalent to 9 and
Adjust the steering wheel before setting off and only
when the vehicle is stationary ÿ .
— Pull the lever down ÿ fig. 80 1.
— Adjust the steering wheel so that you can hold it
with both hands on the sides, on the outside, in the
position equivalent to 9 and 3 o'clock ÿ fig. 81 with
arms slightly bent.
— Push the lever up hard until it is flush with the
steering column trim ÿ .