Check of seat belts
Seat belts "live" the «an internal life». Do not trust them outwardly to a working order, during failure they can appear unsuitable. Therefore always replace the old belts, which service life to you it is precisely unknown.
Well and that "old" seat belts in an emergency could save your life, from time to time check them. In Mondeo in front and behind automatic seat belts – on forward seats even with pyrotechnic преднатяжителями take places. About possible defects in system of packing and a tension of seat belts the control lamp of a pillow of safety in salon signals. If it gives a continuous signal it is better to address at once in the workshop Ford: преднатяжитель the seat belt or components of a pillow of safety is better be not to repairing or assorting independently. Inertial belts Mondeo are equipped by two gauges: the gauge of movement of the car is active at braking, driving on turns, travel on abrupt mountain roads and adverse position of the car. The gauge brakes a belt if it is sharply unwound.
Both systems should function properly constantly. Therefore spend regular checks of the seat belts. However before with the the neighbour on the right on itself to experience «dynamic abilities» belts, be convinced that visually look faultlessly. If you reveal
Wavy tape of a seat belt,
The used up fabric or even
That it is possible to save at once time for dynamic check and to "hang up" to the Mondeo new tapes. Otherwise operate in a following order.
Check by braking
Correctly arrange a belt (yours the neighbour executes the same), …
… start the engine and move on the first transfer with a speed of 10 km/h (at all faster).
Then whenever possible sharply brake. Both belts should be blocked at once. Otherwise movement gauges are not faultless any more, therefore as soon as possible replace defective belts.
Repeat check with all inertial seat belts.
Additional check (on turn)
Find big enough parking lot that there was a possibility to move with against the stop turned forward wheels. Imagine that Mondeo diameter of turn at a rate of good 11 metres is necessary for yours.
Move on a circle with completely against the stop turned steering wheel for the speed a maximum of 16 km/h (not faster).
In the meantime your passenger tries to pull out slowly all belts from the retraction mechanism. If to it it manages to be made, it is necessary to hand over a corresponding belt in "scrap metal".
Check of the gauge of a seat belt
Rise on a flat surface and in the stopped car and tighten a belt almost to fastening top level. Then suddenly pull out a belt from the retraction mechanism. After 25 sm of an exit the belt should be blocked. Belts which have reacted after большей sizes, should be sent on recycling.
Before installation of new belts with predilection check up fastening points in the Mondeo – if they "have already blossomed" a rust or besides also надломаны even the most reliable belt, certainly, will possess potential of safety of usual man's braces.