ELR Seatbelts

What

ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) Pretensioner seatbelts with load limiters are fitted in the front seating positions. ELR seatbelts are also fitted to the rear of all Honda vehicles.

 

Why

Pretensioners with load limiters provide additional protection over a standard ELR seatbelt in an accident.

 

How

In the event of a front or side impact above a certain limit where the SRS is deployed, the pretensioner instantly rewinds part of the seatbelt webbing to maximise the restraining effect on the user. If the load on the seatbelt increases due to the forward movement of the user's chest, the load limiter pays out a small amount of the seatbelt while maintaining a restraining effect. This operation reduces the pressure applied to the user's chest - reducing the risk of injury.

With SRS the pretensioner will always operate in unison with the airbags. With i-SRS the pretensioner is independent. In a moderate accident where airbags will be of no assistance only the pretensioners may be activated.

 

In the event of a front or side impact…, the pretensioner instantly rewinds part of the seatbelt webbing to maximise the restraining effect on the occupant

Where

Pretensioner seatbelts with load limiter can be found with both Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS) and Intelligent Supplementary Restraint Systems (i-SRS).

 

Pretensioners and Load Limiters

Pretensioners with load limiters are fitted to the front seats of Honda vehicles. In the event of a front or side impact above a certain limit, when the SRS is deployed, the pretensioner instantly rewinds part of the seatbelt webbing to maximise the restraining effect on the occupant. If the load on the seatbelt increases due to the forward movement of the occupant's chest, the load limiter pays out a small amount of the seatbelt while maintaining a restraining effect. This sequence reduces the pressure applied to the occupant's chest, reducing the risk of injury. As part of the way SRS is designed to operate, the pretensioner will always operate in unison with the airbags.