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that is why there are knee bolsters...-m (archive)

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Posted by pikachu! on September 12, 2000 at 13:50:43:

In Reply to: Re: What is "Submarining"? posted by Evan L on September 12, 2000 at 13:43:22:

the 3-point belt system is intended to be used in conjunction with the knee bolsters - the portion of the dash board below the steering wheel. when you start submarining, your knees should hit against the bolster and prevent you from submarining too far. you shouldn't have to worry about getting a 4-point harness to increase your safety.

previous generations of VW's hard excellent knee bolsters, but people complained that it made it hard to get into and out of the car. in the future, knee bolsters will be actuated to auto matically extend and retract whenever you either open the car door, shift from "p" or release the parking brake.

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