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SEAT BELT REMINDER

A front and rear seat belt reminder system warns the driver when the seat belt of an occupied seat is not fastened, or is unfastened during a journey.

Seat belt reminder starts when the vehicle is in motion and the driver's belt is unbuckled. Dependent on the market, an audible chime sounds and the warning indicator in the instrument panel illuminates. See SEAT BELT (RED).

The visual and audible warnings applicable to the seat belt reminder feature are market dependent to meet individual market requirements. The warning signals given may also change depending on whether the vehicle is stationary, or when the vehicle's speed exceeds a predetermined threshold. In certain markets, the seat belt reminder feature also applies to the front passenger seat.

A graphic displayed in the message center also indicates which seat belts are fastened at the start of a journey. When a seat belt is fastened or unfastened during a journey is also indicated.

Each seating position is represented by a passenger icon, the color and symbol of which indicates the seat belt status:

  1. Green: The seat belt, in the indicated position, is fastened.

  2. Red: The seat belt, in the indicated position, has been unfastened while the vehicle's ignition is switched on. The indicator turns grey after 30 seconds.

  3. Gray: Indicates that the seat belt is not fastened.

NOTES

The indicators are displayed for 30 seconds each time there is a status change. For example, when a seat belt is unfastened or fastened, or a door is opened and then closed.

In addition, an audible warning sounds if the driver’s, or any occupied passenger's seat belt is not fastened, or is unfastened during a journey.

NOTES

If a heavy object is placed on the front passenger seat, it may activate the seat belt reminder feature. When any objects are placed on the front passenger seat, it is recommended that they are secured using the seat belt.