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SEAT BELT REMINDER

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

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

The visual and audible warnings applicable to the seat belt reminder system 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 system also applies to the front passenger seat.

The instrument panel displays a graphic to indicate which seat belts are fastened at the start of a journey. The graphic also indicates when a seat belt is fastened or unfastened during a journey.

Each seating position is represented by a passenger icon. The icon's colour and symbol indicate the seat belt status:

  1. Green: The seat belt is fastened.

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

  3. Grey: 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, a seat belt is unfastened or fastened, or a door is opened and then closed.

In addition, an audible warning sounds under the following conditions:

  • The seat belt of an occupied front seat is not fastened or is unfastened during a journey.

  • A rear seat belt is unfastened.

NOTES

If a heavy object is placed on the front passenger seat, it may activate the seat belt reminder system. Therefore, any objects placed on the front passenger seat are secured using the seat belt.