Safety belt-minder

This feature supplements the safety belt warning function by providing additional reminders by intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning light when the driver’s or front passenger’s seat is occupied and the safety belt is unbuckled.

The system uses information from the front passenger sensing system to determine if a front seat passenger is present and therefore potentially in need of a warning. To avoid activating the Belt-Minder® feature for objects placed in the front passenger seat, warnings will only be given to front seat occupants as determined by the front passenger sensing system.

If the Belt-Minder® warnings have expired (warnings for about five minutes) for one occupant (driver or front passenger), the other occupant can still activate the Belt-Minder® feature.

Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder® Feature

Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder® Feature

WARNING: While the system allows you to deactivate it, this system is designed to improve your chances of being safely belted and surviving an accident. We recommend you leave the system activated for yourself and others who may use the vehicle. To reduce the risk of injury, do not deactivate or activate the system while driving the vehicle.

Note: The driver and front passenger warning are deactivated and activated independently. When deactivating or activating one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will terminate the process.

Read Steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the programming procedure.

Before following the procedure, make sure that:

• the parking brake is set
• the transmission selector lever is in position P.
• the ignition is off
• the driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled
1. Turn the ignition on. DO NOT START THE ENGINE.
2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (about 1–2 minutes).
• Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning light turns off.
3. For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled state.
• After Step 3, the safety belt warning light will be turned on for three seconds.
4. Within about seven seconds of the light turning off, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt.
• This will disable the feature for that seating position if it is currently enabled.
• This will enable the feature for that seating position if it is currently disabled.

One-time Belt-Minder® Disable

If at any time the driver or front passenger quickly buckles then unbuckles the safety belt for that seating position, the system is disabled for the current ignition cycle. The feature will enable during the same ignition cycle if the occupant buckles and remains buckled for about 30 seconds. Confirmation is not given for the one-time disable.

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