Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Seat belt light not turning off.

asked by on

The seat belt light in my car will not turn off.

Hello. The most common cause of the seat belt light remaining on in your vehicle is a bad seat belt sensor. These are located in the seat belt receptacle. There is also a common issue with the passenger occupancy sensor in the seat that fails and causes this. If you engage both front seat belts and the light remains on then you need to have the system scanned for codes to see where the problem is. This needs to be done by a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, that has the right scan tool to be able to do this.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Seat belt light not turning off.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The temperature gauge is at half way and the heater is blowing cold air with the heater on

The only purpose of the engine cooling system thermostat is to maintain optimal engine cooling system temperature, which is typically around 200 degrees. However, inasmuch as it is the engine coolant that provides the cabin heat (through the heater core...

Q: What is wrong with my gas tank

Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the fuel nozzle on the gas station's pump has a small hole in it. Once the fuel has filled up the tank and the filler neck, it reaches this small hole in the...

Q: Fan belt squeaking

The belt tensioner or pulley will need to be checked along with the belt's condition. The belt may just need to be adjusted. I recommend having a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, come and test your vehicle for you....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...