Q: Seat belt light not turning off.

asked by on January 13, 2016

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.

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