Q: What do the various Belt-Minder® warnings mean?

asked by on

What do the various Belt-Minder® warnings mean?

Your car is equipped with what’s called the Belt-Minder® system. It’s designed to monitor seat belt use in the front two seats. You may encounter a number of different warnings and messages depending on what belts are in use. Here’s what you should know:

  • If the driver and passenger front belts are buckled before the engine is cranked, no warnings will be displayed.

  • If the driver or passenger front belts are buckled after cranking the engine but before the car hit 3 MPH, the Seat Belt light comes on and the warning chime sounds.

  • If the driver or passenger front belt is unbuckled while the car is going over 3 MPH, the warning light comes on and the chime will sound repeatedly. Buckling the belt back will shut off the chime and the light.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What do the various Belt-Minder® warnings mean?

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: Some light on the dash turned on and it says service power steering now , what does that mean ? My steering wheel is hard to turn

In 2015, Ford announced a recall (designated "15S18") of some 2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine to fix a steering motor sensor fault that caused hard steering. You can contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 or the National...

Q: 1995f-150 5.0 automatic isn't shifting to drive are overdrive anymore.

If you have not checked the transmission fluid , that is the first thing to do. You might be low on fluid and will be able to get function back by adding some. But if the fluid is not low,...

Q: How do I view the iPod info?

Your iPod has a lot of track information that it can display through the sound system. To view this information, press the Info button.

Related articles

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...