Q: What does it mean if the Seat Belt Light comes on in the dash?

asked by on

What does it mean if the Seat Belt Light comes on in the dash?

The only lifesaving devices your car includes are your seat belts. Even the air bags aren’t considered “lifesaving” by the US government. If the Seat Belt Light in the dash is on, it could indicate a couple of different things:

  • The system is conducting a self-test. The light should go out within a few seconds of starting the engine (as long as you’re buckled up).

  • Either the driver or the front passenger is not buckled up.

Tip

If you’re not buckled in, you’ll see the Seat Belt Light, but also hear a warning chime sound.

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 does it mean if the Seat Belt Light comes on in the dash?

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: Air idle control valve bad? Loss of power and sluggish

You should have a second opinion on the part that needs replaced. The engine has a throttle body that is electronic and controls power. There are other sensors involved that can control the loss of power. You should have the...

Q: Does the remote start feature turn on the whole car or just the engine?

The remote start function acts very much like the regular ignition. A couple of things happen when the vehicle is started remotely: The parking lights will turn on while the engine is running. If the vehicle had the heater...

Q: Q: What does the check fuel fill inlet warning mean in the message center?

Today’s cars have very comprehensive emissions monitoring systems. Not only does the computer monitor the engine and the exhaust, but it also monitors your fuel system. If it detects an evaporative emissions leak (gas), it may display a warning in...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.