Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What does the Safety Belt light on the dash mean?

asked by on

What does the Safety Belt light on the dash mean?

A: Seat belts are by far the most important sa...

Seat belts are by far the most important safety feature in your car. They’re deemed absolutely critical, and are actually the only “lifesaving” apparatus installed in the car. Even your air bags aren’t rated as “lifesaving” by the US government, but your seat belts are!

It’s normal for the Safety Belt light to turn on in the dash when you first crank the engine. It will stay on until the driver, and front passenger as well, have buckled up. You’ll also hear a chime/beep – that’s the Belt-Minder® system turning on to tell you that someone’s not buckled up.

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!

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: Regarding to Uber Oil Change and Maintenance

Hi there. I am unaware of any maintenance services offered by Uber. However, Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with an oil change service at your home or office. Your concern is being forwarded to customer...

Q: How much does it cost to service the Advance Trac on my car?

sent billing question to CS for the cost to service Advance Trac.

Q: What are the two modes of operation for seat belts?

You might think that your seat belts only lock down during an emergency – a collision, for instance. That’s true, but only partially. Your seat belts actually offer two modes of operation. These are emergency locking retractor (ELR) and automatic...

Related articles

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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...