What is the Belt-Minder® system?
Your car has a lot of advanced features. One of those is the Belt-Minder® system. Basically, it’s designed to track seat belt use in your car and alert you to potential problems, keeping you and your passengers safer. The Belt-Minder® system consists of a chime/audible alert and the Seat Belt Light in the dash. Here’s how the warning system works:
If both the driver and front passenger are buckled up before the engine cranks, the system doesn’t alert.
If the driver or front passenger isn’t buckled up before the engine cranks, the Belt-Minder® system will turn on the Seat Belt Light and use the warning chime.
If either the driver or front passenger unbuckles for at least a minute while the car is moving at more than 3 MPH, the Belt-Minder® will turn on the light and the chime will sound (every 6 seconds for 30 seconds).
Always wear your seat belt and ensure that all passengers are buckled up.
Always make sure you’re wearing your seat belt correctly – the Belt-Minder® system cannot determine correct wear, only that the belt is buckled.
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