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Q: Why do the Seat Belt Light and warning chime activate?

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Why do the Seat Belt Light and warning chime activate?

A: Your car’s seat belts are very important – ...

Your car’s seat belts are very important – they’re actually the only “lifesaving” devices in your car. Everything else is supplemental. Obviously, it’s important that you know what’s going on with the system. To help ensure that, you have a Seat Belt Light in the dash, as well as a warning chime. Both will activate in different situations. Here’s what you should know:

  • If the driver isn’t buckled up before the engine is cranked, the light will come on for 60 seconds. The warning chime will sound for about 6 seconds.

  • If the driver buckles up during the initial warning, the light and chime will stop.

  • If the driver unbuckles before turning the engine is cranked, the light and chime won’t be activated.

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