Why do the Seat Belt Light and warning chime activate?
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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