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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

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Additional Information About Your Seat Belts  
the beeper stops, the indicator will  
If the indicator comes on or the  
beeper sounds when the driver’s seat  
belt is latched and there is no front  
seat passenger and no items on the  
front seat, something may be  
Seat Belt System Components  
Your seat belt system includes lap/  
shoulder belts in all seating positions.  
The front seat belts are also  
equipped with automatic seat belt  
stop flashing but remain on.  
If a front passenger does not fasten  
their seat belt, the indicator will  
come on about 6 seconds after the  
ignition switch is turned to the ON  
(II) position.  
interfering with the monitoring  
system. Look for and remove:  
This system uses the same sensors  
as the front airbags to monitor  
whether the front seat belts are  
latched or unlatched, and how much  
weight is on the front passenger’s  
Any items under the front  
passenger’s seat.  
If either the driver or a front  
passenger does not fasten their seat  
belt while driving, the beeper will  
sound and the indicator will flash  
again at regular intervals.  
Any object(s) hanging on the seat  
or in the seat-back pocket.  
seat (see pages and ).  
28 29  
The seat belt system  
includes an indicator on the  
instrument panel and a beeper to  
remind you and your passengers to  
fasten your seat belts.  
Any object(s), such as a folded-  
down back seat, that are touching  
the rear of the seat-back.  
When no one is sitting in the front  
passenger’s seat, or a child or small  
adult is riding there, the indicator  
should not come on and the beeper  
should not sound.  
If no obstructions are found, have  
your vehicle checked by a dealer.  
This system monitors the front seat  
belts. If you turn the ignition switch  
to the ON (II) position before your  
seat belt is fastened, the beeper will  
sound and the indicator will flash. If  
your seat belt is not fastened before  
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Additional Information About Your Seat Belts  
All seat belts have an emergency  
Lap/Shoulder Belt  
The lap/shoulder belt goes over  
your shoulder, across your chest,  
and across your hips.  
locking retractor. In normal driving,  
the retractor lets you move freely in  
your seat while it keeps some  
tension on the belt. During a collision  
or sudden stop, the retractor  
To fasten the belt, insert the latch  
plate into the buckle, then tug on the  
belt to make sure the buckle is  
automatically locks the belt to help  
restrain your body.  
latched (see page  
for how to  
properly position the belt).  
The seat belts in all positions except  
the driver’s have a lockable retractor  
that must be activated to secure a  
To unlock the belt, press the red  
PRESS button on the buckle. Guide  
the belt across your body so that it  
retracts completely. After exiting the  
vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the  
way and will not get closed in the  
child seat (see page ).  
The lap/shoulder belt in the center  
seating position on the rear seat is  
equipped with a detachable seat belt  
that has two parts: a small latch plate  
and an anchor buckle.  
If the shoulder part of the belt is  
pulled all the way out, the lockable  
retractor will activate. The belt will  
retract, but it will not allow the  
passenger to move freely.  
The detachable seat belt should  
normally be latched whenever the  
seat-backs are in an upright position.  
For more information about the  
detachable seat belt, see page 109 .  
To deactivate the lockable retractor,  
unlatch the buckle and let the seat  
belt fully retract. To refasten the  
seat belt, pull it out only as far as  
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Additional Information About Your Seat Belts  
Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners  
The tensioners are designed to  
activate in any collision severe  
enough to cause the front airbags to  
deploy, or if a sensor detects your  
vehicle is about to roll over (see page  
31 ).  
Using the seat belt with the  
detachable anchor unlatched  
increases the chance of serious  
injury or death in a crash.  
Before using the seat belt,  
make sure the detachable  
anchor is correctly latched.  
The tensioners can also be activated  
during a collision in which the front  
airbags do not deploy. In this case, the  
airbags would not be needed, but the  
extra tension in the seat belt could  
be helpful.  
For added protection, the front seat  
belts are equipped with automatic  
seat belt tensioners. When activated,  
the tensioners immediately tighten  
the belts to help hold the driver and  
a front passenger in position.  
When the tensioners are activated,  
the seat belts will remain tight until  
they are unbuckled.  
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Additional Information About Your Seat Belts  
Seat Belt Maintenance  
If a seat belt is worn during a crash,  
it must be replaced by your dealer. A  
For safety, you should check the  
condition of your seat belts regularly. belt that has been worn during a  
crash may not provide the same level  
Not checking or maintaining  
seat belts can result in serious  
injury or death if the seat belts  
do not work properly when  
Pull each belt out fully, and look for  
frays, cuts, burns, and wear. Check  
that the latches work smoothly and  
the belts retract easily. If a belt does  
not retract easily, cleaning the belt  
may correct the problem (see page  
365 ). Any belt that is not in good  
condition or working properly will  
not provide good protection and  
should be replaced as soon as  
of protection in a subsequent crash.  
The dealer should also inspect the  
anchors for damage and replace  
them if needed. If the automatic seat  
belt tensioners activate during a  
crash, they must be replaced.  
Check your seat belts regularly  
and have any problem  
corrected as soon as possible.  
Honda provides a limited warranty  
on seat belts. See your  
Warranty Information  
booklet for