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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ About Your Seat Belts

Seat Belts  
About Your Seat Belts  
Seat belts are the single most effective safety device because they keep you  
connected to the vehicle so that you can take advantage of many built-in safety  
features. They also help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the  
vehicle, against other passengers, or out of the vehicle. When worn properly, seat  
belts also keep your body properly positioned in a crash so that you can take full  
advantage of the additional protection provided by the airbags.  
1About Your Seat Belts  
Not wearing a seat belt properly increases  
the chance of serious injury or death in a  
crash, even though your vehicle has  
In addition, seat belts help protect you in almost every type of crash, including:  
Be sure you and your passengers always  
wear seat belts and wear them properly.  
- frontal impacts  
- side impacts  
- rear impacts  
- rollovers  
Seat belts cannot completely protect you in every  
crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your  
risk of serious injury.  
Lap/shoulder seat belts  
All five seating positions are equipped with lap/shoulder seat belts with emergency  
locking retractors. In normal driving the retractor lets you move freely while keeping  
some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop the retractor locks to  
restrain your body. The rear seat belts also have a lockable retractor for use with  
child seats.  
Most states and all Canadian provinces and territories  
require you to wear seat belts.  
The emergency locking retractor may lock if you lean  
forward too quickly. Slower movements will allow  
the belt to extend fully without locking.  
2 Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt P. 62  
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Proper use of seat belts  
1About Your Seat Belts  
Follow these guidelines for proper use:  
If a rear seat passenger moves around and extends  
the seat belt, the lockable retractor may activate. If  
this happens, release the retractor by unfastening the  
seat belt and allow the belt to retract completely.  
Then refasten the belt.  
All occupants should sit upright, well back in the seat, and remain in that position  
for the duration of the trip. Slouching and leaning reduce the effectiveness of the  
belt and can increase the chance of serious injury in a crash.  
Never place the shoulder part of a lap/shoulder seat belt under your arm or  
behind your back. This could cause very serious injuries in a crash.  
Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very  
seriously injured in a crash.  
Do not put any accessories on the seat belts. Devices intended to improve comfort  
or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability  
and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash.  
1Seat Belt Reminder  
Seat Belt Reminder  
The indicator will also come on if a front passenger  
does not fasten their seat belt within six seconds after  
Your vehicle monitors front seat belt use. If  
the ignition switch is turned to ON (w*1  
before the driver’s seat belt is fastened, the  
beeper will sound and the indicator will blink.  
If the driver does not fasten the belt before  
the beeper stops, the indicator will remain on.  
the ignition switch is turned to ON (w*1  
When no one is sitting in the front passenger’s seat,  
the indicator will not come on and the beeper will not  
The indicator also may not come on and the beeper  
may not sound when the occupant is not heavy  
enough to trigger the weight sensor. Such occupants  
(e.g., infants and smaller children) should be moved  
to the rear seat as a deploying front airbag likely will  
injure or kill them.  
The beeper will also periodically sound and  
the indicator will blink while driving until the  
driver's and front passenger’s seat belts are  
2 Protecting Child Passengers P. 54  
*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button  
instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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1Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners  
Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners  
The seat belt tensioners can only operate once.  
If a tensioner is activated, the SRS indicator will come  
on. Have a dealer replace the tensioner and  
thoroughly inspect the seat belt system as it may not  
offer protection in a subsequent crash.  
The front seats are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners to enhance safety.  
The tensioners automatically tighten the front seat belts during a moderate-to-  
severe frontal collision, sometimes even if the collision is not severe enough to  
inflate the front airbags.  
During a moderate-to-severe side impact, the  
tensioner on that side of the vehicle also activates.