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2017 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 to 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 to 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  
WARNING: Seat belts are designed to bear upon the  
bony structure of the body, and should be worn low  
across the front of the pelvis or the pelvis, chest and  
shoulders, as applicable; wearing the lap section of  
the belt across the abdominal area must be avoided.  
WARNING: Seat belts should be adjusted as firmly as  
possible, consistent with comfort, to provide the  
protection for which they have been designed. A  
slack belt will greatly reduce the protection afforded  
to the wearer.  
WARNING: Belts should not be worn with straps  
WARNING: Each belt assembly must only be used by  
one occupant; it is dangerous to put a belt around a  
child being carried on the occupant’s lap.  
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Lap/shoulder seat belts  
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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.  
Seat belts cannot completely protect you in every  
crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your  
risk of serious injury.  
Most countries require you to wear seat belts. Take  
time to familiarize with the legal requirements of the  
countries in which you will drive.  
Proper use of seat belts  
Follow these guidelines for proper use:  
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.  
The emergency locking retractor may lock if you lean  
forward too quickly. Slower movements will allow  
the belt to extend fully without locking.  
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.  
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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  
the ignition switch is turned to ON (w*1  
Front seats  
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  
indicator will blink. If the driver does not  
fasten the belt, the indicator will remain on.  
When no one is sitting in the front passenger’s seat,  
the indicator will not come on and the beeper will not  
If the indicator comes on or the beeper sounds with  
no front passenger, or with a passenger wearing the  
seat belt, something may be interfering with the  
occupant detection sensor. Such as:  
The beeper will also periodically sound and  
the indicator will blink while driving until the  
driver’s seat belt is fastened.  
Heavy items are on the seat.  
A cushion is placed on the seat.  
The front passenger is not sitting properly.  
Rear seats  
Your vehicle also monitors rear seat belt use.  
A multi-information display notifies you if any  
of the rear seat belts are used.  
: Latched  
: Unlatched  
If none of these conditions exist, have your vehicle  
checked by a dealer as soon as possible.  
The display appears when:  
A rear door is opened and closed.  
Any of the rear passengers latches or  
unlatches their seat belt.  
The beeper sounds if any rear passenger’s seat  
belt is unlatched while driving.  
To see the display:  
Press the  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
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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.  
1Seat Belt e-pretensioners*  
Seat Belt e-pretensioners*  
If only the e-pretensioners were activated, no  
components need to be replaced.  
Are the motor-powered pretensioners that  
start to retract the front seat belts when the  
CMBS, brake assist system, or VSA system is in  
operation. They may also activate when you  
steer the vehicle hard, or the vehicle is  
impacted. After retracted, the seat belts are  
slackened to their original positions.  
The e-pretensioners may not work if:  
Supplemental Restraint System Indicator is on.  
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System Indicator is on.  
As convenient features, the e-pretensioners  
slightly retract the seat belts when you latch  
the seat belt buckle, depress the brake pedal  
more aggressively than you normally do, or  
make a sharp turn, and fully retract when you  
release the seat belt buckle.  
* Not available on all models