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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ 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.  
uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts  
Lap/shoulder seat belts  
1About Your 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.  
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.  
uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts  
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.  
uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts  
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  
uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt  
Fastening a Seat Belt  
After adjusting a front seat to the proper position, and while sitting upright and well  
1Fastening a Seat Belt  
back in the seat:  
2 Adjusting the Seats P. 210  
No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat  
belt or one that does not appear to be working  
correctly. Using a seat belt that is not working  
properly may not protect the occupant in a crash.  
Have a dealer check the belt as soon as possible.  
Lap/Shoulder Belt  
1. Pull the seat belt out slowly.  
Pull out slowly.  
Never insert any foreign objects into the buckle or  
retractor mechanism.  
2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then  
tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is  
u Make sure that the belt is not twisted or  
caught on anything.  
Models with adaptive cruise control  
When you or the front passenger insert the  
their latch plate into the buckle, the front  
seat belt retract automatically.  
uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt  
3. Position the lap part of the belt as low as  
possible across your hips, then pull up on  
the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part  
fits snugly. This lets your strong pelvic  
bones take the force of a crash and reduces  
the chance of internal injuries.  
4. If necessary, pull up on the belt again to  
remove any slack, then check that the belt  
rests across the centre of your chest and  
over your shoulder. This spreads the forces  
of a crash over the strongest bones in your  
upper body.  
1Fastening a Seat Belt  
Improperly positioning the seat belts can  
cause serious injury or death in a crash.  
Lap belt  
as low as  
Make sure all seat belts are properly  
positioned before driving.  
To release the belt, push the red PRESS button then  
guide the belt by hand until it has retracted  
When exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of  
the way and will not get caught by closing the door.  
1Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor  
Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor  
The shoulder anchor height can be adjusted to four  
levels. If the belt contacts your neck, lower the height  
one level at a time.  
The front seats have adjustable shoulder anchors to accommodate taller and shorter  
1. Move the anchor up and down while  
holding the release buttons.  
After an adjustment, make sure that the shoulder  
anchor position is secure.  
2. Position the anchor so that the belt rests  
across the centre of your chest and over  
your shoulder.  
uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt  
1Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor  
Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor  
1. Pull out the seat belt’s small latch plate and  
the latch plate from each holding slot in the  
Using the seat belt with the detachable  
anchor unlatched increases the chance of  
serious injury or death in a crash.  
Small Latch Plate  
Before using the seat belt, make sure the  
detachable anchor is correctly latched.  
Latch Plate  
To unlatch the detachable anchor, insert the latch  
plate into the slot on the side of the anchor buckle.  
2. Line up the triangle marks on the small  
latch plate and anchor buckle. Make sure  
the seat belt is not twisted. Attach the belt  
to the anchor buckle.  
Small Latch Plate  
Latch Plate  
Anchor Buckle  
3. Insert the latch plate into the buckle.  
Properly fasten the seat belt the same way  
you fasten the lap/shoulder seat belt.  
Small Latch Plate  
uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt  
1Advice for Pregnant Women  
Advice for Pregnant Women  
Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it is  
okay for you to drive.  
If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when  
driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt and keep the lap part of the  
belt as low as possible across the hips.  
To reduce the risk of injuries to both you and your  
unborn child that can be caused by an inflating front  
Wear the shoulder belt  
across the chest avoiding  
the abdomen.  
When driving, sit upright and adjust the seat as far  
back as possible while allowing full control of the  
When sitting in the front passenger’s seat, adjust  
the seat as far back as possible.  
Wear the lap part of the  
belt as low as possible  
across the hips.  
uuSeat BeltsuSeat Belt Inspection  
Seat Belt Inspection  
Regularly check the condition of your seat belts as follows:  
1Seat Belt Inspection  
Not checking or maintaining seat belts can  
result in serious injury or death if the seat  
belts do not work properly when needed.  
Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear.  
Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily.  
u If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem. Only  
use a mild soap and warm water. Do not use bleach or cleaning solvents. Make  
sure the belt is completely dry before allowing it to retract.  
Check your seat belts regularly and have  
any problem corrected as soon as possible.  
Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide proper  
protection and should be replaced as soon as possible.  
A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of  
protection in a subsequent crash. Have your seat belts inspected by a dealer after  
any collision.  
WARNING: No modifications or additions should be  
made by the user which will either prevent the seat  
belt adjusting devices from operating to remove  
slack, or prevent the seat belt assembly from being  
adjusted to remove slack.  
WARNING: It is essential to replace the entire  
assembly after it has been worn in a severe impact  
even if damage to the assembly is not obvious.  
WARNING: Care should be taken to avoid  
contamination of the webbing with polishes, oils and  
chemicals, and particularly battery acid. Cleaning  
may safely be carried out using mild soap and water.  
The belt should be replaced if webbing becomes  
frayed, contaminated or damaged.  
uuSeat BeltsuAnchorage Points  
Anchorage Points  
When replacing the seat belts, use the  
anchorage points shown in the images.  
The front seat has a lap/shoulder belt.  
Front Seat  
The rear seat has three lap/shoulder belts.  
Rear Seat