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2023 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Fastening a Seat Belt

uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt  
Fastening a Seat Belt  
After adjusting a front seat to the proper position, and while sitting upright and well  
back in the seat:  
2 Seats P. 205  
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.  
1. Pull the seat belt out slowly.  
Pull out slowly.  
Correct  
Seated  
Posture.  
Never insert any foreign objects into the buckle or  
retractor mechanism.  
If the seat belt appears to be locked in a fully  
retracted position, firmly pull out on the shoulder belt  
once, then push it back in.  
Then, smoothly pull it out of the retractor and fasten.  
If you are unable to release the seat belt from a fully  
retracted position, do not allow anyone to sit in the  
seat, and take your vehicle to a dealer for repair.  
2 About Your Seat Belts P. 49  
2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then  
tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is  
secure.  
u Make sure that the belt is not twisted or  
caught on anything.  
Latch  
Plate  
2 Seat Belt Inspection P. 58  
Buckle  
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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 center 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  
3WARNING  
Improperly positioning the seat belts can  
cause serious injury or death in a crash.  
Lap belt  
as low as  
possible  
Make sure all seat belts are properly  
positioned before driving.  
To release the belt, push the red PRESS button and  
then guide the belt by hand until it has retracted  
completely.  
When exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is properly  
stowed so that it will not get caught in the closing  
door.  
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  
occupants.  
1. Move the anchor up and down while  
pulling the shoulder anchor outward.  
2. Position the anchor so that the belt rests  
across the center of your chest and over  
your shoulder.  
After an adjustment, make sure that the shoulder  
anchor position is secure.  
Pull  
outward  
Continued  
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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  
ceiling.  
3WARNING  
Using the seat belt with the detachable  
anchor unfastened increases the chance of  
serious injury or death in a crash.  
Before using the seat belt, make sure the  
detachable anchor is correctly latched.  
Latch Plate  
Small 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  
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.  
Latch  
Plate  
Buckle  
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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  
airbag:  
When driving, sit upright and adjust the seat as far  
back as possible while allowing full control of the  
vehicle.  
Wear the shoulder belt  
across the chest avoiding  
the abdomen.  
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.  
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