Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep

The seat belt warning light illuminates


The seat belt warning light illuminates and a beep sound will be heard if the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

Conditions of operation

Condition

Result

The driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The warning light flashes and a beep sound will be heard for about 6 seconds.
The driver's seat belt is fastened while the warning light and the beep sound are activated. The warning light turns off and the beep sound stops.
The driver's seat belt is fastened before the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The warning light will not illuminate and the beep sound will not be heard.

Belt Minder

NOTE:
The belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate or restore the seat belt minder.

Driver seated/Front passenger not seated

The belt minder is a supplemental warning to the seat belt warning function.

If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the warning light/beep operates to give you further reminders according to the chart below.

Once the beep sound is heard, it continues


Once the beep sound is heard, it continues sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound period has passed.

Driver seated/Front passenger seated

The seat belt warning function reminds the front passenger to fasten the seat belt according to the chart below.

Placing heavy items on the front


Placing heavy items on the front passenger seat may cause the front passenger seat belt warning function to operate depending on the weight of the item.

Once the beep sound is heard, it continues sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound period has passed.

NOTE:
- To allow the front passenger seat weight sensor to function properly, do not place and sit on an additional seat cushion on the front passenger seat. The sensor may not function properly because the additional seat cushion could cause sensor interference.

- When a small child sits on the front passenger seat, it is possible that neither the warning light nor the warning beep operate.

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