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Car seat latch and seatbelt warning.

ny3ranger

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Aug 13, 2015
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New Rochelle, NY
I put in a car seat in the latch on the the edge seat. I thought connecting the latch would stop the seatbelt warning from showing up When my kid is in the seat. I ended up having to connect the seat belt behind the car seat so the warning doesn’t show up. Is that what others are doing?
 

jaguar36

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Apr 10, 2014
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NJ
On my S with a car seat installed with Latch I never get a seatbelt warning. I'm not sure if it has a sensor on the latch itself (which seems unlikely) or if it is going by the constant weight of the car seat to determine that a car seat is installed.
 

mknox

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Aug 7, 2012
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Toronto, ON
I believe 65lbs is what the trigger is. Depending on how tight some people have latched theirs in will cause the warning to go off, or not.

Not on my car it ain't. My 90 year old mother rides with us in the back and if she rests her hand (leans a bit) on the seat next to her, I get the warning (I have the 3-wide bench seat in the second row). No way she's putting 65 lbs. of pressure there. She barely weighs 100.
 

Helmuth

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Jun 17, 2016
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Central Florida
Is there a way to permanently (beginning of each trip) get rid of the seat belt message on the IC? It’s pretty annoying while using the navigation (I put it on the left side). Some 3rd row passengers don’t like to be buckled in...
 

Terthen

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May 9, 2016
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San Diego
I put in a car seat in the latch on the the edge seat. I thought connecting the latch would stop the seatbelt warning from showing up When my kid is in the seat. I ended up having to connect the seat belt behind the car seat so the warning doesn’t show up. Is that what others are doing?

That’s what I resorted to to stop the warning from showing up.

Fairly sure it’s based entirely on the weight sensor.

You can buy almost any loose seat belt buckle on eBay and insert that to keep the warning from coming up.

That’s a fantastic idea, thanks!
 

HugoBoss

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Aug 4, 2017
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Kleinburgh
Is there a way to permanently (beginning of each trip) get rid of the seat belt message on the IC? It’s pretty annoying while using the navigation (I put it on the left side). Some 3rd row passengers don’t like to be buckled in...
I know it's not mandatory everywhere but I never understood why people don't wear seat belts.
You should always buckle up.
 

Helmuth

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Jun 17, 2016
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Central Florida
I know it's not mandatory everywhere but I never understood why people don't wear seat belts.
You should always buckle up.

I know and that’s the first thing before I start driving!

But I have a few friends they never use seat belts and I don’t want to argue with them...
I think it should be mandatory!!! Seatbelts would safe thousands of lives every year.
 

arubinst

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Apr 3, 2016
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Ecublens, Switzerland
I know and that’s the first thing before I start driving!

But I have a few friends they never use seat belts and I don’t want to argue with them...
I think it should be mandatory!!! Seatbelts would safe thousands of lives every year.

Isn't it? It is here in Switzerland.

By the way, if they catch a passenger here not wearing the seatbelts, it is the passenger who gets a fine and not to the driver of the vehicle.
 

mknox

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Aug 7, 2012
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Toronto, ON
Isn't it? It is here in Switzerland.

By the way, if they catch a passenger here not wearing the seatbelts, it is the passenger who gets a fine and not to the driver of the vehicle.

Same here in Ontario, Canada unless it's a child... then the driver gets the fine.
 

TJtv

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Oct 13, 2016
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NJ
Fairly sure it’s based entirely on the weight sensor.

You can buy almost any loose seat belt buckle on eBay and insert that to keep the warning from coming up.

It’s a solution but not a great solution. When the seatbelt is buckled it disables easy entry. It also makes the second row seats move much more slowly, which is annoying for people who have to wait for them to move out of the way before getting in the 3rd row.
 

ninefiveone

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Jun 7, 2017
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SF Bay Area
True. Then the only option is to clear the warning when it comes up with a long press of the left scroll wheel. Clears it for the drive but will reappear on next startup.
 

MXWing

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Oct 13, 2016
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USA
Same here and this is how to skip the argument:

It’s your car. If they want to ride in it they buckle up or walk. There will be no conversation about it.

THIS

Best thing would be to just find smarter friends.

The political answer is "I feel uncomfortable and would drive distracted from the stress of unbuckled passengers".
 

mknox

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Aug 7, 2012
10,103
1,870
Toronto, ON
True. Then the only option is to clear the warning when it comes up with a long press of the left scroll wheel. Clears it for the drive but will reappear on next startup.

Awesome! Great to know. And to be clear... my issue is belted rear seat passengers who lean against an adjacent seat causing the warning to keep flashing up on my dash. Very annoying.
 
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TJtv

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Oct 13, 2016
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True. Then the only option is to clear the warning when it comes up with a long press of the left scroll wheel. Clears it for the drive but will reappear on next startup.

In my experience this only seems to help for a little while. It seems like the latched in carseat is right on the boundary of being detected or not. So if you clear it with a long press of the let scroll wheel to make the warning disappear - if the seat then moves slightly so that the warning is "legit" gone, and then moves slightly back into the position where it generates the warning again it comes right back! It's very frustrating, I often have to clear the warning 5-10 times on a 20 minute drive.
 

crobin

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Sep 2, 2017
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Mn
I put in a car seat in the latch on the the edge seat. I thought connecting the latch would stop the seatbelt warning from showing up When my kid is in the seat. I ended up having to connect the seat belt behind the car seat so the warning doesn’t show up. Is that what others are doing?
Call up your service center, you have a bad sensor in the latch.
 

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