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So that sound when the driver or passenger takes their seatbelt off while moving...is there any way to silence it or will it continue forever until the belt is buckled?
Also, I get that same warning sound seemingly at random times when I turn the vehicle off. I haven't been able to pinpoint an exact reason for it coming in. Is that sound used to indicate anything else and is it ever normal to hear it after parking and turning the engine off?
 

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In a keyed ignition vehicle there is usually a sounds that means you have the key in the ignition with the door open. Without knowing all the variables you had maybe it is something similar.

I doubt they would ever allow you to disable the seatbelt warning while not in park, I'm sure it is a lawyer thing. (Besides a safety issue) For me the only time I wish I could is when I place a back pack in the passenger seat that tips the weight sensor, so I have to buckle the seat belt behind the backpack.
 

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So that sound when the driver or passenger takes their seatbelt off while moving...is there any way to silence it or will it continue forever until the belt is buckled?
Also, I get that same warning sound seemingly at random times when I turn the vehicle off. I haven't been able to pinpoint an exact reason for it coming in. Is that sound used to indicate anything else and is it ever normal to hear it after parking and turning the engine off?
I seen on another post you have to start car, and then buckle and unbuckle the seat belt 20 times in 30 seconds, then turn car off and back on and it should be off. The only issue is some of the newer Subaru’s they said it also turns off the cruise control. I don’t have mine yet or I would try it. To turn chime back on you simply unhook battery and hook it back up.

I normally leave my seatbelt clicked in all the time and I just sit in front of it. I know I should wear it BUT I was in a 6 roll rollover that not only totaled the vehicle but crushed the drivers side. The cop/fire/Ems said had I been wearing my seat belt I would not be here.

I would never advise not wearing one and I fuss at my adult kids all the time! It’s just a totally personal thing with me not wearing mine. Some days I do try!
 

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I seen on another post you have to start car, and then buckle and unbuckle the seat belt 20 times in 30 seconds,
This is how you disable the chime on all subarus.
You dont need to start the engine though just go to accessory mode do the above then turn off accessory. Next time you start up the chime won't turn on for either front driver or passenger belts.

PSA: always wear your seatbelt while the vehicle is in motion or do whatever you want, I'm not your mother. :smile:
 

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This is how you disable the chime on all subarus.
You dont need to start the engine though just go to accessory mode do the above then turn off accessory. Next time you start up the chime won't turn on for either front driver or passenger belts.

PSA: always wear your seatbelt while the vehicle is in motion or do whatever you want, I'm not your mother. :smile:
Hahahaha! I like this!

I've use the seat belt click trick in my older subaru's before, but hey just don't do this!
 

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I normally leave my seatbelt clicked in all the time and I just sit in front of it. I know I should wear it BUT I was in a 6 roll rollover that not only totaled the vehicle but crushed the drivers side. The cop/fire/Ems said had I been wearing my seat belt I would not be here.

I would never advise not wearing one and I fuss at my adult kids all the time! It’s just a totally personal thing with me not wearing mine. Some days I do try!

You have to realize that was just their opinion. They are coached to say comforting things like that. Things like, "good thing you were driving a _____! It saved your life!"

I've heard similar stories but I still can't fathom the idea of not wearing it when all the statistics and data point to you being so much safer with it on rather than off. Sure, there are those rare occasions when the seat belt could have caused issues but they are so few and far between :(
 

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I finally paid attention when it was making that sound after the engine was off. Here’s a pic of the display message. Not sure if it’s supposed to show this or what. Parked, stopped engine, removed seatbelt, message displayed, opened driver door, “seatbelt” sound started when door opened. Confused ?
 

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When I was a kid we always road on the back of a truck! We never thought a thing about it, and we used to ride in the backseat turned around backwards with our heads in the speakers of the back glass area. Haha!

I had a cousin that was on back of a truck 4 years ago and he got thrown off in a curve when the driver didn’t slow down. He had severe head trauma and died a couple hours later. He was only 18. So that makes me cringe every time I see someone on the back of a truck now. Freak accidents just happen.

I agree fire/ems/cops may make statements like that but the entire drivers side was completely crushed from the first hit on the bank. I was throwers into the passenger seat and when it stopped rolling they were able to pull me out of the window. The car was still upside down. I admit the chances of surging are sooo much greater with a seatbelt and I never advise not using it, it’s just a personal flashback for me.
 

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I finally paid attention when it was making that sound after the engine was off. Here’s a pic of the display message. Not sure if it’s supposed to show this or what. Parked, stopped engine, removed seatbelt, message displayed, opened driver door, “seatbelt” sound started when door opened. Confused ?

It's acting like maybe you hit the "off" but more than once. It still registers as the car being on when you see that notice. I have that happen when I turn the car in the acc/on position to roll windows down/up or listen to the end of an audiobook after I've stopped the car - then try to exit without turning the engine off. Is the light on on the start button?
 

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I finally paid attention when it was making that sound after the engine was off. Here’s a pic of the display message. Not sure if it’s supposed to show this or what. Parked, stopped engine, removed seatbelt, message displayed, opened driver door, “seatbelt” sound started when door opened. Confused ?
I get something like you're describing if I turn the engine off before putting the vehicle into Park. Car seems to act like it's still running - the radio even stays on indefinitely (even after I open the door and exit the vehicle). Only way I have been able to clear it is to restart the engine then shut it off after putting it in Park.

This may sound like a ridiculous issue to have, but my Nissan Leaf has no transmission and automatically moves to "Park" when the car is shut off - easy habit to fall into when the start/stop push-buttons look the same and are in the same spot...
 
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The issue I have with the chime is it doesn’t stop when you are stationary... I’ve pulled up to drive up windows and removed my seatbelt and it keeps going even though I’m not in motion. I’ve never had a vehicle do that. Most cars don’t chime unless you are going over 5mph.
 
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The issue I have with the chime is it doesn’t stop when you are stationary... I’ve pulled up to drive up windows and removed my seatbelt and it keeps going even though I’m not in motion. I’ve never had a vehicle do that. Most cars don’t chime unless you are going over 5mph.
This would get on my nerves big time! My hubby even has the habit of taking it off when I’m a drive thru or etc...

Has anyone turned it off and seen if the cruise still works?
 

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I tried that procedure to turn it off with no luck. It feels a little silly sitting there cycling the seatbelt, but anyway...

Yeah I’m guessing it’s possible I double tapped the ignition button. I’m going to have to watch for that.
 

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This may sound like a ridiculous issue to have, but my Nissan Leaf has no transmission and automatically moves to "Park" when the car is shut off - easy habit to fall into when the start/stop push-buttons look the same and are in the same spot...
I haven’t fooled with it much but there are some incredibly long red lights in my town. After several minutes of idling in drive (usually with AVH on), I’ve heard a few beeps then the parking brake turns on in the Ascent. I can only assume it’s supposed to do that. Haven’t timed it yet
 

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I haven’t fooled with it much but there are some incredibly long red lights in my town. After several minutes of idling in drive (usually with AVH on), I’ve heard a few beeps then the parking brake turns on in the Ascent. I can only assume it’s supposed to do that. Haven’t timed it yet
I think that's an AVH-related normal function. I remember reading something like that in the manual.
 
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