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One-time Belt-Minder disable
If at any time the driver/front passenger quickly buckles then unbuckles
the safety belt for that seating position, the system is disabled for the
current ignition cycle. The feature will enable during the same ignition
cycle if the occupant buckles and remains buckled for approximately
30 seconds. Confirmation is not given for the one-time disable.
CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE
Inspect the vehicle safety belts and child safety seat systems periodically
to make sure they work properly and are not damaged. Inspect the
vehicle and child seat safety belts to make sure there are no nicks, tears
or cuts. Replace if necessary. All vehicle safety belt assemblies, including
retractors, buckles, front safety belt buckle assemblies, buckle support
assemblies (slide bar-if equipped), shoulder belt height adjusters (if
equipped), shoulder belt guide on seatback (if equipped), child safety
seat LATCH and tether anchors, and attaching hardware, should be
inspected after a collision. Read the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions for additional inspection and maintenance information
specific to the child restraint. Ford Motor Company recommends that all
safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be
replaced. However, if the collision was minor and an authorized dealer
finds that the belts do not show damage and continue to operate
properly, they do not need to be replaced. Safety belt assemblies not in
use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either
damage or improper operation is noted.
For proper care of soiled safety belts, refer to Cleaning the Interior in
the Vehicle Care chapter.
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Ford Edge 2013 Owners Manual Summary of Content

One-time Belt-Minder disableIf at any time the driver/front passenger quickly buckles then unbucklesthe safety belt for that seating position, the system is disabled for thecurrent ignition cycle. The feature will enable during the same ignitioncycle if the occupant buckles and remains buckled for approximately30 seconds. Confirmation is not given for the one-time disable.CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCEInspect the vehicle safety belts and child safety seat systems periodicallyto make sure they work properly and are not damaged. Inspect thevehicle and child seat safety belts to make sure there are no nicks, tearsor cuts. Replace if necessary. All vehicle safety belt assemblies, includingretractors, buckles, front safety belt buckle assemblies, buckle supportassemblies (slide bar-if equipped), shoulder belt height adjusters (ifequipped), shoulder belt guide on seatback (if equipped), child safetyseat LATCH and tether anchors, and attaching hardware, should beinspected after a collision. Read the child restraint manufacturersinstructions for additional inspection and maintenance informationspecific to the child restraint. Ford Motor Company recommends that allsafety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision bereplaced. However, if the collision was minor and an authorized dealerfinds that the belts do not show damage and continue to operateproperly, they do not need to be replaced. Safety belt assemblies not inuse during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if eitherdamage or improper operation is noted.For proper care of soiled safety belts, refer to Cleaning the Interior inthe Vehicle Care chapter.40 Safety Belts2013 Edge (edg)Owners Guide gf, 1st PrintingUSA (fus)