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Most all cars today (I've seen it in Toyotas, Hondas, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, VWs, Subarus, etc) have "enhanced" seat belt reminders, where if the car is driven and one of the front passengers isn't buckled up, the car will beep for a period of time. It seems like Nissan/Infiniti is the only automaker whose new cars still don't do this.

So, my question... is the Q50 supposed to beep when seat belts aren't worn? I'm considering buying one. It won't stop me from buying the car of course, but I'd prefer if the Q50 did have an enhanced seat belt reminder. I have 2 people who sometimes ride in my car and are stupid & stubborn, and refuse to wear their seat belts. It frustrates me for many reasons that they won't, one because one of them is someone I care for greatly and worry about, and two because them not wearing their seat belt could make me get a ticket, or if an accident were to happen they could be thrown into me injuring me, or I would have to live with them dying in the car I was driving. An annoying beep would help me convince them! So I'm hoping that my new car will have the feature.

I'm confused because in the FSM, it says that when the car reaches 15 km/h or 9 mph, if a seat belt isn't fastened the car will chime for up to 90 seconds. It's in the FSM on the WCS-17 page. But in the owner's manual, it doesn't say anything about this, and in another thread (I searched about this question), someone said their Q50 doesn't beep, only the light comes on. I don't understand the discrepancy b/w the FSM and other sources.

So, does the Q50 have the seat belt reminder feature or not? And if not, is it something that the dealer can go into the car's computer and turn on upon request?

Thanks for any info! Sorry my post was long... just wanted to make sure my question was understood.
 

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I haven't driven at higher speeds w/out belts, but I know that driving around the parking lot w/out driver's belt, you do not get a chime.
 

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I've never thought about it, as I never move the car without a seatbelt on. However, if the seatbelt is unbuckled while the car is on, you do get a red seatbelt "icon" amongst the other symbols in the dash.
 

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Don't put the car in drive until all the belts are on. I have a few friends and family members that won't wear a seat belt, so I don't move the car until it's on. It's a rule in my car, no belt, no go. If they refuse, they can drive themselves someplace.
 

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Interesting... a couple say that it does beep but it seems like most of you are saying it does not.

The video is similar what's in the owner's manual... that the light stays on until buckled but the chime is only for about 6 seconds after starting the car, then nothing. The FSM says that there is a 6 second chime after start up, then once the car is driven above 9.3 mph a chime for 90 seconds (or until buckled). http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Q50/2014 Q50/WCS.pdf Go to pages 17-18 and you can read what I'm talking about. That's why I'm so confused... the FSM says it is supposed to but it seems like none of the cars actually are.

Yes, I need to be more stern about forcing them to put on their seat belt. I've tried, trust me, but they're more stubborn than I am and eventually I give up and drive off (very frustrated of course). I never ever ride in a car without a seat belt, it's just plain stupid. Usually mine is buckled before I've even started the car.

I was hopeful that the car would have the warning chime feature. Oh well. It seems it doesn't. I suppose I can ask the dealer about it. Maybe it's something they can turn on????? On the other hand, it's a beautiful car and drives so nicely. And the interior is a big improvement over the last gen G37's. I'm planning to get one in about a month and I'm very excited.

Thanks again for the input. If anyone else knows anything more I'd be happy to hear.
 

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I'm......70% sure that there's a chime but unlike a lot of cars where the seat belt chime kicks in almost immediately either as soon as you put the car in D or as soon as you start moving the car or hit a certain speed, the Q50 seat belt chime takes quite a bit more time and/or speed to kick in (which I actually find convenient).

I think that's why a lot of us are split between the chime being there or not because as evident in the posts in this thread, a lot of people just have never put themselves in the position to prepare to drive without immediately putting on their belt.

For me, I'm pretty sure I've heard it in my car before and that's usually in rare situations where I've been driving for more than maybe 2-3 mins without the seat belt on or a combination of hitting a certain speed (maybe 30mph?).
 

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As an FYI my wife's Lexus has the annoying chime but it turns off after about 30 seconds (that's after an annoying build to faster beeps).

I always make sure everyone is buckled up as well but the one time it can be a pain is getting from the mailbox to the garage. No need to buckle up on the driveway but the chimes can be annoying when I jump out to get mail and then zip up to the garage.

Mild annoyance for a good safety reminder in my opinion but an example of where the chime can be annoying.
 

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As an FYI my wife's Lexus has the annoying chime but it turns off after about 30 seconds (that's after an annoying build to faster beeps).

I always make sure everyone is buckled up as well but the one time it can be a pain is getting from the mailbox to the garage.
Reminded me of the lottery commercial where a guy drives for a good mile through his courtyard to get his morning paper... :D
 

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Sorry for going off-Q50.

I have an RX350. You can turn off the chime permanently (until your battery gets replaced) by performing a special sequence:

1) Turn the car ON but do not start the engine, keep foot off brake. Cycle your trip reset button until it reads ODO. Turn ignition back OFF and wait a few seconds.

2) Make sure seatbelt is not fastened.

3)Turn the ignition back ON, but do not start the car, keep foot off brake. As soon as you see everything light up, press and hold the trip reset button and do a long 12 second count.

4)Keep your finger on the trip reset button! Fasten your seat belt. As soon as you fasten your seat belt you should see the ODO display go from XXXX miles to "b-on". At that time take your finger off of the trip reset button and press it again. It should cycle to "b-off". Turn off ignition and you are done.
 

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Sorry for going off-Q50.

I have an RX350. You can turn off the chime permanently (until your battery gets replaced) by performing a special sequence:

1) Turn the car ON but do not start the engine, keep foot off brake. Cycle your trip reset button until it reads ODO. Turn ignition back OFF and wait a few seconds.

2) Make sure seatbelt is not fastened.

3)Turn the ignition back ON, but do not start the car, keep foot off brake. As soon as you see everything light up, press and hold the trip reset button and do a long 12 second count.

4)Keep your finger on the trip reset button! Fasten your seat belt. As soon as you fasten your seat belt you should see the ODO display go from XXXX miles to "b-on". At that time take your finger off of the trip reset button and press it again. It should cycle to "b-off". Turn off ignition and you are done.
Yeah, I would probably just keep the chime on.
 

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I've had a maxima, g37, and now the q50. All of which have the same seat belt chime which Is barely noticeable and only alerts for 6 seconds after start up. I've driven my q50 plenty of times with no seat belt and never heard a chime alert after start up. Not sure what the fsm is referring to. It may be a feature thats off by default but can be activated through consult. I personally can live without the chime. The warning light on the dash is reminder enough for me. Besides the only time I don't fasten my seat belt is when im super sweaty, coming from my workouts.
 
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Thanks everyone... looks like there's no chime. I'll ask the dealer if there's a way to turn it on and report back if anyone is curious. I'm thinking there has to be a way to activate it because of what's in the FSM.

Lol yes, I'm sure the chime can be annoying at times. Still, I'd rather deal with the occasional annoyance and have the safety feature.
 

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I recall driving my last car (subaru) and having my 35lb dog in the passengers seat. SOOOO annoying because the weight sensor knew he was in the seat but i would always forget to buckle the belt before putting him in and leaving. Over 5mph and it would beep incessantly until you would buckle it. Not so in the q50 (I also dont put my dog in the front seat of this car).


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