Fastening a Seat Belt Accord

Adjust your seat to the proper position and then follow the steps below:

  1. Pull the seat belt out slowly.

  2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is secure. Make sure that the belt is not twisted or caught on anything.

  3. Position the lap part of the belt as low as possible across your hips, then pull up on the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part fits snugly. This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal inquiries.

  4. If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then make sure that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body.

To release the belt, push the red PRESS button then guide the belt by hand until it has retracted completely.


Improperly positioning the seat belt can cause serious injury or death in a crash.

Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving.

See also:
Lap/Shoulder Seat Belts Accord
All five seating positions are equipped with lap/shoulder seat belts with emergency locking retractors. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely while keeping some tension on the...
Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor Accord
The front seats have adjustable shoulder anchors to accommodate taller and shorter occupants. Move the anchor up and down whileholding the release button. Position the anchor so that the belt...
Seat Belt Inspection Accord
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