2023 FORD Edge Seat Belts
The 2023 Ford Edge has a strong and well-designed seat belt system that makes it a guardian of passenger safety in the complicated world of car safety. Seat belts are an important part of the Edge’s pledge to the safety of its passengers. They are a key line of defense that makes every trip feel safe. With advanced features like adjustable shoulder heights, pre-tensioners, and load limiters, these seat belts are finely tuned to act quickly in the event of a crash, holding people in place and reducing the risk of injury. Seat belt reminders and kid safety seat anchor systems add to the safety of the car by creating a system of care and attention. In a nutshell, the seat belts in the Edge are a great example of Ford’s commitment to protecting lives. They make sure that every ride is a sign of the brand’s unshakable commitment to passenger safety.
WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.
WARNING: Children must always be properly restrained.
WARNING: Do not allow a passenger to hold a child on their lap when your vehicle is moving. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death in the event of a sudden stop or crash.
WARNING: All occupants of your vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their seatbelts, even when an airbag supplemental restraint system is provided. Failure to properly wear your seatbelt could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.
WARNING: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a crash, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seatbelts. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and properly using a seatbelt. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury or death.
WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seatbelt.
WARNING: Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific seatbelt assembly made up of one buckle and one tongue designed to be used as a pair. Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. Never use a single seatbelt for more than one person.
WARNING: Even with advanced restraints systems, properly restrain children 12 and under in a rear seating position. Failure to follow this could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.
WARNING: Seatbelts and seats may be hot in a vehicle that is in the sunshine. The hot seatbelts or seats may burn a small child. Check seat covers and buckles before you place a child anywhere near them.
WARNING: If your vehicle is involved in a crash, have the seatbelts and associated components inspected as soon as possible. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.
All seating positions in your vehicle have lap and shoulder seatbelts. All occupants of the vehicle should always properly wear their seatbelts, even when an airbag supplemental restraint system is provided.
The seatbelt system consists of:
- Lap and shoulder seatbelts.
- Shoulder seatbelt with automatic locking mode, except driver seatbelt.
- Height adjuster at the front outermost seating positions.
Seatbelt pretensioners at the front outermost and second row outermost seating positions. Belt tension sensor at the front outermost passenger seating position.
- Seatbelt warning light and chime.
- Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator.
The seatbelt pretensioners are designed to tighten the seatbelts when activated. In frontal and near-frontal crashes, the seatbelt pretensioners may be activated alone or, if the crash is of sufficient severity, together with the front airbags. The pretensioners may also activate when a Safety Canopy airbag deploys.
FASTENING AND UNFASTENING THE SEATBELTS
All seatbelts in your vehicle are a three-point combination lap and shoulder seatbelt.
- A Seatbelt tongue.
- B Seatbelt buckle.
- Pull the seatbelt out steadily.
Note: It may lock if you pull it sharply or if the vehicle is on a slope.
- Insert the tongue into the buckle.
- Pull the seatbelt tight to remove any slack.
Unfastening the Seatbelts
- Press the red button on the buckle to release the seatbelt.
- Hold the seatbelt tongue and let it retract completely and smoothly to its stowed position.
Using a Sliding Clip (If Equipped)
Slide the clip away from the tongue so there is no loose webbing when an occupant or child seat is buckled up. You can also use the sliding clip to raise the tongue and prevent it from rattling or to ease access to the tongue.
SENSITIVE LOCKING MODE
WHAT IS SENSITIVE LOCKING MODE
Sensitive locking mode is a seatbelt retractor feature that allows shoulder belt length adjustment according to your movements and locking in response to vehicle movement.
HOW DOES SENSITIVE LOCKING MODE WORK
If the driver suddenly brakes, turns a corner sharply, or the vehicle receives an impact of about 5 mph (8 km/h) or more, the seatbelts lock to help reduce forward movement of the driver and passengers. In addition, the seatbelt retractor locks if you pull the seatbelt webbing out too quickly. If the retractor locks, slowly lower the height adjuster to allow the seatbelt to retract.
If the retractor does not unlock, pull the seatbelt out slowly then feed a small length of webbing back toward the stowed position.
For rear seatbelts, recline the rear seat backrest or push the seat backrest cushion away from the seatbelt. Feed a small length of webbing back toward the stowed position.
AUTOMATIC LOCKING MODE
- WHAT IS AUTOMATIC LOCKING MODE
- This is a safety feature built into the seatbelt retractors that keeps the seatbelts pre-locked.
- ENGAGING AUTOMATIC LOCKING MODE
- Fasten the combination lap and shoulder belt.
- Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until you pull the entire belt out.
- Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the seatbelt is now in the automatic locking mode.
DISENGAGING AUTOMATIC LOCKING MODE
Unbuckle the combination lap and shoulder belt and allow it to retract completely to disengage the automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive locking mode.
ADJUSTING THE SEATBELTS DURING PREGNANCY
WARNING: Always ride and drive with your seatback upright and properly fasten your seatbelt. Fit the lap portion of the seatbelt snugly and low across the hips. Position the shoulder portion of the seatbelt across your chest. Pregnant women must follow this practice. See the following figure.
Pregnant women should always wear their seatbelt. Position the lap belt portion of a combination lap and shoulder belt low across the hips below the belly and worn as tight as comfort allows. Position the shoulder belt to cross the middle of the shoulder and the center of the chest.
ADJUSTING THE SEATBELT HEIGHT
WARNING: Position the seatbelt height adjuster so that the seatbelt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the seatbelt correctly could reduce its effectiveness and increase the risk of injury in a crash.
- Pull the button and slide the height adjuster up or down.
- Release the button and pull down on the height adjuster to make sure it is locked in place.
HOW DOES THE SEATBELT REMINDER WORK
WARNING: The system will only provide protection when you use the seatbelt correctly.
This system monitors all seating positions and provides audio and graphic feedback.
SEATBELT REMINDER INDICATORS
This lamp illuminates if you do not fasten your seatbelt when you switch the ignition on. The lamp switches off when you fasten your seatbelt or about one minute elapses
When the initial warning expires for the driver, more warnings are provided for the driver and front passenger. This lamp illuminates if you or your front passenger do not fasten the seatbelt buckle and the vehicle speed exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h).
Note: To avoid inadvertent warnings, do not place large objects on the seat.
This lamp illuminates when you switch the ignition on, identifying the number of seating positions with fastened buckles. It illuminates again when a seating position changes from unfastened to fastened
This warning displays if an occupant unfastens the rear outboard seatbelt buckle or it becomes unfastened.
- Note: If a rear outermost seat is unoccupied, or an occupant never fastens the seatbelt buckle to begin with, the warning does not display.
- Note: Front seating positions appear in this warning display. Warnings for unfastened front seatbelt buckles appear in the initial warning lamp.
Checking Seatbelt Status
To view the seatbelt status, use the instrument cluster display controls on the steering wheel.
- A Seatbelt fastened.
- B Seatbelt not fastened.
- C Seatbelt recently unfastened.
- D Fault
SEATBELT REMINDER AUDIBLE WARNINGS
A warning tone sounds and the warning lamp illuminates if you are not wearing your seatbelt when your vehicle exceeds a relatively low speed.
The warning tone sounds for a short period of time or until you fasten your seatbel
SWITCHING THE SEATBELT REMINDER ON AND OFF
WARNING: While the system allows you to deactivate it, this system is designed to improve your chances of being safely belted and surviving an accident. We recommend you leave the system activated for yourself and others who may use the vehicle.
Note: The driver and front passenger warnings switch off independently. When you perform this procedure for one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this cancels the process.
Note: If you are using MyKey, you cannot disable the seatbelt reminder. Also, if the seatbelt reminder has been previously disabled, it is re-enabled during the use of MyKey. See MyKey™
Read Steps 1 – 4 before proceeding with the programming procedure.
Make sure that:
- The parking brake is set.
- The transmission is in park (P).
- The ignition is off.
- The driver and front passenger seatbelts are unfastened.
- Switch the ignition on. Do not start the engine.
- After Step 1, wait an additional five seconds before proceeding with Step
- Once you start Step 3, you must complete the procedure within 30 seconds.
- For the seating position you are switching off, buckle then unbuckle the seatbelt four times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled state. After Step 3, the seatbelt warning light switches on.
- When the seatbelt warning light is on, buckle then unbuckle the seatbelt. After Step 4, the seatbelt warning light flashes for confirmation.
This switches the feature off for that seating position if it is currently on.
This switches the feature on for that seating position if it is currently off.
CHECKING THE SEATBELTS
Check the seatbelts and child restraints periodically to make sure they work properly and are not damaged. Make sure there are no nicks, tears or cuts. Replace if necessary.
Check the following seatbelt assemblies after a crash.
- Front seatbelt buckle assemblies.
- Shoulder belt height adjusters.
- Shoulder belt guide on seat backrest.
- Child restraint LATCH and tether anchors.
- Attaching hardware.
Read the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for additional inspection and maintenance information specific to the child restraint.
We recommend that all seatbelt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a crash be replaced. However, if the crash 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. Seatbelt assemblies not in use during a crash should also be checked and replaced if either damage or improper operation is noted.
Properly care for seatbelts. See Cleaning Seatbelts.
WARNING: Persons who fit into the vehicle’s seatbelt should not use an extension. Unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of a crash.
WARNING: Only use extensions provided free of charge by our dealers. The dealer will provide an extension designed specifically for this vehicle, model year and seating position. The use of an extension intended for another vehicle, model year or seating position may not offer you the full protection of your vehicle’s seatbelt restraint system.
WARNING: Never use seatbelt extensions to install child restraints.
WARNING: Do not use extensions to change the way the seatbelt fits across the torso, over the lap or to make the seatbelt buckle easier to reach.
If, because of body size or driving position, it is not possible to properly fasten the seatbelt over your lap and shoulder, an extension that is compatible with the seatbelts is available free of charge from our dealers. Only use our seatbelt extensions made by the original equipment seatbelt manufacturer with our seatbelts. Ask your authorized dealer if your extension is compatible with your vehicle restraint system.
The 2023 Ford Edge typically has seat belts for five passengers, with three-point seat belts for each seating position.
Yes, many models of the 2023 Edge are equipped with adjustable seat belts to accommodate passengers of different heights.
Seat belt pre-tensioners are typically not adjustable by the user. They automatically tighten during a collision to restrain occupants effectively.
Yes, the 2023 Edge usually features seat belt reminders for all seating positions, alerting occupants to fasten their seat belts.
Yes, the 2023 Edge often comes with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system to secure child safety seats.
Adjustable shoulder height positions for the front seat belts are common in many models of the 2023 Edge, allowing for a customized fit.
Yes, many models of the 2023 Edge are equipped with seat belt pre-tensioners that tighten the belts during a crash and load limiters that reduce belt force.
Yes, rear seat belts in the 2023 Edge often have a locking feature for securing child safety seats using the vehicle’s seat belt.
Yes, some models of the 2023 Edge might feature a reminder for rear passengers to fasten their seat belts to ensure their safety.
Pretensioners are typically installed in the front seats of the 2023 Edge to quickly secure passengers during a collision.
Seat belt reminders are often designed to be a mandatory safety feature and may not be easily turned off to ensure occupant safety.
Some models of the 2023 Edge might offer an airbag deactivation option for the front passenger seat to accommodate child safety seats.
Regularly inspect seat belts for signs of wear, damage, or malfunction and have them replaced if necessary for optimal safety.
Yes, damaged or worn seat belts should be replaced with genuine replacements from an authorized service center to ensure proper safety.
Seat belts are often covered under the vehicle’s limited warranty, but coverage details can vary. Refer to the warranty information for specifics.