Seat Belt Warning After Selecting Gear




Currently, the seat belt warning comes up when you hit the brake. This is especially annoying in the Model X where the driver door closes when stepping on the brake. Leaving the door open and fastening the seat belt first in order to avoid the alarm is dangerous, especially when you doing roadside parking.

It seems logical to enable the alarm when selecting the Gear instead of pressing the brake.


In case there is a legislative restriction in the US, perhaps the change could be made for European vehicles.


It appears both the USA and EU regulators require the seat belt alarm to sound if unbelted AND the ignition is first turned on. Pressing the brake pedal on the Tesla is considered the same as starting the ignition.  Perhaps Tesla could have a separate ignition switch like some of the compliance EVs, but we don’t see that ever happening.

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     Created 6-Aug-2018


My Merc starts nagging when driving above 15km/h or so. This is a very elegant solution because it can be moved a little in the garage or in the driveway without beeping needlessly and annoyingly. A perfect solution. I really wish my Model 3 would behave in the same way.

If beeping only when something is wrong, the beep gets more attention. If beeping all the time, it will be ignored when needed.
    Created 25-May-2020
A 10 second delay from pressing the brake pedal to close the door before the audible seatbelt warning starts would be sufficient.  One shouldn’t have to be told to put it on, but the current nag is a bit aggressive.
    Created 4-Jan-2019
Warning on gear select seems too late, and even dangerous. If you put it in gear and then attach your seat belt, you may inadvertently hit the accelerator while doing so.
    Created 2-Dec-2018
The concern expressed can easily be resolved by using the touchscreen to close the door, belt up and then step on the brake.
    Created 27-Aug-2018