Rear Seat Reminder† tells you to look in your rear seat before exiting your vehicle under certain conditions. This feature is activated by opening and closing a second-row rear door just before or during vehicle use.
For example, if you open a rear door to put something into the rear seat and then drive to your destination, your vehicle will alert you with a Driver Information Center (DIC) message and audible chimes to remind you that you put something in the rear seat.
About Rear Seat Reminder
Rear Seat Reminder is intended to activate when a second-row door (not including the liftgate/hatch) is opened while the vehicle is turned ON or up to 10 minutes before the vehicle is turned ON. Under these circumstances, when the vehicle is then turned OFF, the feature triggers the reminder to check your rear seat.
The reminder consists of five audible chimes accompanied by a message in the Driver Information Center (DIC) that reads, “Rear Seat Reminder Look in Rear Seat.”
This feature is active only once each ignition cycle and requires reactivation on a second trip. For example, if you load your dog into the second row through a rear door, start the vehicle and then stop for a rest break, the Rear Seat Reminder will remind you to “Look in Rear Seat” when the vehicle is turned OFF. If the vehicle is turned back ON and the dog remains in the vehicle (without the second-row door being opened and closed), the Rear Seat Reminder will not activate for the second trip, and no reminder will occur when the vehicle is subsequently turned OFF.
Note: Rear Seat Reminder is not designed to detect people, pets and objects in the backseat. When a reminder to “Look in Rear Seat” occurs, it is only because the second-row door has been opened and closed during a drive cycle.
To turn this feature off, go to the vehicle’s Settings menu and select “Rear Seat Reminder,” then “Off.”
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If you see a message in your Driver Information Center (DIC) that says “Rear Seat Reminder Look in Rear Seat” and hear five distinct chimes after opening your rear door and turning the vehicle off, your vehicle has this available feature. You also know you have this feature if you see an option to enable or disable Rear Seat Reminder in your vehicle’s Settings menu.
No. If your vehicle is equipped with this feature, it is ON by default from the factory.
Rear Seat Reminder is active only once each time the vehicle is turned ON and OFF and requires reactivation on a second trip by opening and closing the rear door again.
No. The volume of the chime may not be adjusted.
No. Rear Seat Reminder does not detect people, animals or objects in the rear seat. It only activates an alert when a rear door has been opened and closed.
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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.