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I was just reading IIHS's report <A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/sr/pdfs/sr4105.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/sr/pdfs/sr4105.pdf</A> on ESP and seat belt reminders' effectiveness, and came across this paragraph:<p>"This is why<br>automakers have voluntarily added<br>extended reminders. Nearly all 2006<br>models have a version of this feature.<br>The exceptions are some Hyundais,<br>Jaguars, Kias, Suzukis, and most<br>Volvos, which still don’t have<br>reminder systems."<p>WHAT IS THIS BS???<br>Volvo I beleive is the first manufacturer(maybe its SAAB?) to include such a feature; and I know that early 90's volvo cars had it. I am pretty sure that every volvo in the world including the US has it; so what is the guy who wrote this report smoking???<p>I think we should sign a petition or make sure that they immediately make up for this mistake and inform the public correctly!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvocu</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was just reading IIHS's report <A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/sr/pdfs/sr4105.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/sr/pdfs/sr4105.pdf</A> on ESP and seat belt reminders' effectiveness, and came across this paragraph:<p>"This is why<br>automakers have voluntarily added<br>extended reminders. Nearly all 2006<br>models have a version of this feature.<br>The exceptions are some Hyundais,<br>Jaguars, Kias, Suzukis, and most<br>Volvos, which still don’t have<br>reminder systems."<p>WHAT IS THIS BS???<br>Volvo I beleive is the first manufacturer(maybe its SAAB?) to include such a feature; and I know that early 90's volvo cars had it. I am pretty sure that every volvo in the world including the US has it; so what is the guy who wrote this report smoking???<p>I think we should sign a petition or make sure that they immediately make up for this mistake and inform the public correctly!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Volvos (up to and including MY06) do not have <i>persistent</i> seat belt reminders. For example, you can start up the car, not put your seat belt and after the warning/reminder chimes for about 15 seconds or so, it will stop. The red light (seat belt reminder) will stay on but that is it.<p>In contrast, I will mention Mercedes cars (I am only doing that since I work with these cars now and I can see the difference); if you do not put your seat belt on, the usual chime will continue forever. If you place the car in gear and start moving forward, the chime becomes a very annoying and STEADY beep. You have to fasten your seat belt or it will drive you crazy!<p>As far as ESC or ESP, Volvos (much to my chagrin) did not make that feature (DSTC) standard for all U.S. models until MY07. Other manufacturers have had standard for years, now. It just did not make sense to have such great feature as DSTC standard until now.<p>Yannis
 

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Our toyota avensis has the on-going reminder that drives me nuts. It starts out as a low chime, but if you dont wear the seatbelt regardless of the speed of the car, it turns into a most-irritating sound. Even if you select reverse gear and take off your seatbelt it doesnt stop that aful sound; you cant even hear the parking sensors!!!<br>This is how stupid toyota engineers are, I really dont know how people buy toyotas. <br>Note: We have the car as a rental, and are waiting until the renting company has a better car available.
 

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i was about to say s40 has it... it has the usual chime plus a loud beep after a certain speed which decreases the radio if on
 
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