About Icon.


Available Buckle to Drive reminds you to buckle your seat belt before driving by preventing your vehicle from being shifted out of PARK until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.


To help keep you safe on the road, Buckle to Drive will not shift out of PARK when the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled. To shift into DRIVE, buckle your seat belt. After 20 seconds, this feature will time out and you’ll be able to shift out of PARK regardless of whether the seat belt is buckled.

Buckle to Drive activates each time you turn your vehicle on.

Some vehicles feature Buckle to Drive as part of the Teen Driver mode, while others offer Buckle to Drive as both a standalone feature and Teen Driver feature.  


How do I know if my vehicle has Buckle to Drive?

If you’re unable to shift out of PARK when the driver’s seat is unbuckled, your vehicle is equipped with Buckle to Drive. If so, you’ll see a message in your Driver Information Centre (DIC) that says “Buckle Seat Belt to Shift” and you will hear a chime. That message will disappear when the feature times out after 20 seconds.

If you can turn Buckle to Drive on or off in the Settings menu of your vehicle’s infotainment system, you have Buckle to Drive as a standalone feature. If Buckle to Drive is an option in the Teen Driver section of the Settings menu, your vehicle is equipped with Buckle to Drive as part of the Teen Driver mode.  

How do I turn Buckle to Drive off?

Buckle to Drive is on when Teen Driver is on. To disable Buckle to Drive, turn Teen Driver off.  Some vehicles allow Buckle to Drive to be turned off through the Settings Menu.

What if my passenger seat belt is unbuckled?

Buckle to Drive only affects the driver’s seat belt.



Communicate with one of our specialists.

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. 

You are leaving buick.ca

You are leaving buick.ca to visit a website that is operated independently and not maintained by General Motors of Canada and where the General Motors of Canada privacy policy does not apply.

This link is provided to you for convenience and does not serve as an endorsement by General Motors of Canada of information or content that you may find on this site.