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Cut throat safety belt

Can you adjust your Tesla Model-3 seat belt to comfortably fit you, or is it cutting your neck

  • I can adjust the belt to fit- no problem

    Votes: 104 65.8%
  • Cannot adjust/lower the belt enough and it touches the side of my throat

    Votes: 54 34.2%

  • Total voters
    158

Exscite

Member
Dec 20, 2018
141
177
Los Angeles CA
Driving a Model-3, have you had an uncomfortable feeling that your throat is being cut?

We have two drivers, both are of average height, weight and neck size, and yet we cannot adjust the upper anchor of either front seat belts, to NOT cut the side of our throat. We each have different seats position setups.

Yes, the Model-3 upper seat belt point is adjustable (by sliding it down) but not enough. In all (many) other cars we have driven the seatbelt can be adjusted to comfortably fit us, but not in our Tesla.

Any suggestion?

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Xevex

Member
Mar 27, 2017
181
204
Canada
Not in my case, but my wife complained about it. She ended up backing & raising the seat up to a point that it's not touching her neck anymore. Maybe you could try that too?
 
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SR22pilot

Member
Jun 16, 2014
720
1,126
Georgia
I am fine in my car but not in my partner's. She complains about it all the time. I was wondering why her car would be different and then it hit me that I have the seat higher in mine.
 
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Kilotango74

Active Member
Apr 2, 2019
1,350
1,279
Palmdale, CA
I am fine in my car but not in my partner's. She complains about it all the time. I was wondering why her car would be different and then it hit me that I have the seat higher in mine.
I did notice the belt slightly over my neck when test driving. I did not adjust seat height but I am confident that it would have solved the problem.
 

afty

Member
Mar 13, 2019
124
142
Bay Area, CA
Yes! This is one of my few annoyances about this car. Even with the upper anchor in the lowest position, the seat belt rubs my neck.
 

derotam

Member
Oct 31, 2018
871
836
Oak Hill, VA
As I wrote in my original post:
Yes, the Model-3 upper seat belt point is adjustable (by sliding it down) but not enough.
And this is the basic design problem- insufficient adjustment range!

Are you saying that there is NO seat position and seatbelt adjustment that you can make to get the seatbelt off your neck, or are you saying that there is no seat position that you like where the seatbelt is not on your neck? Sorry, I'm not trying to be an a-hole, every car is different and you can't expect to fit in every car with the seat and belt in a perfect position. People don't get certain cars all the time because of how they fit(or don't fit) in the seat.
 
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brobinson

Member
May 23, 2018
621
704
Ohio
I'm 5'11" and sit with the seat fairly far back and I would agree that the belt adjustment could use some work. Raising the seat helps a little bit, but its still not great.
 

Exscite

Member
Dec 20, 2018
141
177
Los Angeles CA
Are you saying that there is NO seat position and seatbelt adjustment that you can make to get the seatbelt off your neck, or are you saying that there is no seat position that you like where the seatbelt is not on your neck? Sorry, I'm not trying to be an a-hole, every car is different and you can't expect to fit in every car with the seat and belt in a perfect position. People don't get certain cars all the time because of how they fit(or don't fit) in the seat.
Derotam--You are correct in saying that re-adjusting the seat can get the belt off your neck. However, the ability to adjust the seat is designed for improving the comfort and safety of each individual driver- and not to accommodate design restrictions of the seatbelts!
 

Az_Rael

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Jan 26, 2016
5,667
8,962
Palmdale, CA
I have this issue in the 3. But it is 100% better than my old S, so I just considered it an improvement and live with it.
 

derotam

Member
Oct 31, 2018
871
836
Oak Hill, VA
Derotam--You are correct in saying that re-adjusting the seat can get the belt off your neck. However, the ability to adjust the seat is designed for improving the comfort and safety of each individual driver- and not to accommodate design restrictions of the seatbelts!

Yes, the ability to adjust your seat is designed to improve your comfort, so move the seat to where you are comfortable with where the seatbelt rests. There are design restrictions on the pedals that don't adjust either....if you aren't comfortable with where the pedals are in relation to your feet then move the seat forward. I do understand your point but seatbelts and pedals are design restricted in all cars. If you wan't to complain that you don't fit right in a Tesla fine, but don't think that Tesla's are the only cars with human fitment issues because of design restricted seatbelts.
 
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