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Seat belt bolt recall and how to check yourself

JenniferQ

Supporting Member
Sep 13, 2015
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San Diego, CA
Thanks for sharing. I am lucky and live close to a SC so will take mine in next week. I am interested to see, though, that your seatbelt latches are the usual black/orange. I was pleasantly surprised that this is my first car without the orange bits. That color contrast always bugged me in fine interiors.
 

InternetDude

Member
Nov 5, 2014
822
538
Yes
Yep, Canadian cars require the orange/red release buttons. And DRLs are mandatory and can't be turned off. Not sure if there are any other specifics, but to stay on topic I think I'm safe...
 

ecarfan

Well-Known Member
Sep 21, 2013
19,202
13,854
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Watching that video, I would suggest that a better test would be using both hands to give a hard yank upwards on the seatbelt while holding it about a foot away from the outboard mounting point. I see no reason to have one hand holding the belt where it goes diagonally across the front of the seat back.
 

Navyguy

Dreamer
Nov 1, 2015
96
0
OH
Problem is 80 lbs is nothing. the original one did say all he did was lean over. and this is better than nothing, but even if it hold a yank of 200 lbs in a crash at highway speeds, without doing any math you are talking several hundred or even thousands of pounds of force from your 180-200lb body
 

ggr

Expert in Dunning-Kruger Effect!
Mar 24, 2011
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27,518
San Diego, CA
Problem is 80 lbs is nothing. the original one did say all he did was lean over. and this is better than nothing, but even if it hold a yank of 200 lbs in a crash at highway speeds, without doing any math you are talking several hundred or even thousands of pounds of force from your 180-200lb body

If it is installed correctly, no problem; that's what it was designed for. If it is not installed correctly, this will find it. There is no middle ground.
 

Doug_G

Lead Moderator
Apr 2, 2010
17,881
3,347
Ottawa, Canada
Problem is 80 lbs is nothing. the original one did say all he did was lean over. and this is better than nothing, but even if it hold a yank of 200 lbs in a crash at highway speeds, without doing any math you are talking several hundred or even thousands of pounds of force from your 180-200lb body

I think they're saying that 80 lbs is enough to tell if it's properly attached, not that there's an 80 lb load in an impact.
 

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