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Seat belt bolt recall and how to check yourself

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  1. InternetDude

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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
  6. Navyguy

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    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
     
  7. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    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.
     
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    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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    Easy day - thanks for the recall bulletin...
     

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