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 Post subject: AU Sloppy Rear Seat Belts
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:59 am 
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The inertia reel retractors on my rear seatbelts are lazy and the belts are really, really slow to retract (if at all, actually. They usually just stay out).

Is there any fix for this? Or do they need replacing?

This one is important because my kids sit back there, and I couldn't bear to see them exiting the vehicle through the front windscreen...

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Sloppy Rear Seat Belts
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:48 pm 
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I'm sure they probably can be repaired.
But speaking for myself, where it comes to the safety of my kids, I'd much rather have new ones that I'd feel confident will do what they're supposed to.
Also I'm not sure about NZ, but here in South Aust it's actually illegal to sell 2nd had seatbelts.. god knows how they enforce that, but it's there.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Sloppy Rear Seat Belts
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:15 pm 
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[quote="Esteven8"
Also I'm not sure about NZ, but here in South Aust it's actually illegal to sell 2nd had seatbelts.. [/quote]

Pretty sure it's the exact same deal here. But you can probably go to Pick-a-part (self-dismantling wrecker yard chain - bring your own tools and get what you want) & help yourself.

I generally don't cut corners on safety. Especially for my children.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Sloppy Rear Seat Belts
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:20 pm 
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AFAIK, when the seatbelts don't retract, it's usually a build up of hair and lint and crap inside the retractors. Your best bet is to open them up and clean them.

I've never done it myself though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Sloppy Rear Seat Belts
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Pulling the belt out as far as it can go then WASHING the thing with soap, water and a brush should see you keep the belt longer.
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 Post subject: Re: AU Sloppy Rear Seat Belts
Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:52 am 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Pulling the belt out as far as it can go then WASHING the thing with soap, water and a brush should see you keep the belt longer.


+1, did this to the ones in the front of the wagon, and made a massive difference. For pretty much no cost, try clean them first before you go out buying new ones I reckon

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Sloppy Rear Seat Belts
Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:07 am 
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I gave the belts a spray with silicon - IT WORKS. Fixed for five bucks.

So yes, just cleaning/spraying them is the answer.

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