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2002 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 132002


  • miles


The consumer stated that after picking the vehicle up for repairs, she noticed that the back seatbelts had been snapped by the body shop. When the consumer unsnapped the seatbelts, she noticed that they wouldn't retract. The consumer then called the service department and was told to bring the vehicle in the next day. The consumer was told by the mechanic that the seatbelts were worn out, which was odd because the vehicle was only a month old. The mechanic also told the consumer that the retractors are defective. The consumer feels that this vehicle is defective and is concerned with these safety issues.

- Laurel, MT, USA

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