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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 162002

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


While traveling at highway speeds the passenger seatbelt locks and has to be unbuckeled- recoiled- and relatched, thus leaving the passenger unprotected. The dealer states the belt is working as designed. I feel this is an usatisfactory and dangerous condition. The dealer replaced the seatbelt mechanism and furnished the seat belt extender, however, the seat belt still locks and has to be removed and rebuckeled at highway speeds, leaving the passenger unprotected.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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