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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front: Anchorage Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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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1998 Saturn SL seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 052002

SL

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

No summary.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

May 012000

SL

  • miles
Driver's side seat belt twist to where it won't recall and is diffecult to buckle. I received a safty recall in 2000 and took it to the dealer in lafayette, in to have it replaced. It wooked ok for about a year and then it acts up again.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #4

Apr 212001

(reported on)

SL

  • miles
Seat belt will not tighten or release, consumer took vehicle to dealer several times but was told there was nothing wrong.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #3

Sep 261999

(reported on)

SL

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The component in question has not failed and probably won't. I feel the design of the knob which allows the shoulder belt anchor point to be adjusted up / down could have been better. I am tall, so I sit with the seat all the way back. This "knob" is located exactly beside my temple while I'm driving. If I were to be hit from the driver's side, I have visions of this knob doing serious injury to my skull and what little brain I have in there. I think the knob needs to be redesigned (an adjustable shoulder anchor point in the new Nissan Altima is much less intrusive.)

- Hot Springs National Park, AR, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998

SL

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Seat belt failed. Mjs

- Orange, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jan 271998

(reported on)

SL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front seat belt attachments are too low, when sitting in seat it is very difficult to see release button.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

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