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#1 Horace

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:33 PM

We have a Suzuki Sport 1.6 2012. It has passed all previous MOTs. However, yesterday it failed for splits in all 4 seatbelt webbings. The split is only revealed when the belt is fully extended.

I suspect that this has not been discovered on previous MOTs and that the damage has always been there since we bought the car used from a dealer.

So, I think either the damage is a fault of the mechanism, or it is malicious and happened before we bought the car.

I have checked for recalls, and there are none. Also cannot find this mentioned anywhere else on the web.

I'll try to attach pictures.

Has anyone experienced this before?

We're looking at £800 to replace!!

Edited by Horace, 20 August 2018 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:47 PM

I just had the webbing replaced in 5 seat belts for £200



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:48 PM

And I had a choice of 40 colours



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:34 AM

Who by?

#5 fiveoclock

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:43 AM

http://www.fdts-seatbelts.co.uk/

 

Couple of old ladies in a time warp small factory. Been doing it for decades. Do a lot of high end motorsport stuff as well as every day stuff. They do a postal service too. Comes back better than factory



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:01 AM

Brilliant!!   Just contacted them.  Many thanks Mr. fiveoclock  :happy:  thumbsup  Imnotworthy



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 12:19 PM

Brilliant!! Just contacted them. Many thanks Mr. fiveoclock :happy: thumbsup Imnotworthy


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 03:30 PM

Yeah, Sue Taylor



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:43 PM

Normaly the webbing is very strong and if the webbing itself is split it must have been in Contact with something sharp during high load. Can it be old seatbelts if the car have not been crashed? Its very strange it happend on all 4 places.
Im working with this stuff and very rarely seen split webbings.

Edited by Aerodynamic, 07 September 2018 - 07:44 PM.





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