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Old 04-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Driver side seatbelt is locked up

I just bought a 2006 Cobalt SS and the driver side seat belt is locked up. It is a rebuild and i have heard that if the air bags go of the seat belt permanently locks up. Is this true?
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so i have to buy a whole new seat belt assembly?
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same thing with my car i was just gonna ask about this today. my brother crashed my car and after i got the car back from the shop my passenger seat belt was lock but nobody was in the passenger side so i was confuse on why it locked
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yes if the airbags deploy, the seat belts will permanently lock up and they must be replaced. Can't unlock them.
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yes if the airbags deploy, the seat belts will permanently lock up and they must be replaced. Can't unlock them.
damm is there any sort of warranty on it
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damm is there any sort of warranty on it
No warranty only covers defective / naturally broken items. If your car was in a wreck it should have been taken care of when the vehicle was repaired. If it just happened to lock up without having been wrecked, then yes, it would be a warranty issue. Either way your 2008 would be far outside of warranty on it, it would not be covered under powertrain and I think that's all you should have left by now. I would go back to the shop and complain that it was not replaced.
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No warranty only covers defective / naturally broken items. If your car was in a wreck it should have been taken care of when the vehicle was repaired. If it just happened to lock up without having been wrecked, then yes, it would be a warranty issue. Either way your 2008 would be far outside of warranty on it, it would not be covered under powertrain and I think that's all you should have left by now. I would go back to the shop and complain that it was not replaced.
ahh ok well i guess they did not know it was lock up when they were fixing the car i went back and told them they just told me they will talk to my insurance to see if they will cover it but they never got back to me and it was a year ago and i change insurance so i gues ima have to buy a seatbelt assembly.. do you by any chance know where i could get one
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ahh ok well i guess they did not know it was lock up when they were fixing the car i went back and told them they just told me they will talk to my insurance to see if they will cover it but they never got back to me and it was a year ago and i change insurance so i gues ima have to buy a seatbelt assembly.. do you by any chance know where i could get one
can't say I know for sure, check out GMpartsdirect.com they might be able to get you one.
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can't say I know for sure, check out GMpartsdirect.com they might be able to get you one.
alright thanks bro..lol my passengers been riding seetbelt less for almost a year
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One of my friend's car is like that too. I keep telling him he needs to get it replaced, but he's too cheap to do it. I'm just waiting for him to get a ticket for it.
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One of my friend's car is like that too. I keep telling him he needs to get it replaced, but he's too cheap to do it. I'm just waiting for him to get a ticket for it.
actually i been stop like 3 times with a passenger but they never pay attention to them
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One of my friend's car is like that too. I keep telling him he needs to get it replaced, but he's too cheap to do it. I'm just waiting for him to get a ticket for it.
damn thats ghetto as **** id tell that fool im not riding like that
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I'm at the stage now where i bought the seat belt assembly but I need a guide on how to change it lol. (auto noob). The seatbelt still works but i have the annoying airbags error everytime i start the car. The only thing that got it to dissapear was adding a resistor in there. I dont want to jeopardize my passengers so thats not an option.
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