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2007 Chevrolet Impala 3.5L LT 4dr Sedan

2007 Chevrolet Impala
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan LT, Large
21 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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June 26, 2013, 4:05 pm

Susan R
 

Question: Why did my replacement seat belts tear inside the reel

I had my rear seat belts replaced by local service shop. The belts are supposed to be the correct ones for the make and model of my car. I buckled my 50 pound dog using a pet restraint harness following manufacturer's instructions. During the 10 minute trip to the vet the seat belt pulled out of the back of the seat with a frayed edge remaining. On the way home from vet I buckled dog again using the middle seat belt. This one also pulled out of seat. The service dept said that the seat belt tore inside the retractable reel. Why would this happen?


July 4, 2013, 3:16 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds like incorrect parts or mistake with install


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