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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Seat belt problem...

Well if they did then I have 5 days to get it done... You would think that they would do something like that for free. Or the dealer would have done that before we actually bought the car!

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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 09:48 PM
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My front passenger side button just stopped working ... Going to have to swap it out.. Anyone have a part#/source?
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I still have not gotten it fixed and I'm afraid that the dealer will charge a lot so is it particularily a DIY fix?? Thanks

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 11:14 AM
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I still have not gotten it fixed and I'm afraid that the dealer will charge a lot so is it particularily a DIY fix?? Thanks

You didn't take the advice given about checking to see if there was any type of special warranty covering seat belts like someone suggested? Instead of making a quick phone call or two, or stopping in at a GM dealership to find out, you are now afraid the dealer is going to charge a lot.

Try this advice in this order

1) Check with a GM dealership (call or stop in) to find out if there are any special seat belt warranties which might cover it

2) If there are no warranties, find out how much the dealer will charge to fix/repair it. This will let you know for sure if it's "a lot"

3) If it's "a lot", find out the part number of the defective piece and check prices on line for discounted GM parts

4) Check with "salvage" yards (aka junk yards) and see if you can get the part there for less cost than the GM price. There is a member on the Acadia board who is also a sponsor, Schram. They are a very large late model salvage yard in Michigan and have a large inventory of GM parts at fair prices.

5) If you are at all handy, this shouldn't be too difficult of a job to do yourself. You will need the proper tool to remove the harness (usually a Torx bit, which is a star shaped design). The harness should just unbolt once you find where it is attached to the floor.

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...ok i will. sorry, i have been busy and completely forgot about the advice.

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It really should be a simple job to do. The bolts are usually pretty tight and may even have some type of thread lock on them. I've been able to break them loose using a breaker bar and sometimes a torque enhancer (cheater bar ).

They have to go back just as tight, since you are talking safety in case of an accident and the force exerted on them if they are in use at the time. I haven't looked on the lambdas yet, but I don't think getting to the bolt on the floor will be too difficult, even if you have to remove the seat.

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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice, but i think ill let the dealer do it , i dont care how much they'll charge (if they'll charge) since its a safety feature...

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I had this same issue with my seat belts, and I took it to the dealer and impressed upon them that I have children and was not going to let a safety issue like this go by. They took care of it at no charge. I don't know if they were just being nice, or if it was their obligation, but either way it got fixed. Maybe you could do the same.

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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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I had a local GM dealer replace it for $130 including labor no questions asked. I am happy with the results!

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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 04:28 PM
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I'm a little confused as to how the vehicle was sold. Was this vehicle sold "AS IS" or was this vehicle sold with a safety certificate? In my area, if you go to put a car on the road, you have to provide a "cert" that the vehicle meets minimum safety requirements. i.e. Working brakes, functional headlights, signal lights, etc. That said, it goes without saying that you have to have fully functioning seatbelts as that's part of the *safety* equipment of the vehicle.

I don't know if this applies within your area. If it does, and the dealer provided the safety certificate, then the selling dealer certainly should do rightful thing and either fix the problem with the seat belt or cover the cost of such repair. You may want to consider calling the selling dealer and discussing the issue with them and ask them to reimburse you for the repair. You never know, they may cover 100% or a portion of the cost.

If it was sold "AS IS" or with no safety certificate, then you likely are on your own for the repair.

Good that you got the seat belt buckle fixed though.

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