Saturn Vue Seat Belt
Safety First: Troubleshooting Your Saturn Vue Seat Belt
If the thought of suffering from broken bones, neck injuries, internal bleeding, and severe head trauma scare the living daylights out of you, then you should think twice before driving off with a damaged seat belt. It's basically one of the parts in your vehicle that can save your life in the event of a high-impact collision, so it's definitely a no-no to dismiss seat belt problems. Years of use and other damaging factors may wear out your Saturn Vue seat belt, but you can still save it from complete failure by doing some troubleshooting. It will not only keep you safe while you're on the road, but it will also spare you from the hassle and expense of having to replace the entire seat belt. Read the guide below to find the causes behind Saturn Vue seat belt problems.
A seat belt with a faulty latch is basically useless. It won't be able to protect you from hitting your dashboard or windshield during accidents, so it can turn otherwise small scrapes and scratches into more serious injuries. If the latch mechanism is faulty, the seat belt buckle will come off easily when applied with extreme force. Unfortunately, visual inspections won't reveal the extent of damage right away, making it difficult for you to detect a faulty latch. In some cases, the latch may still buckle the seat belt under normal driving conditions. To test the latch mechanism for damage, perform a five-pound pressure test. If the seat belt buckle comes off when applied with a pressure rate of at least five pounds or less, then the latch is indeed faulty. Replace it to reinforce your seat belt's safety mechanism.
Stuck seat belt
Over time, corrosion and other damaging elements may cause your seat belt to become stuck. This may jeopardize your safety during emergency situations, so it is important to free the seat belt from the latch as soon as you notice it sticking. A spray or two of penetrating oil may help loosen the stuck seat belt so that you can pull it out of the mechanism easily. If the seat belt is still stuck, spray more penetrating oil until it slides out.