Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

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Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby Toosh » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:10 pm

Anybody else's getting worn like this?

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Or is it just mine? :-(
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby Hany Saad » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:51 am

I do have exactly the same thing on mine specially driver side,I thought of adjusting the height of the seat belt might cure it but without success.
My car is still under warranty,do you think I can claim it?
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby Toosh » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:36 pm

I don't think you will get one under warranty. But you can always try.

Ive been watching the way i pull the belt when i put it on and its definitely me thats doing it and not the previous owner :-(

I'm wondering it just happens to the 3 door model as it a fair stretch back to grab it and pull?

Anybody else?
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby A13XDT » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:40 pm

Mine is getting bad now.
Dont think its just the way that you pull it to you, just general wear as you move about when driving.
I think it is just the 3 door, as the 5 door is a lot closer and probably comes away from the plastic as it's coming over your shoulder.
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby Hany Saad » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:09 am

Forgot to mention,mine is a SEDAN
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby pw981 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:56 pm

mine is quite bad, and mine is a five door.
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby Busy_Man » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:34 am

Mines worn worse than the photo, on both passenger and drivers side - 5 door, 42K. I only spotted it this weekend, and thought maybe the previous owner(s) had a bump and that caused it, slighlty glad to see it's a common problem now.
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby Hany Saad » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:36 am

Dear all,

I have changed mine with a new one,but to my surprise it started very slightly to do the same thing,and after many investigations,I found out that it is due to my adjustement to the driver chair,I mean since I am on the short side (175 cm) so I am pulling the chair a bit towards the steering wheel and the height is adjusted to almost max,and the back of the chair almost in the upright position,but that is how I am comfortable.

when I readjusted these settings I mean inclining the back a little bit and lowering the chair and pulling it to the back a little bit also,well it made a difference and the seat belt is not touching the plastic guide any more,though I have to get used to the new settings,I will keep you posted for future changes.
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby Paddy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:25 pm

Just to put my two pence worth in... This is due to a poor choice of plastic on Rens front. Out of all the many types that are out there, they choice one that degrades under friction.
A slightly tougher thermosetting plastic could have been used and sorted this problem for no extra cost in terms of manufacture. But then you know this...
But for as good as Ren is, they never could get the plastics right.

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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby jemo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:22 am

my new car which is about 2 months old. It has already started to form that shape as shown in the picture.

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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby terry_mccann » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:03 pm

Mine's got 60000 mls on the clock and it is still like new in that respect
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby jrdl1983 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:26 pm

Definately not just limited to the 3 door. I have a saloon and mine is just as bad, with the seat adjusted right back too.
Typical of renault - cheap crappy plastics.
Mustn't grumble though. I've had the car nearly a year now, and it is the ONLY issue i've had with this car.
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Re: Is your seatbelt thingy getting worn?

Postby Hany Saad » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:46 am

Dear All
Last update on the seat belt thing, this is definitely a seat belt problem!!!
Any one with this problem should opt for a new seat belt as the retraction springs in the seat belt are faulty so it leads to the plastic wearing plus it is very unsafe to use this faulty seat belt.
Who ever still in warranty should go directly to Renault dealers to change the seat belt.
I have changed mine and problem was gone, they know about it at Renault but they do not bother changing it as long as customers are not aware of it.
If you want to test it, pull the seat belt out and then leave it suddenly, it should be retracted totally with the same speed, if you have a faulty one you will see that the retraction speed is fast at the begining and then at the end it moves very slowly that you have to lift it with your hands else it will sag.
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