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#1 WoodsWagon

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:16 PM

I noticed these folds in my legacy, and know I know what they are.

http://www.sjblaw.co...ummer00_p2.html

Seems like 6" is a bit much. I can see a couple of inches to try and reduce impact. I wonder if its better to cut the stiches and just let the ratchet take up the extra slack.

#2 Legacy777

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:45 AM

hmmm....wonder if there is a recall or something on these?

#3 Lesbaru

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 09:04 AM

Is that "rip stitch" only on the older seperate lap/shoulder belts? Do we know what years and models are effected?


Not a pretty story...

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 09:07 AM

I noticed these folds in my legacy, and know I know what they are.

http://www.sjblaw.co...ummer00_p2.html

Seems like 6" is a bit much. I can see a couple of inches to try and reduce impact. I wonder if its better to cut the stiches and just let the ratchet take up the extra slack.


Wow, that is scary. Has anyone talked to Subaru about this? I wonder if those of us with lecacy's can get new belts?

I know that there was an issue with our old Honda and they send us a recal and put in new belts for us in a 10 year old car.

#5 99obw

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 09:14 AM

I didn't see any recalls when I looked on alldata.com related to the seat belts for that car.

I hate to sound like a broken record on this one but consider this next time you see an animal in the road. "The Montana Highway Patrolman testified that Mr. Barnard swerved to avoid an animal."

#6 rweddy

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:05 PM

Is that "rip stitch" only on the older seperate lap/shoulder belts? Do we know what years and models are effected?


Not a pretty story...


It should be only 90-94??

When did subaru do away with the motor belts?
I think this would also affect loyales with motor belts.

I called subaru USA and they are checking for me now.

#7 THAWA

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:11 PM

my belts are already ripped, there's a lil warning under it that says something. I cant remember it off the top of my head. Does this mean my lap belt needs to be replaced?

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 05:08 PM

rweddy,

Let us know what you find out from SOA.

Thanks

#9 THAWA

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 10:36 PM

it says replace belt in all red letters, but this isnt the stitching I thought it was I see what you're talking about and that is still safe, any thoughts on the replace belt warning?

#10 rweddy

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 02:30 PM

Talked to Subaru of America today, they said basically that I can replace the belts at my own cost.
Subaru does not have a recall and will not pay for new belts. :-\




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