2013 smart FORTWO - SEAT BELTS Failure Complaint (#af0135)

2013 smart FORTWO

  • Date of Incident: Jun-01, 2022
  • Date complaint filed: Jun-14, 2022
  • Failed components: SEAT BELTS

The drivers side seatbelt connecting floor (i think it's the belt force limiter) has a cable that has broken off. This is the 2nd time this has happened to my smartcar. It is a design flaw because the cable runs against the metal of the seat cutting thru the cable. It isn't usually noticed until it breaks off making the seatbelt complete become broken from the floor. Additionally, smartcars including this one have a known issue where airbags become i op (light on) due to connection issue under seat. So now i have no restraints in my car.

Vehicle VIN Info

VIN PatternWMEEJ3BA*DK******
Model Year2013
Body ClassCoupe
Engine ConfigurationIn-Line
Engine Displacement (CC)1000
Engine Displacement (CI)61.0237
Primary Fuel TypeGasoline
Front Air Bags1st Row (Driver and Passenger)
Side Air Bag1st Row (Driver and Passenger)
Seat BeltsManual
Seat Belt PretensionerYes
Other Restraint System InfoType 2 seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners for driver and front passenger., Load limiters and Pretensioners for driver and passenger
Plant CountryFRANCE
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