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Old 03-16-2012, 11:29 AM
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Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

I slammed my driver side door on the seat belt & buckle yet again today.

Frustrating.

The recoiler seems a little bit under powered - it will recoil the belt if I assist a little. But, 3 out of 4 times I exit and shut the door on the belt and buckle.

Is there any way to adjust to add a bit more recoil tension??

Just me, or is this a common issue in WK2s?
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

I've had mine for three months no with no seat belt issues.
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

I noticed this the first day I had it, the recoiler IS weak, I've gotten used to it though after six months of ownership.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:08 PM
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

After you unbuckle it try giving it a tug and let it recoil.
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

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I've had mine for three months no with no seat belt issues.
Same here.
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

Mine seems that way too. I raised it up a bit on the side pillar (it was a little low) and for some reason that helped.
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

My driver's belt recoiler is weak also. Had it on my minor dealer service list twice. The dealer says there is no adjustment, but silicone lube did help a bit. Otherwise, just have to get used to clearing the belt. Minor peeve.

Off topic, I prefer the old style seatbelts that would lock tight all the time, instead of only tightening during an accident. Helped hold you in the seat during spirited twisties.
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

Every car I have ever owned has had a weak seatbelt tensioner.
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

I've never had as many problems with getting my seatbelt caught as I have with this WK2. I was constantly closing the door on the seatbelt, and sometimes harshly - the metal part getting crunched between the door and the door frame. I've actually torn up the tire pressure sticker from this.

As was mentioned, the obvious solution is to manually check to make sure the seatbelt is properly fed back into its housing to take up the slack, but I don't always think to do it and/or have the time if I'm jumping out quick. It's good to see that some others share my frustration.
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Re: Seatbelt Recoiler - weak?

I noticed a small paint chip on the edge of the door from the buckle! Grrr.

I am much more conscious about removing and guiding the belt into its housing lately.
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