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Seat Belt Problem or Not?

I noticed on the drive to work today (while still in my neighborhood) that whenever I would come to a stop sign and apply the brakes that I was still able to lunge forward. The shoulder restraint didn't engage NOR would the lap belt and it didn't matter how hard I pushed the pad, it just wasn't going to keep me from moving forward....

Do all Forte's do this? I've never noticed this in any other vehicle that I've driven or ridden in, period, and that's why I'm concerned. Is it just something I'm unaware of (regarding the Forte's restraint system)? OR should I take it back to the dealer?
 

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take your seat belt and yank it. suddenly, not steadily. if it wont allow it to extend, its fine. mine is even overly sensitive i think, as sometimes just grabbing for it to put it on, it engages before i get anywhere pulling down lol
 

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I noticed on the drive to work today (while still in my neighborhood) that whenever I would come to a stop sign and apply the brakes that I was still able to lunge forward. The shoulder restraint didn't engage NOR would the lap belt and it didn't matter how hard I pushed the pad, it just wasn't going to keep me from moving forward....

Do all Forte's do this? I've never noticed this in any other vehicle that I've driven or ridden in, period, and that's why I'm concerned. Is it just something I'm unaware of (regarding the Forte's restraint system)? OR should I take it back to the dealer?
ALL cars do this, the seatbelts are meant to lock up for sudden stops, not normal everyday stops.
 

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ALL cars do this, the seatbelts are meant to lock up for sudden stops, not normal everyday stops.
No, not all cars do "this"....this is in fact the first vehicle that I've ever seen act like this in regards to the seatbelts. Like I said in my original post, "I pressed the pedal pretty hard".
 

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No, not all cars do "this"....this is in fact the first vehicle that I've ever seen act like this in regards to the seatbelts. Like I said in my original post, "I pressed the pedal pretty hard".
Unless you really slam on it, or really yank on the seat belt, it will not lock. It does not only depend on how hard you press the brake, but how quickly the person jerks forward. Me and my friend have tested this fairly extensively in many cars.
 

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Unless you really slam on it, or really yank on the seat belt, it will not lock. It does not only depend on how hard you press the brake, but how quickly the person jerks forward. Me and my friend have tested this fairly extensively in many cars.

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this as I have experienced the tension of the belts engaging when even a slight brake application has been made on many different cars as well.
 

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I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this as I have experienced the tension of the belts engaging when even a slight brake application has been made on many different cars as well.
Well either way, I have been in a head on collision in a forte, and I walked away pretty unscathed.. I didn't have a passenger however, but the cars are safe by me and my family and they are happy for me to be getting another one.

Here's the pics of how the car looked:
http://www.forteforums.com/forums/20126-post25.html

The rest of the information is on the first page of that thread if you want to know.




Actually.... do you only have the problem with the drivers seat belt? Perhaps the drivers seat belt engages differently than the passenger seat belt, because the driver is generally hanging onto the steering wheel and have more leverage than someone in the passenger seat?
 

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Well either way, I have been in a head on collision in a forte, and I walked away pretty unscathed.. I didn't have a passenger however, but the cars are safe by me and my family and they are happy for me to be getting another one.

Here's the pics of how the car looked:
http://www.forteforums.com/forums/20126-post25.html

The rest of the information is on the first page of that thread if you want to know.




Actually.... do you only have the problem with the drivers seat belt? Perhaps the drivers seat belt engages differently than the passenger seat belt, because the driver is generally hanging onto the steering wheel and have more leverage than someone in the passenger seat?


Saw that thread...glad you made it out o.k.

I'm gonna test the passenger side out tonight after I have a few beers at the Roadhouse and let the wifey drive us home....
 

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The first half of this sentence was pretty startling until I finished reading til the end. lol


Just got back from dinner, the Forte restraint system definitely works on the concept of inertia, meaning: It's based on the speed in which they are extended. I feel a-lot better about how the system works now, it's different to me but seems to be in good working order.
 

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Just got back from dinner, the Forte restraint system definitely works on the concept of inertia, meaning: It's based on the speed in which they are extended. I feel a-lot better about how the system works now, it's different to me but seems to be in good working order.
Glad everything worked out and theres no problems with your car. :) Have fun with it?
 

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i put a 13.5 inch square sub in my truck and dynomated it, since i did all the everytime the sub is turned up my selt belt locks and wont disengage untill there is no more bass. anyone have the same problem?
 

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Well ill say one thing when i pull into my negiboorhood going like 10 MPH and press the brake lightly my seatbelt locks and keeps me from moving forward. The only reason i know this is because i one time dropped the clicker for my gate on my floor and tried to reach down to get it and i couldnt, because the seat belt stopped me. I dont know if it was because i was turning or if the seatbelt thought it was saving my life. really just pissed me off. So idk about the whole "doesnt stop for everyday driving cause thats bs" IMO :)
 
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