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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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2018 seat belt faulty???

Long story.. Close family member was in a bad accident, was rear ended by a much larger vehicle at full speed on express way. Not a good outcome. Family member is very faithful to wearing seat belt, won't even put in drive or reverse unless seat belt is on... The accident report says there was no seat belt on, which was completely false. Problem is, the seat belt took a few times before it "clicked" in. Has anyone experienced having a hard time clicking their seat belt in on the driver's side, or passenger side on the 2018?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 03:14 PM
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I've never had an issue with any of the seatbelts in my 2018. If the seatbelt failed somehow will the insurance company investigate? Something as serious as a widespread seatbelt failure will no doubt have garnered the attention of the NTSB / NHTSA and GM would be working to fix it.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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The box in the car is only showing that the seat belt was not latched upon impact. I believe it latched far enough to not set off the seat belt alert. So we are trying to find anyone that has had any issues in the 2018
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 08:26 PM
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Latching "far enough to not set off the seat belt alert" but not enough to tell "the box in the car" that it was latched seems far-fetched to me. It would imply there are two latch sensing devices, which I highly doubt. I'm sure it's a single digital (latched or not latched) input.

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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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I understand what you are saying. It would take a few tries before it would click in. Or we thought it was clicked in. There is a device in newer cars ( like a black box in an airplane) that show certain safety issues. And this device that was retrieved after the accident shows that the driver did not have their seat belt on. Before the accident occurred, there was no alerts to fasten belt. So that makes me wonder if there is anyone one else that may have had any similar occurrences. Do you have any suggestions of anything we can look for that would show the driver did have their seat belt on? I'm desperately looking for answers.
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 11:32 AM
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FYI, the Traverse only sounds several alerts/dinging about 30 secs after ignition starts if either front passengers have not buckled in yet. After those several dings, there are no further audible alerts to buckle up.
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 12:18 PM
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FYI, the Traverse only sounds several alerts/dinging about 30 secs after ignition starts if either front passengers have not buckled in yet. After those several dings, there are no further audible alerts to buckle up.
+1 exactly what I was going to write. With all the other alerts and warnings upon start up it my be easy to miss the seat belt warning.
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all! The passenger was an eye witness that the driver indeed had the seat belt on. A passersby had a Dashcam and there is video of this. It does indeed show the seat belt on the driver. So my concern was that maybe there could be an issue with latching and was looking to see if anyone else had this issue as well.
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 01:49 PM
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Did the seatbelt stay attached during the accident or did it release upon impact?
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 01:52 PM
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+1 exactly what I was going to write. With all the other alerts and warnings upon start up it my be easy to miss the seat belt warning.
I find those dings hard to miss, they usually start nagging me as I'm in the process of buckling up, so they start fast. I've never tested to see how long they are persistent for.
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