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Seatbelt reels slow to retract - Irritation, or is it a safety issue?

jdp1962 Jan 9, 2010

  1. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

    Both of my front seatbelts have suddenly become rather slow to retract when they are released. Is this a potential MOT-failure issue and, if it is, how much is it likely to cost to get fixed?
  2. Rally-ax

    Rally-ax New Member

    from memory its only a "failure" if they don't fully retract ,its been about 11 years since I was an MOT tester . Sorry but I don't know the costs of new belts .
  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Mine are a bit too, but I think its the cold weather affecting the inertia method. My rear load cover takes forever to retract when its cold!
  4. king of the road

    king of the road New Member

    hi all. ive found a good method of fixing these is to use furniture polish, spray over the belt and give it a good polish front and back, works very well! i normally use autosmart silicon spray, smells a bit nicer too! hope this can help you all.

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