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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 10:12 PM
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2008 models (451) were not modified by G&K, only the earlier 450 models. Most owners are happy with their cars, a few have had issues and usually the dealership does pony up for the repairs. Some have had to escalate to MB or smartUSA and those have been taken care of (I believe) nothing wrong with reporting to the NHTSA, but from what I have seen, that does not automatically light up a recall.
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Looking at where the paint was scraped to raw metal on the frame, two possibilities come to mind . .

1. Are you particularly skinny, so that the belt would be pulled against the frame?

2. Are you buckling the belt behind you?
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Got it. Person driving is short, moving seat to the front most position may cause rubbing. (No smart to test though....)
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2008 smart. Our seat belt wouldn't latch. Repair 5 years out of warranty. Our state covers all safety restraints, for a period of 10 years, unlimited mileage. Any brand, vehicle. Check your dealership, for coverage in your state.
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