Need to replace rear middle seatbelt

Asked by Feb 14, 2013 at 04:28 PM about the 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Subaru Legacy 2007 Wagon - rear seatbelt has torn/chewed through section
1) Where can I find a replacement seatbelt?
2) Is it a DIY type of thing or do I need to be a mechanic?

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You can check for a replacement at the dealer if you want a new one. I'd guess it'll be pretty pricey from them. You could find one from a junk yard or car-part.com. You do risk rust/corrosion/etc this way though, and a seat belt isn't something that you want to break in a time of need because someone's life could depend on it. It's not too complicated to replace if you're handy with a wrench. A single (large) bolt holds the assembly in place.

Thanks! Just to clarify, the rear middle seatbelt connects to the inside roof - how easily does that panel come off? The dealer priced the seatbelt at $300 + installation!

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I've heard some Subaru dealers take safety so seriously that they will replace the belt for free. What caused the tear in the belt?

165

^ That's a good point to bring up. I think it's federal law that all seat belts have a lifetime warranty on manufacturer defect or wearing out. That doesn't include unusual abuse or user error tho.

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