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Q: How do I replace the seat belt pretensioner?

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How do I replace the seat belt pretensioner?

The seat belt pretensioners are a key part of the front seat safety system. The pretensioners help the belts restrain the driver and front passenger quickly in the event of an accident. The pretensioners can only be used once, so if your vehicle has been involved in an accident, you should get the pretensioners (which are part of the seat belt) replaced immediately.

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