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Q: How do I replace the seat belt pretensioners?

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How do I replace the seat belt pretensioners?

A: The seat belt pretensioners help adjust the...

The seat belt pretensioners help adjust the tension in the seat belt during an accident. They are a pivotal part of your car’s seat belt system. The pretensioners only work one time, so they will need to be replaced following any accident. If you have been in an accident, take your vehicle to a dealer so that the seat belt pretensioners can be replaced.

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