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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?


@Nightowlz wrote:

@CelticCrafter wrote:

Ours are adjustable, there's a slide on the door post.


@CelticCrafter We have those too but I'm short so it does not help me. DH is tall so he does not have that problem with the seat belts like I do.


 

 

@Nightowlz  Yes, mine is already down as far it will go on the door adjustment. 

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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?

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@Jackhound Mom    @Nightowlz    @Beauty$Junkie  

 

I've found another solution ......   as soon as I was able to examine the gizmo that prevents the top half of the seatbelt from rubbing against my neck, I found an even cheaper alternative.

 

Just plain old coated pony tail rubber bands do the trick  .....  the stretchy nylon coated elastic bands ......  just slide one on the seatbelt and leave it behind the clip that goes into the seat.   When the seat is fastened, you can slide it up or down the belt to adjust it for you.   Works like a charm!    Woman LOL

 

My belt is black and I got a package of black scrunchie bands and keep them in my glove compartment .....  every once in a while one will pop off, but since I got a card of 20 at the dollar store, I'm good for a while.

 

These things come in a lot of colors, so it should be pretty easy to find some the color of your seat belt.

 

In case I'm not clear ..... here's an example.  HTH

 

 

Image result for goody ponytail bands

 

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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?

I don't have that problem but another.  In my present car where the seat belt is located I have a terrible time reaching back to get it from where my seat is positioned.  There is no adjustment to move it forward.  I am not motion limited in anyway, it is just a terrible design flaw.  When I was asked to evaluate the car after purchase I noted it.

 

I tried looking for a product that I could attach to alleviate this issue but have found none.

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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?


@Allegheny wrote:

I don't have that problem but another.  In my present car where the seat belt is located I have a terrible time reaching back to get it from where my seat is positioned.  There is no adjustment to move it forward.  I am not motion limited in anyway, it is just a terrible design flaw.  When I was asked to evaluate the car after purchase I noted it.

 

I tried looking for a product that I could attach to alleviate this issue but have found none.


 

@Allegheny

 

I would check with the manager of the dealership for a solution.  You can't possibly be the only person that had this issue.   

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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?

@Tinkrbl44  Thank you!  Fabulous idea.  

It is really odd how the design is.  I am of average height and arm length.  I feel bad for anyone shorter.  It is the same on the passenger side.  I have pretty much adjusted to grabbing it as I get in the car.

 

I once owned a Mazda 2 door that had a neat system.  The seat belt was on a track above the window.  When the car was started.  The seat belt attachment moved forward.

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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?

No problem and I am short.  

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@Jackhound Mom, Yes my seat belt harness cuts into my neck, and I have adjusted it up and down so many times!  I am short and drive a SUV and I guess that is why, I am constantly pulling it out while I am driving, I hate it!  I have tried the covers and my DH hates them, thinks they are tacky!

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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?

Some times it rubs my neck ,i do not like that at all.

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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?

Mine also rubs on my neck.  I have it slid down as far as it will go.  Maybe I am adjusting it incorrectly and it needs to be slid up?

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Re: Does Your Seatbelt Hurt You?

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@saltysails wrote:

Mine also rubs on my neck.  I have it slid down as far as it will go.  Maybe I am adjusting it incorrectly and it needs to be slid up?


@saltysails  @goldensrbest

 

See my post #12 for solution.