I'll note I replaced mine, plus the rear two seat belts last fall. The rear ones you can do yourself. It took about 2 weeks to get the parts from germany. Likely this fall after saving yet more maintence $ I'll look at replacing the passenger side.I'm check with the dealer then. Thanks! My mechanic didn't want to mess with it. He must have been hesitant for that reason (SRS). I didn't know that it was a factor.
the seat belt tensioners work fine (a hard pull, they stop in their track). the problem is that they do not retract when UNBUCKELED.
i do not believe this to be a safety issue, otherwise mb would have issued a recall.
exactly when were yours replaced under warranty? was this under the factory or an extended warranty? how old was your car at the time? how many miles were on your car? if it was outside of the factory warranty and not under an extended warranty, how did you compel replacement?
a side question: have you replaced your airbags? to my understanding, proper functioning cannot be gauranteed past 10 years...
Of course the tensioning part of it is! This is about the retracting of the seat belt.A faulty seatbelt is not a safety issue?