Asked by: Garth Hotzendorfer
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th June, 2020

How does seat belt tensioner work?

The pretensioner mechanism uses an explosive charge to drive a concealed piston when sensors detect the signature abrupt deceleration of an accident. This extra seatbelt "pre-" tension, moments prior to the full force of impact, pulls the bodies of the driver and front-seat passenger firmly into their seats.

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Considering this, what does a seat belt tensioner do?

A seat belt pretensioner is a part of the seat belt system that locks the seatbelt in place in the event of a crash. It is an addition to the basic seatbelt of a vehicle that has been proven to reduce the number of injuries and deaths from crashes.

Also, do all seat belts have pretensioners? The idea of a pretensioner is to tighten up any slack in the belt webbing in the event of a crash. Whereas the conventional locking mechanism in a retractor keeps the belt from extending any farther, the pretensioner actually pulls in on the belt.

Similarly, it is asked, can seat belt pretensioners be reset?

The seat belt pretensioner can be reset to factory settings and replaced into the vehicle. To accomplish this, they replace the gas charge, sensor, spring, and any other faulty parts and rebuild the entire seat belt mechanism. Quality is definitely the top priority of Safety Restore.

How do you reset a seatbelt retractor?

How to Reset a Stuck Seatbelt

  1. Pull on the seatbelt to try and release it from its auto-lock function.
  2. Pry off the plastic covers that hold the seatbelt mechanism with a screwdriver or needle nose pliers.
  3. Pull the seatbelt out completely.
  4. Untangle the seatbelt if there are any jams in it.
  5. Allow the seatbelt to roll back into place.

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