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Ford Focus Service Manual: Safety Belt Maintenance

Ford Focus Service Manual / Body / Restraints / Primary / Seat Belts / Safety Belt Maintenance

WARNING: After
any crash, all of the following safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware must be inspected to verify correct function:

If any safety belt assembly is damaged, does not operate correctly or does not pass all of the Functional Tests in the Diagnosis and Testing portion of this section, a new safety belt assembly must be installed. If any safety belt assembly attaching areas are damaged or distorted, the sheet metal must be restored to its original structural integrity and new safety belt assembly and attaching hardware must be installed. Failure to install new safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware may increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

After any crash that results in deployment of the driver and/or front outboard passenger safety belt pretensioners, new driver and/or front outboard passenger safety belt systems (including retractors, buckles and height adjusters) must be installed. Failure to install new safety belt systems increases the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.
  1. The safety belt assemblies should be periodically inspected to make sure that they have not become damaged and that they remain in correct operating condition, particularly if they have been subjected to severe stress.
  1. Before installing the new safety belt assembly; the safety belt retaining areas must be inspected for damage and distortion. If the retaining points are damaged and distorted, the sheet metal must be reworked back to its original shape and structural integrity.
  1. Install the new safety belt(s) using the appropriate instructions. Carry out the Functional Test Procedures. For additional information, refer to Safety Belt System in this section.
Safety Belt Cleaning
WARNING: Do not bleach or re-dye the safety belt webbing, as the webbing may weaken. Failure to follow this instruction may increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash ...

Safety Belt Procedure After a Collision
WARNING: After any crash, all of the following safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware must be inspected to verify correct function: Retractors Buckles Belt tension sensor (BTS) ( ...

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