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    • Miss165
    • By Miss165 19th Apr 17, 6:04 AM
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    Kia seat belt
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    • 19th Apr 17, 6:04 AM
    Kia seat belt 19th Apr 17 at 6:04 AM
    Anyone know if I have a chance of Kia replacing a frayed seat belt under warranty? The cars only 5 years so not exactly old...

    £200+ for a new one!
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    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 19th Apr 17, 8:36 AM
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    Unsure but the fact that its frayed may well preclude it under wear and tear. presumably by Kia but have you tried an independent workshop for a comparison?
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 19th Apr 17, 9:15 AM
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    Have you asked at a Kia dealers? I think this should be your first port of call regarding warranty issues.
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 19th Apr 17, 9:31 AM
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    Has your Kia been serviced to keep up the warranty? If so then its covered for 7 years although there are a handful of exclusions.

    If its likely to cause an MOT failure then I would guess a seat belt is highly likely to be covered as long as your car is still in the scheme.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 19th Apr 17, 10:09 AM
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    How has it frayed?

    If it's frayed in normal use, due to a demonstrable manufacturing or materials fault - say, a sharp edge on a guide or trim - then you may well be able to get it replaced under warranty.

    If not, then you're dipping your hand in your pocket if you want an MOT on the car, since a frayed belt is a fail.
    • tedted
    • By tedted 19th Apr 17, 10:47 AM
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    if its just the seat belt frayed it is not a failure now its the stitching that has to be frayed,
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 19th Apr 17, 10:52 AM
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    if its just the seat belt frayed it is not a failure now its the stitching that has to be frayed,
    Originally posted by tedted
    You'd be hard-pushed to argue that a belt that's sufficiently frayed to be considered under a warranty did not fall under 5.2.2a

    https://www.mot-testing.service.gov.uk/documents/manuals/m4s05000201.htm
    Method of inspection:
    Examine the condition of all seat belt webbing for cuts or obvious signs of deterioration. Pay particular attention to webbing around anchorages, buckles and loops.

    Reasons for Rejection:
    A seat belt:
    a. cut or damaged sufficient to obstruct correct operation of the belt or significantly weaken the webbing
    b. stitching badly frayed, not secure or incomplete
    c. which has obviously been repaired
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 19th Apr 17, 10:56 AM
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    I had one fray on a Hyundai and it was an MoT fail. I replaced it with a generic one for around £36 which has been fine for the last 10 years. You will need to either fit it yourself or find a mechanic willing to fit a non-standard part (I had to adjust the metalwork a bit to make it fit).
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