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post #1 of 3 Old 04-04-2011, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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2011 JKU Rear Seatbelt

So I let my beother-in-law drive the Rubi home yesterday after we all had some Five Guys, which left me sitting in the back seat. Not a big deal because I was exhausted from a lack of rest and staying up late the night before. As is state law here in TX, I proceeded to fasten my seatbelt so as not to attract any unwanted attention from the local LEO's. It wasn't until then that I realized that the shoulder belt doesn't come anywhere close to my shoulders. It crosses the front of my body around my neck, which any moron can see if a very bad idea should something go wrong. Not only that, but the pretensioner locks as soon as I get it buckled so if I try to lean forward, I can't. I'm literally pinned to the seat with a thick, nylon strap making contact with my neck right above where it meets my shoulder.

Has anyone else noticed this? Is it just me? I mean, I'm no midget like some people on here are (no names mentioned). I'd consider myself about average at 5'10", but that seatbelt really seems like a poor design and a big safety concern in the event of a crash. I mean, if I would've left it buckled (I immediately took it off) and we'd have been involved in an accident, I don't doubt that I would've ended up with either a broken neck, or dead.

So, yeah, anyone else notice this?

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-04-2011, 09:53 AM
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Everyone that rides in my backseat complains about the seatbelt cinching

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What about where it makes contact on the body, though? Across the neck is a very bad idea....

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