Those of you working with salvage vehicles that have been in an accident are well aware of the way airbag systems work. But if you are new to all this, we’ll try to shed some light unto why exactly your seat belt is locked after your vehicle has been in an accident. Before moving forward, it is very important for you to understand that all airbags are controlled by the airbag module computer that go hand in hand with the seat belts. Just like airbags, each seat belt is equipped with a gas charge that ignites to lock the seat belt. This charge is controlled by a sensor that is connected to the airbag module computer. During an accident, an airbag may or may not deploy depending on the impact. However the seat belt will always deploy once an impact is initiated. This is to protect the passenger, pulling them back to their sear securely. That way, if the airbag does indeed deploy, they will be safely secured against the seat. At this point, the seat belt has carried out its intended purpose and is no longer usable. Once the gas charge is blown, and the seat belt is locked, it will no longer work during another accident. A vehicle with locked seat belts will not pass inspections, and therefore cannot be resold even if everything else is properly restored. Here at Safety Restore, we are experts in rebuilding locked seat belts after accident. We only use OEM parts to rebuild them and guarantee that they will function like new once repaired. If you have a locked seat belt that has been in an accident, visit our online store at SafetyRestore.com to have it repaired!
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