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      09-27-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Seatbelt does not lay properly

I'm in an F10 535i xDrive loaner and I'm confused at how the seatbelt is not laying flat properly / naturally. It's almost as if it needs to be twisted in the buckle clasp for it to do so, and the factory did it wrong. I’ve also noticed that because of the way in which it lays, the passenger seat belt buckle clasp is annoyingly hitting the b-pillar when not in use. Has anyone noticed same / know what I'm referring to? I’ve seen this on other loaners as well!
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      09-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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My passenger buckle does the same thing. I find it depends o the recline angle as to how much it actually hits the b pillar. I only notice it some of the times.
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      09-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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same with me, just make sure the seat belt is pushed back against the pillar and not left against the passenger seat, this works. by the way a tread exist on this from last year forum.
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...the passenger seat belt buckle clasp is annoyingly hitting the b-pillar when not in use. Has anyone noticed same / know what I'm referring to? Iíve seen this on other loaners as well!
Just lay the passenger belt over the seat bolster and you'll find that it won't rattle against the 'B' pillar - it's quite easy.
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      09-28-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
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Example of mine

My passenger seat belt gets stuck on the bolster on its own constantly. I don't care for the way this looks though and wish it didn't do this.

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But when I fix it (pretty much after anyone rides with me) I don't have a rattle or anything. Where does your rattle at?

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No, it's that the buckle faces the opposite direction of your second picture, which causes it to rattle against the b-pillar and otherwise not lay flat across your body when buckled (both front seats); nothing to do with it coming to a rest on the seat bolster. I've noticed this on a few loaners and mentioned it to my service advisor yesterday. Said there's been a complaint or two here and there, as some cars come from the factory like this, while others do not and that the they can easily flip the buckle, need be…
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No, it's that the buckle faces the opposite direction of your second picture, which causes it to rattle against the b-pillar and otherwise not lay flat across your body when buckled (both front seats); nothing to do with it coming to a rest on the seat bolster. I've noticed this on a few loaners and mentioned it to my service advisor yesterday. Said there's been a complaint or two here and there, as some cars come from the factory like this, while others do not and that the they can easily flip the buckle, need be…
No big deal my kids manage once or twice to turn them arround you can use the litle gap toward the midle in the part that hooks to the base unit, with that litle extra space you can turn the belt back,

so by pushing one end of the belt to the midle gap with more space you be able to turn the actual belt arround to its original side, hence have the hook end bit seating in the correct position.
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      09-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #8
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Wonder why it happens during manufacturing; I'd even say it's a safety issue, as the belt could injury moreso if not laying flat across your chest/lap...
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