501-20A Safety Belt System 2014 Fiesta
General Procedures Procedure revision date: 08/21/2012

Safety Belt Procedure After a Collision

WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

  1. Before installing the new safety belt assembly, inspect the safety belt attaching areas for damage and distortion. If the attaching points are damaged and distorted, work the sheet metal back to its original shape and structural integrity.
  1. Install new safety belt(s) at any seating position(s) where deployment has occurred and the safety belt(s) were used. Carry out the appropriate Functional Test procedure for all seating positions.
    Refer to: Safety Belt System (501-20A Safety Belt System, Diagnosis and Testing).