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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: #99-09-40-005G: Seat Belt Extender Availability - (Aug 15, 2013) Primary Seat Belts

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Subject:Seat Belt Extender Availability

#99-09-40-005G: Seat Belt Extender Availability - (Aug 15, 2013) Primary Seat Belts

Models: 2014 and Prior GM Cars and Trucks
  

This bulletin has been revised to add the 2012-2014 model years. Please discard CorporateBulletin Number 99-09-40-005F.

Important:DO NOT use belt extenders when securing a child restraint.

The seat and shoulder belt restraint systems used in all General Motors vehicles havesufficient belt length to accommodate most drivers and passengers. Consequently, requestsfor belt extensions (extenders) should be minimal.

Seat belt extenders are available ONLY IN BLACK for most GM passenger cars and trucksproduced in recent years. They are available in two different lengths, 23 cm (9 in)and 38 cm (15 in). They are designed to be coupled with the existing belts in eachvehicle. When in use, the extender makes the belt arrangement a “custom fit” and useby anyone else or in another vehicle will lessen or nullify the protection offeredby the vehicle'srestraint system. For this reason, it is extremely important that the correct lengthextender be used for the vehicle and occupant intended.

Important:Do not use an extender just to make it easier to buckle the safety belt. Use an extenderonly when you cannot buckle the safety belt without using an extender.

Parts Information

For part numbers, usage and availability of extenders, see Extension Kit in Group14.875 (cars) or Group 16.714 (trucks) of the appropriate parts catalog.

Warranty InformationSeat belt extenders are a NO CHARGE item to all GM customers who request them fortheir specific vehicles.Dealers should not be charging part costs since these extenders are supplied by GMto the dealers.Dealers should not be charging labor costs since the extender can be customer installed.

GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians,NOT a "do-it-yourselfer".  They are written to inform thesetechnicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or toprovide information that could assist in the proper service of avehicle.  Properly trained technicians have the equipment,tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly andsafely.  If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that thebulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will havethat condition.  See your GM dealer for information on whetheryour vehicle may benefit from the information.

#99-09-40-005G: Seat Belt Extender Availability - (Aug 15, 2013) Primary Seat Belts

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