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Published on May 10th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Seatbelt failure in VW Polo…….global recall soon

News just in that there is a fault with the rear passenger seat belt in the VW Polo. During tests, it was found that a rear passenger can be unbuckled during a manouevre and this also includes baby seats and booster seats that use the seat belt. It also affects SEAT cars which are closely related under the skin.

Finnish automotive magazine Tekniikan Maailma put the cars through a lane-change test while carrying five people, and found that the resulting movement of the person in the middle rear seat was enough to release the seatbelt of the person to their left.

According to Tekniikan Maailma, this happened on numerous occasions in each identified model, plus it says it tested two SEAT Aronas in order to confirm that the issue wasn’t isolated to a particular test car.

Volkswagen in Europe has now advised that owners of affected cars do not use the middle rear seat until a recall is issued, and says that it will provide a technical solution shortly. Meanwhile, Seat has confirmed that it has found the same issue during new tests of the Arona and Ibiza.


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