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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
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problem #1

Apr 082000

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
On 4-8-00 I was stopped in a parking lot. My 6 year old son was sitting in the rear drivers side in the last bench. He reports turning around to look behind the seat. He stated to cry when I found himm he had the seatbelt around his neck with very little room left to breathe. I tried very briefly to help him. The seatbelt would only tighten. I released the buckle. My son had seconds to be saved from choking to death. Thank ghod my older son ran out of the car and someone had a pocket knife and we cut the seatbelt. My finger held the seatbelt and my son from moving and having the seatbelt squeeze tighter. If I were alone in the car my son may not be alive today. I now carry a scissor with me in the car. I never want this to happen to anyone else. Please look into this seat belt system. My understanding is the seatbelt system is made for the safety of car seats. My children have outgrown carseats. I need this system to be safe for them!!! I have not had my seatbelt repaired yet. I am waitng for the part from GM. GM was contacted. They told me since my son was not severely hurt this matter may not be investigated. My pediatrician gave me this website. My sons neck was bruised. My son was very traumatized. I have to convince him the seatbelt won't hurt him and that he has to wear it. I had achrysler town and country lxi 1996. This car did not have this seatbelt system. Please help me. We spent 40000 dollars on a neqw car that was supposed to be safer for my children. I would like my old seatbelt system in my new car? the front seats in the Suburban are fine, they are adifferent system.

- Flemington, NM, USA