Freestar V6-4.2L VIN 2 (2004)
Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision: Service and Repair
Safety Belt Procedure After A Collision
SAFETY BELT PROCEDURE AFTER A COLLISION
WARNING: All safety belt assemblies including retractors, buckles, front safety belt buckle support assemblies (slide bar), if equipped,
shoulder belt height adjuster, if equipped, child safety seat tether bracket assemblies, if equipped, and attaching hardware should be inspected
after any collision. New safety belt assemblies should be installed unless a qualified technician finds the assemblies show no damage and operate
correctly. Safety belt assemblies not in use during a collision should also be inspected for damage or incorrect operation and new assemblies
installed if a problem is found. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
1. Before installing a new safety belt assembly, the safety belt attaching areas must be inspected for damage and distortion. If the attaching points are
damaged and distorted, the sheet metal must be worked back to its original shape and structural integrity.
2. Install the new safety belt(s). Carry-out the Functional Test. See: Seat Belt Systems/Testing and Inspection/Component Tests and General