Visual inspection must not indicate any damage or wear of the belt. Should damage such as cuts, fraying, split seams, chafing etc. be evident on the belt strap, replace the seat belt immediately.
Additional checks on seat belts with overload indicator (tear seam) -Airbag equipment
After checking operation and condition of this seat belt type, make sure the tear seam above the holder of the belt strap is not damaged.
The tear seam serves as an overload indicator to highlight overloading and, hence, to indicate that replacement of the belt is required.
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