THIS IS THE ACTUAL SERVICE BULLETIN FROM HONDA. I WORK AT HONDA. THIS IS SERVICE BULLETIN 92-012 FRONT SEAT BELT REPLACEMENT WARRANTY POLICY.
BY THE WAY...THE TECHNICIANS ARENT MILKEN NOTHIN BACK HERE ON THESE BELTS...THEY PAY FROM 3/10 TO 5/10. THATS REALLY NOTHIN. THERE PROBABLY JUST NOT WORKIN ON YOUR CAR RIGHT WHEN YOU GET THERE SO THZATS WHY YOUR WAITING 2-3 HOURS. ALSO IF THEY ASK YOU TO LEAVE YOUR CAR ITS BECAUSE THE BELTS ARE SPECIAL ORDER, CONTROLLED ITEMS.
SO IF YOU EVER GO TO THE DEALERSHIP, TELL THEM TO TAKE A LOOK AT SB 92-012 TO REFRESH THERE MEMORY.
SORRY THE WRITING IS ALL WIERD, HAD TO COPY AND PASTE FROM A PDF FILE
CUSTOMER INFORMATION: The information in this bulletin is intended for use only by skilled technicians who have the proper tools, equipment,
and training to correctly and safely maintain your car. These procedures should not be attempted by “do-it-yourselfers,” and you should
not assume this bulletin applies to your car, or that your car has the condition described. To determine whether this information applies, contact
an authorized Honda automobile dealer.
W 1996 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – All Rights Reserved. ATB 14788-17665 (9601) 1 of 2
JAN 22, 1996
Model Applicable To File Under
Front Seat Belt Replacement Warranty Policy
(Supersedes 92-012, dated March 13, 1992)
Warranty policy for front seat belt replacement is to
replace either the belt/retractor mechanism or the
buckle when either does not work properly.
Warranty covers the replacement of the failed half
of a belt, not the entire assembly (see PARTS
NOTE: For 1970 through 1985 models, seat belts
are replaced as a complete assembly under a
separate warranty policy.
Front seat belts are made by several suppliers,
and some are sold as individual components (two
separate halves); they are not stocked as a
complete set. Therefore, whenever you replace a
belt, make sure the new belt half is the same type
and from the same manufacturer as the original –
otherwise, the belt may not buckle properly.
To determine the manufacturer and type (or
“model”) of the belt, look for the white tag on the
original belt in the car. The tag is on the retractor
side of the belt (visible at the lower attachment
point), or on the belt if you pull the belt all the way
From the tag, mark down the manufacturer’s name
(either Nippon Seiko K.K. or Takata), the belt
“model” number and the date of manufacture.
If the tag is missing or illegible, look on the buckle
component for the name Nippon Seiko K.K. or the
stylized “T” mark ( ) for Takata.
NOTE: Some belts may have NSK Warner K.K. as
the manufacturer’s name. Use Nippon Seiko K.K.
belts as the replacement.
Take the information to your Parts Department to
order the proper replacement belt.
NOTE: For more information on seat belts and seat
belt related items read:
– Twisted Seat Belt (ServiceNews, July ’85)
– Seat Belt Testing and Repair
(Service Bulletin 86-014, August ’86)
– Automatic Seat Belt Troubleshooting
(ServiceNews, May ’89)
– Lap Belt Retracts Slowly (Service Bulletins
90-003, January ’90 and 90-012, April ’90)
– Torn Seal on Seat Belt Track
(Service Bulletin 91-004, March ’91)
– Slow to Retract Seat Belt, Cleaning the Guide
Ring (ServiceNews, April ’91)
– Accord Shoulder Belt System Wire Colors
(ServiceNews, May ’91)
– Seat Belt Slow to Retract (Service Bulletin
91-030, December ’91)
Refer to your Service Bulletin Index and the
ServiceNews Index for model specific information.
Most repairs do not require seat belt component
For front seat belt replacement ordering
information and availability, contact your parts
Seat belts that fail to function properly during
normal use are covered under warranty for the
useful life of the car.
Warranty Does Not Cover:
• Malfunction due to abuse, alteration, accidental
damage or damage resulting from a collision or
• Replacement of a properly functioning seat belt
for cosmetic or comfort reasons.