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2000 S-40 Seat Belts cut into side panel when pulling in or out.

Ever since I purchased the car new, the dealer has procrastinated & not been willing to repair or come up with a fix to resolve this problem. Now I have 1/2"-1" cuts on the side panels, where the seat belts come out & retract. The belts hang up in the cut plastic & are difficult to use. If the dealer & Volvo won't help, can someone suggest some sort of a "sleeve" or replacement part from another car that would work, or maybe there's a State or Federal law I could use, to enforce cooperation from the unwilling dealer.

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Most states have a department of automotive consumer affairs. I would check your state's online site's Department of Motor vehicles to file a complaint. The states are generally very good at helping the consumer on problems like yours. Let me know how they respond.

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