Seatbelt anchors are where the seatbelt system is connected to the main chassis of the vehicle. There are three anchors on the rear centre seatbelt, one where the seatbelt reel or pre-tensioner is situated in the centre of the rear backrest, one in the middle of the rear seat section that is attached to the floor where the lap section of the belt is attached, and one in the gap between the rear seat and the rear backrest where the seatbelt stalk will accept the seatbelt buckle and lock the entire system in place. All seatbelt anchor points are secured to the vehicle by anchor-plates and bolts. The use of steel anchor-plates ensures that the bolts do not shear off or pull through the floor when the seatbelt is under load.
There are small cut outs in the rear seat upholstery which enable the seatbelt anchor stalk to be reached. To undo the rear centre seat belt press the button on the seatbelt anchor mechanism. This will automatically release the seatbelt buckle. The seatbelt reel will then take up any slack in the belt.
All seatbelt anchor points must be positioned securely to enable the vehicle to pass an MOT.