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Mine was rolled, driver and pass fronts are out and will not go in. Is this fixable? Why the hell would it lock, to keep you trapped in the rig??? I am going to take them apart even though it has the cute warning sticker not to....
The warning sticker is because there is an explosive charge inside. Small one but it's still an explosive. Safety wise though yours are probably no longer a threat.
What is the wire that plugs in to the belt housing? Info to the computer to lock you in your seat after you roll and are in a burning vehicle trapped?????
The seat belts have a "pretensioner" It's a pyrotechnic device that tightens down the seat belt during an impact. The computer senses a serious impact and activates the pretensioner which fires tightening your seatbelt before the force of the collision acts against your body weight. This lessens the total impact forces and allows you to decelerate with the whole mass of the truck instead of independently.
I've already removed both and played with them to get them to retract. I know some when they tilt or go off canter will lock, but usually they go back once they are level....
I have this issue as well, though, slightly different.
My 2nd row MIDDLE seatbelt is pulled out with about a foot or so of slack. The seatbelt will not pull out any further or retract. This is the one that is built into the seat.
Any suggestions besides disassembling the seat?
Not sure exactly what i did. So i popped off the top cover and saw that the seatbelt had a twist in it. I undid the twist, and now the seat belt works fine.
If Toyota doesn't cover it by default, it probably wouldn't take much to convince them to cover it anyway.True it could be an easy fix. I guess the question here is do car companies have an obligation to fix a defective seatbelt and what would qualify it as defective. Correct me if I am wrong but aren't defective air bags replaced? Both of these are life saving devices. Would having a lifetime warranty on seat belts open a can of worms as there are many more safety devices on new cars that could be considered life saving.
I agree things break and need repair and it may or may not be the users fault. However when it comes to a seat belt that could saves someone's life how much do you think that the company would lose by replacing a non working belt under goodwill. If someone died and a lawyer proved that the seat belt was defective in court and the company was aware of the problem, the company could potentially lose millions.Speaking for myself, I don't expect Toyota to cover anything under warranty or goodwill on my 17 year old Land Cruiser. Things break, even on well built vehicles such as ours. Owning an older vehicle comes with the responsibility of paying for its repairs. Anything a manufacturer will do as 'goodwill' to help pay is a bonus.
Same problem here. How difficult to remove cover to get to middle row seat belt?