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Old 11-03-2008
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Seatbelt unbuckling itself

My passenger seat belt unbuckles itself randomly. I don't want it to become unbuckled in a crash and have one of my friends get hurt, especially since there is usually always someone in the truck with me in the passenger seat. I haven't really messed with it too much, anything I should look at or anyone else have this happen? I happens maybe once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less.
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Take it to the dealer they should replace it free of charge. My drivers belt was doing it, and they replaced it for free, even though it wasn't under warantee.
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Take it to the dealer they should replace it free of charge. My drivers belt was doing it, and they replaced it for free, even though it wasn't under warantee.
and if the dealer gives you **** call ford. From what i understand manufactures who sell cars in the us are legally required to lifetime warranty belts cause its a safety issue

I used to have a 1991 civic with the automatic belts, kastner honda of napa, ca tried to tell me that i was responible for replacement of the motor if it was due to unreasonable wear and tear .... im like if these motors are so great then why did honda stop putting em in all their cars in 92? ... they kept bull****ting so i called honda and they sent me a letter REQUIRING any honda dealer to replace the belt and any associated accessories free of charge regardless of the cause ... i did however take it to a different dealership and ended up making sure anyone else i knew with a honda didnt ever go to kastner for anything
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Alright, thanks guys. I'll call Ford tomorrow after class.
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Ive had this problem with my drivers belt for like a year and a half. i guess if it is free then i better get it done.
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and if the dealer gives you **** call ford. From what i understand manufactures who sell cars in the us are legally required to lifetime warranty belts cause its a safety issue

I used to have a 1991 civic with the automatic belts, kastner honda of napa, ca tried to tell me that i was responible for replacement of the motor if it was due to unreasonable wear and tear .... im like if these motors are so great then why did honda stop putting em in all their cars in 92? ... they kept bull****ting so i called honda and they sent me a letter REQUIRING any honda dealer to replace the belt and any associated accessories free of charge regardless of the cause ... i did however take it to a different dealership and ended up making sure anyone else i knew with a me honda didnt ever go to kastner for anything
Same thing happened to me with my 1990 Civic. the motor quit workign and the seatbelt didn't come back up when you closed the door.
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Stopped by Ford earlier, they said the warranty is 5/50,000. My passengers are SOL I guess lol.
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i had that with my 01 passenger side


they replaced it under what the said was a recall
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Hmmm, maybe I can find the recall online. Thanks, I'll try searching
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Not sure if this will work for you, but it worked for my Ranger.

I sprayed some WD40 in the buckle, and pressed the button a bunch of times without the seat belt in it. Then I put the seat belt in a bunch of times.

It stopped coming undone since.

I'm not sure about a standard lifetime warranty on safety equipment. Sounds fishy to me.
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