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Slamming my seatbelts in the door!

Has anyone else had this issue? My seatbelts work (as far as I know) but they don't always retract when I get out so they hang down and they keep getting slammed in the doors on both side. I wonder if I should replace the seatbelts (and the mechanics inside) or if that's even a safe thing to do? Ideas would be appreciated.
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Happened to me a few times. Are they tangled up? Or just check them before you slam the door. Thats an easy fix.
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My dad sometimes does this on his Superduty, he needs to get in the habit of checking. The retractor is fine, it just doesn't yank it up out of his hand
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That's like telling someone the best way to look at something is to open your eyes. I'm not looking for "just pull it out of the door." I'm assuming the truck didn't do this when it was new (I bought it used). I'm wondering what changed and if it can be fixed.

Many times I'll be sitting in traffic and feel the seatbelt loosen up. It's because the thing slammed in the door and I didn't notice it. Imagine if I got into a wreck and it wasn't tight! I'd be eating steering wheel. That is unacceptable.
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I have this problem sometimes too, it is slow at retracting so it gets shut in the door. IDK if oiling it would help or not i havnt tried it yet.
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The mechanism that works when you are in an accident is quite different then the one that slowly reels in the seatbelt after you unbuckle it...
You'd most likely be fine in the event of an accident
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I'm not going to just spray oil on something that keeps me alive. It might be different than the part that keeps me alive but shutting it in the door and it not securing properly can get me killed. I wonder if Ford had a recall on these things?!
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I never heard of a recall on those
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there was never a recall on seatbelts slow to retract...it will still protect you in an accident...the mechinism that locks the belt is seperate from the actual retracting mechinism...just pay more attention before you close the door...but if you want to drop $500+ on new seatbelts thats up to you
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its called a junkyard. you can pull the belt housing and assembly and install and wala

just pull form a truck with lower miles on odo
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Mine to, it twists over and won't retract back down that sleeve over my shoulder. I'm sure its like the rest of the things we think "should work", I unhook the seat belt it should go up, I hit the brakes its tightens up. Why does it fold over???
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The retractor is lazy, weak, and mistreated. Would it still save your life?
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I don't think many people are getting what I'm saying. It not only doesn't retract properly, it many times shuts in the door and doesn't completely tighten up WHILE I'M WEARING IT. It'll feel loose and I'll reach down and pull on it and it'll cinch up because part of it was still in the door and I didn't notice it because it was tight. This should NOT happen. This is poor design. The seat belt works but it won't protect ANYONE if it isn't properly fastened because part of it was in the door because of the way the clip at the top let's it sag. It seems to me since ALL of us are having the issue with the seatbelt not retracting properly that Ford should have at least looked into this. Someone is going to hit the steering wheel!
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Just replace it then. Check out rockatuo for the parts.
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What part do I replace? People are saying there is the part that retracts the belt and the part that keeps you from dying. Has anyone replaced them to solve this problem?
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You have a problem with your retractor, that's it.
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He's just stupid
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What part do I replace? People are saying there is the part that retracts the belt and the part that keeps you from dying. Has anyone replaced them to solve this problem?
you cant just replace the seatbelt guts...you have to buy THE ENTIRE SEAT BELT!!!!....expensive...the retractor is seperate from the locking device...the seat belt will still save your *** in an accident
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I just give the belt a tug if it wont retract, usually solves the problem.
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He isnt saying that the retractor will cause him injury he is say the foot of loose seat belt that is caught in the door will be pulled free in the case of an acident. the locking mechanism will lock and the seat belt will pull slack from where ever it can which will be from the part that is in the door.
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My belt gets stuck between the seat and door, so I just make sure it rolls up, simple
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Yeah. Wanting to not get killed in a wreck is stupid. Wanting my girlfriend to not hit the dash due to a defective seatbelt is stupid. What was I thinking. I'd be willing to bet YOUR solution would just be duct tape. I apologize for trying to get a decent answer from these forums.
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LULZ!

Just replace them. Go to a Junk yard get entire seatbelt assembly and replace entire seatbelt assembly.
However if you wanna tear one apart to try and save a few bucks go ahead.
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