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Q: Seat belt not latching.

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The driver's seat belt does not latch. The problem seems to be in the latch of the buckle.

The belt buckle can be replaced and should be done by a certified mechanic to ensure the work is done properly and safely. Many of the vehicles today have seat belt buckles tied to the supplemental restraint system, your air bags and belt buckles, and can cause a fault which will render the vehicle unsafe in the event of a crash.

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