Q: Seatbelt does not retract

asked by on December 10, 2016

Driver side seat belt latches fine but when you unbuckle the top portion does not retract well or at all- very loose. No prior accidents. Is this a safety issue? How do I get it checked out?

My car has 240000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

The seat belt retractor is like a clock spring and it sounds like yours has sprung. Any irregularity in the operation of your seat belt is grounds for replacement.. The thing about seat belts is they have that one chance to operate perfectly one time and your life may depend on it. So this is no place to try to save money. The retractor and seat belt are replaced as a single unit for this very reason. Don’t put this one off! You can get the repair done conveniently at your home or office by contacting Your Mechanic for a [seat belt replacement.[(https://www.yourmechanic.com/advice/tag)

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

My car has no electrical power and there is a blown 80 amp fuse under the hood

It sounds like you have a ground issue. Check the ground wires from the battery to the fuse box. Make sure that the cables are tight and free of corrosion. Check the condition of the battery terminals for corrosion and...

Found misfire on all cylinders by code reader. I checked vacuum and it was low at 14 hg. I checked compression 160 to 180 except no. 3 cylinder 180 to 270.

Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. When it comes to a misfire, first check for spark and make sure that the spark plugs are functioning correctly. Then check the fuel injectors and make sure that they are not plugged...

Engine revs up and down when In park

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle control valve which may be causing the engine RPM to fluctuate. This valve monitors the air flow into the engine and sends a signal to the computer...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Honda Ridgeline
The The 2012 Honda Ridgeline is built on the Pilot SUV configuration and welded as a single unit, resulting in a five passenger truck that delivers a decidedly carlike ride. With fuel efficiency that is comparable to many midsize SUVs,...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Connecticut in 2012
Connecticut Connecticut offers plenty of rain and its fair share of snow during the winter months, which means drivers need vehicles that can handle these conditions. Top selling vehicles in previous years have included the Toyota Camry, Corolla and the...
What Does the Seat Belt Not On Warning Light Mean?
The seat belt not on light warns you when it senses an important safety issue: your seat belt isn't securely fastened.