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#2049323 - 10/17/10 10:32 AM seat belt won't latch
kenwin30 Offline


Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 245
Loc: louisiana
2008 expedition, my drivers side seat belt wont latch, is this something i need to carry to the dealer, or can i fix this myself ?

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#2049331 - 10/17/10 10:42 AM Re: seat belt won't latch [Re: kenwin30]
willix Offline


Registered: 12/16/09
Posts: 1889
Loc: minneapolis mn
I had a terrible time getting a dime that fell into the latch slot out. It is easy for change & things to fall out of pockets. Belts aren't cheap, You usually need to buy all the parts for one seat position. Take a peek in there and see if you can't fish something out with a pick tool if some sort.


Edited by willix (10/17/10 10:46 AM)
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#2049374 - 10/17/10 11:34 AM Re: seat belt won't latch [Re: kenwin30]
whip Offline


Registered: 03/03/05
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The button on my Nissan stuck open. They have a life time warranty on seat belts. The service adviser told me that most manufacturers do. Call your local dealer before buying anything.
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#2049428 - 10/17/10 12:50 PM Re: seat belt won't latch [Re: kenwin30]
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dealer should fix for free. it's a safety feature.
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#2049488 - 10/17/10 01:37 PM Re: seat belt won't latch [Re: willix]
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Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
Originally Posted By: willix
I had a terrible time getting a dime that fell into the latch slot out. It is easy for change & things to fall out of pockets. Belts aren't cheap, You usually need to buy all the parts for one seat position. Take a peek in there and see if you can't fish something out with a pick tool if some sort.


Me too! And it was a dime! More than once in various cars!
For sure, peek down in there - some debris is likely the only problem.

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#2049902 - 10/17/10 10:08 PM Re: seat belt won't latch [Re: mechtech2]
oldmaninsc Offline


Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 1360
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: mechtech2
Originally Posted By: willix
I had a terrible time getting a dime that fell into the latch slot out. It is easy for change & things to fall out of pockets. Belts aren't cheap, You usually need to buy all the parts for one seat position. Take a peek in there and see if you can't fish something out with a pick tool if some sort.


Me too! And it was a dime! More than once in various cars!
For sure, peek down in there - some debris is likely the only problem.


I agree. I had this problem on my 04 Grand Marquis a couple of a years ago on a trip to Seattle. Went in to IHOP to eat breakfast, came out an hour later and the seat belt wouldn't latch.

So I drove without it to the next town, and in my mind I started looking for the nearest Ford dealership to buy a new belt assembly.
While I was filling the tank, my teenage daughter got a flashlight and looked inside and saw a small piece of paper. She took out a nail file and was able to fish it out. It's worked fine ever since. That was 2 years ago.
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