gncndad
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Front seat belts not retracting

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:20 pm

2015S: The front seatbelts don't retract on their own, needing assistance to fully retract.

Is there an instructional video on removing the b-pillar trim pieces to access the seat belt reel? I'm thinking there might be some adjustability there.

Thanks!
2015 LeafS
2018 Toyota Prius Two (son's car)
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Front seat belts not retracting

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:22 pm

gncndad wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:20 pm
2015S: The front seatbelts don't retract on their own, needing assistance to fully retract.

Is there an instructional video on removing the b-pillar trim pieces to access the seat belt reel? I'm thinking there might be some adjustability there.

Thanks!
Been a LEAF thing for most of mine. I simply have gotten used to guiding the belt back into its reel. (That and I got tired of slamming the belt buckle in the door jamb)
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 16,686 mi, 92.44% SOH
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gncndad
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Re: Front seat belts not retracting

Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:33 pm

I just returned from the dealership, getting the car inspected, tires rotated, and the recall taken care of.

I mentioned the slow retraction of the driver's side seatbelt. Service adviser checked it out, said, "Yup, it's defective. We'll replace it."

Warranty is for 10 years on the seat belt mechanism. No charge for replacement.

Thank you, federally mandated requirements!
2015 LeafS
2018 Toyota Prius Two (son's car)
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

gncndad
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Re: Front seat belts not retracting

Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:00 am

Update: Dealer/warranty true to its word. Driver's side seatbelt replaced 2/27/2020, under warranty.

The passenger side is slow, but not sufficient to require replacement.
2015 LeafS
2018 Toyota Prius Two (son's car)
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

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