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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front: Retractor Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Buick LeSabre seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 102002

LeSabre

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have an intermittent problem with my driver side seatbelt. The belt keeps getting caught in the floor retractor. When I try to pull the belt up to use, it gets stuck and has to be tugged on 5-6 times to get it to release. Orange Buick first looked at it on 4/25/02 and claimed, "belt out of place causing lock to engage R&R and reposition left front seat belt retractor." That did not fix it and I brought it back again on 7/1/02. They said they would have to order a new belt and replace it. Supposedly, Buick realized that they had a problem and had redesigned their belts. The replacement belt was installed on 7/16/02, and worked okay for about 2 weeks, and has started the same problem all over again. Because it is an intermittent problem, they can't seem to reproduce the problem, but I keep getting caught with it. I'm very concerned that one of these times, the belt will not release after 5 or 6 tugs and then I will be forced to drive my car without the seatbelt engaged, which is both illegal and very dangerous.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 202001

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Seat belts retractor is built into back of seat, next to the headrest, consumer can't see into the blind spot when turning head around to look to go into the left lane, the consumer's are 5'5" and under, the dealer was contacted and told the consumers that nothing could be done.

- California, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 202001

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Seat belts retractor is built into back of seat, next to the headrest, consumer can't see into the blind spot when turning head around to look to go into the left lane, the consumer's are 5'5" and under, the dealer was contacted and told the consumers that nothing could be done.

- California, PA, USA

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