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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front: Retractor Problems

6.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,143 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Buick Park Avenue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #7

May 202005

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles

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

Consumer states: Passenger seat belt won't work, the seat belt will not pull out from the retractor. Had trouble with it normally, can pull on it and it will come out, but now it's stuck. Consumer adds seat belt was hard to retract and now has failed completely. There is a recall but vehicle did not qualify.

- Wichita Falls , TX, USA

problem #6

May 272002

Park Avenue

  • miles
Retractor is not working. Unable to pull seat belt all the way out to hook it.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 102002

Park Avenue

  • miles
The seat belt fails. Can`T be used to provide safety to front passenger.

- Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 272000

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles

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

Front seat lap belt will not retract.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 052000

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
The driver and passenger seat belts retractors failed.

- Wayne, PA, USA

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problem #2

Dec 091998

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
Driver's side lap belt becomes jammed in the retracting mechanism, causing the seat belt intervals to become inoperable.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 171999

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sometimes seat belt on the passenger's side will not pull out of the mechanism. The dealer/manufactuer are aware of this problem. Car has been serviced 4-5 times for this problem. Problem has not been corrected.

- Williamston, MI, USA

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