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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front: Retractor Problems

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really awful
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #19

May 302002

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer stated passenger side rear seatbelt will not retract. The seat belt will sometimes become inoperable. Consumer adds he uses the car as transportation to work with passengers in the back seat. There have been 3 occurances where the passengers could not use the seat belt.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #18

Mar 132001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Rear passenger side shoulder seat belt keeps getting stuck, will not move out of retractor, causing loss of protection.

- Old Park, MI, USA

problem #17

Aug 312000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Rear seat belts on the right hand side were jammed. Failed to release to be used. Webbing has jammed inside the mechanism. Been repaired twice before under warranty.

- Falling Water, WV, USA

problem #16

Dec 071999

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rear seat belt would twist whenever it retracted. It would jam up & could not be released. Been repaired by the dealership at least 5 times, but it still would happen.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #15

Jun 011998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both rear set shoulder restraints on this vehicle get jammed when retracting. There has been a recall for this problem, NHTSA #00V044000, consumer has contacted dealer, dealer indicated that this vehicle was not covered under the recall due to VIN.

- Lookout Mountain, GA, USA

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problem #14

Jun 011998

Intrigue

  • miles
We have had ongoing issues where the passenger and driver seat belts (5 total) do not extend or retract properly. The dealer continues to blame the user although they did replace one mechanism as it would no longer retract or extend. We have taken it in several times as well as called the olds customer service to file a complaint. They refuse to do anything more. They also tell me to learn how to use them! how can guests as well as my family members all have the same issue? many times we are unable to use the seat belts as we can not get them to move in or out to put them on. The dealer and customer service line stated that the seat belt issue was common amoung olds and cadilacs. I don't feel that the manufacturer is solving this issue by letting be a common issue! seat belts should function. Please also note that we have a Saturn (1999) that has never had an issue as well as drove a Chrysler K car for 10 years without a seat belt incident. I resent the dealer and customer service department for Oldsmobile inferring that we were the issue and needed to learn how to use a seat belt. They did not deny that they didn't retract or extend properly. Also please note that while the seat belt is in place that they often tighten up to a very firm hold and don't release. This is dangerous for my 14 year old and anyone who is wearing them.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #13

Jul 012000

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rear restraints do not retract, causing the occupants to be unrestrained. Recall 00V044000 has been issued on vehicle's make/model ; however, this vehicle was not included due to the VIN. The rear shoulder harness are retracted, but do not release to be useable, condition exists on both the left and right rear passenger restraints.

- Homer, NY, USA

problem #12

Jun 172000

Intrigue

  • miles
Consumer has to straighten out seat belt befor it will recline back up into retractor.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #11

Jul 142000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear seat shoulder belts twist, allowing the webbing to jam in the retractor when the shoulder belt webbing becomes jammed in the retractor. Dealer has attempted to repair without success.

- Marion, IN, USA

problem #10

May 152000

Intrigue

  • miles
Oov044000/rear seat belts: Rear shoulder belt would retract from the retractor; causing seat belt to becoed under manufacturer's recall due to VIN. Feel free to provide further details.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #9

May 011998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Seat belts become jammed within the retracting mechanism, causing the seat belts to become inoperable.

- Louisville, TN, USA

problem #8

Mar 152000

Intrigue

  • miles
Right rear seat belt retraction system is locked up, preventing use of seat belt.

- Golden Valley, MN, USA

problem #7

Jul 201999

Intrigue

  • miles
The left rear seat belt retractor has been replaced 3 times and the right rear seat belt retractor is going to be replaced the second time as soon as the parts come in. I am worried about the safety of our two children in the back seat and am tired of making trips to the dealership. We have owned the car less than a year and have been to the dealership the following dates to either have seat belts ordered or installed- 7/20/99 - 8/10/99 - 8/30/99 - 9/3/99 - 12/30/99 - 1/14/2000

- Roseville, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 211999

Intrigue

  • miles
Both of the rear seatbelts have had problems retracting the belts, and they easily tangle in the retractors, locking up for periods at a time. I have had one set completely replaced on 7/21/99, although they both still occasionally malfunction. I believe this is a safety issue that calls for a redesigned part.

- Stuart, IA, USA

problem #5

Oct 071997

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear seat belt retractor sticking, replaced on several occasions, however new unit continues to fail in the same capacity. Mjs

- Rluffdale, UT, USA

problem #4

Mar 031999

Intrigue

  • miles
Rear seatbelts fail to retract on a regular basis; have been replaced twice - no improvement; problem is T-slot in which seat belt binds

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 121998

Intrigue

  • miles
Rear seat belt doesn't work, and the consumer can't pull the strap out far enough to use them. Consumer said it is a safety defect.

- Sunbury, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 151997

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt retractor failed.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 031998

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
The driver's side door sticks and is very hard to open ftom the inside. His could be hazardous in an accident. Also headrsts collapse randmly when the head is leaned against them. In addition, rear seat belts do not retract.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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