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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Rear Problems

5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,182 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 312004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer's vehicle was included in recall 00V044000 concerning rear seat belt. However, the problem has resurfaced. Consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, who insisted there was nothing they could do because the vehicle had been repaired through the recall......retractor failed in spite of replacement, but dealer will not repair it again, wanted $3000 to replace the retractor.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #10

Nov 172004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt does not securely hold a child car seat. I took the car to the dealer and was told that the latch system for car seats could not be installed because it is not made for that model/year vehicle. They said specifically that the tether strap was not made for this model car and that there is no replacement or anything else they can do.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #9

Jul 282004

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 00V044000, rear shoulder belts failed to work properly due to being twisted and not retracting far back enough. Consumer took vehicle to dealership, and mechanic failed to correct the initial problem of twisted belt. The problem still exists.

- Weymouth, MA, USA

problem #8

Jan 022004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rear seat belt locked up and did not retract. Driver took the vehicle to the dealer for analysis, and mechanic noticed that the seat belt retractor needed to be replaced. Rear seat belt retractor was repaired four times, twice due to recall, problem still occur.

- Oblong, IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 292003

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • 70,000 miles
The consumers driver and passenger rear shoulder harnesses were jammed in their retractors.

- Dixon, IL, USA

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problem #6

Mar 112003

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • 97,000 miles
The rear seat belt failed to come out of the retractor.

- Western, WV, USA

problem #5

Nov 132000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The rear lap restraint belt does not remain tight when using a rear-facing child seat, dealer informed consumer that the type of child seat used will not work in the rear seat of the vehicle.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 011999

Intrigue

  • miles
The rear seat belt in the back middle seat is not long enough to go around a child saftey seat. This is the safest place for a car seat yet the seat belt is too short. I need a longer seat belt or an extender. Please help me my child is riding in an unsafe position.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 081999

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Rear seat belts get stuck when passengers try to pull out too quickly, ocassionally sticks when trying to make choice of heating or ventilation options.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998

Intrigue

  • miles
Rear seat belts lock up in partially extended state, so passengers cannot use them. Problem is a vertical slot in the belt retractor guide, which is wide enough for the horizontally retracting belt to slide into, resulting in a twisted belt that locks up. Olds customer service says they 'operate as designed'. how can anyone in 1998 'design' a seat belt that renders itself useless in normal service"???????" new cars on the showroom floor also have this problem and sooner or later someone will be killed because they couldn't use their seat belt.

- Sunbury, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 021998

Intrigue

  • miles
Rear seat belts don't work and that is a safety defect due to other consumers riding in the vehicle. The seat belt isn't long enough and can't be used.

- Sunbury, OH, USA

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