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2002 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 182005

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact states he was having trouble buckling driver's side seat belt. Upon inspection of the seat belt consumer noticed the bracket was disconnected from the bolt. The vehicle was repaired by the service dealer. T consumer asked if there could be something done to prevent the bolt from coming off, the service dealer informed him that if the bolt was installed correctly and this should not happen. Consumer felt the public should be aware that the bolt could come off from the seat belt bracket, causing the seat belt to be unsafe. It should periodically checked to make sure that the seat belt bolt was still in place. The consumer did not wish to provide the VIN number.

- Middle Island, NY, USA

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