Question about 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 2WD
All at once , both front seat belts retracted into the seats and would not release for use . Thougt it might be a blown fuse , a bad relay , or even possibly an electrical plug that might not be making a good connection . Rear seat belts are working fine .
I have A 99 RAM 1500 AND THEIR WAS A RECALL. NHTSA WEBSITE ID NUMBER-01V119000 BUT DODGE SAID MY TRUCK WAS NOT ONE THAT WAS ON THE VIN LIST SO I HAVE TO PAY 550 TO DODGE TO HAVE MY SEAT BELT FIXED?? CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ANYONE???
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
If your car has ever been in an accident where the air bag deployed then it would also activate the seat belt pretentioner which is a small explosive charge the causes the seat belt rachet mechinim to lock into place and needs to be replaced after the accident and i have seen many body shops not do this in the past. a short to power could also easily set off the system. its charged with sodium aziod which is the solid form of rocket fuel. as little as half a volt could set it off and you most likely would not hear it happen. i hope this was useful
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Please check if your seat belt has "Retractors" or "Automatic Retractor".
Follow these steps to determine if you have a retractor system that will hold car seat securely or your seat belt won't retract as should be:
A. Pull belt all the way out.
b. Allow belt to retract about 6 inches (15 cm).
c. Pull out on belt again.
If belt is locked and you cannot pull the belt out any further, you have an Automatic Locking;
If you pull the belt again all the way out and won't return to normal operation, then the mechanism is damaged, but try first the "retractor" lock to be sure. By Federal Law, nobody will sale a seat belt in a junk yard, try the dealer or order thru the dealer the whole seat belt or the mechanism. I hope that is just a matter of the automatic retractor; you can see this information in your car's manual. Try and we will see.
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