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Male end of seat belt buckle will not go into female receptacle....there appears to be a spring protruding into the latch's entry space. My dealership wanted $73 for the female end of the buckle and $100 for labor. After a visit with the service manager, he gave me the part ( customer special warranty ) and charged me only labor ( which the service assistant had reduced to $53 ). So I got all fixed with new gear for $53.00 and feel good about it. Except, that, of all parts to fail, this is the first line of defense in an accident. I feel that the receptacle failed and Toyota should be aware of the situation.... It has nothing to do with mileage, or age ( especially young age- 7 years )

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LOOK INSIDE THE FEMALE RECIVER AND MAKE SURE THERE IS NOTHING IN THERE. EVEN SOMETHING SMALL CAN MAKE IT SO THE RECIEVER WONT CLICK INTO PLACE

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If it's not a coin, look inside the buckle again, compare it with a properly working latch. If you see something inside the broken latch that looks like it may be protruding out from the back, try pushing it back with a flathead or key, then pop the push button back up with the same tool you used... I have to do this each time I get out of my truck because the spring is broken. It still should work fine, it's just missing a spring that reset the latch to it's resting position. If you're still skeptical about it though, it's like a 25 dollar fix with installation.

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You have the right to contact the BAR (the automotive repair policing agency) on innapproriate help from car service shops. Whether or not it is under warranty, does not mean you do not get these fixed. Do your homework. Check ALLDATA for any TSB's (technical service bulletins) on your car and find out if there is one on defective sun visors. If there is no TSB, check again in the future, If enough people complain to Toyota coprporate, then it will become a new TSB and you will get it repaired for free, whetether warrantied or not. In the meantime, you need a "Magiver" mechanic or handyman that can make your sun visors work for the time-being. As for the people who told you the lie about customer loyalty, I would go to the dealer and get that repeated to your face and get the person's name and write to Toyota on your bad experience (CC to the manager of this place too). Good luck.

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