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My 1991 Honda Accord EX has passive restraint seatbelts. The driver side seatbelt is stuck in the open position - there is no contact with your body. Since this is a safety issue, would the dealership fix it at no charge? Is it possible that it is a blown fuse? The passenger side one works fine. Thanks!

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  • deltaj49 May 14, 2010

    Someone told me I should also check the fuse?

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Here is something you may want to try if your belt is not retracting when the door is opened or closed is on the door itself, there is the part like a clasp that locks around the post on the door jamb, Well above that clasp is the switch that operates the belts when the door is open and closed. Well it builds up a lot of grime like substance and the door clasp doesn't go all the way up to activate the switch to operate the seat belt. What I did was spray a lot of WD-40 to clean up all the gunk on the switch and the door clasp and mine works fine. If this doesn't solve your problem, It may be the seat belt computer located under the seat. I also heard from some where that when it comes to seat belts not working properly, Honda dealers will fix the problem for free being it falls under liability. Check with several dealers and if nothing threaten nicely that you will complain to the media - and name a local TV station and News outlet like a Newspaper. Also Video tape it and mention You Tube.
Also mention you will complain to : the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm or call 1-888-327-4236, The NHTSA representative told me that if enough people file a complaint about the seat belt warning sensor, the NHTSA will make American Honda recall the part(s) as defective. Even if you've already repaired the seat belt assembly, you should still file a complaint, because you can get a reimbursement for the repair if there's a recall. Hang tight and good luck all around.
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    Gary Rice May 14, 2010

    The fuses are a good thing to check without a doubt. Usually the easiest way to find out exactly where the fuse is - is to call the local dealer - give them the VIN # - and ask them exactly where your model is and also ask about RECALLS while on the phone or there. If you go to the dealer chances are he will find it for you and might even install it as a courtesy. No matter what do call the dealer and ask about the RECALL. If the fuse fixes it - great of course but usually the fuse will blow with the belt in the open position so your friend is correct.
    thanks - [ sorry i missed thinking of the fuse as it is very basic.]
    Gary

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