Seatbelt is locked. it cannot be pulled in order to buckle it to seat. i have owned it for two months. woke up one morning to find it jammed when i tried to put on belt. this is a salvage vehicle with no warranty
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Easy, you can either pull the fuse for the warning sound ( If it's not powering other things) or you can do what I did. I used the buckle to force pieces of tinfoil into the seatbelt lock, a little at a time. It didn't affect the catch / release at all, in fact made it lock in place better. And made the sensor thinks the belt is always in so it never beeps.
There are a few things you can do...
1: If you bought the car from a dealership, take it back. Make them fix it.
2: There is a(should be) a wire going into the receiver for the seatbelt. Ensure it is plugged in. If it is... you can remove the wire and ground it out(ie: loosen the bolt to the bottom of the seat, place wire under bolt. Ensure there will be wire to metal contact. Then, tighten the bolt.)
a lot of time when a seat belt buckle will not lock it is because of something down it side of it spray some wd 40 into buckle if this does not work a new buckle is needed. replacement is easy the hardest part is removing seat it get to it which is not that hart also
Have the same problem in my 98 Toyota Rav4. I squirted the female buckle (bolted to seat, not holding strap harness) with wannabe WD-40 lubricant from the $1 store, and it seem to have solved the problem. I'm guessing the spring mechanism is worn out, which is why the harness buckle won't lock. Another solution is to replace the female lock buckle with an identical part from the used parts junkyard store.
The seatbelt light on the dash stays "on," even when everyone has their belt on, but I don't bother servicing that. If yours have an audible alarm instead of an indicator light on the dash, locate the source of the alarm sound and disconnect the wires to silence the sound.
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your dealer is able o supply you with a seatbelt extender at no charge. this is a courtesy that ford gives to thei owners. see your local ford dealer for details..i hope this helps, your thumbs up is appreciated....BTW, the right front and all rear seat belts have a child safety feature buil into the retractors. it will cause the seatbelts to cinch tight an not release once engaged, until the seatbelt has been fully retracted therby releasing the locking mechanism...this feature is only engaged when the retractor is pulled out to is fullest limits, at that point you will hear a ratcheting noise as it retracts....
I assume you've already worked the seat belt end back and forth with force. Did the belt move at all? Did you remove the rear seat bottom cusion from the car? That will give you additional leverage on the belt. If the belt twisted the last time it was used and then rolled up, you need to go to the dealer or an upholstery shop for help.