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Re: Ford Focus seatbelt locked
There is a gas cylinder that tightens the belt in a minor collision, it is a one time use part it is independent of the air bag deployment system, you will have to replace the seat belt gas cylinder, that may mean a new belt assembly, not sure on focus.
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1. It is expensive to replace air bags(which is one reason you need to insure your car) . If you want a price then contact Ford service or a body repair shop and they will give you a quote.
2. Installing and set up of new air bags is NOT a do it yourself task and needs to be carried out by a professional. Don't even consider trying to do this yourself or have some amateur try to do this for you.
53 second row left seatbelt sensor (subfault)
43 third row left frontal stage 3 deployment control (subfault)
32 second row left frontal stage 2 deployment control (subfault)
Yes parts related seatbelt sensor and a collision sensor.
Two questions has this car been in a collision, did the airbags deployed, is the seatbelt not retracting. This is a serious problem if you have a collision there will be no protection
Your seat belts are tied in to your air bag system. Even though your air bags may not have deployed, your seat belt(s) have deployed a one-time use trigger designed to cinch you tightly into your seat in the collision you were in. There is no way to reset them, they will need to be replaced. A used, functioning seatbelt will work, but usually must be of the same year as your car, even if other years appear identical. The wrong year will appear to the on board computer as an error, and will not allow the system to be restored to functional (air bag light will not go off), even though now your seat belt will appear to function. If your air bag light stays on after the bulb-check sequence at startup, it means the system is disabled...the air bag will not function in a crash.
Airbags have specific criteria for deployment that determines whether impact was severe enough to deploy bags or whether only 1 stage deployment is needed or may decide impact was minor enough that deployment of airbags could potentially be more dangerous than the actual impact. For instance I was on the expressway last year going 65mph and someone rear ended me at over 100mph. Totaled my Ford Focus, her airbag did not deploy. Over certain speeds depending on the vehicle calibration, and airbag should never deploy. With an impact under a designated speed or over a designated speed a deployment can be dangerous. As long as your airbag light was not on before the crash I'd say your system was working properly and did not malfunction. If your airbag light ever comes on just keep in mind that any airbag malfunction will disable the system and turn on the light
If the seat belt has jammed, you may just need to replace the mechanism- you want it to do its job correctly when you need it For your information,--You may need to replace the mechanism for the seat belt. If the impact restraint system has encountered what they refer to as a stage one deployment due to a minor accident, the seat belt locks up, and even though the airbag(s) hasn't deployed, there are frame sensors that may need replacing reset. We encountered this with my daughter's 05 Focus and needed to replace the belt assembly, and a couple sensors on the frame..
it is not recommended that seat belts from a collision be reused as they and the linkage have already been stressed and could fail in another collision, best to replace them with new, this i got from a collission expert