There's probably a lot of gunk built up in the top loop that the seat belt passes over. If you scrape that off, it will help a bit.toubabokoomi said:my drivers side seatbelt wont retract itself back when i take it off i have to do it manually...and i am lazy and tired of having to do it everytime...
My Toyota dealerships know nothing of this law.DocTaco said:Hello Guys,
My wifes car "MAzda 626" had a similar problem. I tried a few things but nothing was a great fix. I was talking to the dealership about it and they told me that in the " United States " a law required them to warranty the seat belt for the life of the vehicle. They changed out hers without a question. So it may be worth a call to the dealership to see if in fact this is covered on any year Toyota. They made reference to the liability issue regarding seatbelts. Maybe someone will try this route and post back. It does make sense that if you mess with or alter the seatbelt in any way, you could relieve them from any sort of liability in case of a wreck and injury resulted from seatbelt operation.
I'm not an expert at all , just know that if there is a way they could get out of coverage they will use it.. Either auto mfg. or insurance company.
Dick Foster said:If it makes you feel any better it is not restricted to the Tacoma. I know the Tundra has the same problem and I think it is Toyota generic. You'd think they would get their supplier to toe the friggin line after so many years or just change suppliers. The auto industry is so damn reluctant to change anything because of all the qualification test expense involved. I don't know who supplys the seat belts and retractors. It could be any one of a number of suppliers TRW, Valeo, Bosh, Delphi, Johnson Controls etc. etc. Someone needs to find out and start raising hell. It's a wonder that NTSB or some other government saftey agency hasn't crawled their backsides over it by now. I suppose that your tax dollar at work. They only do shit you don't want them to do and won't do the obvious stuff you want or need them to do.