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The front passenger seatbelt of my 2001 Taurus Wagon won't retract. It's been a difficult seatbelt for a while (gets twisted all of the time) but now it is full extended and even if I feed it back in it never catches and retracts.

Is there something I can do myself to fix this or will this be yet another several hundred dollar repair?
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I am betting that the seatbelt got twisted into the mechanisim and jammed it. Take off the panel where the seatbelt feeds into and check. It's an easy fix, just need to be patient and not hate the car. It's not the cars fault.

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Mine does the same thing. Except my seatbelt is bad. I'm going to go to a junkyard and grab one.

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i think that there maybe a problem in general with the seatbelt on the passenger side because mine won't retract properly(have to feed it in manually) and if you extend it all the way out while you are putting it on(or if you lean forward or something ) it starts clicking and will only retract causing youto have to unclick it feed it all the way back in manually and putting it back on again
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i think that there maybe a problem in general with the seatbelt on the passenger side because mine won't retract properly(have to feed it in manually) and if you extend it all the way out while you are putting it on(or if you lean forward or something ) it starts clicking and will only retract causing youto have to unclick it feed it all the way back in manually and putting it back on again
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That is supposed to do that... It's a safety feature for a child seat or accident.

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i think that there maybe a problem in general with the seatbelt on the passenger side because mine won't retract properly(have to feed it in manually) and if you extend it all the way out while you are putting it on(or if you lean forward or something ) it starts clicking and will only retract causing youto have to unclick it feed it all the way back in manually and putting it back on again
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That is supposed to do that... It's a safety feature for a child seat or accident. [/b][/quote]



+1. It's designed to lock if it's extended too quickly, like in the event of a collision and the passenger lunges forward. To disengage the locking mechanism, retract the seatbelt all the way and pul out again; but more slowly this time.


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you mean like it does not stop when you step on the brake and it doesnt go back in when you take off the seat belt?

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i think that there maybe a problem in general with the seatbelt on the passenger side because mine won't retract properly(have to feed it in manually) and if you extend it all the way out while you are putting it on(or if you lean forward or something ) it starts clicking and will only retract causing youto have to unclick it feed it all the way back in manually and putting it back on again
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That is supposed to do that... It's a safety feature for a child seat or accident. [/b][/quote]



+1. It's designed to lock if it's extended too quickly, like in the event of a collision and the passenger lunges forward. To disengage the locking mechanism, retract the seatbelt all the way and pul out again; but more slowly this time.
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i don't pull the seat belt out any quicker than in any of the other seats(plus they are supposed to lock up at any position in an accident not just fully extended)

Also it is illegal to put a car seat in the front seat
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I've had to replace both my front seat belts for this. Make sure if you go to a junk yard that you get both pieces. Different years got diffrent belts and they must be mated to like attaching parts.

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i think that there maybe a problem in general with the seatbelt on the passenger side because mine won't retract properly(have to feed it in manually) and if you extend it all the way out while you are putting it on(or if you lean forward or something ) it starts clicking and will only retract causing youto have to unclick it feed it all the way back in manually and putting it back on again
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That is supposed to do that... It's a safety feature for a child seat or accident. [/b][/quote]



+1. It's designed to lock if it's extended too quickly, like in the event of a collision and the passenger lunges forward. To disengage the locking mechanism, retract the seatbelt all the way and pul out again; but more slowly this time.
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i don't pull the seat belt out any quicker than in any of the other seats(plus they are supposed to lock up at any position in an accident not just fully extended)

Also it is illegal to put a car seat in the front seat
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They lock to secure is what I meant. Same with the rear seats.

Edit: It is also not "illegal" to put a car seat in the front. They reccomend putting a car seat in the rear, or it can be in a front passenger seat that is not equipped with a passenger side airbag.

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