Seatbelt buckle problem

cheerful1_gwJuly 28, 2009

I have a 1996 Ford Explorer. The seatbelt on the driver's side will not stay buckled. I'm bringing it to my mechanic tomorrow, but was wondering if this will end up as a big repair, or is it something as small as something stuck in the buckle.

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jemdandy

Expensive? Who knows. Could be a broken spring. At worst case, the receiver part of the buckle gets replaced, and that should not be terribly expensive. There may be an electrical connection or switch in the works. The buckle has to be fastened to shut up the seat belt warning.

If you are lucky, Ford may opt to repair at cost. This is a safety related item.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2009 at 2:17PM
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gary__

*If you are lucky, Ford may opt to repair at cost. This is a safety related item.*

I agree. Check with Ford first. Seems that safety things like this are warranted forever. That's something I don't beleive in, but it seems to be the way it is.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2009 at 5:46PM
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