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Front Seat Belt Retractor Problems of Ford Taurus - part 1



Ford Taurus owners have reported 52 problems related to front seat belt retractor (under the seat belt category).

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 1
Failure Date: 02/14/2008

Front passenger seat belt stopped retracting and was not usable for the passenger (who happened to be my teenager) I had taken it to be repaired three previous times. Was told that it was not a defect and that I had to pay 152 dollars this time to have it repaired since the car is now not under warranty but was under warranty the first 3 previous attempts to fix the problem.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 2
Failure Date: 12/23/2006

- the contact stated that seat belts were locking . She took the vehicle to the dealer to have the seat belts fixed in August, 2006. The same failure recurred on December 21, and again on December 23, 2006. The contact stated that when she got in the car the seat belt retractor did not allow her to extend the seat belt. This failure occurred in the front and rear passenger side seats. Updated 1/29/2007 -.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 3
Failure Date: 12/16/2006

- the contact stated that before driving the 2001 Ford Taurus ( he proceeded to fasten the passenger's side front seat belt, but the seat belt would not retract enough to fasten. The webbing was out, far enough to restrain a passenger in the seat safely. The contact will pay to repair the seat belt because Ford stated they would not. *.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 4
Failure Date: 09/07/2006

: the contact stated the retractor seized and would not allow the seat belt to extend for use on the front passenger seat. The service dealer and manufacturer were notified. Updated 10/31/2006 - the consumer contacted the manufacturer who indicated that they were not responsible for anything after 5 years.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 5
Failure Date: 07/07/2006

: the contact stated that the front passenger seatbelt locking mechanism failed to retract the seat belt webbing on 07/07/06. The contact's spouse took the mechanism apart, retracted the webbing, and then the webbing would not extract at all. The occupant can not use the seat belt and there are no pictures or repair invoices available. The dealer was contacted on 07/25/06 to order a replacement locking mechanism but it was not purchase due to the cost.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 6
Failure Date: 06/18/2006

The contact owns a 1999 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the passenger side seat belt fails to retract. The Ford dealer diagnosed the vehicle as needing a new retractor. The dealer will not repair it for free. The vehicle has not been repaired. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage is 108,000 and failure mileage was 96,000.


car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 7
Failure Date: 03/15/2006

Front passenger seat belt will not retract or extract correctly. . . . Passenger cannot use seat belt.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 8
Failure Date: 01/06/2006

Front passenger seat belt locked up in a partially extended position. It will neither extend further or retract, rendering the front passenger seat of the vehicle unsafe for use.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 9
Failure Date: 10/08/2005

The contact states that the front passenger side seat belt was defective. The belt will not retract. The belt will also not extend over a person completely. The belt has been examined by a dealer and can be repaired. The whole seat belt assembly will have to be replaced in order to repair the defective parts. She is having this repaired today. Updated 11/29/2005 -.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 10
Failure Date: 08/12/2005

Contact states her seat belts in 1999 Ford Taurus kept retracting and jamming. She noticed this in October 2000. Took the vehicle to the repair shop 7 times, but problem recurred. The dealer has not told her what was the cause of the problem. The contact stated seat belts were very short, and were not pulling out properly.


 
car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 11
Failure Date: 07/29/2005

Contact stated the passenger rear seat belt locked inside the retractor and could not be used. The consumer stated it did not seem to be twisted. The driver's side rear seat belt will come out, but will not retract. The consumer has contacted Ford, but they have not remedied the problem. The consumer have to replace the buckle assembly on the passenger side front seat at his expense. The service dealer will not look at the vehicle without charging the contact. The manufacturer informed the contact that they would call him back in two days, but he has not heard from them. He contacted them on July 29, 2005.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 12
Failure Date: 07/20/2005

Seat belt became unusable. Two other seat belts in same car were replaced while still under warranty for same problem. A fourth seat belt works, but with difficulty. Paid dealer to replace unusable seat belt. Internet search shows problems and some recalls with same model car but different release.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 13
Failure Date: 01/07/2005

The driver's side seat belt failed to retract on its on. The seat belt will not move while adjusting. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer, who informed consumer that the seat belt retractor needed to be replaced.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 14
Failure Date: 11/08/2004

The front seat belt will not retract. The consumer was unable to wear the seat belt correctly. The cause was not determined. Please provide more information.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 15
Failure Date: 10/20/2004

Consumer noticed that both frontal and rear seat belts were inoperative, and did not retract. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 16
Failure Date: 10/07/2004

The consumer had a concern that both frontal seat belts will not retract from the retractors. The dealer informed the consumer that the parts was not covered under a manufacturer recall. The right seat belt would not retract from the retractors and the left seat belt would lock up and would not retract. The front passenger side seat belt was locked and the driver's seat belt would intermittently lock up when trying to uncoil. The part was worn.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 17
Failure Date: 09/22/2004

Driver's seat belt would not retract back into the retractor. Seat belt would stay loose on the consumer when in use. Dealership repaired the problem once, but did not resolve then problem.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 18
Failure Date: 07/12/2004

Abs operated poorly. When the brakes were applied vehicle did not come to a stop immediately. Vehicle moved about 50 feet before stopping after brakes were applied. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and no work was done. They charged the consumer, and kept the vehicle for an extended period. But when the consumer picked up the vehicle, the consumer was assured that the work was done. Then, consumer took the vehicle to goodyear, and consumer was told that nothing was done to the vehicle. Ak the consumer stated the drivers seat belt did not retract and the passengers front door was hard to open from the outside.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 19
Failure Date: 03/08/2004

Passenger side seat belt locked, will not unlock or adjust.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1996 Ford Taurus 20
Failure Date: 03/04/2004

The passenger side seat belt became stuck in the retractor.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 21
Failure Date: 08/13/2003

Both seat belt retractors in the back seat (middle seat of wagon) are not functioning and need to be replaced. $400 for an obvious safety defect as far as I'm concerned. The seat belts stick and need to be shoved back into the retractor slowly to get any give to them. This has been going on for months but seems to be getting worse. From what I'm reading, the front ones are going to go too. Plus the way back seat. We have three children. Also, one of the belts is fraying.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 22
Failure Date: 11/29/2002

Passenger seat belt is stuck. It won't move. It will not retract. It sounds like the recall for the 1999 Taurus. No one can use the seat belt because it won't move.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 23
Failure Date: 09/20/2002

Consumer states that the both rear seatbelt will not retract. Please provide more info.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 24
Failure Date: 05/01/2002

The drivers seat belt does not retract into the side post once it is unbuckled. I started noticing it 2-3 months ago but has gotten worse to the point where it will not retract at all now. I'm conerned that it will not work properly in an accident. Ford told me the seatbelts had warranty up to 50,000 miles but they will not honor that since my vehicle has over 50,000 miles but the problem started well into the 40,000 mile range. I put on about 3,000 miles per month. I've talked to other people who have this same problem with their 2000 Tauruses. The local service shop at mckie Ford in rapid city, sd told me they have had other people come in with this same problem but that it wasn't many people so their is not a concern. They told me it would cost me $200. 00 to replace my seatbelt assy. I feel this is a safety defect Ford should fix warranty or no warranty.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 25
Failure Date: 01/07/2002

Vehicle was rearended while driving 30 mph seatbelt did not restrain consumer, and she hit her head on steering wheel. Consumer suffered neck and arm injuries. Vehicle has not been examined by dealer yet.