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Front Seat Belt Retractor Problems of Toyota Camry



Toyota Camry owners have reported 25 problems related to front seat belt retractor (under the seat belt category).

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 12/27/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the front passenger and both rear seat belts tighten and grab the occupant intermittently. The dealer was notified and no repairs have been made. The current mileage was 36,030 and failure mileage was 35,630.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 05/04/2007

Seat belt retractor failure. Seat belt was extended to use, but once extended and secured will not retract to proper tension. Has now happened a third time to separate belts. Twice on driver's side, once on passenger's side in the front.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 12/07/2004

Drivers side seatbelt fails to retract as it should. . . I noticed that there were 8 other complaints on the database. I also have 2 friends that have also experienced the same failure with their Camrys.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 01/29/2004

While driving 20 mph consumer's vehicle was rear ended and pushed into another vehicle. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, and seat belts failed to restrain the occupant. As a result, the driver sustained upper chest injuries. During the time of incident, consumer was trying to stop when vehicle was rear ended. This led to consumer's vehicle hitting another vehicle parked on the shoulder.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 01/15/2003

Seat belts on the Toyota solara conv does not retract and also get twisted and can not be used. They have been fixed by dealer but the problem has come back.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 07/11/2002

The seat belt retractor assembly is broken. The seat belt is inoperable. This of course poses a significant safety hazard to passengers in this seat. It also presents a legal issue because a child is normally seated there who now cannot operate this seat belt. Contact was made on 8/28/02 with the dealership where the car was purchased . They will not replace the seat belt at their expense.


car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2002

The drivers side front seat belt froze and will not retract or release additional length. Three to four months later the passenger side front seat belt began having problems retracting and releasing. It will probably fail completely too, soon. Reported to dealer who stated it is not covered under any warranty. Reported to manufacturer (Toyota) who stated that the 5year /60000 mile warranty had expired for this component. Opened up complaint with Toyota who advised us to have it fixed and send them a copy of the bill. The supervisor stated they will "look into it, but can't make any guarantees". When questioned they admitted there have been other complaints about this problem. Since this is a primary safety component it should be investigated as a manufacturing or design safety defect.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 02/11/2002

Consumer stated the seat belt retractors do not release from tracting mechanism, causing seat belts to become inoperable.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 02/11/2002

Seatbelt retractors in the vehicle don't work properly. Sometimes belt doesn't retract all the way or sometimes it won't retract at all. Consumer feels this is unsafe it may not properly restrain in an accident.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 01/09/2002

Seat belts won't retract. Have had front belts replaced on my 1997 Toyota Camry twice and problem comes back. Belts will not retract and hang out door or on me after releasing.


 
car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 09/01/2001

Seat belts fail to retract. Drivers seatbelt was replaced once already and is now a problem again. Estimated costs is $108 for new retractor and $80 labor.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

Driver's seat belt get binding in retractor guide. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 12/24/2000

Driver and passenger seat beats do not retract properly.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 06/12/2000

Consumer was traveling about 60mph on the highway and seatbelt retractor failed. Seat belt came apart and won't go back in place.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 03/14/2000

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 45mph, and the airbags did not deploy. Also, seat belt did not retract, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

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car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 06/16/1999

Consumer state that when vehicle is on the incline possition consume is unable to pull the seat belt out because it's lock up and this only on that possition.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 04/01/1999

I was stopped waiting for a vehicle in front of me to make a left turn. I was hit in the rear by a 1996 Nissan maxima traveling in excess of 40 mph. The impact pushed my Camry into the rear of a 1989 Ford in front of me. My Camry made contact with the Ford on my driver's side front directly near the airbag sensor in my front left bumper area. Upon impact by the Nissan in my rear, my driver's seat collapsed backward, causing me to slide forward underneath the dashboard and steering wheel. The seatbelt failed to properly tense up, causing me to injure my right knee and my abdomen. I was the only driver injured in this 3-car accident, but the extent of my injuries has not yet been determined. Both the airbags in the 1996 Nissan deployed properly, as well as the airbag in the 1989 Ford, even though it was only hit from the rear by my Camry. Toyota USA has been notified of the incident, and has assured me they will inspect my vehicle this week. Obviously, I believe strongly that the airbags should have deployed, and the seat should not have collapsed backward.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 08/05/1998

Rear seat belt tightened around childs neck, tightened even more as the child moved. Seat belt had to be cut off. Qcaw.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 10/17/1997

Driver's seat track locking mechanism disengaged spontaneously while driving under normal operating conditions, allowing driver's seat to slide forward/backward. Driver made sudden stop, seat slid forward, lap belt squeezed driver's belly, rupturied amniotic sack. Dealer has no part to correct problem. Reported by lawyer.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 07/09/1996

Driver's seat belt would not retract.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 06/01/1996

Passenger lap/shoulder belt will overretract and cannot get out of the seat belt.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 03/19/1996

Seat belt retractor inoperative.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 23

Driver's seat belt does not retract or extend from the retracting mechanism. Cause unknown. Please give any further details.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 24

The brakes are making grinding noise. They have been changed once by the dealership at 13000 miles, and then at 27000 miles they were again changed by sears. But the brakes are getting worn out easily and the grinding sound will not stop. The left and right seat belts have both failed at 20000 and 27000. They get stuck and wont come in or out. They have been changed by the dealer.

car image   Front Seat Belt Retractor problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 25

Rear seat belt would not retract after extending seat belt to lock in place.


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