Toyota Corolla owners have reported 33 problems related to front seat belt retractor (under the seat belt category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Corolla based on all problems reported for the Corolla.
Frequent use of the driver side seat belt may cause the seat belt to become tangled and not feed through the feeder properly resulting in serious bodily harm and/or inability to use seatbelt properly.
See all problems of the 2002 Toyota Corolla .
Front seat belts lock after several attempts to pull out the seat belt it finally locks. Had seat belt replaced several times and keeps repeating. I feel this should be a recall after reading the numerous logs about this very problem.
See all problems of the 1997 Toyota Corolla .
: the contact stated the front passenger seat belt retractor fractured and broke internally. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repair.
Safety belts in Toyota Corolla lock so we are unable to use them. Toyota says since the car is a 97 and out of warranty it is not Toyota's responsibility. Wrong it is a defect that we replaced already once.
The department of transportation website has no recall information about the Toyota Corolla. The Corolla is not listed among the choices for a Toyota vehicle. I have a 1999 Corolla le.
See all problems of the 1999 Toyota Corolla .
Front passenger seat belt retractor locks preventing use of seat belt.
Front driver's side seat belt will not disengage from retractor. Not only is this a safety issue but it is illegal to drive in this (and most) state(s) without wearing a seat belt. Numerous complaints on this issue have been reported. I believe Toyota owes it to the consumer to repair this unsafe and illegal problem many driver's are experiencing with this particular vehicle make/model.
Vehicle was impacted in the rear while at a complete stop. The driver side seat belt failed to retract. Driver was thrown into the windshield.
See all problems of the 2003 Toyota Corolla .
My seat belts in my Toyota Corolla has an defect, driver side seat belt is hung and I cant get it on I have to pull hard just to get it on, and it get hung again, passenger belt in the rear is all the way out and want retract, I have 3 kids under the age 6 and its a big concern for me.
Seat belt retractors sticks constantly.
While driving at 40-45mph and in a frontal collison driver's side seat belt didn't retract. Dirver sustained head injuries.
See all problems of the 2000 Toyota Corolla .
In a frontal collision driver's side seat belt did not retract on impact.
Intermittently driver's and right rear seat belts will not retract from retractors. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that any repairs would be at consumer's cost.
I do not feel that when or if an accident ever occurs to this vehicle that the seat belts will operate correctly. They have been repaired and/or replaced on several occasions and still they do not recoil properly. I have to drive my family in this vehicle everyday and I've tried to return the car to the dealer but they will not be fair and are trying to force me to pay severe penalties. I'm not in a favorible position in the lease. However that shouldn't have any bearing on this seat belt safety issues that I'm seemingly forced to live (or die) with.
The driver's seat belt does not extend. The entire assembly has been replaced twice before, most recently 5 months ago.
See all problems of the 1996 Toyota Corolla .
Seatbelt locks up when trying to put on. Takes several minutes of trying to pull seat belt before it will loosen enough to be used.
Driver's seat belt will not come out of holder often, must pull repeatedly to get unit to release. Once you get the seat belt on it locks often making it impossible for me to turn to see rear traffic. I have barely avoided accidents 3 times due to this. You never know when the belt will lock. My life is in danger driving this car, Toyota says this is a safety feature and I don't need to turn my body in order to see rear traffic. Shelor says they can't duplicate problem. Come drive this car and you will see instantly. Who can solve this before I am killed?.
Consumer was sitting in rear of vehicle when she pulled the seat belt out and locked it. The shoulder strap never retracted, the belt was too loose .
Driver side seat belt fails to retract for use. Had belt retractors replaced 10 months ago, but retracting problem has since reappeared.
Driver's seat belt failed come out of retractor. Driver lifted without retraints. Dealer notified and refused to repair unless cost goes to consumer.
The seat belt on the driver's side is stuck in the retractor. This will be the forth time the belt will need replacing since purchasing the vehicle in Feb of 1997.
The driver's side 3-point seat belt retactor is stuck in which the seat belt won't buckle which will not protect the occupant if in an accident occurred.
I would really like to see you look into a recall of this vehicle for the seat belt issue. You have more complaints on the 1997 Toyota for seat belts failing to retract than anything else. The factory obviously knows there is a probelm, have admitted they have a problem in my car, yet are playing the odds by forcing me to wait a year to get my case to court. I fortunately can, but what about families that cannot. In my case they can't even guarantee they have found the problem, yet want a fifth, and most likely sixth time to fix it. My goal now is to make people aware of this probelm, get my money back and force a recall. Please at least look into the situation.
The right rear seatbelt has failed to retract 4 separate times, I have contacted manufacturer, but received minimal help. I have concerns about vehicles safety and am pursuing a lemon law case against them. I have even more concerns after seeing the number of problems that have been reported that seem almost identical to my problems.
Driver's seat belt locks in position during normal driving conditions, does not retract when removed and occasionally retractor locks and will not release belt at all.
Driver side shoulder belt will not disengage from the retractor mechanism, however,, after several attempts the seat belt will disenengage. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Please provide any further dtails.
Driver's side seat belt failed to retract properly, would stick when pulled out.
Seat belt retractors stick intermittently.
Consumer stated while traveling at 25 mph driver was involved in a rear end collision. Passenger's side seat belt did not hold, belt came out from out of the retractor. Also, none of the airbags deployed. As a result passenger suffered a chest concusion/ neck spring and back spring breaks.
When driving 20 mph and upon depressing brake pedal to make a normal stop vehicle continued to accelerate which caused a rear end collision. Vehicle caught on fire due to battery leaking. Also, passenger's side seat belt did not lock which forced the passenger into the windshield. Vehicle was a total loss. Please provide any further details.
Driver's side seat belt retractor sticks intermittently; after several pulls on belt, seat belt finally gets buckled; always, when unbuckling seat belt, it does not retract fully into holder.
While trying to put driver's side seat belton it would not pull from retractor. Please provide further information.
Drivers seat belt gets locked easily. Unable to pull seat belt out to apply at times. While driving vehicle the seat belt will lock and restrict movement. There is no pattern to when seat belt lock and when it works. When I bring it into a dealer it always seems to work fine at the time so no repairs are made. There have been several complaints from other owners that this is a defect and I feel it should be address as it is a liability issue.
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|Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Retractor problems||
|Front Seat Belt Anchorage problems||
|Front Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Buckle Assembly problems||
|Rear Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Warning Light problems||
|Rear Seat Belt Buckle problems||