YotaTech Forums  

Go Back   YotaTech Forums > Toyota SUV & Truck Tech > 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 4th gen pickups and 3rd gen 4Runners

Welcome to Yotatech!
Welcome to Yotatech,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-01-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 664
Send a message via AIM to dfoxengr
toyota warrant seatbelts?

my 96 tacoma seatbelts dont retract hardly at all, ive heard that honda warrants them 100% free replacement forever...does toyota do this too assuming no modifications etc?
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Yotatech!

Last edited by dfoxengr; 10-02-2005 at 12:08 PM.
dfoxengr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Snorkeldepth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 590
Good question! Has anyone asked Toyota? Someone mentioned that there might be a consumer law on point requiring them to warranty seatbelts for life.
__________________
1990 SR5 V6 Standard Cab Short Bed 4X4 5 Speed
Snorkeldepth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 06:26 AM   #3
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
leebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: marlbank, canada
Posts: 2,840
whether you have modded your rig or not, the seatbelts should be replaced under warranty. there is a defective retraction spring mechanism that is not working properly somewhere. if the stealer wont replace them under warranty, politely explain that you are disappointed that they are not at all interested in the safety and well being of their valuable customers. this may result in guilting them into replacing the seat belts, if it doesnt, thank them for their time and let them know in no uncertain terms, that you will be advising family, friends and news outlets of their indifference to a valid safety concern. be polite at all times, make your point, if nothing happens, leave. oh, the time to do this would be when the service or sales areas are busy, nothing like making your point infront of a ready made audience! good luck!

lee
__________________
93 sr5 v6 auto, 4x4

there are quite some attractive ladies on here with Toys. (compliments of ironmike)


ifsc 3(.0)

http://tlca.org
www.of4wd.com
www.sontt.com
leebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 12:08 PM   #4
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 664
Send a message via AIM to dfoxengr
i meant no modification to any part of the seatbelt system
dfoxengr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 03:50 PM   #5
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
nermalgod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 249
I definitely want to know how this turns out. The shop's T100 belts are fubar. The last money I sunk into my previous vehicle was to replace a bad belt and the dealer wanted $203 for it without labour. Eventually found one at a yard for $20 but that still is more money than I want to pay for something I have no intention of ever needing albite, wearing religously.
nermalgod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 06:51 PM   #6
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Flamedx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: 100 miles offshore as much as possible, & Springfield Oregon USA
Posts: 3,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by leebee
whether you have modded your rig or not, the seatbelts should be replaced under warranty. there is a defective retraction spring mechanism that is not working properly somewhere. if the stealer wont replace them under warranty, politely explain that you are disappointed that they are not at all interested in the safety and well being of their valuable customers. this may result in guilting them into replacing the seat belts, if it doesnt, thank them for their time and let them know in no uncertain terms, that you will be advising family, friends and news outlets of their indifference to a valid safety concern. be polite at all times, make your point, if nothing happens, leave. oh, the time to do this would be when the service or sales areas are busy, nothing like making your point infront of a ready made audience! good luck!

lee

Leebee! I am assuming the tongue-in-cheek icon is invisible. :pat:

First, there is no NHTSA or DOT or FMVSS reg requiring car manufacturers to warranty anything forever, including seat belts. (There is however, no statute of limitations on liability for manufacturing defects which cause injury, perhaps you are confusing that with this.)

Second, browbeating the dealer isn't fair. The dealer does not get to choose how to administer Toyota warranty. If you did "guilt" them into giving you new belts, it would just come out of their pockets (which is of course why you aren't likely to prevail with this tactic.)

Toyota seat belts are famous for 'poor' retractor operation. EVery set I've ever had, from 76 to 85 to 90 to 99 didn't retract fer crap when I unfasten them. I have to "feed" the belt to get it to retract 90% of the time. On the other hand, I kinda like that - compare it to GM seat belts which get tighter and tighter on every bump until finally your eyeballs pop out!! As long as they do the job of keeping yer head from dislodging the windshield in a collision, retraction is a luxury anyway. I've owned plenty of cars that did not even have retractable belts. (Dang I'm gettin' old....)
__________________
All my Yotas are gone. Stuff to sell: http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.p...39#post1009839 -Phil
Flamedx4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 02:25 PM   #7
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
leebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: marlbank, canada
Posts: 2,840
.

hey phil!

i stand corrected, thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow.

lee
__________________
93 sr5 v6 auto, 4x4

there are quite some attractive ladies on here with Toys. (compliments of ironmike)


ifsc 3(.0)

http://tlca.org
www.of4wd.com
www.sontt.com
leebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 02:44 PM   #8
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (2)
 
4Crawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 10,756
You can probably fix them w/o too much trouble, I've done this to several sets and they work great after a little TLC:

http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/minutemods/seatbelt/

Be sure and clean the belt well before reinstalling. I pull mine out on the sidewalk, soak it well with some upholstery cleaner, scrub well then hose off. Hang and allow to dry, then spray with some silicone or ScotchGard spray before reinstalling.
__________________
1985 Toyota 4Runner SR-5, 22REC engine, dual t-cases, 4.88 gears, dual ARBs, 33x10.50 BFGs or 35x12.50 MTRs
r.c.brown@ieee.org
TruckEditor@tlca.org
Project: 4Crawler
4Crawler OffRoad - YotaTech discount code
Gettin'Off 4WD Club
4Crawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2005, 02:23 PM   #9
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 664
Send a message via AIM to dfoxengr
any more info?
dfoxengr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2005, 02:42 PM   #10
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,769
they used to warrenty them up until aroung 1993/1994. I had an 85 celicva that they replaced them on for free, but I have tried to get it done to other Toyotas and the responce from Toyota Canada was that they no longer do it.

Matt
celica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 05:59 AM   #11
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 664
Send a message via AIM to dfoxengr
ok so i called, and they do warranty them for 5 years.
dfoxengr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 10:29 AM   #12
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Godzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,171
well just as a quick fix that is working pretty good right now is to clean them with some good soap and water, let dry and then i put on meguires nxt interior protectant on them...the whole belt..and now that sucker slides right up that it even makes an audible noise.
Godzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 11:28 AM   #13
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Gerdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SouthWest Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 1,205
My buckles rattle (they never used to). I'm afraid that they arn't latching completly. Has anyone had/fixed this problem?
__________________
2000 4Runner Sport, 3.4L, 5 Speed, Custom Front Winch Bumper, Custom rear bumper w/tire carrier, Yokahama AT/S LT265/75R16, Bilstein Shocks, Poly Rack Mounts, ToyTec Coilovers built on Bilstein 2450s in front and OME 891s w/10mm packers out back. ToyTec Panhard Bar Drop. SS Front Diff Drop. Home-built 2x2 Sliders. Full IFS/Belly/Fuel tank skidplates, ARB rear locker, OBA, CO2 See My 4Runner!

3rd gen 4runner fuel tank skidplate http://lilskipsoffroad.wordpress.com/ Thread link to YT sales
Gerdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 04:55 PM   #14
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
KyleT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Fort Worth, TEXAS
Posts: 1,078
my drivers side rear belt spring snapped and it is loose all of the time rendering the seat useless for a passenger. i pulled it out and it made a pop then the spring unwound in there.
__________________
- Kyle
Former Owner of -
1996 Sunfire Red Metallic 4Runner Limited updated 10/31/06
OEM/TRD Lift Kit #1 from Sonoran Steel with 1 Top-out spacer - Lexus GX470 rims - 295/70r17 Nitto Terra Grapplers Yukon 4.88's, E-Locked Rear, Waiting to blow up front diff #2
KyleT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 04:55 PM
Yotatech
4WD Truck




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Tags
96, administers, belts, fix, free, platnium, policy, repair, replacement, replacing, seat, seatbelt, seatbelts, t100, toyota, warranty

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Court Ruling Allows Government to Snoop Without Warrant 95ToyotaPU007 Off Topic Talk 0 07-19-2007 03:00 PM
L / R seatbelts the same? dcg9381 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 3 10-03-2006 08:26 PM
Tundra Seatbelts slowyota 99+ Tundra, 00+ Sequoia, 98+ Land Cruiser/LX470 3 11-24-2004 07:02 PM
Seatbelts are good bobzemuda Off Topic Talk 24 04-01-2004 09:52 AM
Seatbelts in 1990 Toyota Pickup mblogsd 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 0 02-25-2004 02:32 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:00 PM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.