Out of the blue my passenger seat belt will not free up for use. I cannot get it down to latch it in. Has anyone had this problem? Is there a 'reset' procedure to free it? My passenger cannot use their seat belt.
Weird-had my mother in law in the HHR today shuttling back and forth from docs & hospital and it got stuck every time on her when she would get back in the car. Only happened to her-never anyone else. I used the "lower the adjustment trick" and it did free it up. I also noticed that my MiL seemed to pull the belt once or twice just before putting it to the side of the seat after unbuckling the belt. Maybe the gravity lock got "fooled" into thinking there was a hard stop or an accident and locked up because of her jerking the belt before pushing it away.
My daughter used the belt twice after that and it did not happen to her. Check to see what the person does to the belt after taking it off to see why it locked up. I don't think my belt is defective-just doing its job but due to a different cause.
I've been having the same issue but it isn't caused by my mother in law. It actually doesn't matter who is in the car. Once it is suck sometimes I am able to get the seat belt released by lowering the height adjuster but that doesn't always work. I've been fortunate that eventually it will release it self after a while but sometimes that can been weeks. Does anyone know the cause of this issue and if something does need to be replaced, what the cost might be?
Not familar with this problem, and I do have a mother in law!
I suggest due to the safety nature of the seat belt, take it to your local GM dealership the next time this happens.
Insurance companies can be very picky in the event someone is injured due to an unlicensed person messing with the belt assemblies!