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Broken Rear Seat Belt


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#1 OFFLINE   raymond963

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:14 AM

My rear-center buckle (the part attached to the seat) broke.

 

It appears that the rear belt buckles fold down even with the seat when the seat is lowered, and this one failed to raise enough to clear the edge of the seat as it was raised. The edge of the seat caught the buckle, pushed the cover down off the buckle and snapped the red plastic button mechanism into several pieces. I can tell where it caught on the seat because there's a small fuzzy piece where the fabric was pulled.

 

Has anybody else had a problem with this?


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#2 OFFLINE   Riddley

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

Haven't seen this - but I would think it would be covered under your warrantee. It is a safety feature.


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#3 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

Could you maybe post a pic, and explain how it happened?



#4 OFFLINE   raymond963

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:05 AM

It's going in to the dealer today so they can check out why I had a dead battery on Friday and also look at the seatbelt. That's when it happened, while I was retrieving my jump starter from the rear. I had to lower the seat because you can't get in through the hatch when the battery is dead. Will take a pic before I go and post it after I return.



#5 OFFLINE   raymond963

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:39 AM

Here's a picture of my broken seatbelt. You can see the housing below the mechanism. It's at the dealer now, for the dead battery TSB, but I don't expect they'll have the part to fix the seatbelt.

 

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#6 OFFLINE   cmaxdriver

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:58 AM

This just happened to mine as well, as I was folding down the rear seats.  I didn't realize it was the seatbelt that had cracked until it was too late!  This is covered by the warranty, I assume.  Did they have to order the part to fix it?


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#7 OFFLINE   raymond963

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:34 AM

This just happened to mine as well, as I was folding down the rear seats.  I didn't realize it was the seatbelt that had cracked until it was too late!  This is covered by the warranty, I assume.  Did they have to order the part to fix it?

Yes, they had to order the part but only took a few days for it to come in. It was covered under warranty. Mine actually caught as I was raising the seat back. The belt buckles lower as the seat slide slightly forward when the back is lowered. When it was coming up as I raised the back, it caught on the stitching on the edge of the seat. The mechanic thought a spring in the buckle was installed incorrectly.


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#8 OFFLINE   Mike Murrell

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

How does the seatbelt Receiver disappear?

 

Happened to me twice now, after only 2 months.  See picture.

 

 

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#9 OFFLINE   Mike Murrell

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:34 PM

How does the seatbelt Receiver disappear?

 

Happened to me twice now, after only 2 months.  See picture.

 

 


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#10 OFFLINE   FordService

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:12 AM

How does the seatbelt Receiver disappear?

 

Happened to me twice now, after only 2 months.  See picture.

 

Mike,

 

Let me lend you a hand. PM me your name, phone number, VIN, mileage, and dealer info, and I'll see how I can help.

 

Ashley


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#11 OFFLINE   vangster94025

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:47 PM

This happened to my 2013 C-MAX Energi ... the rear, middle seat belt receiver got pushed underneath the seat (and cannot be pulled up). It has to be replaced because it was cracked.


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#12 OFFLINE   White Lightning

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 03:23 PM

I had a similar problem with my 2014 CMax Energi.  I am at 58K miles.  It had been 100 degrees that day with car parked and windows may have been closed (I thought I had them open a crack.  I loaded the car with groceries from Costco. It was heavy and I put the seats down. I traveled 175 miles.  It was cooler at my destination - usually 80 - 90 max.  I tried to put the seats up several days later and couldn't.  I discovered that the seatbelts were jammed and caught on the seats (see attached pics).  I was able to unstick them and bring the seats up but they no longer work.  Note that they look like the plastic melted.  The dealer has ordered new seatbelts and he said they would "probably" be covered due to the fact it is a safety issue and it doesn't look like there was unnatural abuse (the surrounding seat was not damaged).

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#13 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 12:02 PM

Super pictures; thanks for posting them.

 

To me, this is absolutely a safety issue.  The NTSB needs to be informed.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:32 PM

I had a similar problem with my 2014 CMax Energi.  I am at 58K miles.  It had been 100 degrees that day with car parked and windows may have been closed (I thought I had them open a crack.  I loaded the car with groceries from Costco. It was heavy and I put the seats down. I traveled 175 miles.  It was cooler at my destination - usually 80 - 90 max.  I tried to put the seats up several days later and couldn't.  I discovered that the seatbelts were jammed and caught on the seats (see attached pics).  I was able to unstick them and bring the seats up but they no longer work.  Note that they look like the plastic melted.  The dealer has ordered new seatbelts and he said they would "probably" be covered due to the fact it is a safety issue and it doesn't look like there was unnatural abuse (the surrounding seat was not damaged).

I talked to the dealer and the seatbelts will be replaced without charge.  








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