Things That Could Go Wrong with Your Nissan D21 Seat Belt
Your Nissan D21 seat belt is installed in your truck for a good reason-to keep you safe on the road and to prevent injury during an accident. However, your seat belt may not function properly as it should, and that opens the possibility of you hurting yourself, or worse, become a casualty of a collision. Outlined below are some of the common issues you may have encountered with your safety belt and some ways on how to troubleshoot the problem.
You know that you've buckled yourself to safety when you hear that distinct click after inserting the latch into the buckle. Unfortunately, this is not always the case-seat belts sometimes latch in falsely, which means that you'll hear the latch tick, but the belt is not inserted properly. Passengers have been thrown from their seats onto the dashboard because of this defect. Replace the buckle if your seat belt feels loose or if it unlatches automatically without you pressing the release button.
Although they're made from hardwearing materials, seat belts are not impervious to wearing out. One of the most common design flaws is the seat belts' tendency to fray. The ragged edges on the strap of your seat belt mean the webbing has begun to tear. The webbing is supposed to strengthen the seat belt and enable it to withstand extreme force during hard braking and collisions. However, the tearing keeps the straps from holding you in place. As a precautionary measure, replace the strap right away once you notice the first signs of fraying. The strap can no longer be repaired, and it's best that you install a new one to prevent injuries.
Jammed seat belt strap
Sometimes, seat belts fail to retract even if you press the release button. This may be due to some kinks inside the buckle that prevent the seat belt from pulling back into its original position. This is not only cumbersome, but also dangerous especially when you need to get out of your vehicle immediately after an accident. Gently tug on the strap to release the belt. Once you're able to free yourself, get a screwdriver to pry off the plastic cover on the buckle. Smoothen any belt tangle you find and remove any stuck object inside the mechanism.