Common Nissan Maxima Seat Belt Issues
It is often cumbersome to put on and even more unwieldy to remove, but your Nissan Maxima seat belt is one of the most useful accessories you will ever have in your vehicle. If it weren't for laws that chastise motorists who don't use seat belts, drivers and passengers alike will drive off without any form of protection in their automobiles. Consider yourself lucky that this nifty contraption has been made. Like most folks who take traffic laws to the letter, you know very well that seat belts have their flaws. Here are some problems that you may have encountered:
Seat belt won't retract
The seat belt retractor is designed to lock the belt in place and keep you from lurching forward during hard brakes and collisions. When the retractor is defective, the seat belt becomes jammed, leaving you stuck inside your vehicle-a dangerous place to be in at times of accidents. If you've already pushed the release button several times but the seat belt still refuses to unlatch, try tugging gently on the strap. This should unlatch the seat belt. If that doesn't work, take off the plastic cover from the seat belt mechanism to access the belt loop and untangle the strap.
Webbing becomes torn
Most seat belts are made from tough nylon, which can withstand extreme pressure. Seat belts also have webbings, a design feature that prevents the straps from splitting or tearing easily upon impact. However, the webbing sometimes becomes torn, which is dangerous since you could be thrown onto the windshield during collision. Torn webbing is not easily noticed, so you need to trace the length of the strap to inspect for signs of wear and tear. Replace the seat belt strap if you see that the webbing has become frayed.
Seat belt unlatches
Seat belts are meant to buckle you up for safety. The clicking sound you hear after inserting the buckle into the retractor is usually an indication that the seat belt is securely in place. The false latching puts you at risk, since the seat belt may unlatch unexpectedly due to a faulty latch mechanism. The buckle can easily come off when force is applied to the straps. Before driving off, gently tug on the straps to make sure that the seat belt is securely attached to the retractor.