Is your seat belt slow to retract? Unfortunately, this is a pretty common problem that individuals experience with their seat belts. Fortunately, though, this is such a common occurrence that there are a few explanations that people have come up with, as well as some solutions for this issue. Below, let me explain two reasons and solutions for an improperly retracting seat belt.
A seat belt may not be retracting for a number of reasons. For one, it may be due to a weakened retractor spring. Many people notice that over time, once the spring inside their retractor has weakened, their seat belt does not go back into the seat belt mechanism. You may be able to fix this problem simply by removing the seat belt from the retractor. Then, you will have to manually spin the retractor in order to tighten the spring. Once that is accomplished, you can reinstall the seat belt back on the retractor and see if the belt will now recant properly. Of course, this method may not work for your belt and the problem may stem from the following issue.
If the retractor spring is fine in your vehicle, the problems with your seat belt not retracting may lie in the actual retractor. Perhaps it is broken and needs replacing. If you do not know, the retractor is the portion of the seat belt where the actual material webbing rolls in. It is essentially what pulls the seat belt back. Interestingly, most people think that once the seat belt retractor is broken, it needs to be completely replaced with a brand new one. However, that is not necessarily so. The company Safety Restore repairs broken seat belt retractors and restores them to factory settings. All you’d have to do is remove your seat belt from your vehicle, ship it out to the company, and then leave the rest to the skilled engineers at the company. The engineers will disassemble and repair all defective components of the seat belt retractor so that it can function like new again. Once the repairs are completed and the seat belt is shipped out, all that would be left for you to do is reinstall the belt into your vehicle!