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Hello all !
I love my Bolt EV. I will do a review soon... :D

Today, my 4 year's old son had problems buckling up. The seat belt seems to have been twisted, and now it will not retract or extend.

When I put my fingers near where the belt is going inside, you can feel the twist, but can barely see it.
I have tried untwisting in either directions, but the belt wont move.

Besides going to dealer, is there a quick fix I can try ? Is there a magic release button hidden somewhere ?

Fred and its first post.
Thanks in advance for advices !
I will probably go to dealership tomorrow if nothing works.
 

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The seat belt has a swing mechanism that rotates most up and down, when in one of the positions (up) the belt in more released and can worked loose. So hold it up while pulling and releasing the belt.
Hope this helps , it worked for me.
Hello all !
I love my Bolt EV. I will do a review soon... :D

Today, my 4 year's old son had problems buckling up. The seat belt seems to have been twisted, and now it will not retract or extend.

When I put my fingers near where the belt is going inside, you can feel the twist, but can barely see it.
I have tried untwisting in either directions, but the belt wont move.

Besides going to dealer, is there a quick fix I can try ? Is there a magic release button hidden somewhere ?

Fred and its first post.
Thanks in advance for advices !
I will probably go to dealership tomorrow if nothing works.
 

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Worst case scenario.. take off the panel to gain access to see the belt and shimmy it around until it gets loose and not twisted?
 

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The seat belt has a swing mechanism that rotates most up and down, when in one of the positions (up) the belt in more released and can worked loose. So hold it up while pulling and releasing the belt.
Hope this helps , it worked for me.
Thanks for the suggestions, unfortunately, that won't do it.:mad:

I just bought the Torx key to open the panel, I will try to remove it and see if I get more room to fix the problem.
Otherwise, it seems that I will need to get my chevrolet dealer to fix it.

Will the warranty cover this problem ?:|
After all I had cars for 30 years now, and 2 weeks after getting the Bolt, this happens. I feel its a GM problem.>:)

Fred
 

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I used a vise grip rotated left and right(clockwise and counter clock wise) while pulling up and down 15 seconds or more when it released. ... had the the same thing happen on the BMW i3 a half dozen times, worked on it also. The belt folds over an tension locks. Fixed it every time!
Good Luck

Thanks for the suggestions, unfortunately, that won't do it.:mad:

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Fred
 

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Finally, with the proper tools, its quite easy to remove the upper side panel to access seat belt pulley. :)

There is one Torx screw and 3 metal clips.
To pop them, you just have to insert your fingers under the rubber and pull.
The force required in surprisingly high, but no harm to plastic tabs was done. ;)

Once the panel is removed, I had enough space to wiggle back and forth the seat belt until it came back to its original position.
Lowering the seats helps see the seat belt mechanism too.

Ye ! Back to 100% Love mode with this car now !

Thanks for the moral and technical support !
 

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I am glad for you that your 'stucked' was fixed. ;)
 

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I am glad for you that your 'stucked' was fixed. ;)
Hmm, English is not my mother tongue. Was'nt stucked grammatically correct ?
... Googling ...
:nerd:
:|
Oh well, ok I just checked, ( check ? )
I have a tendency to over-ed all verbs.
I've learned something today. Thanks for educating me ! :)
 

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Hmm, English is not my mother tongue. Was'nt stucked grammatically correct ?
... Googling ...


Oh well, ok I just checked, ( check ? )
I have a tendency to over-ed all verbs.
I've learned something today. Thanks for educating me !
The great thing about English is that any noun can be verbed.
 

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Hmm, English is not my mother tongue. Was'nt stucked grammatically correct ?
... Googling ...
:nerd:
:|
Oh well, ok I just checked, ( check ? )
I have a tendency to over-ed all verbs.
I've learned something today. Thanks for educating me ! :)
Je vous en prie! :)
 
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