fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,533 miles

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problem #3

Nov 032018


  • miles
The front passenger seat belt does not engage easily. They think they are buckeled up until I point at the indicator light, or they buckle up and it just doesn't click like it's supposed to and they will pull it out and try multiple times until it engages.. this is all while the vehicle is stationary.. I just don't want any surprises in case of an accident, I need my passengers secured...

- Robertsdale, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 012018


  • 12,000 miles
The driver and passenger seat belts do retract after the are used. The pull out but they will not retract back in the seat belt area

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 242017


  • 16,600 miles
I have had several instances where I have had the seat belt fasten light come on when traveling down the road. Initially I tried parking the car, turning off the ignition for 30-60 seconds, turning the car back on, and once I start moving again the indicator would come back on. What I finally realized, after doing some testing, is that if I place my cell phone on the front passenger seat towards the center of the car (placing it about 1/2 way from the from the front to the back of the seat), it will trip the system and cause the seat belt warning indicator to come on. After doing some trials, I have found, removing the cell phone from the seat and placing it either in the cup holders or the center console will actually shut off the indicator. In closing, I was utilizing the bluetooth for both hands free and navigation when this problem occurred, I also had the phone plugged into a cigarette lighter adapter (not the one for ipod). The car was moving approximately 10 mph (the default speed for the indicator to come on with the seat belt warning to come on). The chime does not turn on at all, but the seat belt indicator light will flash.

- Kirkland, WA, USA