How do I get the Automatic seat belts in 94 Escort to tighten when appropriate - hard braking, hit from rear, etc?

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Asked by May 16, 2014 at 08:58 AM about the 1994 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The automatic shoulder seat belts in my 94 Escort do not tighten, or grab, when brakes
applied hard or if hit from the rear... How to fix this safety issue?

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102,135

Try this: firmly grab the shoulder strap and then pull hard and fast, the belt should grab and lock within a few inches, then release when the tension is released.

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Naturally, that was tried months ago, as we all do if we are checking our seatbelts. These belts are automatic and it is an electrical problem but the mechanic cannot find the problem. I am looking for a technical solution.

102,135

There is a little lever down by the console, one for each side, they release the belt if it locks during a crash, you will have to disassemble the console to gain access to the release mechanism, once there you can see if the unit is engaged with the lever down or if it has stuck in the open position.

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