2005 Ford Freestar seat belt alarm rings while driving even though belts are buckled...how can this be fixed?

Asked by Dec 30, 2014 at 05:46 PM about the 2005 Ford Freestar Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Alarm rings and seat belt light flashes every few minutes while driving even though seat
belts are buckled.  How can this be fixed???

6 Answers

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Sounds like the inside of the buckle is dirty. When this happens the car doesn't know that the belt is buckled because the connection inside the buckle isn't being made to shut off the light and chime. HTH. -Jim

Thanks for your response Jim! My dad replaced the driver side buckle with a new one last night and it still does it. I thought about trying to clean the other buckles but it does it when I am driving alone as well.

68,385

Have you tried fastening the front passenger's belt, even if the seat is empty? There's a weight sensor in the seat cushion. If it's bad that'll do it too. HTH. -Jim

5,235

I suggest you clean the complete buckle. Use WD40 or an electronic cleaner (leaves no residue) and maybe there is more dirt within the buckle.

The seat belt buckle is not the problem. My '04 Freestar does this same thing. I have made wiring changes, different configurations, completing the cirquit, grounding it, running with wires not attached, etc. to no avail. There has to be another way to defeat this.. Maybe a fuse to pull? Is the chime coming from an independant speaker or is it chiming through the radio speakers?

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If you pull the pcm fuse under the steering column next to the brake pedal its fuse number 17 this will stop the random chime due to airbag

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