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Constant Locking Seatbelt

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by jstepy, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. jstepy

    jstepy Member

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    Hey guys... I have definitely been enjoying some spirited driving with my new P85D but my seat belt seems to lock constantly and is a pain to get unlocked. Even at a complete stop the thing stays locked... I try to move back and forth very slowly to release it but it takes time and finagling.

    Even normal very low key driving the thing seems to lock on me all the time and drives me crazy.

    I am 6 foot and 190 pounds so I am nowhere close to hitting the manual lock of pulling the entire belt out (for car seats etc.)

    Just curious if anyone else has noticed the seatbelt being overly aggressive on keeping you snug?
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    This was a problem with the rear belts on earlier cars. Tesla had longer belts made to solve that problem. Best advice is to open a ticket with service.
     
  3. jstepy

    jstepy Member

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    Yes - I was thinking I would have to. I will wait till after the holidays but it's quite annoying.
     
  4. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

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    Mine doesn't seem overly aggressive as you have described. Only during spirited driving do mine lock and even then they can be easily released by tugging on the seat belt a bit. This is also on a P85D.
     
  5. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I have found similar issues, but not as extreme as you describe. I find that it locks up very easily and takes a bit of fiddling to get it to release. But I don't need to come to a stop to get it to let go. It is a bit annoying. But not so much for me to do a service call yet. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    I drove a brand new straight from the factory floor tesla P85 loaner and the passenger seat belt was installed with the locking mechanism that they put in the rear (when the seat belt is pulled out a certain distance it locks) anyhow I mentioned this to them when I dropped it off and they fixed it by the time I used it again last week. The tech laughed and said "smart robots"
     
  7. jstepy

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    Funny thing is I got a call the day before Christmas from a service advisor saying he was concerned about my seat belt and wanted to make an appointment to get it checked out...

    Turns out he checks out the forums regularly to learn of issues and saw my post... I am not sure how he knew it was me just from my username and location but I was impressed.

    So service advisors and delivery specialists are definitely browsing the forums.
     
  8. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Well-Known Member

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    You listed yourself in the spreadsheet. Your VIN is in the spreadsheet. It probably wasn't that hard for the service advisor to figure out who you were.
     
  9. LetsGoFast

    LetsGoFast Active Member

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    My DS absolutely knew who I was from my posts here.
     
  10. jstepy

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    LOL... oh yeh the VIN... Whoops forgot about that.
     

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