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Seat belt auto locking retraction not working

Discussion in 'Australia' started by doug313, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. doug313

    doug313 Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    I'm trying to install a seatbelt restrained child seat, but I can't get the auto locking retraction to work. I don't think I'm doing it wrong. I extend the belt the full length and let it retract, but there's no clicking sound and the belt can be freely extended. All belts in the car behave the same way.

    Model 3 VIN 488xxx delivered in September at Alexandria.

    Manual says:

    To securely hold child safety seats, all
    passenger seating positions are equipped with
    an automatic locking retractor (ALR) that, by
    pulling the seat belt beyond the length
    needed for a typical adult occupant, locks the
    belt into place until the seat belt is unbuckled
    and the webbing is fully retracted. The ALR
    mechanism operates as a ratchet, winding in
    slack and preventing the seat belt from
    extending any further until it has been
    completely rewound. When installing a child
    safety seat, engage the belt's automatic
    locking retractor by pulling the seat belt
    webbing until it is fully extended. The ALR
    system engages only when the seat belt is at
    its maximum extension point.​
  2. qdolan

    qdolan Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Mine doesn't seem to operate as described either.

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