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Seat belt buckles noise

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Stasla, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Stasla

    Stasla Member

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    Anyone else notice that the seat belt buckles knock on the plastic of the seat backs/sides when driving over bumps with no one in that seat? Especially on the front passenger side. Wondering if I need to have the tensioners checked out...
     
  2. Ormond

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    I have a big clip to hold the passenger belt away from the seat backs. It's super annoying!
     
  3. Stasla

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    Aftermarket? Could you please share where you bought it and which one?
     
  4. Merrill

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    Mine even rattles when I'm driving, it seems as if the back of the buckle where it comes from the floor hits the side of the seat plastic. I have the same problem with my S so I put a felt pad on the backside of the buckle.
     
  5. Ormond

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    I had my Model X in service today. I asked about the seatbelt rattle. They told me to move the passenger seat so that the buckle doesn't hit.

    The clip I'm using is a standard binder clip from Office Depot. I'll take a photo a bit later. I'm sure there's a more elegant solution. A clothes pin would also work. ☺
     
  6. f-stop

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    I had this problem in my Model S - noise from the bottom anchor of the driver-side belt rattling against the lower side plastic of the seat while driving. It's very dependent on the seat position, so no noise from passenger side. I too stuck a self-adhesive felt pad on the inside of the lower anchor point - a 2" diameter pad does the trick.

    Since there's a big bump (rivet) on the backside of the belt anchor, I first cut/scored an "X" into the center of the pad so it would bend and adhere nicely over the center of the rivet. wish I had a black felt pad, but oh well it's out of sight and no more noise.
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  7. bktiger86

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    Thanks for the image! I will definitely hold on to this while I drive over the bump tomorrow on my way to work! If this is it, then at least I know where the sound is coming from. :)
     

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