My 93 ls400 driver's side seat belt seems to have lost tension until the release button is pressed. Just trying to get an idea of how much I will need to spend to get the seat belt working as it should. Many of the ls400's I test drove had seat belt problems so it must be fairly common.
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I lost tension in my drivers side seat belt. Took it apart and the spring had broken. As no parts are available, I ended up getting a new seat belt unit from the dealer for around $130. Carson Toyota may be able to do better on price.
my 95 ls has a special star looking NUT on the bolt that you need a special tool to take the seat belt out ... it anchors it in the wall behind the molding .. dont take it apart unless you have this tool.. you will waste your time and have to reassemble .. if it retracts slow you have to buy the whole belt and pretensioner to get it back to springiness again
I had both front seatbelts replaced by the dealer. They wanted around $450 for both (I think) but when I told them that this is a safety feature and the dealer should replace the belts for free because if I get in an accident and get hurt, Lexus could be liable. They replaced them both for free.
You can at least try this route.
I made an appoitnment with my dealership to have my seatbelt tension adjusted. I told them that they should do it for free. She called me back and set up an appointment so I will let you guys know what they say on wednesday.
So I went to the dealership and waited for almost 2 hours for them to tell me that is cost $420 to fix the seatbelt because the belts are only covered for 6 years. Unbelievable. At least they washed my car while I was there - gotta pardon me but Ive never been to the Lexus dealership so I was so pumped.
suneet you are correct Im surprised no one else mentioned that....BUT the catch is they required only within "x" amount of years or mileage i thinks its five and 100k...So I guess my 96 with 240...didnt meet the cutoff when I took it to the dealership six months ago...