The rear seat belts in my wife’s 2001 Civic EX are annoying, but I don’t know if this is abnormal, and can be fixed, or just something we have to live with. Basically, the seat belts frequently grab you and won’t let go, so you can’t lean forward, for instance. You have to unlatch them and start over.
When I test the belts without latching them, I pull them out a long way and let them retract over and over, and then at some point they grab and I can’t pull them out again without letting them retract all the way back to the beginning. I can hear that the ratchet is engaged when this is happening.
During the time when they do pull out and retract with no problem, if I give a sharp tug, they grab, like they’re designed to do, and then let go.
Anyone know if this is “normal”, or, if not, anything I can do about it?