1991 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 146000 miles
I have the same question as another writer. My daughter just bought this car and it seems the seat belts are not working whatsoever. Quote]
I have a 1991 Camry as well and had the same concern when I first bought it. The front seat belts do not engage no matter how rapidly you yank them when the car is at rest or even while driving. Here's how you can test them before spending money on repairs. Take the car to an open field, drive it at moderate speed say 20mph and apply the brakes suddenly. The seat belt should engage and even if it fails to engage in the open area, you are still safe. That's how I tested mine and they work just fine. The assembly in this model is designed such that it responds to a sudden deceleration or rollover of the vehicle, but not to sudden acceleration of the belt. Newer cars have dual sensitive seat belts that respond to sudden movement of vehicle, webbing or other sensors.
Hope this helps.
Friday, January 4th, 2008 AT 2:06 PM