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Our family of four went out in my new Prius, and on the way home my daughter could not secure a rear seat belt. I tried it and sure enough, the mechanism wasn't working--belt slid in and out again without securing. Anyone else have this problem? I guess I'll have to bring it in when I have my first oil change.
 

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You mean the buckle?
 

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Yes, sorry I didn't make that clear. I know I read somewhere that some car (don't remember brand) had a recall on seat belt malfunction. I was just thinking today that most new cars have some minor glitches and was feeling lucky that so far my Prius was perfect. Oh, well.
 

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Remember that the rear belt female ends are crossed. Perhaps you were trying to put the side belt into the center receptacle, or vice versa?
 

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KTPhil said:
Remember that the rear belt female ends are crossed. Perhaps you were trying to put the side belt into the center receptacle, or vice versa?
I don't think so since my daughter had to cross over to the middle buckle to belt herself in. But I'll check tomorrow just to make sure. Thanks for your concern.
 

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We discovered the cross-over issue the first time we buckled the kids in the back. Thought there was a problem with the buckle until we realized we were trying to insert into the wrong receptor. I hope this simple situation is your problem. :idea:
 

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Thank you!! I'm saved from embarrassment. Yes, the receptor closest to the rear door is actually meant for the center passenger. It's even labeled "center" which is visible today in the daylight. My usually very "with it" daughter, a doctoral student, will undoubtedly have some comment when I tell her. (She previously called my Prius "boxy", so she may be forced to walk from now on.)
 
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