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Old 09-03-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default '06 Vue rear seat belt won't let seat back up

The center seat belt in our '06 Vue retracted fully when the seat back was laid down. Now the seat belt won't release, so the seatback is being held in the down position by the seat belt.

Has anyone had this problem before, and do you know how to fix it?

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Old 09-04-2007, 11:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: '06 Vue rear seat belt won't let seat back up

Never had the problem, but I know how to fix it. When I bought my VUE (Used) I had to clean up after the previous owner. The back seat upholstery was a bit dirty, so I removed the seat to remove the upholstery to clean it.

The only way that I know of to release it is to unbolt the seat belt bracket at its base. Unfortunately, that means removing the seat. 5 bolt at the back, 2 in the front, and then the bolt holding the seat belt bracket. once you unbolt the seat belt bracket, you will be able to fold the seat back up and the seat belt should release.

If you need step by step instructions I can scan the rear seat removal procedure from the Saturn Service Manual I have.

Hope this helps,

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Old 09-05-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: '06 Vue rear seat belt won't let seat back up

Still under warrenty?
2006 so unless you have an enormous amount of miles on the car it should be under warranty still.

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Old 09-05-2007, 09:14 AM   #4
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Default Re: '06 Vue rear seat belt won't let seat back up

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Still under warranty?
Good point. When I posted my instructions, I hadn't taking into account that Steve-R's VUE is most likely under warranty still. If so, Just take it to your Saturn dealer & they can do what I described for you free of charge.

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Old 09-07-2007, 12:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: '06 Vue rear seat belt won't let seat back up

My Vue has a little plastic insert in the belt to prevent it from retracting too far. Or at least I thought that was the purpose of the thing.
IIRC, it is like a small plastic button midway in the seatbelt about the height of where it enters the seat back when fully retracted. Did this possibly get behind the seatbelt slot somehow?

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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Default Re: '06 Vue rear seat belt won't let seat back up

These posts are so old, hopefully you all are still out there as I am wrestling with the problem. Dealer said they could fix, but $500 Car isn't worth enough for that. If you are still out there hoping you can share some of the R&R documents you have to help solve the problem.

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Default Re: '06 Vue rear seat belt won't let seat back up

instructions:Unbolt the seat and seatbelt retractor

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