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Anyone else have serious rattles/buzzing coming from the seat belt adjuster located in the b-pillar just over the driver's left shoulder. Took the car on a 200 mile trip last weekend and on coarse roads mine was singing like crazy. The button is just too loose, no spring-load or detent to it at all.
 

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Yes! It drives me crazy. Hopefully I can get them to fix along with the other rattles and wind noise when I go to first service appt.
 

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The plague that I believe many have and especially somewhat annoying to me, that dealers won't fix (I tried 4 times), is the driver only side wind noise on speeds above 60mph.
 

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The plague that I believe many have and especially somewhat annoying to me, that dealers won't fix (I tried 4 times), is the driver only side wind noise on speeds above 60mph.
Above 60mph? Consider yourself lucky. Mine starts at about 30mph and never stops. Plus the b-pillar rattle, plus my sunvisors don't stay all the way in forward position, plus my window switch bezel pops out of the door panel about every other day. Runs fast and smooth on the highway, though, I'll give it that. Surprised at the number of fit and finish defects for a Toyota.
 

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My dealer fixed this.

They had to keep the car for a couple days (& gave me a loaner), to wait for the part, but ultimately no more buzz.

They said it's caused by a spring for the height adjustment assembly thing.
 

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My dealer fixed this.

They had to keep the car for a couple days (& gave me a loaner), to wait for the part, but ultimately no more buzz.

They said it's caused by a spring for the height adjustment assembly thing.
Any chance you still have the paperwork showing exactly what they did to fix this? Mine is going to go in soon to resolve this and I'd love to just hand them a paper showing how to fix it :)
 

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Any chance you still have the paperwork showing exactly what they did to fix this? Mine is going to go in soon to resolve this and I'd love to just hand them a paper showing how to fix it <img src="http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
The paperwork states:
“Found internal rattle of drivers front seat. Outer belt assembly causing vibration from the spring. Replaced front seat outer belt assembly L/H side opcode 711501 labor .3 T1-91 T2-14” FP Number 73220-06390-C1
 

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They said it's caused by a spring for
Any chance you still have the paperwork showing exactly what they did to fix this? Mine is going to go in soon to resolve this and I'd love to just hand them a paper showing how to fix it <img src="http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
The paperwork states:
“Found internal rattle of drivers front seat. Outer belt assembly causing vibration from the spring. Replaced front seat outer belt assembly L/H side opcode 711501 labor .3 T1-91 T2-14” FP Number 73220-06390-C1
Thank you sir. You are a scholar and a gentleman 🙂
 

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Had the same issue, I just put a thin strip of electric tape to hold the button down.
My buzz/rattle is apparently in the seat belt mechanism itself. Holding the button doesn't stop it, but jerking on the belt so it catches, and then holding the belt tight stops the noise. Also, pushing hard on the plastic trim near the lower end of the B pillar stops it. I never had anything like this in Priuses over about 8 years. I guess Toyota should have stuck with building Camrys in Japan.
 

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My buzz/rattle is apparently in the seat belt mechanism itself. Holding the button doesn't stop it, but jerking on the belt so it catches, and then holding the belt tight stops the noise. Also, pushing hard on the plastic trim near the lower end of the B pillar stops it. I never had anything like this in Priuses over about 8 years. I guess Toyota should have stuck with building Camrys in Japan.
Warning!! You could void your warranty, but....
I found that I could get the rattle by opening the doors, and hitting the pillar with the heel of my hand. The sound seemed to be from about the level of the lower rear door hinge. I pried the plastic trim loose from from the rear side, about halfway between the floor, and where the trim changes from black to off-white. I felt around in the pillar, trying to find something that would easily rattle. I couldn't pinpoint anything specific, but I felt a bolt head, that felt like it was about 10mm. It was, in fact, 10mm, so I used a socket and 3/8 breaker bar and tightened it. It wasn't really loose, but it tightened another 1/2 turn fairly easily. Then, I did the "hand test," and didn't hear the rattle, so I went for a test drive on a road that really got the buzz going. It was gone.

Again, work on new cars at your own risk, and if you damage the trim, don't expect warranty to cover it. One more caveat. Your rattle/buzz could be different from mine. Good luck.
 

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My dealer fixed this.

They had to keep the car for a couple days (& gave me a loaner), to wait for the part, but ultimately no more buzz.

They said it's caused by a spring for the height adjustment assembly thing.
Hey could you provide more details i took mine to a honda dealership and they said it has to do something with the frame so they booked my car in the bodyshop.
 

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Hey could you provide more details i took mine to a honda dealership and they said it has to do something with the frame so they booked my car in the bodyshop.
Why did you take it to a Honda dealership? Just curious


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