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Rear seatbelts

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by janewalch, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. janewalch

    janewalch

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Not sure if any of you have experienced this but in my 2016 Honda Civic the rear passenger side seat and rear middle seat have their seat belt mechanism in the same spot. For whatever reason that cars do this, the mechanisms are reversed. I’ve had passsnegers fiddling with the seatbelts trying to buckle themselves in for the entire duration of the ride. It blows my mind. It’s really not that difficult. If one of the buckles isn’t working, search for another one. A lot of cars have the rear buckles that are reversed. Pretty much any baby boomer and older will struggle for a minimum of 60 seconds. I’ve had to help people buckle in. Anybody else experience this??
     
  2. They always struggle in my car also.

    I tuck the middle one in to make it easier.
    If I get a full back seat I simply tell them it’s tucked in and they find it pretty quickly.

    Another option if you’re a daytime driver is to label it somehow, maybe with color tape.
    Then you can just say “ the red one”.
     
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  3. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust

    Location:
    San Diego
    Yeah every time I ride as a pax in the back seat I get confused.
     
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  4. Seamus

    Seamus

    Location:
    New York
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yup, same. They tell me the seat belt doesn't work.
     
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  5. Tucking it in is how I got many free drinks in college...
     
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  6. I’ll buy you margaritas all night if it’s tucked in well enough
     
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  7. Transeau

    Transeau

    Location:
    Cucamonga
    I keep the middle seatbelt buckled at all times. It helps the pax find the correct one, and it keeps the seatbelt warning chime from being triggered by heavy purses.
     
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  8. Rear seats have chimes now?
     
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  9. jlong105

    jlong105

    Location:
    Indiana
    Driving:
    UberX
    I bought seat belt extenders due to the receptacle being flush with the seat in my rogue. This would likely help you and you can get them for like $20 on amazon.
     
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  10. You sir - will be in for a bi..um, average sized? surprise in the morning
     
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  11. steveK2016

    steveK2016

    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Pax on the right rear seat occasionally have issues with the belt mechanism because it sits recessed into the seat and difficult to fish out. I'm thinking if ways to keep it propped up, maybe stuff a piece of cloth under it. The drunker people get, the worse it gets as I progress through the night.
     
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  12. It’s the opposite for me.
    The drunker people get, the less they try to use the damn thing.
     
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  13. steveK2016

    steveK2016

    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Texas is accident capital, it can be clear and open road them *WHAM* car accident. Our car insurance out here is too damn high!
     
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  14. Everything is bigger in Texas.
    Why not your car accidents.
     
  15. I have Seen how they drive in Texas !
     
  16. Transeau

    Transeau

    Location:
    Cucamonga
    Yes, with indicators on the dash indicating which seat has a person without a belt on. In addition, the system actually weighs all 5 passengers and adjusts tensions and airbags as needed.
     
  17. You must have a really nice Prius.
     
  18. Transeau

    Transeau

    Location:
    Cucamonga
    Um, no. I'm not sure why owning a car with modern safety features puts me into a "Prius Driver" group. But hey, if that's what gets you off...
     
  19. It was a joke. Actually I don't think a Prius would have those features.

    Calm down. Stop trying to play the part of your avatar character.
     
  20. Transeau

    Transeau

    Location:
    Cucamonga
    How about you stop spending so much time trying to troll me?
    And yes, the '18 and up Prius has those features too, as does the entire Toyota line.
     

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