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Hyundai Tucson 2016: Backseat belt clipped slipped under seat

I have a 2016 Hyundai Tucson and the middle seat-belt clip in the back seat has slipped under the seat and is now stuck. I'm not able to pull it out as it is wedged in too far. Is there a way to lift up the back seat to get to it out on my own or do I have to go to a mechanic to lift up the seat and release the clip?

Check your owner’s manual, Nick, and you should find the information you’re looking for. If not, there will either be a series of small bolts holding the seat cushion either at its front edge or accessed from behind, in the luggage space. Undo these and the cushion should slide out, allowing you to retrieve the seat-belt buckle. On some Hyundais, the seat cushion is held in place by spring loaded clips which simply need a sharp, upward jerk to free them and allow you to remove the cushion.

Or, you may be able to get access to the belt buckle simply by folding the rear seat-back forward. It’s worth a try. If you do need to resort to a mechanic, it won’t be a big job, so shouldn’t cost much at all.

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