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Old 06-21-2016, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Driver's Seat Sinks on its Own

I'm short and like the driver's seat as high as it will go. But after a few days I'll realize that it's dropped down quite a bit and I have to pump it back up again. I've gotten to the point where I just raise the seat every morning.

Anyone else notice this? It's kind of annoying. Is it a quick fix or am I going to be without a car for a week? (I've had it about two months now.)

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You need to let the dealer look. It's just a ratchet and a clutch and it sounds like the clutch is slipping.

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So I finally got it to the dealer and they said they "ran a program on it" but weren't able to see what I was talking about. What kind of program do you run on a manually-adjustable seat? Just a rhetorical question, I guess. I take this to mean they have no idea what the problem is and are just trying to put me off until the warranty runs out.
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You should've put them on the spot for saying they ran a program. They probably didn't even look at the problem.
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Maybe they meant they were looking to see if it was a known issue, any service bulletins etc. which would help them diagnose the issue when stating they ran a program.

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You should've put them on the spot for saying they ran a program. They probably didn't even look at the problem.
Coulda shoulda woulda, but I'm just a dumb girl and honestly don't know if there really is a "program" you can run on a seat. Sounded like total crapola to me, but these new cars are beyond me. Maybe there is.

Didn't really like the dealership anyway (they didn't look at my flexible oil setting, either, which has been stuck at 90% for 6,500 miles), so I'll just take it to another one when I have a few more hours to kill.
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Let me know if you hear anything, as I have been having the same problem. I was planning on asking at my first oil change.
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Let me know if you hear anything, as I have been having the same problem. I was planning on asking at my first oil change.
They said they couldn't duplicate the problem and suggested leaving it with them for several days. I think it needs to have steady weight in the seat for it to happen so I don't think they're going to figure it out. It's not so severe that I can't live with it so I'm just going to let it go.

But please let me know if you get yours fixed or figured out!
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Hi

Did you ever get this fixed - I'm sure I have read on this forum, and I can't find it, a tech bulletin that as you get into and out of the car the driver pushes the lever.

I didn't think I did until I was conscious of it - the lever is quite large and can easily be pushed.
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I've noticed mine slowly sinks too. Will talk to the dealer

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