Mid/rear Seats Assembly Problems in popular cars

Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Mid/rear Seats Assembly problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Chevrolet Impala

The vehicle involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. The VIN of this vehicle is 2G1WA5EK9B_. The three rear seat headrest are way too large and high and block the drivers view out of the rear window. Each one of the three headrest block part of the view out of the rear window. This is a very dangerous situation that drivers of this car are being forced to deal with. There should be absolutely nothing interfering with the view out of the rear window from the drivers seat. The rear seat headrest are obviously obstructing the drivers view out of the rear window. This is an obvious safety hazard. It is just a matter of time before someone backs into something or someone or changes lanes causing a crash on a highway destroying property, injuring or killing someone. Then there will be a huge civil suit and you can bet the driver of the car will prevail especially after this safety hazard has been reported to gm, NHTSA, the bbb and others and nothing was done to mandate a recall to have these headrest removed. It was Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The car involved was a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GCVKRECXE_. I purchased the 2014 Silverado 1500 while it was raining. Test drive was fine, but the sales person already had the vehicle running with the defroster and wipers on. Drove home (2 miles) and parked. Turned on the fan knob ( standard with a/c model) and the a/c turned on, this occurred nearly every time I turned it on and asked the dealer service center about it. I was told I am probably hitting it with my knuckles. I since tried only while pinching the knob to avoid this and the a/c still nearly turns on every time. Also when the truck sits a while the first start is a hard one but after running and warmed up it will be fine to start. Not sure if the truck battery needs a charge after sitting on the lot, I could also smell a rubber burning odor outside and through the vents, thought it was because it was new but then I seen there was a recall 3 days prior. When I tried anchoring my sons child seat I found no seat anchors in the center rear seat and only the ends. I worry about his seat near the door if there is a side crash. Lastly, why isn't there rear sensors at a minimum a mandatory on trucks yet. Cameras can still be offered as a option but sensors should be mandatory!. This mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Chrysler Sebring

Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1C3EL46XX4_. 2004 Chrysler Sebring lx. Consumer writes in regards to drivers seat malfunction. The consumer stated when his wife entered the vehicle, the front driver's seat collapsed backwards into the back seat. Apparently, bolts had broken causing the seat to collapse. The consumer was informed a recall was issued for previous models. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on Jan. 1, 2013.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Chrysler 300

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chrysler 300 is 2C3CCACG2C_. Tl- the vehicle involved is a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact pushed the front driver's seat back and noticed that the track were abnormally sticking out and into the rear seat floor board. The contact stated that two passengers in the rear seats had sustained lacerations to the feet due to the defective track. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that there was not a remedy to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a complaint was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000. Kmj. It was Sunday, January 15, 2012 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Dodge Caliber

The vehicle involved is a 2008 Dodge Caliber. The VIN of this vehicle was 1B3HB78K87_. Drivers seat heater stayed on after car key was turned off. It continued to stay on after I got off and went shopi. Ng. . The whole drivers seat burnt a big hole. Burned all the way to the bottom and burned the carpet and part of the door panel. Smoked the whole car . Appraiser . Said it was a short. In back part of heating wireing in back of seat. That stayed on. It was Feb. 3, 2014 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Dodge Durango

The car is a 1999 Dodge Durango. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1B4HS28YXX_. I pulled out of my driveway going in reverse and when I brake to put it into drive and start down the street my driver seat rocked back almost hitting the headrest on the back seat. If I had been in town and took off when a light turned green I could have caused an accident and seriously injured someone. My vehicle is a 1999 Dodge Durango slt gold edition 4wd 5. 2l . The end of the adjuster bar under the seat snapped right off. Before that the seat shifted forward almost an inch each time I stopped my vehicle. Not sure if that was related. I have researched this on 20 plus websites and there are hundreds if not thousands of people with both of these issues. I would hate to see someone get hurt by this obvious lack of attention in design. This problem occurred on Friday, October 18, 2013.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Ford Freestar

I have a 2004 Ford Freestar that has this exact problem 13v081000. I called the dealer and since I'm in kansas they will not take care of the repairs. I have photos and this is exactly what is described in the recall. My back seat cannot lock forward. This is a safety issue. Can you please help. This issue happened on 02/04/14.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Ford Freestar

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2FMDA58234_. Consumer has a 2004 Ford Freestar. The contact stated that she received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13v081000 (seats) and was concerned for her safety because the dealer stated that the parts were no longer available and in order to repair the vehicle, they would need to either use parts from a different manufacturer or permanently remove the rear seat. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 147,000. The failure date was 11/12/2013.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of GMC Acadia

The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 GMC Acadia. This is in regards to the center row, middle seat belt. My 9 year old was sitting in this seat using the seat belt. I was driving down a hill at roughly 40 mph when the light at the bottom changed so I stopped. My son was leaning a little forward and the seat belt locked up. I told him to lean back and it should unlock. But it did not, it kept clicking like when using a seat belt for a car seat. At which point he became stuck up against the seat and couldn't move his chest. He started panicking so I had to pull over to assist him. I unbuckled the seat belt and let it go in and it locked, completely inside the seat. After pushing in what little slack there was I got it to release and was able to pull it out, but only about 6 inches and then it locked again. I then had to move my child to another seat while on the side of a busy road. The seat belt has remained locked in this position for about 3 weeks. I took the car in last week for an oil change and the recall on the airbags so I asked if they could look at this too. They misquoted us on the price and then proceeded to tell me the only way to fix it was to take the whole seat apart and it would cost roughly $400. 00 and insisted there would be no way for this to be for a recall, as they didn't see it as a safety concern. I have to adamantly disagree. A seat belt locking and not locking could be a very dangerous thing in an accident, or even in a sudden stop. It was Tue., Apr. 29, 2014 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of GMC Sierra 1500

The car involved was a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2GTEK13387_. This is the e-mail I sent to gm regarding the problem with the back seat and how I feel this is a safety issue. They did not respond to my e-mail so by the 8th day I called and they said they closed the case based on what the dealer said, "condition does not represent a safety hazard. " I strongly disagreed and pursued it further getting the same answer. Here is the e-mail: I have a 2007 sierra GMC with a back seat that has movement (play) in it due to what gm calls a "rattle clip" breaking. I questioned the dealership when taking the vehicle in for a different repair and was told that it was just a rattle clip. I have called gm regarding the safety issue and was given an authorization for a covered diagnostic on the truck. Again, the dealership said, "found 2 seat back rattle clips broken. Condition does not represent a safety hazard. " I declined the repair based on the fact there is no known cause for the failure of these clips except for the simple fact they are cheap plastic. I do not feel replacing a plastic clip with another plastic clip will fix the problem. It will only be a matter of time before they fail and the seat has play in it. I question if they would even hold in the event of an automobile accident. When strapping in a child's car seat there is to be no movement in it in case of an accident for obvious safety reasons. I do not see how a back seat that has a 1 1/2 inch or more of play in it is not considered a safety issue. I have a video I would like to e-mail you so you can determine this for yourself. I am requesting they address this safety issue so my family and any other passengers can be safe while riding in my GMC. I would like to point out although they named this part a "rattle clip" it serve more of a purpose than to just stop a rattle nose. It secures the back of the seat to the frame of the truck so there is no movement. This problem occurred on Fri., Mar. 7, 2014.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Acura MDX

The car was a 2001 Acura Mdx. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 2HNYD18291_. Complaint received via e-mail. I would like to document what I believe is a safety hazard in my vehicle. The second row of passenger seats is split whereby the end seat folds down and slides forward for entry to the rear row of seats. It was 10/22/04 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.. Read more...

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Honda FIT

The car was a 2007 Honda Fit. The first time I noticed a problem was in Feb. 2014 when I entered my vehicle there was frost on the inside of my windshield. Since then I have been having frost or moisture on the inside of my windows when I enter my vehicle in the morning. I have had to vacuum the back floor on both sides after every rain storm. Mould is forming on the carpeting and the back seats. My main concern is my 5 & 7 year old grandkids who I have to transport to and from school. Honda doesn't seem to want to address this problem. There doesn't seam to be a fix for this problem when I have check various web sites. I ran a test this morning by running water from a garden hose over the top of my Honda. I could see water running from the underside of both rear doors into the rear floors. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on 02/14/2014.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Honda Odyssey

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5FNRL38216_. The vehicle involved is a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear fold seat does not latch to the floor. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the latching system needed to be replaced to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 64,600. This issue happened on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Hyundai Santa Fe

The vehicle involved was a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Passenger side back seat squeaks very badly when driving on a road that isn't completely smooth. I have taken it once to the dealership and they claim to have fixed it, but the sound persisted. I had to drop the car off again tonight for the second time. That is my number one complaint. The other complaint is that the whole dash board creaks when I'm driving. I don't know if it's because it's cold outside right now, or what is causing the creaking. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Hyundai Sonata

The car is a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. I was getting ready for work and the temperature outside was -2 degrees so I went to warm up the car for 20 mins and then started to head out to work. As I was leaving not even 5 mins later I started to smell something burning. So I pulled over and started to see smoke, then I started to look around to find out where it was coming from and I see smoke coming from the bottom of the back seat right behind the driver seat. So I started taking my personal belongings out of the vehicle. After removing my personal belongings, I went to the car and now there was more smoke coming from the bottom of the rear seat closest to the rear door driver side. So then I pulled up the seat and I see flames, and there were flames, I call 911 and they came like in 5 mins. I'm just blessed that I didn't have my kids with me. This issue happened on Tue., Jan. 7, 2014.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Infiniti G35

The car was a 2006 Infiniti G35. Crash was involved with this problem. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JNKCV54E06_. I was almost a complete stop when I was rear ended. The impact was pretty hard, and the vehicle was ultimately a total loss. At the time of collision, my drivers side seat collapsed back on me almost to a full recline position. Due to this, my seat belt was completely loose, and felt as if I did not have one on. I slid down, and and my ankles were bruised on top, and my baseball cap flew off into the back seat. Also, the airbag did not deploy. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on 06/17/13.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Infiniti M35

The car involved was a 2006 Infiniti M35. While driving on highway felt the rear of driver seat slide into center console. Attempted to readjust seat at which time it kept sliding to console. When checking for problem, entire rear of seat was lifted and the power seat up/down not functioning. Major safety issue. This problem occurred on 11/01/12.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle having this issue was a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. This complaint is not related to an accident, but to a potentially serious design flaw. The us version of the 4-door, 5 seater Jeep does not have a head restraint in the center rear seat. Does this really comply with all NHTSA requirements? how can a car company in 2014 call the car a 5-seater but only have 4 head restraints? the uk version of the same car has 3 head restraints in the rear seat so it is possible. This is incredibly unsafe and I can't believe it meets the guidelines. This issue happened on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The vehicle was a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The car should be recalled because the driver seat design/manufacture is defective. I first noticed a clicking noise when in the car. I became accustomed to the noise and basically overlooked it for months. One day when getting into the car in a parking lot I landed in the back seat. As I was getting into the car the driver seat tilted backwards like a rocking chair and I was halfway dumped head first (upside down) into the rear of the car. I was not injured. I looked under the seat and was able to see that the seat frame is bolted to the car and that the front of the seat is attached to the seat frame by two very thin "cast iron" brackets. The two brackets (left and right) had both simply sheared off and there is nothing holding the front of the seat to the seat frame (the rear of the seat is still attached to the frame). I speculate that the brackets just gave out overtime from the simple activity of getting into and out of the car. I was lucky the car was parked and I was simply getting into the car when the brackets gave out. If in fact I had been rear-ended I expect I would have been thrown out of the seat (seat belts or not) and seriously injured or killed. I reported this on the Jeep facebook page so other folks could be aware of the potential danger. Jeep responded to me on facebook, email and telephone but basically said it was a 10 year old car and the defect was not their problem - sorry! when looking online to find out how to repair the seat I discovered what appears to be thousands of consumer complaints for the same exact defect. In fact companies have been started to make frames and brackets just to fix this defect and I am fearful that people have been seriously injured in accident (or killed) because of the defect. In my opinion no one should be driving around in a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee unless the defect is repaired. The failure date was Jun. 3, 2013.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The vehicle having this issue was a 2013 Kia Motor Sorento. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5XYKU4A63D_. The lever to fold down the second row seat gets stuck. It is so hard to operate sometimes that no matter how much force you use the seat back lever will not release. After servicing it 3 times the dealer has told me they fixed it each time, but the intermittent problem is still present. They say the gear that holds the seat in place has very sharp teeth and was not manufactured properly. They say many kia sorrentos have the same problem. They say you have to wiggle the seat back as you try the release lever. The safety concern is if you have to exit the vehicle in an emergency the second row seat in the up position would prohibit the back seat passengers from escape. The seat in the down position would impeed the two second row passengers from exiting through the passenger door. This mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred Wed., May. 30, 2012.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Land Rover Range Rover

The car is a 1997 Land Rover Range Rover. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was SALTY1246W_. Rear seat broke. When vehicle accelerated, the seat fell back. It was January 22, 1997 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Land Rover Freelander

VIN of the vehicle was SALNY22212_. 2002 Land Rover Freelander experienced a vehicle fire. The consumer addressed dealership several times, Land Rover told him that the vehicle did not meet the mexico lemon law guidelines and they were not in any position to repurchase the vehicle. The consumer also complained about other problems with the vehicle such as electrical problems, the rear passenger door did not unlock with the remote, drivers rear seat did not fold, the rear window did not go up when it was cold and the drivers seat was squeaky. The consumer had made numerous complaints to the dealership before the fire occurred. The failure date was Tue., Jul. 15, 2003.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Lexus ES300

The car involved was a 2003 Lexus Es300. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Lexus Es300 is JTHBF30G33_. Vehicle hesitated from a standing start position. The rpms went up but the vehicle did not move until it got into another gear. It will drive for a while and then vehicle will stop. Consumer did not feel safe. The technicians claim that the cable from the gas peddle to the engine was removed and replaced by a computer in the 2003 models. On the highway, if the vehicle was slowed down, a hesitation would be present while pressing on the gas peddle to resume speed. The engine light would come on along with the hesitation, also when the engine light would come on the vehicle would lose power along with blue smoke blowing out of the exhaust, and the rear seat contained a flaw. It was 06/01/2004 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Lincoln Aviator

The car involved is a 2004 Lincoln Aviator. The lever (an "l" shaped lever) on the middle seat is defective. While pressing down on the lever, the lever swung over and hit my thumb with such force that it fractured my thumb. It appears that the coil/spring action in the seat is defective and dangerous. Updated 11/25/11 updated 11/30/11. The failure date was Saturday, Jul. 16, 2011.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Lincoln Navigator

The vehicle is a 2001 Lincoln Navigator. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 5LMFU28R11_. The rear seat has no locking mechanism, when the seat is pushed up there is no lock to keep it locked. There is an arm that pulls out and attached to the back. On the back of the seat on the diagram it shows there is a lock, but on the consumer's vehicle there is no lock. Noticed this on August 26, 2005; when the seat came down to rest in its position, it makes a loud noise. It is so loud that one would think the consumer was involved in a car accident. Contacted the dealer, they didn't know what direction to go with this. This problem occurred on Aug. 26, 2005.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Mazda Cx-7

The vehicle involved is a 2009 Mazda Cx-7. Placed 12 cases of bottle water in rear compartment behind rear seats caused the rear seat latches to break. Each case is 35 pints (17l). No accident or injury occurred, but the potential for harm is likely. We had been driving around with the kids in the back seat for a few days before we noticed that the seats weren't locked and not working. If weight alone was enough to malfunction the locks, what could happen if there are items in the back during a collision?. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on Apr. 29, 2012.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Mazda Cx-7

The car was a 2008 Mazda Cx-7. The driver's seat under welding which attaches the chair to the body of the car, under the seat, has become detached for no known reason. The front end of the driver's seat unit is no longer attached to the frame of the car yet the back end of the seat is still attached by the motor controls to the power seat. The driver's seat actually rocks back like a rocking chair lifting & moving the seat and backrest as one unit. The broken weld is actually visible when looking under the driver's seat. The motor to the power seat has been functioning but is deteriorating. The seatbelt cannot protect me from this defective seat, if I were rear-ended it would be likely that I, the driver, would be flung backwards into the back seat which could fatally injure one of my children. This issue happened on 08/28/11.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Mercedes Benz GL450

The vehicle involved is a 2013 Mercedes Benz Gl450. My child, who is 11, can not sit in the rear seats of this truck without the shoulder harness sliding across his neck, a terrible situation should an accident occur. His head is forced downward by the head rest in either the up or down position. Given the position of the head rest, even a booster seat is ineffective. The vehicle is equipped with "power easy entry" option which makes removing the headrests impossible (vehicles without this option have removable head rests). The dealer, after seeing my child in the seat, also agreed that there is a significant safety so, at its expense, removed some parts of the "power easy entry" option so we could remove the headrests. The manufacturer needs to address this safety issue. It was Mar. 1, 2013 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Mercedes Benz 320

The car involved is a 2002 Mercedes Benz 320. The VIN of the car is WDBRH64J02_. The passenger seat power adjustment module shorted, draining the battery and causing a no-start condition. While this did not occur while stuck in traffic, it easily could have, causing a serious hazard for myself, any passenger or another vehicle. The seat module had to be disconnected so there is no longer the ability to adjust the seat and obtain proper clearance from the airbag or to properly adjust the seat and allow a child seat to fit as designed in the rear seat. The failure date was Wed., Aug. 15, 2012.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Mercury Monterey

Tl- the vehicle was a 2004 Mercury Monterey. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the rear seat and rear tires made a loud noise on multiple occasions. The contact received a NHTSA campaign recall id number:13v081000 for the seats and the dealer was unable to repair the vehicle correctly or diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified multiple times of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 60,000. Rk. This problem occurred on Monday, April 1, 2013.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Mercury Monterey

The VIN of the problem Monterey is 2MRDA20294_. The owner has a 2004 Mercury Monterey. The contact stated that the rear seat lock mechanism was corroded. The contact mentioned that the part where the seat latched into the body of the vehicle was completely corroded and a piece had detached from it. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 124,900 and the current mileage was 125,000. This mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred December 8, 2012.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Mitsubishi Outlander

The vehicle involved was a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. My name is [xxx] and I have reached out to you for assistance as you can see from my last email date October 26, 2010. Needless to say my issues have still not been resolved and I would like to take this to a higher level until all of my concerns and issues with my vehicle are fully handled. I purchased my 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander brand new from the dealership and purchased it after reading several excellent reviews , researching the car and knowing it came with a warranty for 5 years/100,000 miles. This was one of the key selling points that intrigued me and I was told any and everything that should or would go wrong with the car would be covered during that period, no questions or hassles. I have had nothing but trouble and hassle and I very disappointed in Mitsubishi and frankly I will never recommend or buy another Mitsubishi after the poor continued service I continue to receive. I have brought my car in for every single maintenance and take very good car of it. My window seal was not sealed properly, driver's seat began squeaking and moving back and forth and the covers in the back seat and trunk came off in January 2010 and I brought my car in , 1/14/10 and brought this to the dealer's attention in oxnard. They advised they fixed the issue and tightened the bolts under the seat. The covers they snapped on so hard the came off and were broke, the others they glued? the seal on the window continued to make noise. Weeks later the seat was doing the same thing again and I have brought it 03/30/10, 04/12/10, 05/12/10, 05/24/10, 09/30/10, 11/4/10 and 12/2/10 all for the same issue with the seat and it is still not fixed. I hope you can see and understand now why I'm so upset. I have had this experience with every single issue I bring up at this dealership. I have been working with lupe @ your corporate office, who is wonderful, but she can only do so much and I do not believe this is her fault. On 1. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This problem occurred on Friday, January 1, 2010.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The vehicle is a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. The coil spring suspension was inadequate to support the weight of the vehicle properly with a full tank of gas not including passengers, which caused the vehicle to bottom out, which resulted in the passenger sustaining a back injury, also the rear seats did not contain enough padding.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Nissan Murano

The car involved is a 2007 Nissan Murano. While driving the driver seat rear seat lifter bracket, part 87473-ca00a broke. The part has been redesigned and is now part 87473ca01a. While the part was broke the seat had a lot of movement and tilted toward the driver door. It cost $579. 48 to repair. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on Wed., Apr. 23, 2014.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Nissan Altima

The vehicle was a 2010 Nissan Altima. The vehicle had a crash. I was in an accident where I was hit at highway speed and my car spun out of control. The car was traveling backwards when it went off the side of the highway and into a ditch. When the rear of the car entered the ditch the impact was significant and my driver side seat back went all the way back. I feel that this is a significant defect, because the seat back and seat belt should keep the driver and passengers as still as possible. I don't believe that the seat back collapsing backwards is intended by the design. When I went to view the car and retrieve my personal belongings, I tried to bring the seat back to the upright position, but the lever was bent and was not able to be lifted in order to bring the seat back up. I took pictures of the bent lever and the position of the seat. This issue happened on Monday, April 14, 2014.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle is a 2000 SAAB 95. The VIN of this 95 is YS3EF58Z2Y_. Optional wagon sliding load floor SAAB p/n 02-69-645 covers rear tether anchor points behind seat, rendering them unusable. Original wagon floor had cutouts for tether anchorage clearance.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of SAAB 9-3

The car is a 2005 SAAB 9-3. I have an on going problem with my SAAB linear 9. 3 two-door convertible. I have the type of seats that are manually adjusted. When trying to access the rear seat, the front seat don't stay stationary. This means that 1) you can not load luggage or other cargo without the assistance of a second person but more importantly 2) the seat slides freely back and forth while passengers are trying to get in or out of the car. A number of rear seat passengers have been bruised by the seats and the potential for much greater harm is clearly apparent. This problem occurred on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Saturn VUE

The car involved was a 2006 Saturn Vue. The VIN of this vehicle is 5GZCZ23D46_. We rarely have put the rear seat in the folded down position but did so this past weekend to bring home some baby gear from a friend's house. When I tried to lift the seat back to the upright position it wouldn't raise. It appears that the middle seat belt locked and will not release. We have three (3) children and must have all three (3)seat belts usable. Went online to search for help and we found many incidents of this happening on multiple year Saturns which would indicate a serious design flaw; yet we will be liable for the expense because the warranty has passed unless we can find a way to release the locking mechanism. This problem occurred on June 30, 2012.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Saturn SW2

The vehicle involved was a 2000 Saturn Sw2. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G8ZJ8274Y_. Rear passenger's seat built-in locking clip; upon installing a child seat the locking clip broke in half. Consumer has contacted manufacturer. Parts beening sent out. Please provide any further details.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Subaru Forester

The VIN of this vehicle was JF2SH6AC9A_. Tl- the vehicle involved is a 2010 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that the performed recall repair from NHTSA campaign id number 12v099000 (seat belts) did not repair the failure. The contact stated that the support boxes attached to the seatbelts had continued to pop out from the back seats. The authorized dealer was notified several times and provided no remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 26,689. Dyd. It was Wednesday, June 5, 2013 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Subaru Outback

There was no opportunity for failure. However, my husband and I purchased a 2007 Subaru Outback and neither of our car seats fit safely in the back seat of the vehicle. We have the peg perego infant seat and the britax marathon convertible seat. The sales manager, myself, my husband, and the manufacturer's representative could not get either seat to fit in properly. We had to return the car and purchase the more expensive tribeca. The car seat now fits securely in the back seat. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on November 11, 2006.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Suzuki Verona

I purchased a new 2004 Suzuki Verona in Dec of 2004. I have a 6 year old who by law must be in a belt positioning booster seat in the rear seat. This vehicle is completely incompatible with every booster seat on the market. The rear "seat bite" is too narrow and the seat belt (receiving end) is too short. I brought this serious problem to the attention of the dealership (huntington kia/Suzuki on long island, NY)they were of absolutely no assistance. In fact their advice was completely contrary to all manufacurer's instructions. I then contacted Suzuki corp. And was told there was no remedy to my problem. They do not manufacture seat belt extenders for the rear seat belts (which may or may not be a solution???) I have sent a complaint to the ntsb who referred me to the NHTSA this is my 2nd correspondance with you. It was Sunday, January 9, 2005 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Suzuki Sidekick

The vehicle was a 1996 Suzuki Sidekick. When folded rear two seat, bracket strap hook is not secure, slips out from bracet; slams forward while driving; happens during vehicle vibration. This mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred Saturday, February 10, 1996.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Toyota RAV4

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTMZD33V88_. Consumer owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the rear seats became worn, frayed and damaged. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who inspected the vehicle and replaced the damaged rear seats at no expense to the contact. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on Nov. 3, 2008.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Toyota 4runner

The car involved is a 2003 Toyota 4runner. Crash was involved with this problem. I was stopped on the highway behind a truck making a left turn when I was rear ended by another truck going 60 mph. My 4runner was crushed between them, totalled, and my air bags never deployed. I hit the steering wheel so hard I bounced off of it and broke my seat from the momentum. When I awoke I had slid into the back seat (which is all that was really left of the vehicle). Although I am thankful to be alive, I feel that at that force, the airbags should have deployed!. It was Fri., Jan. 28, 2011 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The vehicle involved was a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 3VWPL7AJ7C_. This incident has happened twice. First incident was when I encountered a herd of deer on a rural road. I was travelling at highway speed of 55 mph and had to suddenly brake and DE-accelerate to avoid a collision. The folding back seats flopped down in the DE-acceleration. Similarly the same maneuver occurred on an urban freeway. I had to DE-accelerate to avoid a collision at 65 mph and the same event occurred. If there were passengers or a heavy load in the rear area behind the back seats, they could have been thrown against the front seats or an object from the rear could have flown forward and hit the front seat passengers. I am sure that the seats were properly latched. This problem occurred on 01/05/14.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Volkswagen Touareg

The car is a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg. The VIN of this vehicle is WVGFK9BP1C_. The power seat knob/switch design causes the seat back to recline when entering and exiting the vehicle. On numerous occasions I have fallen/slid back into the seat when exiting because the seat back would recline. On such occasions it's like losing one¿s balance as you try and stand up by using one¿s body to push off the seat. On numerous occasions the heavy Touareg door unfortunately closes and has slammed on my legs causing bruising and pain. When my partner, who has a bad back, tries to enter and exit the Touareg, the reclining seat back has caused her to slide on the seat and tweaking her back and causing unprecedented harm. My continued fear is when trying to exit the vehicle on busy streets because when I have had to not exit fully because of traffic, the back seat support is gone causing me to once again slide into the reclined seat back and getting my legs once again caught by a heavy door. I had this issue since my first week of ownership and it is documented with the dealer. I recently found out vw recognizes the issue as they reengineered the seat knob and backing bezel to stop this issue but prior to the fix owners are not eligible because they consider this reengineered fix to be just an ¿accessory�. The fix started to appear within the 2013 model year. It was Sun., Feb. 26, 2012 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue happened.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Volvo C30

The car was a 2008 Volvo C30. Front driver's seat headrest engaged visor in stowed position when seat pushed forward to enter rear seat. This caused the mirror inside the visor to shatter. We did not realize this had occurred until after my wife was driving, lowered the visor, and glass shards fell on her lap. Thankfully they did not fall in her face/eyes. This did not cause a wreck, but we're concerned that this could cause future accidents. We contacted Volvo USA, and they acknowledged prior reports of similar incidents, but stated that the damage was not covered by the warranty, and essentially they took no responsibility. This is unfortunate, as I believe this to be a critical design flaw that could cause a fatal accident. I notified Volvo USA that I had no choice but to file this claim with NHTSA, in an effort to alert other drivers of potential risks. The failure date was 02/10/12.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Volvo XC90

The car involved is a 2004 Volvo Xc90. : the contact stated when he pulled the rear seat cushion to flip the seat back up, the seat pulled right out. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined three metal clips (slides) on the seat were fractured in half and needed to be replaced. Additionally, while driving 20 mph, there was a thumping noise coming from underneath the vehicle. It was towed to an independent repair shop who determined the right rear wheel was fractured and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 12/5/2006 -. This issue happened on Mon., Nov. 13, 2006.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Audi A6

The car was a 1997 Audi A6. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was WAUGC84A7V_. The rear seat was shifted by the occupant to attach a child's car seat to the passenger side rear seatbelt mounting brackets. The spring wires under the rear seat contacted both posts of the battery under the seat, igniting a fire, which spread through the entire rear seat of the car. The suspension wires of the rear seat were burned away by the arc. Based upon the position of the rear seat reported by the witness, the seat wires lined up right on top of the battery terminals. There did not appear to be any insulating means between the terminals of the battery and the bottom of the seat suspension. This mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred 06/28/13.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Audi A6

I had purchased a 2004 Audi A6 quattro with 55,900 miles on it from a Nissan dealer in NJ on 1/16/09. I had the car for 9 days and I was driving on the massachusetts turnpike when I began to smell something odd in the car. I pulled off at the next rest area. I went to the back seat to get a jacket. I picked up the jacket and the smell got stronger. I picked up a small travel pillow off the seat and the bottom of the pillow was burned and the seat had a hole burnt in it. The car was examined by an Audi dealer who said the switch had shorted out and the heating element burnt the seat. There is a fuse in this circuit but it does not appear to work. Audi would do nothing about this. I guess they think seats burning up are ok. I was just lucky no one was in the seat at the time. The seat is not even supposed to activate the heaters unless someone is in the seat. The switch on the heater was also only set to the lowest setting. The seat burnt all the way through although there was no actual fire involved. I have pictures of the seat and the pillow if this would be helpful. The old seat is available as I am looking for a new non heated seat. This was the rear bench seat bottom that burnt. This issue happened on Jan. 25, 2009.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of BMW X5

The VIN of the problem X5 is 5UXFA13565_. 2005 BMW X5 - passenger seat heater heated up excessively to the point of burning a hole through the back of seat. Noticed a burning smell of leather and then discovered hole burned through. Passenger also felt excessive heat on back by left shoulder. Reported this to BMW and they made no offer to fix. Cost to repair this is $1750. 00. The concern I have is when I resell this car to someone else if not fixed could cause a fire in the future. This mid/rear seats assembly problem happened on Friday, January 15, 2010.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Buick Regal

The VIN of this Regal is 2G4GN5EC0B_. Tl- the vehicle is a 2011 Buick Regal. The contact stated after adjusting the drivers side front seat the seat leaned forward on its own. The contact later discovered a bolt on the floor near the seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the failure diagnosis was both rear seat bolts were not secured to body, causing seat to have excessive play. The remedy according to dealer was seat need retaped holes for body, and resecure. The vehicle was repaired, and the manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 93 miles, and the current mileage was 141. Rds. It was 07/26/11 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Buick Rendezvous

There was crash involved with this Buick Rendezvous. The reporting person owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. While backing out of the driveway at 22 mph, the contact's vehicle was struck on the passenger side by another vehicle. The rear seat became unhinged at the time of impact. The contact and another passenger were injured. The vehicle was taken to a body shop and the mechanic could not diagnose the cause of the seat failure. The vehicle is unable to be driven. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 60,331. This mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred Thu., May. 31, 2007.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Cadillac Escalade

The VIN of this vehicle is 1GYFK66828_. The vehicle involved is a 2008 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that the second row seats did not lock in the up position and when she drove, the seats would fall back. The vehicle was inspected at an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the seats were designed that way. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000. The current mileage was 39,085. Updated 8/25/10 updated 08/27/10. This issue happened on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Cadillac Escalade

The vehicle is a 2001 Cadillac Escalade. While driving right rear passenger seat caught on fire. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pulled over. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection. The dealer replaced the seat. Consumer stated this incident happened three times earlier. It was Monday, February 9, 2004 when this mid/rear seats assembly issue occurred.

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car   Mid/rear Seats Assembly problem of Jaguar XK8

The vehicle having this issue was a 1998 Jaguar Xk8. While driving at 45 mph drivers seat broke away from track putting me into the back seat causing temporary loss of control and running off side of road ripping front spoiler off car. Went into dealer who called Jaguar about problem. Mfg. Decline to pay for repairs stating car out of warranty. This issue happened on Monday, Mar. 10, 2003.

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