SEATS Complaints

SEATS Complaints
  • 1599 Complaints
  • 93 Crashes
  • 40 Fires
  • 344 Injuries
  • 13 Fatalities
  • Consumers have filed a total of 1,599 complaints related to SEATS.

Recent Complaints

Parts: AIR BAGSSEAT BELTSSEATS
  • Date of Incident: Oct-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 15:51 Jan-14, 2021

CAR HAD NO ISSUES PRIOR TO RECALL 69Z4. AFTER AUDI DEALERSHIP PERFORMED WORK TO SATISFY RECALL 69Z4 (NHTSA 19V474), THE AFFECTED SYSTEM (PODS) NOW DOES NOT FUNCTION AT ALL. THIS RENDERS THE PASSENGER SEAT AIRBAG INOPERABLE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS OCCUPIED. AUDI WILL NOT COVER THE ADDITIONAL REPAIR TO THE SYSTEM THAT WAS PERFECTLY FUNCTIONAL UNTIL THEIR RECALL REPAIR WAS PERFORMED. THIS APPEARS TO BE A WIDESPREAD ISSUE AFFECTING SIMILAR A3/S3 MODEL YEARS.

Parts: ENGINEFUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEMSEATS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-13, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 23:14 Jan-13, 2021

VEHICLES DRIVER SEAT RAIL HAS BECOME LOOSE CAUSING SEAT TO SLIGHTLY MOVE WHEN LAYING BACK.. COULD BE HAZARDOUS WHILE DRIVING.. AT INITIAL TAKE OFF, ACCELERATION JERKS, ACCELERATION IS NOT SMOOTH, AFTER SLIGHTLY PRESSING ON THE ACCELERATION PEDAL, I HAVE TO SOMETIMES BRAKE BECAUSE ACCELERATION IS JERKY AND ROUGH. I JUST PURCHASED THIS PRE-OWNED 2018 Subaru Forester WITH 14K MILES AND IT IS ALREADY BLOWING SMOKE AT START UP.

Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMSEATSVISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Nov-08, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 17:24 Jan-13, 2021

While vehicle powered on, rear passenger side seat heater caught fire / electrical fire with significant, ongoing smoldering. Burned seating and passenger. Required passengers to immediately evacuate the vehicle. Seat heater fire impacted cabin climate control, defrost sensors, windshield wiper sensors and more. Fire continued while parked and running. Toxic electrical fire scent permeates vehicle. Photos and video available.

Parts: SEATS
  • Date of Incident: Sep-14, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 01:18 Jan-13, 2021

While i was driving on the expressway, my seat came forward bringing me to the steering wheel. Now when i drive i am always adjusting my seat because it still move forward on its own.

Parts: EXTERIOR LIGHTINGSEATS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-12, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 23:03 Jan-12, 2021

Seat heats don? T work properly when remote starts. Sometimes when you manually start they work. Back track light some how got water inside and now the whole track light is not working along with license plate light.

Parts: AIR BAGSSEATS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-11, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 22:20 Jan-12, 2021

The active restraint headrest broke and the padded area popped out yesterday (01/11) while sitting in the car in a parking lot. The plastic holding the catch pin broke and it cannot be reset.

Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMSEATS
  • Date of Incident: Dec-25, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:50 Jan-12, 2021

Smoke was noticed inside the car while i was driving on a rural freeway in the blue mountains of oregon. The source of the smoke appeared to be the rear passenger set, right side. I pulled over. When i opened the door on the right side of the car, a large plum of smoke erupted from the rear seat. I then noticed a black, burned hole in the seat measuring about 10in x 10in. As quickly as it began, the combustion stopped. After a 20-minute wait the seat cooled off and i was able to proceed. Note that the rear seats were in the down position, and pillows were placed on the floor boards where passenger feet would normally be. Photo shows damage to the pillows. I suspect the origin of the fire was an electrical failure related to heated seats.

Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMSEATS
  • Date of Incident: Nov-16, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:04 Jan-12, 2021

AS WE WERE DRIVING ON A CITY STREET OUR 2016 Nissan Murano WE COULD SMELL PLASTIC MELTING OR BURNING WHILE HAVING OUR DRIVER SEAT HEATING SYSTEM TURNED ON. WE TURNED OFF THE HEATING SYSTEM. NOW, OUR DRIVER SEAT HEATER DOES NOT TURN ON AT ALL. WE PLAN TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A NISSAN DEALERSHIP TO GET IT DIAGNOSED, BUT AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH ONLINE, WE COULD READ THAT MANY OTHERS DEALT WITH THIS ISSUE PREVIOUSLY. THE ELECTRICAL HARNESS UNDER THE DRIVERS SEAT GETS TOO HOT AND BEGINS TO MELT. IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE ELETRICAL HARNESS. I WILL HAVE A SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS SOON.

Parts: SEATS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-09, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 15:16 Jan-12, 2021

I i sat down in the passengers seat and adjusted the seat back. When i leaned back the head snapped out with a degree of force and hit me in the back of the head. It appears to be broken as it will not go back in to place and remain there. The car was in park at the time and was not hit or bumped by another vehicle.

2019 Ram 1500
Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPERSTRUCTURESEATS
  • Date of Incident: Dec-30, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 10:25 Jan-10, 2021

I had noticed that the rear window on the drivers side would leak a small dribble of water after a car wash or a heavy rain. The vehicle was not moving at the time of discovery. I took my truck into meador cdjr in fort worth tx and they removed and replaced the rear seat and rear window. They installed a new window seal and replaced the rear seat. They covered this as a warranty item with no charge to me.

Parts: SEATS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-08, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:49 Jan-10, 2021

I'VE BEEN INFORMED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER, THAT THE Tesla Model X 7 SEAT VEHICLE MUST MAKE A LOUD 15 SECOND LONG ALERT WHEN SHIFTING INTO DRIVE, WHEN IN THE EVENT THAT THE VEHICLES FOLD FLAT SEATS ARE FOLDED FLAT. THIS SAME ALERT IS NOT PRESENT ON TESLA MODEL X 5 SEAT VEHICLE MODELS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO INFORM NHTSA THAT TESLA MAYBE VIOLATING REGULATIONS IN THEIR PRODUCED 5 SEAT MODELS, OR MAKING UP REGULATIONS TO IGNORE SOFTWARE BUGS THAT HINDER THE OPERATION OF THEIR VEHICLES AND DISTRACTING THE DRIVER FOR 15 SECONDS WHEN USING THE VEHICLE DAILY.

Parts: SEATSEXTERIOR LIGHTINGELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Dec-18, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 12:35 Jan-08, 2021

While driving down the road, only touching the steering wheel (at 70 mph), the radio changes stations, beeps constantly, & the seat warmers are turned off in the control center. Nobody touched anything. The control center won't quit beeping as if someone is changing the radio station.

Parts: STEERINGSERVICE BRAKESSEATS
  • Date of Incident: Sep-30, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 11:52 Jan-08, 2021

When driving and steering, turning left or right, going over bumps in the road, turning curves, there is a clicking noise in my steering column. When i put on brakes it does it also. I am not sure if there is something inside broken or loose. I have taken it to a nissan dealer and they can't find anything, but they hear the noises, the service manager even recorded the noises. My seat slides on the power racking system. My seat will side from front to back, only a fraction, but it also slides or rocks from left to right. I am afraid that the seat will come unattached if i am in a collision. The abs will often make the flashing noise and attempt to brake if it sees a shadow on the road, like a parking garage or trees over a road. I have asked the nissan dealer in asheboro several times and they can't find any issues with the 3 problems that i have listed. Granted i did not purchase from them, so they really don't want to assist me. I purchased the extra warranties, bumper to bumper, and that has not given me any assistance as well. Please help. I want to get rid of this unfit car but i will not be able to because of the noises it is making. This started at about 31,000 and now i have 47,000, numerous trips to a dealer to no resolve. I have had the right- wheel, tire rods or brakes something replaced 3 times, i have had a new heating/air, steering grommet $ 194. 00, out of pocket, break gasket, $50, and these noises that are so bad that i can't stand to drive the car, for over 1 years or so now.

2020 Chevrolet TRAVERSE
Parts: SEATSSEAT BELTS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-02, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 08:17 Jan-08, 2021

The seat belt and seat locks on the recliner handle... The seat belt won? T release and the chair will not move forward or back

Parts: SEATS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-04, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 22:51 Jan-07, 2021

We were in a collision. A vehicle rear ended us hard around 50 mph estimate. When we were hit the passenger seat folded and the passenger hit the headrest and the headrest flew back to hit my rear passenger in the face. Our vehicle was at a complete stop on a highway. The other vehicle hit us on the passenger side straight on.

Parts: SEATS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-04, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 18:23 Jan-07, 2021

I am a loyal customer of chrysler owning 4 including including 2 cars in the last 20 months and on 1/4/2020 filed my first warranty claim that was denied by chrysler. The problem was the drivers seat that adjusts manually is stuck and will not adjust. Chrysler claims that because the cause of the problem is something was placed under the seat causing it to get stuck, it is not covered and wants $900 to fix it. My problem is that everyone puts stuff under their front seats and myself and everyone i know has had no problems. The very fact that something place under a seat caused the seat to get stuck is on its face as a question of fact a problem with the manufacturing. That chrysler would treat me, a longtime customer making his first warranty claim this way by refusing to stand by its products and fix this simple problem causes me to want to warn anyone thinking of buying a chrysler of chrysler's refusal to stand by its products for this simplest and most obvious design or other failure of chrysler win making a car.

Parts: SEATS
  • Date of Incident: Jan-03, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 15:08 Jan-07, 2021

I stepped out of the rental vehicle, 2019 dodge caravan, and lifted the lever of the right captain seat to let my child in the third row out. The chair snapped forward with tremendous amount of force. While i was pulling the lever with my left hand my right hand was placed on the seat back. The force pulled my hand in and up and pinched my finger in the hinge of the then folded head rest. My right pinkie was sliced and almost severed off. It required 4 stitches and could have a possible fracture. The vehicle was stationary at the time.

Parts: SEATS
  • Date of Incident: Oct-04, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jan-05, 2021

I NOTICED THAT MY LEGS KEPT HURTING ME AND DID NOT KNOW WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM. IT FELT LIKE I COULDN'T WALK FOR ABOUT A MONTH. AFTER NOT DRIVING FOR THREE DAYS I FOUND OUT THAT CAUSE OF THE PAIN COMING FROM MY 2018 Equinox DRIVERS SEAT. I PUT A PILLOW IN THE DRIVER SEAT AND THE PAIN WENT AWAY. IT IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE WITH THE PILLOW BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS SLIDING AND MY FOOT KEEPS SLIDING OFF THE PEDALS. GM NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THEY ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THIS PROBLEM WITH THE SEATS. GM SHOULD HAVE REPLACEMENT SEAT FOR THESE VEHICLES INSTEAD OF DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT. PLEASE HELP. [XXX] REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *CC

Parts: SEATSAIR BAGS
  • Date of Incident: Dec-26, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 16:29 Jan-04, 2021

My car seat undercarriage is disattached. I took my car in to a nearby ford dealership and was told my vin number was not associated with the recalls. Although my car? S vin did not have a recall, i am having the same issues as everyone else that had a recall. I was unable to adjust my car seat for suitable driving and therefore ended up having an accident. I tried to reach out to several companies in reference to my seat issue. No one could help me bc my vin number didn? T match. I have been trying to get assistance with this issue since 6/2020 but was turned away at platimum ford in terrell tx. Please have someone to contact me as soon as possible i had a wreck 12/28/20 my airbag did not deploy until after the crash. The force of the air bag broke my husbands arm, i am not pleased with fords recall procedures because all defects that happened to my car prior to my wreck were being overlooked because my vin number did not match the recalls list. I feel like just because a car was not manufactured in a certain area and in a certain period of time should all be accepted if a flaw alike what? S notified.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERSEATSELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Dec-20, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 06:26 Jan-04, 2021

I I WAS DRIVING IN MY MOMS 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee AND IN MOTION ON A CITY STREET AND I WAS NOT AWARE OF THE SEAT SETTING BUTTON ON THE DRIVERS SIDE PANEL DOOR ITS POSITIONED IN A TERRIBLE PLACE FOR PEOPLE WITH LONGER LEGS, I HAD DROPPED A MILK SHAKE AFTER PICKING IT UP OUT OF THE CUP HOLDER AND IT SLIPPED OUT OF MY HAND AND BETWEEN MY LEGS ROLLING BEHIND THE BRAKE, IT HAD A LID ON IT SO I WASN'T WORRIED ABOUT IT SPILLING OR MAKING A MESS. I JUST CASULLY TRIED TO PICK IT UP BY SPRESDING MY LEGS AND REACHING DOWN TO PICK IT UP WHILE KEEPING MY EYES ON THE ROAD. BUT, THAT ENDED UP BEING THE WRONG THING TO DO ,MY KNEE HIT THE S BUTTON FOR THE DRIVERS 1 AND 2 MEMORY. THE SEAT STARTED GOING FORWARD AND I COULDN'T STOP IT. I HAD MY LEGS SPREAD TO PICK UP THE SHAKE I HAD NO TIME TO DO ANYTHING WITH THEM THE NEXT THING I KNEW I WAS PINNED BETWEEN THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE CAR SEAT MY LKNEES AND LEGS WERE SCRUNCHED. I COULDN'T STEER,I COULDN'T HIT THE BRAKES,I WAS, PINNED VERY TIGHT AGAINST THE STEERING WHEEL. IM A BIG GU, IT WAS TIGHT,I COULDN'T BRAKE BECAUSE MY LEGS WERE PINNED AS WELL, I WAS HELPLESS., I WRECKED INTO A CAR AND THEN HITTING A BRIDGE BEING SO CLOSE TTO THE STEERING WHEEL THE AIR BAGS ALL WENT OFF ALL I REMEMBER WAS THE SEAT GOING DOWN AFTER GOING ALL THE WAY TO FRONT AND THEN DROPPING DOWN AND STAYING THERE I WAS DROPPING DOWN WHEN THE BAGS HIT ME . I KNEW THAT THE SEAT CONTROLS WERE DOWN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ME. TRIED TO MAKE IT STOP, SO I COULD. IM WONDERING IF ANYONE ELSE HAS EVER HIT THIS BUTTON BY ACCIDENT AND THE SEATS STARTED DOING THE SAME THING TO THENM AS IT DID TO ME. IS THIS IS AN ELECTRICAL DEFEACT OR IT WAS JUST A FLUKE? AND WHY DOES THE SEAT DO THAT WHEN THE CAR IS MOVING. I THINK IT SHOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY TURNED OFF WHILE MOVING. IF THE BUTTON IS GOING TO BE THERE. IM SO SORRYFOR THE FAMILY. WE ALL SHOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS.

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