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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2012, 03:40:40 pm »
I'm in for a service this morning as I didn't get it looked at last time due to time. I was supposed to look under the seat to check if a weld had come undone but never did. They said if it has they will replace the seat altogether to resolve it and that it is a known issue.

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2012, 07:42:19 pm »
I got my seat fixed by Mazda.
I rang Hodgsons Mazda at the Metrocentre and told him the seat was rocking slightly. The guy said there was a technical bulletin out for the problem. They replaced the whole slider unit for free.

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2012, 06:57:31 am »
I assume this issue only applied to the half leather seats (manual) and not to the full leather automated adjusted seats!

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2012, 11:13:49 am »
Mine is the none leather and it is bad now.... every time i turn left i feel a little clunk under the seat and along with random squeaks and groans.
Mazda have said that yes they will look into it BUT it will cost me £45 for them to look at it!
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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2012, 11:43:08 am »
Mick,
Phone Hodgsons at the MetroCentre and tell them that your seat feels loose and it is rocking slightly.
Tell them that you know there is a technical bulletin out on the problem and ask them to have a look at it.

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2012, 01:00:18 pm »
Thats what i said to Hodgsons at the Silverlink.... i'm going to ring them again later today and see If i need to spell something out to them
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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2012, 10:19:56 am »
I had told them that there is a technical bulletin but was told that it would be chargeable. I'm just going to get the dealer i bought the car from to have a look next time it goes in for its service.
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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2012, 09:18:22 pm »
I am having a problem with my drivers seat.

When I grab the headrest and rock the seat forward and backward it makes a knocking sound as though something is loose.

Also when going round corners and then straightening up i get a clunk noise and feel something thunk.??

Also again .... the bolster on the right hand side of the drivers seat is wearing quite badly and the leather seems baggier than the other side as thought he actual innards of the bolster are collapsing??

car is a 2010 6 sport estate.

Should I take it into mazda?

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2012, 09:21:41 pm »
Yes, a broken weld on the driver seat frame is a known problem and should be sorted under warranty.

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2012, 09:23:56 pm »
ok cheers for that.

do they replace the whole seat or just the frame as I am concerned about the wear on the bolster too.

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2012, 04:31:23 pm »
I'm not sure, just the frame I think - it hasn't happened to me yet!

Best thing is to take it in and complain about both as needing to be fixed under warranty.

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2012, 04:54:35 pm »
ok cheers for that.

do they replace the whole seat or just the frame as I am concerned about the wear on the bolster too.

Mazda did mine under warranty as its a known problem. They replaced the whole slider unit but not he seat itself.

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2013, 02:51:52 pm »
I know its been a while since the last post but I'm going to have a looksy myself and see what can be done. There are repair kits for the seats on Ebay which are said to work, so im going to strip the seat down this weekend and see if there is anything a miss.
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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2013, 09:46:33 pm »

I've just started noticing the odd small 'click' coming from my drivers seat when cornering hard.  I suspect I have this same issue.

I'm out of warranty but will be pushing extremely hard to get this fixed for free.  Surely there's quite a large safety issue here if the seat isn't securely attached to the chassis.  In a large impact, if the seat becomes detached presumably it could render the other active safety devices (air bags, seatbelt pretentioners etc) ineffective, or even hazardous in themselves?

Am I the only one to think this should be a recall, not just a service bulletin?

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Re: Drivers Seat
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2013, 08:11:13 am »
I would consider this very dangerous, it should not be a service bullitin, if it concerns safety it should be a recall, it might be worth contacting VOSA and see what they say.

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