Loose "shift" feeling in LF seat when turning

Discussion in 'Interior' started by hosseface, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. dkman610

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    Frustrating we spend this much on these vehicles (this is my 2nd one now, the first one was a disaster and I vowed to NEVER buy another one again) but ended up with another one LOL
     
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    That is the biggest issue I can think of with my truck so I am fairly fortunate. I do wish the vented seats worked a little better and the heated seats actually got hot with remote start but those are completely different complaints.
     
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    Just signed up to share my story...2016 GMC 1500 All terrain that I had GMC put together for me with the 6.2L motor, Borla exhaust, 22" rims. Told the dealer this was my very first new vehicle that I was treating myself to for my retirement. Truck is awesome....except the seat shifts slightly to the left and right when turning. I have had the truck to the dealer numerous times, and I admit it is not the mechanics fault that GM cannot design a seat. Finally after going over the truck yesterday with 3 mechanics and being told this was a normal condition, I think I found the problem. I am 6'3 and 215pnds. The mechanic was 5'7 and 160. He couldn't feel The seat shift on turns. They replaced the seat cover because it "stretched" I have leather interior. If you look under the seat, the cover holds the seat cushion in place with clips. I can grab the front two clips and move them slightly left and right, and by doing so the seat cushion moves. The design has the clips on a flat bar allowing this shift with my body weight. Two U shaped plastic clips on a I shaped painted metal bar with no lateral pinch points to stop the movement and you can see the problem. The dealer epoxied the clips in place to stop the movement in both driver and passenger seat. Picking up truck today. Finger crossed.
     
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    If the epoxy does not hold maybe put small hose clamps on each side of the clips.
     
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    Wish it were that easy, the front frame bar is flat, about 3/16" thick and maybe 3 1/2" tall. Because each clip is about 3" long, I'm hoping it will hold. Very poor engineering imho. Drove her home, no movement so we will see.
     

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