Drivers seat movement at low speed turns

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  1. Burby

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    My 2016 Suburban drivers seat has started to make noticeable movement during slow turns. A google search got me to Silverado seat movement. There is a TSB but the long term fix appears to be using hose clamps. I'm going to try tomorrow and will let you know if it works long term.

    Here is the involved GM fix - and below is the simple hose clamp fix.

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    I did that in June of 2014 after buying my 2015 Tahoe in May 2014.

    GM didn't offer a fix until sometime in 2016. There is an official fix. But I can tell you that my seat remained "fixed" for 4yrs and 40k miles with the rubber hose and clamp fix
     
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    Any warranty left? If so do that first
     
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    Best of luck with that. $1 in materials and 5 minutes to fix

    Or drop off and hope Dealership monkeys don’t mess up the interior. The new piece requires partial seat rear down

    YMMV
     
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    Just know how any possible future repairs are voided due to fixing it yourself even though the DIY makes more sense is faster and cheaper
     
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    Yep - reporting back that the hose clamp fix worked and it completely eliminated it. I used some cut up garden hose for the rubber part. The rubber tube piece only purpose is to keep the metal clamp in place. The clamp itself is what prevents lateral movement of the white pieces along the bar.

    I wiped the grease off the bar in those areas before placing the clamps. After reading over the TSB I would never let anyone dig into my seat with such a crazy complicated fix. This was an easy fix and I am willing to bet that this home brew fix was actually put out by GM on the down low.
     
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