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Old 06-11-2010, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently i have bought a 09/2009 Forester SH (7778 km) with LH driver seat. The driver seat lowered itself a few inches overnight.It is a not electrical but a manual handle.
My dealer put a new driver seat in my car !
But this seat has the same problems

And ... i donot touch the handle from the lifting device when going in and out the Foz as the dealer suggested

Does someone have the same problem ? Causes ?


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Old 06-11-2010, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is the handle between your legs or on the side of the seat?

i had a VW van with a handle on the side of the seat. every time i got out of the van, my leg pushed down the handle and the seat lowered a little bit.

by the time i had jumped in and out of the drivers seat a dozen times the seat was all the way down!
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Frazerjames,
I was told about the VW seat problem. No the handle is deep on the left side and i cannot touch it when i got in and out the car.

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Ok. just wondered. it used to wind me up having to adjust the seat every time i got in.

the VW has now gone. was the worst van i ever had. cost mt 10k in repairs in 2 years of owning it.

have Vauxhall (Opel) Vivaro now. very nice compared to VW.

would be nice if Subaru made a Van!
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Nobody has this problem with the driver seat ?????????

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Recently i have bought a 09/2009 Forester SH (7778 km) with LH driver seat. The driver seat lowered itself a few inches overnight.It is a not electrical but a manual handle.
My dealer put a new driver seat in my car !
But this seat has the same problems

And ... i donot touch the handle from the lifting device when going in and out the Foz as the dealer suggested

Does someone have the same problem ? Causes ?


kind regards from NL
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Today i had contact with my Subaru dealer : Theo Wenting in Doetinchem ( NL). He offered me again a brand new chair without any hesitation. They will fix it on thursday this week.

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I have the same problem with the seat on my 2009 forester and the dealer could not find anything wrong, he suggested it was happening on entrance and exiting. i did not believe it, but i have been testing his theory by raising the seat up all the way on entering then checking it after i make a drive and the seat has not moved, after exiting and entering again i find the seat a bit lower, so again i raise it up to highest level and drive again. it has not yet lowered by driving only exit and enter, so i have to believe the dealer mechanic, but it is maddening. i believe to 2010 x premiums now have power seats, maybe this has resolved the problem.
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I paid full attention going in and out the car and did not touch the handle.The seat lowers standing in the garage overnight.
But on a 500 km drive to Weimar i noticed that the seat lowered during that 5 hour trip.
It is a Subaru Forester with 3 years warranty and i think it is their problem how the problem should be solved
The dealer wants the problem to be solved
This Foz is my 4th Foz from him

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This Foz is my 4th Foz from him
Ask another (6star) dealer if they aware of this problem...
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Thanks for your proposal.

Don,t misunderstand. The dealer wants the* seat problem * to be solved.I know him for more than 10 years and he has a very good after sale and warranty service.
As allready said : he offered me allready a total new driver seat.

BTW I must confess that i am impressed by the AWD as made by Subaru. I am driving a Foz the last 12 years,before i had Saab and Volvo.And i think that Subaru has the best AWD in this SUV class!
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There is a new chapter upcoming to the leverage of the driver seat.
This morning my dealer phoned me and told me that Subaru is making a new lever handle for the front seat, after several complaints.
Subaru says it is a problem caused by sitting on the seat and the driver touches the handle
VW had a similar problem with their front seat leverage handle.
They will mount the new handle when it is available in one or two weeks

But i do doubt this because the seat lowers by itself when nobody is touching the car nor the seat

It is a continuing story i think

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Today i had a phone contact with the service department from Sabaru Benelux.
They confirmed that there was a problem with the handle and the Japanese manufacterer Subaru have redesigned/manufactured a new handle and will ship it soon to the dealers.
So there will be a recall for all Forester 2009 SH models with the manual lifting device i think.

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Today i had a phone contact with the service department from Sabaru Benelux.
They confirmed that there was a problem with the handle and the Japanese manufacterer Subaru have redesigned/manufactured a new handle and will ship it soon to the dealers.
So there will be a recall for all Forester 2009 SH models with the manual lifting device i think.

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Untill today i did not receive a message from my dealer. regarding the new driver seat handle
Probably it is to *hot* in China making new handles

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Untill today i did not receive a message from my dealer. regarding the new driver seat handle
Probably it is to *hot* in China making new handles

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Today the dealer mounted a new driver seat with the new handle
There was a mailing from Subaru Benelux to their dealers about the new handle.
As allready posted the seat lowered itself overnight ,so he gave me another new seat, without any hesitation
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