('09-'13) Passenger's side rear seat recliner button - MIA - Subaru Forester Owners Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
Forum Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 84
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Passenger's side rear seat recliner button - MIA

I've got a strange problem. The button & assembly to recline the passenger's side rear seat has disappeared. I have no idea where it went to. It was there two weeks ago.

I have no pets, no kids and nobody has been back there. Any idea how it could have came loose? I checked the car - not in there. Perhaps it "popped" out and when the back door was opened it fell out.

I ordered the part on Saturday.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	1903
Size:	122.3 KB
ID:	33278  
skijay is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 10:45 PM
Forum Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sydney
Posts: 138
Car Year: MY10
Car Model: X
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am in the same boat as you, but on the opposite side being in Oz

2010 2.5X 4EAT
beamer_au is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 04:18 AM
Forum Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 34
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Forester
Transmission: Manual
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I didn't lost mine, but I had to remove my rear seat and I broke a mounting tab while removing/installing (can't remember) it. It still works but it's loose in its hole and I will probably lose it sometime.

That being said, maybe the tabs are too fragile and almost or already broken at assembly and end up failing. They are small tabs if you ask me....

my 2 cents...

2009 2.5X Premium, PZEV, 5MT, Weather Package
Sebxb is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 09:20 PM
Forum Member
jcd's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 434
Car Year: 2011
Car Model: 2.5XP/AWP
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The passenger side one fell off when I was vacuuming the rear seat. It is not securely attached, very weak mounting tabs. I will bring this to the dealer's attention when I'm in for my next oil change. Also, my passenger side A-pilar keeps popping out of position. Ugh.

jcd is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Subaru Forester Owners Forum > Technical Forums and Vehicle Assistance > Interior and Electronics

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1