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Hello All

I got my 2010 Forester last year in June of 2009.

I just noticed last night that the button on my rear seat which allows it to recline, Right Side, was lying on the floor. Now, I usually ride alone and sometimes my wife on the weekends. But hardly anyone ever sits in the back of my Forester and I have not carried anyone or any item lately in the back.

I checked the other button for the other seat and that was tight and secure.
I ofcourse tried to plug it back in, but that did not work.

I will be taking my Ride back to Subaru this Weekend to get that fixed, but I was really ticked off about that.

Well I basically wanted to hear from anyone, especially those of you who have 2009 or 2010 Foresters, has this happen to you guys?

Any info would be greatly apreciated, thanks.

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That is pretty quick for the button to break. Kind of odd... I am sure the dealer will replace and you won't have anymore issues.
 

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I think this is an issue with the part quality and design. This plastic piece has popped out at least 3 or 4 times since we got our 09. It seems to happen when some force is placed at an almost parallel (to the surface of the button) angle to the side of the button. Each time it has happened when we were loading something heavy in the back.

I just pop it back in and we're good to go. I don't think a new part will help. It's simply a cheap piece of plastic that is not secured well. I accept it as part of the subaru experience. :icon_biggrin:
 

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It happens to my 2010. When I purchased it they actually had to replace the entire end of the seat back because the fabric was originally cut wrong. But since then, it has popped out once more, and it was a pain to get back in.


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Happens to my rear passenger seat in my 2010 XT. Mine isnt all the way in right now. If you push hard enough it works but I think mine might be broken. It is only when people sit in the seat, I think piece isnt deep enough and when the bolster shifts it unclips itself. Pain....
 

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Apparently this is a common problem if you check around. I don't often have anyone riding in my back seat. My passenger side button fell out on the ground when my brother got out of the car at Christmas. Someone standing nearby happened to see it. Four of us tried to get it back in. The Subaru dealer couldn't get it to stay in either. They replaced it yesterday. We'll see what happens. Sounds like a poor design.
 
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