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Old 02-18-2013, 02:13 PM   #101
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #102
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Yeah...
When the dealer has failed multiple times it is time to fix it yourself. I have the parts but haven't gotten around to it yet. Was like 10.00 for both seats
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:00 AM   #103
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I'll just make some bushings here at work...
I'm not driving three or four hrs roundtrip to the dealer, and I figure I can do much better than the "engineers" at subaru.
Youre right though, anything worth doin is worth doin your damned self!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:27 AM   #104
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I'll just make some bushings here at work...
I'm not driving three or four hrs roundtrip to the dealer, and I figure I can do much better than the "engineers" at subaru.
Youre right though, anything worth doin is worth doin your damned self!
Order them online with other parts
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #105
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Order them online with other parts
flyboy you ordered them? free or did you buy them? im having the dealer fix the back portion of the seats since the foam moved around and now the steel beam/frame is felt when i sit. might as well show them the service bulletin for the squeak.

but yea if you can get the bushing for free i rather do it myself..lmk
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #106
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flyboy you ordered them? free or did you buy them? im having the dealer fix the back portion of the seats since the foam moved around and now the steel beam/frame is felt when i sit. might as well show them the service bulletin for the squeak.

but yea if you can get the bushing for free i rather do it myself..lmk
They would have been free if they fixed it, they said since I couldn't find a time to get it done with my work schedule for the last 2 months I would just have to buy the parts.

The issue is intermittent and doesn't really bother me a lot so I haven't fixed it yet. But they were like 2.50/each bushing and took 3 weeks to get (2 months ago anyway)
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #107
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I was at the dealer today for an oil change. I had them check out the drivers side seat that was squeaking. They said they have to order 2 bushings for the seat that need to be replaced. On my invoice I saw TSB on the paper for the bushings. Anyone else had this done?
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:47 PM   #108
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I was at the dealer today for an oil change. I had them check out the drivers side seat that was squeaking. They said they have to order 2 bushings for the seat that need to be replaced. On my invoice I saw TSB on the paper for the bushings. Anyone else had this done?
A few in this thread. I tried but they couldn't duplicate it. I bought the bushings myself, posted the tsb a few posts up, and have yet to actually install them
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:38 PM   #109
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Awesome, thanks! Ill be trying this soon. Thought the squeaking came from the loose seat bolts, guess not!
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #110
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They ordered a whole back piece for mt driver's seat...It squeaked and rolled around when i sit in it. Love this dealership.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #111
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I was at the dealer today for an oil change. I had them check out the drivers side seat that was squeaking. They said they have to order 2 bushings for the seat that need to be replaced. On my invoice I saw TSB on the paper for the bushings. Anyone else had this done?
Yep, same scenario with me today. Will be getting called when the parts come in to have them fix it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:06 PM   #112
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They ordered a whole back piece for mt driver's seat...It squeaked and rolled around when i sit in it. Love this dealership.
Define rolled around
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #113
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Went to the dealership for my 15k mile service and free oil change. They added the parts from the TSB and that fixed the seat squeak.

They would not fix the passenger seat until it starts to squeek. I dont really understand why if its made from the same construction.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:52 PM   #114
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The seat feels like there was no support, I can move left and right around the waist area and it just seems to follow...not to mention teh squeaky back too.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:55 PM   #115
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I had to leave the car there for about 3 hrs while they had an upholstery shop do the change of the back seat. the rental was a 2012 Maxima...nice powerful car, but I can see the gas gauge moving closer to E everytime I step on the gas.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:09 PM   #116
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The seat feels like there was no support, I can move left and right around the waist area and it just seems to follow...not to mention teh squeaky back too.
Thanks
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:20 PM   #117
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The seat feels like there was no support, I can move left and right around the waist area and it just seems to follow...not to mention teh squeaky back too.
That sounds exactly like my seats. God I miss the days when swapping seats was even possible...
I long for a nice pair of Recaros.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:11 PM   #118
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I was looking at my seat today. I really don't see how to get to the hooks to put my bushings in. I can see where the paper has worn away, but I don't understand the instructions I the first page on how to actually get to them
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #119
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Id imagine you pop the hook off and put the bushing where the hook rides. The tech that did mine bloodied his hands... I have a new seatback and the tsb done and its even worse now. Plus the seams of the upholstry are fraying from the stretching when he removed/installed it.
With the seat stripped to the bare metal frame, I dont see how the bushings would be hard to put on. Can you post a pic or two?
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:20 PM   #120
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The steel edges inside the seat are insanely sharp. They have not been rolled or deburred AT ALL. Be VERY careful sticking your hands inside.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #121
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The tech tht worked on mine learned that the hard way. He "invented" the tsb. They were only gonna do a seatback replacement and he thought it was pretty lame how the seats were constructed, so he made some little bushing type pieces anywhere the hooks touched the frame.


Did I mention how badly I wanna swap out these seats?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #122
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it isn't just the squeaking, which comes and goes and really doesn't bother me. I have the parts though, so i might as well put them in.

the part that is really starting to bother me is either
a. lack of lumbar support or
b. too much lumbar support

it feels like there is someone in the back seat constantly jamming their knees into the back of my seat.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #123
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it feels like there is someone in the back seat constantly jamming their knees into the back of my seat.
Interesting. I've not heard of that complaint before from 2012+ Impreza owners.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #124
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Interesting. I've not heard of that complaint before from 2012+ Impreza owners.
on and off since i bought it. seems worse now that i have driving it daily. but my 2000+ mile vacation over christmas was fine and i have never had issues with the passenger seat
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #125
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i'm kinda annoyed by this picture. it appears the wrx seats have a plastic covering over the metal, where ours is just crappy paper

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