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Old 10-26-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default '02 seat spring broke

Just wondering if anyone has encountered a spring breaking or shearing off in the back part of the seat? I got in my car this morning and heard a spring snap. Now, I am not a big person (155 pounds), so for this to happen kind of shocked me. Can this sort of thing be fixed, maybe with a couple tack welds? It broke right where it joins the seat frame.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:15 AM   #2
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mine did the same thing quite a while ago. at first i could notice the seat was a bit softer and then i just got used to it. i was gonna try and weld it back on but haven't got around to it.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:22 AM   #3
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It doesn't appear to be affecting the confort of the seat. I just hope this doesn't put pressure on the other springs.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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When I did a carfax check on my 2002 before I bought it, I noticed that there was a recall on the front seats...might want to check into it with a dealer.

get it fixed for free
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:32 AM   #5
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Warranty is long gone, and I probably would have gotten a recall notice in the mail. I see sti seats in the future. I will look into it though.
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:23 PM   #6
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The expiration of the waranty shouldn't matter, it was a recall.
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:27 PM   #7
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This is the first I have heard of a seat recall for the '02 wrx's. I live in Canada, so I'll have to check with SOC. Thanks for the info though.
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #8
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The seat recall was basically replacing a bolt with Loktite on it.

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Old 10-26-2006, 03:46 PM   #9
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If you don't mind the loss of side airbags, you could use this as an opportunity to spring for some JDM v7 seats (to stay period correct, of course. ) Oh, and a tip of the cap to the member number.
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:58 PM   #10
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Oh, and a tip of the cap to the member number.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:31 PM   #11
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Mine did the same thing at about 60 or 70k miles.
I didnt think that it could be welded and have the same tension as before.

I would like to get it fixed since my back hurts on long trips now.
So, has anyone gotten theirs welded back up? (Cant afford new seats.)
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:00 AM   #12
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Sorry to resurface this thread but I also had the spring(s) in my WRX seats break.

I read on another forum that someone used hose clamps to re-attach the springs to the frame.

I took this suggestion and it worked great! Very easy to do and one does get a little bit of tension adjustment.

Ian
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