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Possessed Drivers Seat

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ltgfrk, May 13, 2017.

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  1. ltgfrk

    ltgfrk Member

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    i have a classic P85 built in late 2012. For the most part it's been trouble free. However, a couple of weeks ago I noticed that the driver power seat would make clicking sounds and move slightly by itself back and forth. This would happen mostly as I was leaving my neighborhood. More recently, there have been three instances where the seat has moved while I've been driving and its moved a good inch or more, enough that it pops up on screen asking if I want to save or restore the seat position. It's to the point now where it's gotten a bit dangerous and I'm going to call tesla on Monday. Just curious if anyone else has had or heard of this problem?
     
  2. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    Mine moves and makes clicking noises as well. It hasn't ever moved enough to trigger the profile like yours, but I am taking mine in on the 22nd.

    Service Center seemed pretty familiar with the issue when I told them about it on the phone.
     
  3. chloedog

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    I have a model x and mine does exactly the same thing. I had the seat switches replaced but it didn’t fix the issue. Let me know what you find out when you bring it into your SC.
     
  4. ltgfrk

    ltgfrk Member

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    For mine, it turned out to be a problem with the plastic cover that's on the side of the seat. It was moving which caused it to slightly bump the seat control buttons. They told me it was a common problem with the early models. I don't know what exactly caused it to be problematic after 4 1/2 years though. The car has much bigger and unrelated problems now, so I actually haven't driven it much after the seat problem was fixed.
     

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