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Raer Seat Folding/Unfolding/Reclining Clarification


Nov 29, 2020
I think I may have an issue or they changed stuff. I simply pull either of the switches located in the hatch area which sends the seats down no problem. I do find the seats rather difficult to flip back up as if they are fighting the motors. I have no problem lifting them but seriously doubt my wife would be able to. Secondly the recline when seated, I need to pull back on the seat mounted control above my shoulder and push rearward with my back and then release to lock when I am in the desired position, once again there is resistance which seems like a combo of motor and spring. I caught this in a video which shows the seats recline automatically (motor assist) in steps every time the button is pulled? Mine do not do this, do yours?

EDIT..... Correction, if you sit in the car and do this they do revline as per the video, I was trying this standing outside of the car. Still find the rear seats difficult to flip back up though, are yours the same? Nature of the beast?

The manual is useless in this respect by the way. Skip to the 9:33 mark of this video to see what I am referring to.

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Supporting Member
Feb 29, 2020
San Diego, CA
The motors (you can hear) are only there to unlock the position, they don't do anything to hold the seat in a certain recline position. But indeed it takes quite a bit of force to overcome the spring that seems to push the seat down to its reclined position, in particular the 60% / left side.

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