Oh man. This explains a lot. When I had the rental last month I was doing this exact thing. I was backing out of the garage into the driveway w/o seatbelt when all of the sudden the car slammed on the brakes and the seat/steering wheel memory reverted to easy exit mode. I was so confused. Tapped the card on the console, put it back into reverse and then it did the same thing again. Fortunately it didn't damage anything that i'm aware. That needs to be fixed ASAP though.