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MKZ Seat movement/noise (TSB)

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I had noticed what I felt was a shifting of the front seat when, let's say, whipping around a corner.  It only feels like a very small shift (Very small) to either side, depending on the direction of the 'G-force'. p0502.gif It's not an everyday occurrence, but I do notice it from time to time.  I thought it couldn't be really happening, but then I came across a TSB on the issue.  The remedy is certainly a low tech one for sure. 

Just wondering if anyone else noticed this in their vehicles?  It affects 2013-2019 MKZ, as well as a bunch of other Lincoln and Ford vehicles.  I guess I'll mention this to the dealer when I have my speaker replaced soon.

 

TSB- 18-2361 MKZ Seat .pdf

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Can't say I have even though I went through my own seat issues

 

 

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Nope no seat movement, sounds like something is loose.

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On 4/4/2019 at 8:26 PM, fusionff said:

I had noticed what I felt was a shifting of the front seat when, let's say, whipping around a corner.  It only feels like a very small shift (Very small) to either side, depending on the direction of the 'G-force'. p0502.gif It's not an everyday occurrence, but I do notice it from time to time.  I thought it couldn't be really happening, but then I came across a TSB on the issue.  The remedy is certainly a low tech one for sure. 

Just wondering if anyone else noticed this in their vehicles?  It affects 2013-2019 MKZ, as well as a bunch of other Lincoln and Ford vehicles.  I guess I'll mention this to the dealer when I have my speaker replaced soon.

 

TSB- 18-2361 MKZ Seat .pdf

Glad to see this post.  I thought I was losing my mind.  I would feel the seat shift every three or four times I would drive the car.  Nothing major, just a little click as described in the TSB.  Thought maybe I was putting on weight!  🙂     Will have them look at it on my next maintenance visit...

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Mine started doing that two shortly after I got it. Had the dealer take a look. They said there was a broken part in the seat back and they replaced it under warranty. They also tightened it up to the floor. Have not had a problem in three years.

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9 minutes ago, Eurythmian said:

Mine started doing that two shortly after I got it. Had the dealer take a look. They said there was a broken part in the seat back and they replaced it under warranty. They also tightened it up to the floor. Have not had a problem in three years.

The 2013s had a recall for seat frames:

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Recall Number

14V164000

Recall Date

04/02/2014

Component

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, through September 10, 2013, 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, through August 12, 2013, and 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured from July 23, 2012, through May 28, 2013. The driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame. The affected seat backs may have insufficient strength to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."

Consequence

The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.

What Owners Should Do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, free of charge. The recall began on May 30, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C03.

 

 

Lincoln apparently has continuing problems with seat suppliers.  My 2014's right side bolster on the driver's seat broke away internally when I sat up to get something out of my pocked and put pressure on it when I leaned to the right. 

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