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Passenger seat getting worse

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Executive, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Apr 17, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    Executive

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    I love everything about my 2012 Tacoma Except the low frequency rattle in the passenger seat. It seems like the seatback is not solidly connected to the bottom. It's a very loud thump on rough pavement that goes away when someone is in the seat. Anyone have a fix? TSB worthy? Please help.

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    Chris
     
  2. Apr 17, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    have you talked to the dealership about it?
     
  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    Dealer is "aware" of a few complaints but knows of no official fix.

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  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    fixer5000

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    wt okoles fixed my thrashing passenger seat. radical but works lol
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    dexterdog

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    You have a bumper to bumper warranty. The dealer should be more than "aware." They should come up with a solution to your complaint which may involve replacing the seat. You shouldn't have to wait for the manufacturer to get enough complaints before the dealer can fix your truck.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    DonL

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    Does the sound happen when someone is sitting in the seat. I had a rattle in that area and it was the seat belt in the retracted position. The clip was hitting the plastic and not the small bumper.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    Get her to wear pants....
     
  8. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    I just hate when the clit doesn't hit the bumper
     
  9. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Lol. On a related note my passenger seat moves around a bit much for my liking. Like its not secured to the rails or the rails aren't secured correctly...
     
  10. Apr 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    :rofl: glad I'm not alone here
     
  11. Jun 26, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Can't take it anymore. Today I went to see my dealer and talked to a different service advisor. I explained the very bad wobble and vibration every time I hit any rough pavement. It does go away when someone is in the passenger seat. It seems like the connection of the seat bottom to the seat back is loose. The last guy I talked to said that Toyota was aware of a problem but had no official fix. Today I was told that "all Tacomas have that issue due to the rigid suspension".

    Bullshit.

    I'm looking for ideas on how to deal with this. I actually test drove another 2012 and it had no such problem. I also randomly asked other second gen owners if they had a problem and nobody did. Who do I have to call to get this fixed??? I want to get it done soon because I am looking at installing Katzkins and I do not want any problems after that is done.

    Any advice would be appreciated.


    Chris
     
  12. Jun 26, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    My 09 did it and the dealer told me to deal with it, they coudlnt find anything wrong. That was a brand new truck.

    My 05 does it as well, but its well out fo warranty... I put wet okles on it and it seemed to help some. Seems like a simple thing as a seat they would be able to get right. Atleast the 05 blower motor doesnt howl like the 09 did.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    Mine also started this rattle a couple of months ago (extremely annonying even with the music on). I believe the rattle is originating from either the back of the seat or the lever on the side (one of the threads speaks to this). I haven't looked further as my solution to the rattle appears to be having the seat in it's current position. I adjusted the seat back and forth each day and finally after several attempts, the rattle went away. Fortunately the seat is in a normal position so the passenger seat doesn't require adjusting.

    Not a permanent solution but so far it does the trick. However, still keeping my eye out on these seat rattle threads....

    KN
     
  14. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    My 2012 has the same issue, but only when the seat was all the way back and no one is in it. I just put it back to where there is more contact with the rails and that's it...problem solved (sort of).
     
  15. Jun 27, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    I have a 2012 and have not noticed this problem myself...

    While I certainly allow any passengers to adjust their seat to their comfort level, when no one is in the car with me, I like to keep the passenger seat even with the drivers seat position (I'm not OCD about it, but it's something I'll usually notice and fix none the less). I drive a manual transmission, and while I am about 5'11", I have short legs so I keep the seat up a bit further than most folks of my height would so I can easily engage the clutch fully without having to stretch.

    Long story short, my passenger seat is usually not set all the way back either, so maybe there's something to that theory.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    My 09 (AC) started doing it. I adjusted the seat back so that
    it was laying back and touching the jump seat behind it...
    that kept it from rattling...

    I had a passenger so i put the seat back up to normal
    and moved the seat up forward to the dash some...
    and now i don't notice the rattling.

    So not sure if moving it on the rails did the trick or what,
    but it does not rattle now?

    My issue seemed like it was the seat back more than the seat
    bottom...

    PC
     
  17. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Yup exact same thing, 09 AC and seat back
     
  18. Jun 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    I've noticed a similar sound, but it seems to me that the clunking is from the headrest rather than the seat on the rails. I'm gonna try to take them out and see if the sound goes away.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    I took the headrest off too because it was vibrating, so i thought the same thing...but after removal i still had the seat back rattle...

    so maybe it's a combination of all of it?

    PC
     
  20. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    sorry double post


    Chris
     
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