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Old 04-29-2015, 04:25 PM   #1
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Broken seat spring?

On my way home tonight I was accelerating from a stop and heard a loud pop behind me. My lower back lost its support and I sunk back in to the seat. Now when I press on the soft spot, I hear a click noise every time. Did one of my seat springs break? Has anyone else experienced this with the Focus?


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On my way home tonight I was accelerating from a stop and heard a loud pop behind me. My lower back lost its support and I sunk back in to the seat. Now when I press on the soft spot, I hear a click noise every time. Did one of my seat springs break? Has anyone else experienced this with the Focus?
Exact same thing happened to my '12 SE.
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My seat spring broke in my '12 in about the same fashion yours did. Luckily I was still under warranty.
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On my way home tonight I was accelerating from a stop and heard a loud pop behind me. My lower back lost its support and I sunk back in to the seat. Now when I press on the soft spot, I hear a click noise every time. Did one of my seat springs break? Has anyone else experienced this with the Focus?
Hi Triple_S,

I want to help you feel comfy again. Have you had a chance to visit your dealer about your seat? Please let me know, along with your mileage. :)

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I have a 2012 SE and it did the same thing. Happened a couple months back. Never did take it to the dealer to have it checked out.

I've gotten used to the way it is so I don't even notice the support not being there. After reading this I might go get it checked out though. If you felt a lot of support loss that probably means I'll notice a big difference if I get it fixed.
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I have a 2012 SE and it did the same thing. Happened a couple months back. Never did take it to the dealer to have it checked out.

I've gotten used to the way it is so I don't even notice the support not being there. After reading this I might go get it checked out though. If you felt a lot of support loss that probably means I'll notice a big difference if I get it fixed.
Once you have an appointment, pacmansp, please let me know, along with your mileage. We'll get you back to chasing ghosts again in comfort, . :)

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Old 04-30-2015, 07:22 PM   #7
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It is good to know that I am not the only unlucky one, LOL. My guess is that part number 4 on the attached diagram broke. It seems like it could be relatively easy to fix. I could even upgrade to the lumbar support option in the process! Now, does anyone know the trick to getting a seat cover off?

As for mileage, this was my "welcome to 60,000" present

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I had a broken seat spring almost from the 1st day i brought the car home with 100 miles on the clock. I had a popping sound under my shoulder blade every time i accelerated.

Took it back after a week, they took it apart tried to stretch the spring. Picked up the car and before i left the parking lot it was popping again. Took it right back and they called me saying the broke the spring off. They ended up having to order the internal parts and i had to bring it back to get it repaired correctly.
This was the parts descrip for the repair:

Removal of drivers seat cover
Install DM5Z-5864417-DA Cover assembly (1) and Osphogring Rings (4)
Install 63100A6B Trim Cover

Thats been since September and haven't had a problem since.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:12 PM   #9
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Same thing happened to me. I was reaching for my wallet and it popped.
I used it for about two months and felt I had four positive options.
1) just use it broken. I'm a big guy and in all honesty the seat was much more comfortable that way. I felt like I sat deeper in the seat and it accommodates my larger frame better.
2) take it in and get it repaired under warranty. I mean after all it was broken right?
3) find a replacement seat at a junkyard. This was going to be my route had I not gone with the fourth as below. I sourced leather seat replacements for the front that were powered. My car is already pre-wired for them. Using car-part I found them about an hour away at $60 each, but would have had to find the tears somewhere else.
4) I was able to find front and rear ST1 seats for $200 total and went that route. Much better than the stock SE seats and I could see the pictures and the product before I bought them. Unlike the wrecking yard where I would have to drive two hours to see if they were even in mint condition. I think my ST1 seats had less than 10k miles on them and were in mint condition.
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Haha thanks Meagan. It will be a couple weeks until I get it in but I will definitely send you a message. Thanks for your help!
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