I dont know what to do about this, but I was just thumbing through the 2012 Focus owners guide and it warns me not to put anything heavy on the seat. I know I am a bit overweight, but how did Ford know.
Been doing that for years. I'm not convinced it makes a huge difference, and I think some cars are configured to not turn on the heat if it doesn't detect a passenger (using the airbag sensor), but I still do it. [)]I bought some takeout the other day and used the passenger seat as a plate warmer until I got home :-D
Sent from my Telus Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate
250# seems low only because it's not hard for a tall guy to get there and we have plenty of average-height Americans over 250 as well. It would seriously surprise me if car manufacturers are not assuming people of at least 300# are sitting in their seatsAt one time Saab issued a TSB about passenger weight. The passenger presence system can max out at about 250lbs(maybe 300 or more i forget the actual number). Being a skinny guy, I always chuckle to myself when this issue comes up(no offence intended). Most likely nothing will break, but the sensors might only work to a certain weight.