axefire wrote:Thanks sunoco - very much appreciated -
looking at the pic from eBay, the bar on the back side is actually connected to the seat (or part of) somehow - the arms that raise and lower the back part of the seat broke from this bar which is better seen in the diagram from the infinitiparts.com illistration - That diagram literally looks like my existing assembly lift, broken peices at the top and all...
Looking deeper I may actually be the one missing something here because these 2 links show basically the same thing but the pic from ebay has the bar across the back where the diagram from infinitiparts.com doesn't show the bar, again it looks like mine - snapped - hmm.. need to take a closer look at things.
but again, your reply is greatly appreciated dude...
gavnator wrote:This seems to be a common issue with the M35/45 driver seat. My seat loosened (I also have bourbon interior; love it) under 4 year basic warranty and Infiniti took care of it. They had to replace all the hardware illustrated in sunoco's post. I asked the service associate how it woul have cost me. He said around $900.
Thanks for your reply,axefire wrote:I actually made a brace for under the seat to raise it up and stablize it until I can cough up $1000 + to get this fixed.
From what I know, unfortunatley there's no recall for this. I think there shoudl be tho.
If you're still under warantee then bring it to the dealer they'll fix it for free. I unfortunately do not have the extended warantee and I have 70k on my 06 M35x so I'm S.O.L.
isn't that crazy i only paid 17k for mine but its originally worth upwards of 40k and this shotty workmanship on more than one vehicle. and thanks for posting the pics whenever you can im not 200 and mine is broken so dont feel badly about that i am going to the dealer this week one in any event and see what they can doaxefire wrote:it's made of wood that I had left over when I built shelves in my SPAM lol - seriously - 2 pieces of 1x4, 2 peices of 1x2, white coated, very soft wood.
My seat lifts completely off the track in the back - completely broke. I have the rubber floor matts, so the brace sits between the floor vent and the rubber mat tightly and raises the seat up an inch or 2. It's as wide as the space between the seat brackets that attach to the floor. I made sure it wouldn't damage the bottom of the seat by making it as wide as I could fit it so not all my fat @ss weight (200lbs) is pressing on a 2 inch board. it's now a 4 inch area that takes the weight.
Quite embarrassing actually, I have a beautiful M35x in excellent condition, and then this...
Sure I'll pop some pics when I can...
Dude, I couldn't agree more! I'm a HARDCORE Nissan motors lover, and this is the one and only thing I dislike about my M...lovemycarM35 wrote:This seat issue is bull man there should be a recall and it's 1200 at the dealer what a rip off these cars should not have that kind of issue
BTW I love those rims! where'd you get them? What kind are they? I want them! after I fix my seat...lovemycarM35 wrote:This seat issue is bull man there should be a recall and it's 1200 at the dealer what a rip off these cars should not have that kind of issue
HEY NOW! I resemble that comment! I said I WAS a fat sh1t! I'm 5'7" and 200lbs! you can pull my pants down and show a double feature on my @ss!cruzad3r wrote:..."i'm not fat $h!t cracks me up"
cruzad3r wrote:i'm in for some pix whenever you have a chance. i'm not sure i follow what the hell is wrong with your seat. btw the comment "i'm not fat $h!t cracks me up"
oh, i don't know how to help, i think i might have the same issue as i don't feel much different when i adjust the lumbar setting on my driver seat. anyway, post pic
Why... Thank you!lovemycarM35 wrote:thats so getto
Hey you do what you have to do and i have three email accounts so i reported the problem three times, you did a good job on that thing but i want a reply from this company because there is no excuse for them trying to screw over these car owners when this is just plain ole last place craftsmanshipaxefire wrote:Why... Thank you!lovemycarM35 wrote:thats so getto
Believe me, I aint happy bout it, but had to do something until I can cough up 1.2k to get it fixed...
SteveTheTech wrote:There are two types of movement in the seats in the 06-07 Ms. The forward/rearward movement is caused by worn out gear teeth. The other and far more dangerous is a breakage in the rear support bar. The causes the seat to sit lower on one side and be able to be lifted up. The seat back will usually rest against the center console This breakage is no joke, and will cause an M to fail a safety inspection in almost any state. The rear motor of the seat is no longer connected to the seat and not adjustable, in the worse cases the left side of the seat frame will break through the leather itself. You can usually see the seat being off center, and sitting on it just doesn't feel right. It is a trip driving a car with a crooked seat.
If this were my problem and it didn't have an extended warranty ( ) I would remove the seat and weld it. However the sparks can destroy the seat care must be taken so this really isn't a diy type thing.
If the driver of this car...who is now sitting lower and to the side of where the seat should be rearends another driver the seat will try to fly forward the seat belts will try to force it backwards and the airbag (if they inflate) will stop any forward movement. The type of force here is enough to cause some serious damage.
To anyone else with an 08-10 or newer M this issue does not exist. This was really the last of the great seat issues of the last decade. The only time I have replaced any seat parts on newer cars is when they have flood or collision damage.
Be safe out there fellas.