FRONT SEAT CUSHION TRIM COMING OFF SEAT FRAME – 2014-2018 Mazda3

NHTSA ID Number: 10162018

Manufacturer Communication Number: 09-025-19-3607

 

Summary

Some vehicles may exhibit a condition where the front seat cushion trim comes off the seat frame at the front end. This may be found on vehicles with all types of the seat trims (leather, leatherette and fabric). The front seat cushion is attached to the seat frame using folding collars.This is caused by the collars slipping out of the seat frame when an excessive force is applied to the seat cushion.

 

 


5 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
MAZDA MAZDA3 2014-2018

 


APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS

2014-2018 Mazda3 (Mexico built) with VINS starting with 3MZ

 

DESCRIPTION

Some vehicles may exhibit a condition where the front seat cushion trim comes off the seat frame at the front end. This may be found on vehicles with all types of the seat trims (leather, leatherette and fabric). The front seat cushion is attached to the seat frame using folding collars.

NOTE: Sample images in this TSB are a Mazda2, but they are applicable to Mazda3.

 

This is caused by the collars slipping out of the seat frame when an excessive force is applied to the seat cushion.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

1. Verify concern.

2. Attach strips of double-sided tape to the folding collars (hooks) to increase the grasping force by filling the gap.

NOTE: The double-sided tape is not intended to adhere to the seat cushion frame.

a. Lock the seat at the rear most position.

b. Clean the small folding collars (1) with a clean shop towel and isopropyl alcohol.

c. Cut the tape into two 42 mm x 20 mm strips and attach them to the small folding collars as shown.

NOTE: Using a ruler (or equivalent tool), press fit the tape for best adhesion. DO NOT remove the protective foil from the tape.

d. Move the folding collars (hooks) in the order of arrows (1) and (2) shown in the figure and install the front seat cushion trim to the front seat cushion frame.

NOTE: First engage the large center folding collar and then the side small folding collars. DO NOT remove the protective foil from the tape and pull the folding collar.

3. Press down on the area (1) three times by hand to verify that the folding collars do not come off.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Scotch (R) Outdoor Mounting Tape 4011-SP

 

NOTE: Obtain procured tape locally. If the specified tape is not available, one of the following tapes is recommended.

  • 1.0 mm thick high density foam backing

 


Bulletin No.: 09-025/19
Last Issued: 06/17/2019

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10162018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10162018-0001.pdf

MC-10162018-0001

 


 

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