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Am I being too picky? 3rd row question

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by harlenm, August 1, 2011.

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    1. harlenm

      harlenm Active Member

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      Aside from my SatNav issue, the only other thing that I've found that bothers me is how the 3rd row folds. Am I being too picky for wanting both seats to be completely level? When they are folding, one does move faster than the other, and I'm not sure if that is part of the issue. I know it's not the end of the world, but a flat surface would be more desirable. Picture below.

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      You may have an issue. My 3rd row fold/stow at the same speed and stow at the same level. I have seen them not stow level if there is something in the cargo area underneath where they fold, i.e. rubber floor mat being stored there.
       
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      No problems with mine either. They are not something I use and are always in the folded position and covered by my Husky cargo mat. I also believe that this issue was brought up some time ago by another member who had a similar situation.
       
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      Yep, have to agree with the other guys. Mine fold at the same speed and have a flat surface when in the down position.
       
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      Alright, then I'll make a note of it and mention it to the dealer. Now the question is do I wait 3 months till the first service, or take it in now? I can live with it for a few months, I guess as long as nothing breaks.
       
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      In the 6-7 Explorers I have poked and prodded on the dealer lots that had the power folding rear seats, I would say close to half were not level when folded and seemed to fold at slightly different speeds.

      Oh yeah, to answer your question, you are being too picky! :D Nah, not really, it would bother me too!
       
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      Take it in now and let them know it came that way.
       
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      At lunch I went and checked mine out after watching your video. Both seats move at the same speed and appear to be very close (if not exact) as they move through positions.

      Of the 8-10 I drove before buying mine in March, I didn't see this issue one time, so maybe it is a later production issue.

      I agree, if it bugs you enough, I would take it in. You would hope it is a mis-alignment and fixed by a minor adjustment. More than the Explorer uses this folding seat design (MKT for one), so adjusting this seat should be a totally new thing.
       
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      It actually wasn't like it new, as I've used them it started to develop like that. Was completely flat folded at first.
       
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      You definitely have an issue. It looks like it's the one on the left...
       
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      Gonna call them tomorrow.
       
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      Misplaced child? ;)
       

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