Last post on May 16, 2013 at 5:46 AM
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Toyota Avalon, Lexus ES 350
#236 of 239 Re: Lumps in 2011 Avalon seat [marco33]
Apr 12, 2011 (8:32 pm)
Hi Marco, I was wondering what your out come was, sad how Toyota treats their customers - "Fill out the form". There IS a problem with the seat, I & you call it a defect; Toyota calls it "A Know Issue". I guess my dealer DID do me a favor.
I advise you just get it fixed by a auto upholstery shop. As you correctly stated the material used for the fix won't be much money, mainly labor.
I can't tell you the thickness or density of the material- for I did not see it.
The upholstery guy when he opens the seat (and talks to you) will figure out the correct fix. I estimate the time to remove seat, fix(add padding) & reinstall at 2 hour +/-. The seat cover comes off easy. You will keep heat & cooling.
My seat now is perfect, yours will be also. Soon you will forget this pain in the ass ordeal.
I wonder the real number of complaints on this problem., how many other forums is this talked about.
Keep it touch - best luck.
#237 of 239 Re: Lumps in 2011 Avalon seat [marco33]
Oct 16, 2011 (10:47 pm)
I have a 2011 Avalon and there are NO lumps in my seat. Believe me, I would feel it if anyone would. What I can't stand is how the car doesn't sense the remotes. I've been complaining since 12/2010 and in 8/2011 finally insisted they show me they, "Work every time". The car is in for the second time and they can't figure out what's wrong, but at least they're trying. Or say they are.
#238 of 239 Re: Lumps in 2011 Avalon seat [marco33]
Nov 11, 2011 (4:47 am)
I have been reading about the lump in seat problem. I have a 2005 Avalon without heated/cooled seats and have no problem. I have noticed that the interior of the Avalon has changed. I sat in a 2012 Avalon in the showroom the other day and didn't notice a problem. but I wasn't looking for one at that time.
#239 of 239 Re: Lumps in 2011 Avalon seat [marco33]
May 16, 2013 (5:46 am)
I just picked up a 2013 Avalon Ltd with heated and cooled seats. Not only do I have the piece of plastic near the rear of the seat (cooler connection), the seat itself is very uncomfortable - lumpy is a good word.
Car has 300 miles on it. Love it, but very uncomfortable and I drive 1 hr each way to work.
I'm guessing Toyota won't help? Answer seems to be to take it to a car upholstery company and get another layer of cushion installed? I would do that if it works. Love the car so far.
Will come back after my visit to Toyota next week.