Last post on Jul 18, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#6 of 7 Re: Uncomfortable Lumbar Support [ryster]
Feb 12, 2009 (11:41 am)
I did test drive it but not as much as maybe I should have. I did drive an '08 for a year and loved it.
I drove the '09 home but didn't notice how uncomfortable it was until AFTER I tried the lumbar support a day or two later and then couldn't deflate it all the way.
I hope the padding will break down and the seat becomes more tolerable.
Thank you for your suggestions. You time and help is greatly appreciated.
#7 of 7 Re: Uncomfortable Lumbar Support [voorhees1]
Jul 18, 2010 (9:52 pm)
I too have noticed that lumbar support in my '09 LTZ is somewhat irritating to my back. Have not noticed it during the test drive, The ratcheting mechanism for the lumbar adjustment in this car is cheap and cheesy. Why couldn't they install an air inflatable lumbar support? It certainly could be justified in a car with $ 31,300 sticker price.
After I ratcheted the support to its firmest setting, I then released it fully and pushed hard on it to see if I could "deflate" it or release it further. I was somewhat successful and it does not bother my back that much now.
Another option I am considering are custom tailored sheepskin covers. Yes, they have to be custom tailored, because these seats are huge and no standard sheep skin will fit them! Also they have side airbags, so a regular sheepskin would not be suitable.