Last post on Nov 30, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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#30 of 39 Re: Heated Seats [Quickbeam]
Nov 09, 2009 (3:09 pm)
I was at my dealer today (on another matter - had winter tires put on) and am told that Mazda Canada now has a fix for the problem with the heated seats. It is some kind of "sensor pad". Not sure how it works, but I briefly saw the drawing the dealer had on their computer. It looks like some kind of pad that goes underneath the leather seats. I did not get into a lot of detail with them, but they did assure me that this is the fix. My dealer does not yet have the parts in stock and said they should have them within the next three weeks. I'll keep you posted.
#31 of 39 News on mine
Nov 13, 2009 (10:46 am)
I just got my new 2010 GT.
I expected the seats not to work and... they didn't
Only this morning (I got the car yesterday), the driver seat did work. Quitre well, actually. After a very short drive, they worked again (so the second time). The second driving session took a little longer, like 5 minutes. The seat did not warm the third time, but I have to say it was already warm. I wonder if they do not start if the seat is already worm, as in not "morning" cold.
#32 of 39 How are they supposed to work?
Dec 11, 2009 (2:07 pm)
Our heated seats will warm up nice and hot, but then cool back down to a semi-warm temperature. Is that how they are supposed to work? It would be nice if they just stayed hot...
The car manual says something about them being controlled by a thermostat, but there isn't much detail.
#33 of 39 Re: How are they supposed to work? [cyclone83]
Dec 13, 2009 (11:16 am)
Mine work exactly as you describe. I have to say, that after the initial "hotness" my bottom keeps the seat warm, just the same.
#34 of 39 Re: How are they supposed to work? [vicenac]
Dec 13, 2009 (10:37 pm)
My seats are working much as you describe, however, it is very cold right now (temperature has been around freezing for a couple of weeks now). My seats were not working like this when it was not so cold. I am scheduled to take my car in to have the seats fixed this week. I am going to describe to the dealer what has been happening with my seats and see what happens. I'll let you all know the outcome.
#35 of 39 Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Dec 14, 2009 (10:08 am)
I don't know about you guys but I value my reproductive system. Getting the seats to warm to the touch is good enough for me, unless you like to drive a BMW convertible top down or something... Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, jack frost nipping at your nose. Hey it makes great birth control.
#36 of 39 Re: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire [dona83]
Dec 14, 2009 (10:59 am)
Actualy I could complain about that. It warms close to the hinge, but not towards the front edge. Same with the back. It warms the lower part but nothing higher then the lombar area (not even that).
So much for French toast.
#37 of 39 Re: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire [dona83]
Dec 15, 2009 (7:46 am)
Jan 26, 2010 (5:03 pm)
Well, my heated seats are finally working. I went into the dealer and had the manufactures fix done. This is where they installed some kind of sensor pad. This was a few weeks ago. When I picked the car up the dealership told me they still didn't think the seats were working that well, so they wanted to replace the entire heated seat mechanism. I made the appointment, took the car back in, and now the seats are finally working. They still cut out a little quicker than I like - I would prefer to be able to turn the heat off the seats myself, but all in all they are much, much better and are working fine.
#39 of 39 Re: Heated Seats [Quickbeam]
Nov 30, 2010 (11:42 am)
I read this whole thread, and it amazes me that Mazda has managed to complicate something so simple. Why have a thermostat that determines them getting power or not? That is what the switch is for. It sounds like they have a redundant thermostat somewhere and is totally not needed, and is instead interfering.
I'm glad they got you fixed. Only took them half a year too!
Cars are just getting way too complex, and in areas that it's so needless. I think my time in this world (of iPad or Pod or whatever they are, and Smart phones that aren't too bright and all the other endless amounts of techno carp both in and out of our cars) was better suited a generation before me. Then I'd be on my way out and thinking timing was just about right..