Last post on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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Subaru Outback, Interior, Sedan, Wagon
#9 of 11 Subaru Outback Passenger Seat height
Nov 23, 2012 (3:15 pm)
I have a 2013 Outback Limited. The passenger seat is too low for my wife and we have not found a comfortable seat cushion for her. Does anyone know if there is a way to raise the seat height i.e. with shims or adjustment?
#10 of 11 Re: Subaru Outback Passenger Seat height [jetpilot767]
Nov 26, 2012 (9:09 am)
I wanted to do the same for our Forester but the seat track appears to be riveted on rather than screwed on.
#11 of 11 Re: Subaru Outback Passenger Seat height [ateixeira]
Nov 26, 2012 (3:10 pm)
Yeah, it's awkward. I probably wouldn't ever notice it if the driver seat did not adjust upward so nicely! From what I can see, the only point the height could be adjusted is at the floor, where the seat track bolts to the vehicle's body pan. But, the bolts are not horizontal (in the front at least); they bolt at an angle. If you shimmed it, it would bring the whole assembly up and forward. The only practical way to raise it would be to fabricate a lift that maintained the fore/aft positioning to bring it up (and not lose strength/integrity in the structure in the event of a crash).
And, that brings me to the point where I wasn't bothered enough by it to pursue a fix.