Q: Driver's side seat is stuck and power switch is not working

asked by on

The power switch in my car that positions the driver's seat is not working. It will raise the seat up and down, and will tilt it in both directions, but nothing happens when you try to move it forward or backward. Right now it's stuck in the fully forward position, making it difficult to drive with a safe distance from the steering wheel. What can I do about this?

The power seat has three motors to control the three different motions. The switch is a multiple position switch that will control the motor direction. Your vehicle most likely has a defective switch but it would need to be tested, to see if the motor that has burned out or not, since the fore and aft motor is used the most out of the three motors. If you need help getting these motors checked out, reach out to a certified mechanic who can diagnose and fix your seats.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Driver's side seat is stuck and power switch is not working

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I fold down the driver rear seat?

Like the passenger rear seat, the driver rear seat of your Altima is designed to fold down. This is to provide more space for bulky objects carried in the trunk, as well as for easier access to the trunk itself....

Q: I have no power at all. No dome light, no radio, nothing. I have replaced the alternator battery and starter and checked all fuses

I suspect your problem is in the power distribution box or in the connections going to it. Chrysler has a fancy name for it, they call it a TIPM for Totally Integrated Power Module. These modules have a lot of...

Q: A.c. not turning on at all

The blower control blend door actuator on the evaporator case may be bad. Have the blend door actuator removed to see if the blend door can be turned by hand. Sometimes, the actuator breaks and other times, the blend door...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.