Q: Front passenger seat won't move backward

asked by on February 12, 2016

My front passenger seat doesn't move backward.

Hi. If it moves forward, but not backwards, it is most likely the switch. A few simple checks with a test light can determine what it needs. Make sure there isn’t anything in the track preventing the movement. I’ve seen a coin jam up a seat before. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the electrical components and have any failing part replaced.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

Engine light was on and got DTC code P0713, but now engine light is off. does it mean issue is resolved?

Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct in thinking that since the light has gone off, the computer is no longer detecting an issue. The code you pulled pertains to a transmission fluid temperature sensor. You may want...

Occassional blinking wrench light and hard shift into second gear as well as occasional loss of forward motion with high rev.

Hi Robert. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The wrench light is a warning or service light, that indicates that the vehicle is due to for a routine service check. With 150,000 miles, this is rather common and often indicates a...

Car has a starting problem 2006 Toyota Corolla

Hello - there are a couple of possibilities for hard starting. You mention cold weather as a factor here. A failed coolant temperature sensor, or one that is not delivering a cold enough reading to engine management, will cause hard...

Related articles

How to Buy a Good Quality Driver's Seat Cushion
If If you face a long commute each day, and spend a lot of time in your vehicle then there is high possibility you suffer from aches and pains from now and then. Your back, neck, and shoulders can all...
How to Use “Stow ‘n’ Go” Seats in a Dodge or Chrysler Minivan
Minivans Minivans offer customers maximum interior space for the size of the vehicle. On a platform just a bit larger than a full size car, you can fit a driver and six passengers - or a driver, three passengers, and...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Teenagers
If If you’ve decided that you’re ready to purchase a used car for your teenager, then you’re probably pretty picky about what you’re looking for. Likely affordability, safety, and fuel economy are high on the list. With that said we’ve...