Q: Malfunctioning driver's side power seat.

asked by on January 07, 2016

I am having a problem with the driver's side power seat tilt function. The recline also doesn't work.

Power Seat is not working Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

The power seat switch may be bad and would have to be checked for sending power out to the power tilt and recline functions. If the switch is working correctly then the power seat motors would be checked and replaced as needed. Some vehicles are repaired by replacing individual motors and others you have to replace the entire power seat assembly button.

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $65/hr

What others are asking

Engine races or revs while driving.

Hi There, This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you’re going down the road, the car’s computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle speed sensors and engine speed sensors. Based on...

Warning lights on

The ABS light and brake lights indicate that there are faults stored in the Electronic Brake Control Module or EBCM. These faults need to be read out to determine the issues in the ABS system. Now it could be something...

My car is making a noise near the front end

Did you only replace the one tire? If you've noticed the front tires having uneven tread than the other then you will get a tire noise from the transaxle trying to turn the wheels at the same speed. Since one...

Dodge Neon SE 2003 problem is code P0440

The trouble code P0440 means the Evaporative emission control system is malfunction. This malfunction may have been caused by a number of different things including, a loose or missing gas cap, a vacuum leak, a faulty purge valve, an issue...

What does it mean when your car creaks when you go over things like speed bumps?

This is oftentimes related to worn out bushings in various suspension components. Control arm bushings are an important part of vehicle suspension systems. Bushings are made of rubber, which separates the faces of two objects while allowing a certain amount...

Ongoing coolant leaking issues - 2003 Grand Cherokee Jeep

Hey there. Odds are that the water pump is leaking. I would have a technician pressure test the cooling system. It will push the coolant out from wherever it is leaking to help find the issue. Rule of thumb, if...

Rattling while driving on rough or bumpy roads

Hello. It sounds like you may have a bearing that is failing, or there is a loose brake pad. It is common for the brake hold down clips to become worn and then this noise occurs. These need to be...

Wheels aren't moving when turning steering wheel

It sounds as though you damaged the steering rack and pinion gear assembly, along with problems with other components that only a complete and thorough vehicle inspection by a certified specialist can determine. I recommend having a mechanic, such as...

Wonky cruise control and rough idle on low gear D

Hello. P0770 is the code for a lock up torque converter shift solenoid malfunction. The lock up torque converter shift solenoid controls the fluid pressure of the torque converter, and the rate and timing at which it locks up. This...

Related articles

How to Buy a Good Quality Seat Back Organizer
Does Does it seem like you are constantly misplacing things in the car? Do you have kids that ride in the backseat? Do their belongings seem to be scattered all over the seat and floor at all times? If you’ve...
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Seat Warmers
Some Some vehicles come with car seat warmers, which heat up the seat with the push of a button. Normally the buttons are located on the side of the driver and passenger door. In some vehicles, just the bottom of...
5 Essential Things to Know About Baby Car Seats
Parents Parents always want to do their best to keep their children safe no matter where they are. When the kids are in the vehicle, this means that they need to buckle up, and if they are very young, they...