Unfortunately it comes to a complete impass when it gets to a point in the process where the seat bottom would normally releas and start to come up. It seems like something in the mechanism is broken or jammed because the bottom will just not release. Its beyon coaxing I'm afraid and will need a dealer visit.Dan-M said:Can you help it along? Get in the third row and give er a little push while tripping the lever?
You must have bee really determined because I would have given up by then. How the heck did you figure it out?NY_Joe said:WOW!! De ja vu!!
I had the same thing happento me today. Day out with the fam,my parents and mom-in-law. Truck looad up with 5 and a baby.Seats worked flawless all day. Pull up my parents driveway and my momand mom-in-law are trapped inthe back seat. The baby seat blocks the other smart slide. I undid the baby seat and got them out.
I was pissed that the seat wasn't working after my service call for te tranny again on Friday, fight with my wife in the AM and traffic in general. I was determined tofix it.I did the sameyou did and checked for blockages. Nothing. It would start the process and slide but when the bottom should pop up it doesn't. There is in fact a mechanism that makes this happen. mine was not attached. It is just a cable that has a metal clasp at the end.
Here is what I did....
1 - lock the seat back in place.
2 - Pull the material handle on the inoperable seat so the seat back folds down.
3 - Lay down, stomach down, on the seat back with you head facing the third row.
4 - You will now want to look under that seat towards the rear corner. There will be a cable that is hanging down and should be anchored into a little metal bracket. It is not really held in by anything nor is it covered by a plastic piece. What it actually looks like is a braided metal cable you find on a bicycles brake system.
5 - Once you found the disconnected cable their will be a swiveltypetipat the end. Put it in themetalbraketand turn it. It willlock and the seat willbe operable again.
Hope it helps.
Determined...that's a good word.More like pissed off at the last 2 days events and this was the icing on the cake.rae0568 said:You must have bee really determined because I would have given up by then. How the heck did you figure it out?
Glad to hear it was the simple fix mine was.GerryL said:NY-Joe, You are clearly THE MAN! I returned from my trip today and investigated the cable under the seat and sure enough it had popped out of its retainer. Pushed it back in and I'm back in business. I know at the time it stopped working my 7 yr old daughter was in the 3rd row behind it so I'm pretty sure that some little feet flapping around under there probably knocked it out. We had a talk... but I'll know where to look if it should happen again. Many thanks!! Gotta love this forum. I'm glad I didn't try to just push a little harder and force something.
No I wasn't, I was just joking, its hard to keep a 7 yr old from wiggling and certainly GM should know that kids are the most likely to be back there. I agree, engineering miss on their part, they need to use more kids in the development process...NY_Joe said:Don't be too hard on her. It's not her fault,it's GM's design flaw.