PT Cruiser Forum  

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Rear Seat Back Will Not Lock - '03 GT

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 20 Feb 2008, 06:43 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 3
Default Rear Seat Back Will Not Lock - '03 GT

I removed the rear passenger rear seats and put them in the garage when I went out for the day. When I returned and looked at the seats, I was elated to find out that my kid decided to strap the larger rear passenger side seat to a skateboard and run it down the driveway. Examination of the seat showed quite a few scratches from the test runs and junior's allowance may be taking a big hit.

When I try to put the seat back into place, the bottom latches lock into place, but the backrest does not line up with the u-shaped bar is required for the seatback latch to engage.

The bar is about 1/4" inch lower than the latch opening on the seat.

I can't let the kids sit in that seat because it would not be safe in an accident, so if any has an idea on what part needs to be replaced or bent back into place, it would be greatly appreciated.

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 20 Feb 2008, 07:32 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,755
Default Re: Rear Seat Back Will Not Lock - '03 GT

Kids ...aren't they fun? Mine's all grown up and living in Virginia with his own two boys. Now he knows what it's all about.

Anyway, back to your seat. U-shaped bar is lower than the latch so seat back has been stretched out of shape somehow. Take it back out so you can get a better look at the mechanisms that allow the seat to fold, that's probably where it's bent or mutilated to allow the seat back to be pushed outwards causing it to be too high for the latch bar. There's no adjustment that I can see so something is bent or broke. Good luck.
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 20 Feb 2008, 07:47 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 3
Default Re: Rear Seat Back Will Not Lock - '03 GT

Kids...gotta love 'em

Thank you for the suggestion.

There appears to be a black L-bracket toward the bottom of the seat that might be the problem. I don't see a way to bend it easily, so I'm going to get a pick and post back. If you have the time to take a look after I post within the next few days, please let me know if it looks bent compared to yours.

Thanks again.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Seatbelt locked with seat folded flat WonderMur General PT Cruiser Discussions 9 03 Nov 2013 11:00 pm
Heated seats tswaims Interior Accessories Forum 6 31 Dec 2007 12:36 am
Rear seat stuck turbomangt General PT Cruiser Discussions 8 12 Dec 2003 10:27 am
Rear seat belt rattle turbomangt General PT Cruiser Discussions 0 06 Oct 2003 09:57 am

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 pm.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.