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Heated seat I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle with heated seats. Recently the driver side seat quit heating. I swapped the heated seat module from under the seat with passenger side and still didnt work. Any suggestions?

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  • testani Sep 30, 2008

    I have the same problem with my drivers seat heater not working . If anyone has any ideas please send to email below.

    Lu
    testani@sympatico.ca

    Please help, my wife is complaining!!!



  • kevingm Dec 08, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2005 freestyle

  • chasencrowso Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem in my 2005 Freestyle. I read on one site the soldering joint could have broken, but I don' t know. The guy a the dealer told me either both seats work or they don't, but not just one - so he accused me of having a colder **** than normal people since I said the passenger side still works. If anyone else has a solution, please let me know, because I don't think the mechanic at the dealer knows anything!

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    Same problem with my 2005 Freestyle

  • pedro_g Jan 14, 2009

    My 2005 Freestyle Ltd recently developed the same issue. Driver's seat heater doesn't heat but passenger side heats fine. Red indicators light on the controls on either side. I would like a probable solution too.



  • msawyer3 Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem, I brought it in, they replaced the elements and element assembly, still doesn't really work!! After driving for 20 miles, my seat will get "luke" warm. I can barely feel it!!

  • rkeltner Jan 23, 2009

    I have a 2006 Freestyle, and my drivers seat warmer will not work either, but the passenger side works fine.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    My 06' freestyle has been to the dealer 3 times trying to correct a lukewarm (not hot) passenger seat, Both heating elements and the temp controller have been replaced, but it still does not get as hot as the driver seat (like it used to be). The last word I received when I picked up my car for the 3rd time was that Ford's reply (to the dealer) was that replacement heaters are not being made to get real hot, because of possible fire danger. Supposedly that is how the seats are/will be in the Lincoln. Check the URL's below concerning heat damage in other Ford cars.



    http://www.fixya.com/cars/t649758-driver...



    http://www.focusfest.com/forum/showthrea...

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    2006 Ford Freestyle Limited currently awaiting heating elements to arrive at dealer. Both seats stopped working at approx 76000 miles. Fortunately I have extended warranty that will cover. Other folks have said a TSB is out about this issue. Don't have the number handy.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    2005 ford freestlye 40,000 miles had drivers side replaced once- quit wori=king again



  • twiser1 Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, on a 2005, I swiched the modual from under the seat, didn't make a difference, passenger side works driver's side doesn't

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It is the heatling element, stock elements have a single wire snaked through the element and when the circuit breaks it is done, aftermarket elements have a wired grid that if one area fails it still works, they also spread a more even heat.

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Could be that the wiring for the heater is broken, or that the heating element itself has been damaged. Has anyone knelt on the seat when reaching in to get something out of the car? Or has anyone stood on it (a child maybe)? Pressure like that can break the heaters and keep them from firing up.

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TSB 09-4-8
03/09/09
INOPERATIVE HEATED SEAT(S) - BUILT
BEFORE 12/14/2007

FORD:
2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle
2008 Taurus X, Taurus

MERCURY:
2005-2007 Montego
2008 Sable

ISSUE
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ACTION
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SERVICE PROCEDURE
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Parts Block
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT : Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
MT090408 Use SLTS Operations If Actual
Available Or Labor Time
Performed As Actual Time

DEALER CODING
CONDITION
BASIC PART NO. CODE
14D696 28

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