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Middle 3/4 seat will not fold down

Just picked up our 2005 Freestyle today. We knew the rear middle seat would not fold down. At the dealer they fixed it and I checked it a few times and it worked fine. When we got home the seat would not fold down and I'm not sure where to start. Any ideas?

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  • j_oneill Sep 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, and have done everything i can think of without success. I'll keep working on it, and post a solution if i find one.

  • sbearswife Oct 03, 2008

    We have the same problem, I wish I could post a picture of my husband valiantly trying to resolve this. I hope somebody posts a solution!

  • dbose1959 Dec 22, 2008

    Right rear seat will not tilt back or fold down and we are getting ready to leave for disney world....

    It is as if the pull up lever is stuck.



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My "06 had the same problem when I bought it used. I have had success pushing the seat BACK first while holding down the lever, then pushing it all the way forward

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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My 2006 Ford Freestyle middle split seat, wide side, refused to release by lever or strap. I had the dealer "fix" it once. The problem recurred several times. The Dealer service note said something about a "stuck strap". I pulled the middle seat belt out all the way and the seat released! Hope this helps!

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Have had the same issue. The seats settle and you need to sit in the seat and recline, this will allow you to release it and fold it forward. A very smart shade tree mechanic showed me this. Works everytime.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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Middle 3/4 seat will not fold down - moz-screenshot.jpgmoz-screenshot-1.jpgI have added a couple of links to Ford TSB's (Technical Service Bulletins), they may not help much but will explaine the problem, and some possible solutions. GOOD LUCK!


http://www.carspace.com/helton/Albums/nostyle/Seat%20TSB%2020002.gif/page/photo.html#pic

http://www.carspace.com/helton/Albums/nostyle/Seat%20TSB%2020001.gif/page/photo.html#pic

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