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Stuck in recline

It seems that the base is stuck in a recline position. When I try to move the seat to the upright position it does not lock in place. It seems to move as far as it needs to but it does not click and stay in that position. I have been trying this when it is not attached to the car at all. It is in the living room. We have not reached the 33 pound limit for recline, but will soon. Please help!
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  • baja44 May 27, 2008

    Same problem solution did not work

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I know this post is old but I figured somebody w/the same problem might come across this. I had the same problem with my Marathon today. I also own a Roundabout & had no problem changing the recline myself. When my husband came home he took a look & fixed it. All he did was put it in the upright postion , held it in place & turned the seat on it's side & pushed up on the base and it clicked! he pushed on one of the corners (but I don't know if that even matters)

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Has anyone else been able to solve this issue? My Marathon won't latch in the upright position, but will in the recline position. When I pull the latch, it will move like it wasn't to latch but won't ever click. The plastic on the front is all the way up, so I don't think it's an issue of how far it travels - the latch just won't catch.

I tried using some WD40 and it didn't help.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

  • stocktsi Feb 07, 2010

    I tried spraying with a silicon spray and it didn't seem to help. I took the bottom off and made sure to spray all moving parts in there, and everything seems to be moving freely.

    Anything else I can try?
    Thanks.


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The lock are not move to engage slat due the lock are stuck /need to spray w/ WD40 pull the release to penetrate oil to moving parts.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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