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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Memory Seats

Couple of gripes on the memory seats.........

1) When you have the seat set to move back for "easy exit", it's nice. But when you unlock the door to get in, the seat moves forward immediately so you have "difficult entry"? My older Ford seat didn't move forward until the key was placed in the ignition, which makes more sense.

2) The key fob returns the seat to the last driver. But if my wife drives and presses her setting (#2) even if I drive later, lock the car with my fob, upon unlocking it returns to her setting This happens for several cycles.

Seems like the memory seats are poorly planned. Does all GM cars work this way?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 08:16 AM
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Re: Memory Seats

My seats typically move forward once I open the door to get in. But every once in a while, they stay in the 'easy exit' position, and I have to press and hold the memory button to move the seat forward. I have yet to determine any type of pattern. I assume the seat moving forward at entry is the norm for this vehicle.

My gripe is pressing and holding the memory button to move the seats/mirrors. Why can't I just push the button?

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Re: Memory Seats

You can set the seat so it does not move forward when you open the door; mine is that way.

You have to hold the button to return it to the correct position for "safety" reasons. Imagine if a really tall person accidentally hit the memory button for a super short person and didn't know how to stop the seat from slamming him/her into the dash and steering wheel?

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 11:02 AM
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Re: Memory Seats

I thought the holding down of the memory button might be a safety issue, but I baulked at that idea because the button is in such a remote area it would be impossible to 'accidently' hit. Then again, in my Acura, I have been slammed into the steering wheel on more than one occasion, so I get what you mean.

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I would be happy to look into those concerns with memory seats. Please feel free to contact me privately with the last eight of your VIN for further assistance. Thank you.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 01:15 PM
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Re: Memory Seats

But if it's for safety reasons why does the Acadia/Enclave memory seats move completely with one button push? I guess it's a case of two different design teams each working separately.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 08:27 PM
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Re: Memory Seats

On my 2008 Enclave, if you just touched the memory seat button, the seat would move to the proper position. Now, on my 2012 SRX, you have to hold the button for it to go the proper position. I imagine that all GM's will be changing to the 2012 pattern.
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Re: Memory Seats

Is it possible to add the memory function to power seats on our 2012 slt1?
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 09:11 AM
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Re: Memory Seats

On my Corvette the easy entry/exit works like this. Pull key out of ignition and the seat goes fully rearward along with the power telescoping steering wheel.

Unlock the car with the remote and get in (seats stay fully rearward) when you put the key in the ignition the seat and steering wheel move to your preset position.

If you don't unlock the car with the remote you hit the memory button and it returns to the preset. You don't need to hold the button.

I wish the Equinox/Terrain worked this way.

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Re: Memory Seats

My seats work fine for me but I do have one gripe. When I go to hit the Memory #2 I too often hit the save button. I wish they had put it on the dash in the cue for the other settings. It is not like you change it often unless you hit the wrong button.
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