marspilgrim
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:38 pm

There are links to a few people that have inserted some extra foam into the seats. I found it easiest to get some nice seat pads from Amazon but I'm not using them now to get the benefit of the seat heaters. I'm fortunate that my commute is short enough that I get by with the seats okay. They obviously never did testing with enough body types in pre-production, or maximum weight reduction was more important to have longest range possible.
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desiv
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:53 pm

NHTortoise wrote:New Bolt owner here... has anyone tried adding any padding to see if that fixes the seats?

Yeah, it was so simple, even I could do it. ;-)
To be fair, the seats didn't bother me (and I have a 120 mile round trip to work daily), but my wife said she noticed it, although it didn't bother her.. But I decided to try to add some padding.

I just picked up one of the gardening kneeling mats at at Ace hardware. I was "smart" and decided to get one larger mat rather than the 2 smaller ones. Then, when installing, I found out that the heated seats have a wire right in the center, so I had to cut my mat in half anyway. ;-)

Getting the seat cover clips off took a bit of doing, but wasn't too bad. The pads slid in fairly easily, just catching a few times (I should have worn gloves tho, as I did get a few scratches getting them in there).
All in all, I think it took me 20 minutes per seat.

My wife says she notices the difference, and since these pads go UNDER the heated seating, there is no worry there.
There is actually room I think to add another layer of pads for some more cushion, which I thought I might do if I needed, but I haven't felt the need and my wife hasn't mentioned it.

I think someone mentioned warranty earlier in this thread? Removing the pads would be super easy. FYI...

desiv

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