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I'm really happy with my new XLR that I've had now for about four months. It looks great, handles great and is a real "show stopper" for everyone who sees it on the road. I chose it over an SL500 and am glad I did for many reasons.

But I do have one problem that is bugging me the more I drive it. The driver's seat shifts slightly forward and back whenever I accelerate or brake. It's not much, but just enough to be an annoyance - - particularly in a $70,000 car. And the prolem seems like it is getting worse. Again, I don't have to be flooring it or slamming on the brakes, just normal driving.

I've checked everything I can on the seat (floor bolts, back hinges, and even the internal airbags for the lumbar support) but have been unable to find or fix the problem. My next step will be to go through the hassle of taking the car to a Cadillac dealer and see if they can find the problem (I'm in the western suburbs of Chicago so I have several to chose from). But given the lack of knowledge and experience that most dealers have with the XLR I'm not real optimistic.

Has anyone had a similar experience or does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions as to what I might do to get this fixed?

Thanks for your help.
 

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I also am experiencing the problem you described. So far not too bad, but noticable never-the-less. Have not yet discussed with dealer.
 

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Unacceptable

Mine sits solid as a rock and always has.
My dodge truck shifts ever so slightly and it drives me crazy,
so I would definitely notice and not accept it in my XLR.
When you do take it in, don't let them tell you it's normal
 

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I'm really happy with my new XLR that I've had now for about four months. It looks great, handles great and is a real "show stopper" for everyone who sees it on the road. I chose it over an SL500 and am glad I did for many reasons.

But I do have one problem that is bugging me the more I drive it. The driver's seat shifts slightly forward and back whenever I accelerate or brake. It's not much, but just enough to be an annoyance - - particularly in a $70,000 car. And the prolem seems like it is getting worse. Again, I don't have to be flooring it or slamming on the brakes, just normal driving.

I've checked everything I can on the seat (floor bolts, back hinges, and even the internal airbags for the lumbar support) but have been unable to find or fix the problem. My next step will be to go through the hassle of taking the car to a Cadillac dealer and see if they can find the problem (I'm in the western suburbs of Chicago so I have several to chose from). But given the lack of knowledge and experience that most dealers have with the XLR I'm not real optimistic.

Has anyone had a similar experience or does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions as to what I might do to get this fixed?

Thanks for your help.
I thought I was the only one. I have an appointment to have this looked at this week. I think it might me related to the heated/cooled seats. It seems that it might be the duct work shifting slightly. I'll let you know after Wednesday.
 

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Thanks for the responses. Sounds like I'm not the only one having a problem. I'm taking it in tomorrow (Tuesday) to have the dealer look at it. Who knows if they will have any ideas, but I'll let you know what I find out.
 

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I have this problem with seat rocking or movement. Dealer said they will order a new seat track but I'm still waiting since it is on national back order. I guess many have had this problem. Who knows maybe the new one will have a redesign.
 

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Took my 05 XLR in to Tustin Cadillac on January 11, 2006. They are replacing a bad gas cap identified by an OnStar probe, and they ordered parts to correct a small oil leak in the engine compartment. They are also working on the same seat issue you described. The factory has ask them to hook up a guage to measure how much "pull" it takes to move the drivers seat.
 

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I had the seat problem you described in a corvette. It turned out to be an $1100 repair and was fixed under warranty.
 

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I have this problem with seat rocking or movement. Dealer said they will order a new seat track but I'm still waiting since it is on national back order. I guess many have had this problem. Who knows maybe the new one will have a redesign.

I had the same problem with a slight shift in the drivers seat. The dealer replaced the seat track last week. This seems to have fixed the problem. It only took 4 days between the time they ordered and the parts came in.
Good luck with yours,
 

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This was addressed in a previous thread quite a few months back.

I don't recall the resolution.

Mine has never had this problem, but I do recall it resulted in many comments.

Anyone have the link?
 

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I am having the exact same issue with my 04. I have not asked the dealer yet, just got the tire pressure monitor fixed after three visits and want to enjoy the car for a little while before I give it back to them for another issue.
 

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As an update to my post of 01/16/06.

Picked up my vehicle and everything except for the driver seat motion was corrected. A "case number" has been assigned for the seat issue.

As an FYI, there is a service bulletin for the small oil leak my wife noticed, so watch for a small engine oil leak.

My vehicle was even detailed. Now that is "service."

Service advisor showed me where on each of my DRL's the crystallization process has started. One spot is the size of a pencil eraser, while the other is much smaller. I elected to wait until GM comes up with a replacement lens, not just a replacement with the same lens material currently being used.
 

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I have the same issue of a slight shift in the seat position but my dealer indicated that this is normal. I wonder if anybody has a definition of normal versus excessive?
 

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I have the same issue of a slight shift in the seat position but my dealer indicated that this is normal. I wonder if anybody has a definition of normal versus excessive?
Your seat should be rock solid, no movement at all. I had the same problem and after a couple of trips to the dealership and telling them what others had done they replaced my seat track. That fixed the problem. Stand your ground it is not normal for a seat to shift and cetrtainly not in a $76000 auto.
 
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The word normal is used by GM and dealers when they can't fix it.:nono
XLRcited said:
I have the same issue of a slight shift in the seat position but my dealer indicated that this is normal. I wonder if anybody has a definition of normal versus excessive?
 

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I have not had any customers with this seat problem in the XLR, but I do know that is has been a common problem on corvettes. I have actually had several vettes traded here with the same complaint. It is NOT normal. I do not believe that it is a safety issue (your seat is not going to come flying off!) But it can and should be fixed. If any one knows a corvette service tech, see if the XLR and the vette use the same parts. Also, if your service dept is giving you crap about this, don't take it, it can be fixed.
 

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My seat was a rocking and I went a knocking to the dealership. They repaired it no questions asked under warrenty.
 
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