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      04-14-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Seat trouble?

It's been just about three and a half months with my GT and still trying to find the perfect seating position. The trouble is my right leg...after about a half hour in the car, no matter the seating position, it starts to feel numb under my knee and sore on my hip. Seems as if the seat is tilted to the right causing my body to lean into my thigh and hip. Very odd I know, but wanted to see if anyone else had seating issues and if you think it's at all possible the seat could have not been installed level. ....or maybe I just still need to play with the seat more. I really don't spend much time in the car (3 months and only 1100 miles so far).

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      04-14-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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Having just done two long trips one of 6000 and the other 3000 miles often with up to 8 hours driving per day, I have found the seats perfect!
With all the adjustments in the multi-contour seats, the only issue is after several hours and then I turn on the active seats which keeps me going for another hour or so.
Suggest you have the dealer check the seat alignment.
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      04-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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As always, Thanks Relic! Almost every review I've read raves about the comfort of the seats....definitely need to bring it to the dealer and have it checked out. Wish I added the Active Seat feature....
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      04-25-2011, 06:46 PM   #4
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Service manager thought the seat was fine and I might just need to play with the settings some more...or...he said in some cases, the sports seats just don't feel right to everyone. Hope that's not the case. I did notice that the right side padding along the thigh is much more firm than the left side. Also the crease where the thigh cushion and seat cushion meet is much harder than the left...extra material under the stitching perhaps?
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      04-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #5
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have just checked my seats and can feel no discernible difference where you note same - but I have 'comfort' rather than 'sport' seats and that may make the difference
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      04-27-2011, 07:08 PM   #6
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Thanks Relic. I suppose this might be something I need to get use too or maybe the seats just need to break in a bit...considering you have over 9K miles and I have under 1500, the break in factor could be the answer.
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