Driver’s Seat Cushion Cover Comes Loose – 2012-2014 Acura TL

B15-013
March 13, 2015
01327 Version 1

 

Driver’s Seat Cushion Cover Comes Loose

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN range
2012–14 TL Advance ALL
Advance with SH-AWD ALL

 

SYMPTOM

The driver’s seat cushion cover comes loose.

 

POSSIBLE CAUSES

The seat cushion and TCI (thermal change insert) bag are pushing up against the seat cushion cover and are popping the tabs.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Cut out sections of the seat cushion foam to allow the seat cushion cover to fit properly and for the tabs to click into place.

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Template ID Failed Part Number
8510A8 Remove driver’s seat and cut out foam sections. 0.7 hr 15-013N 81531-TK5-L61ZA

 

Defect Code: 07403
Symptom Code: 06201
Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the driver’s seat. See the electronic service manual for more information.
  2. Peel the seat cushion cover and TCI bag to expose the seat cushion.

Peel the seat cushion cover and TCI bag

 

  1. Loosely install the cushion and recliner covers (removed in step 1) to the seat frame and mark a reference line with a permanent felt tip pen as shown.

Loosely install the cushion and recliner covers

 

  1. Remove the seat cushion and recliner covers, then use a ruler to mark a second cut line 10 mm above the reference line.

mark a second cut line

 

  1. Use a ruler to measure and mark the seat cushion following the second rib lines as shown.

measure and mark the seat cushion

 

  1. Carefully cut the foam sections out with a sharp razor blade.

cut the foam sections

 

  1. Use a felt tip pen to mark the front of the seat cushion as shown.

mark the front of the seat cushion

 

  1. Carefully cut out the foam sections.

cut out the foam sections

 

  1. Carefully cut out the last foam section.

cut out the last foam

 

  1. Reassemble the driver’s seat, then reinstall all parts and panels in reverse order. See the electronic service manual for more information.

 

END.

 

 

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