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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, 2006 SRX rear seat squeak in Cadillac SRX Forums; I love my SRX, but can't stand driving it when the passenger side-rear seat starts squeaking. Sounds like a metal ...
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    josh-srx is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Unhappy 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    I love my SRX, but can't stand driving it when the passenger side-rear seat starts squeaking. Sounds like a metal 'chirping' - like a hundred crickets in the back.

    It's under warranty, but the dealership has been useless to say the least. They've tried spraying wd40 on the springs and hinges, making sure to get overspray on the leather. They've tried some sort of 'super-grease' around the hinges. They've tried tightening the springs and clamps. But still it squeaks.

    If I hit the seat-back with my hand, I can hear the sound coming from around where the seat back meets the seat.

    Makes no sound when someone is sitting in it.

    The dealership now wants to disassemble the leather seat, and has told me it won't go back together like new. Why won't they just replace the seat?

    Cheers,

    Josh

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    josh-srx is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    Does anybody have an idea what's causing the noise before the dealership tears my seat apart? Is there a TSB?

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    Re: 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    You can fold the seat down when not in use....also try sliding it slightly forward or backward

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    Re: 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    Quote Originally Posted by JD2004 View Post
    You can fold the seat down when not in use....also try sliding it slightly forward or backward
    The seat still squeaks when folded down. It doesn't have the ability to slide.

    j

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    Re: 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    Mine is driving me insane. Try sliding it all the way forward and putting the seatbelt in.

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    Re: 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    It's the hinge. Mine chirped, had it replaced, was good to go. Find a different service dept!

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    Re: 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    Quote Originally Posted by GMJim View Post
    It's the hinge. Mine chirped, had it replaced, was good to go. Find a different service dept!
    I find it a lot more fun to "suggest" the fix to the service writer. And if there is any resistance to the suggestion or condescending remarks, ask them: "Well, how are your approaches working out?"

    I would not hesitate to point out that the fix you suggest came from a highly qualified, intelligent, good looking, and customer-focused GM employee who shall remain anonymous. And it worked on his SRX.

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    Re: 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    Quote Originally Posted by GMJim View Post
    It's the hinge. Mine chirped, had it replaced, was good to go. Find a different service dept!
    OK, thanks. Just to be clear - do you mean the hinges that are between the seatback and the seat (essentially where the seat folds), or the hinge with the large springs just below and in front of the seat by the footrest?

    Much appreciated.

    Josh

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    Re: 2006 SRX rear seat squeak

    Josh, I want to say it was between the seatback & seat. If I remember correctly (4 years ago), when I folded the
    seat down, it quit chirping, or not as much. I know what you mean though, it drove me crazy.

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