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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 10:27 AM
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I was fortunate my working mat failed after the recall went into effect but before I had gone in for the fix.
Did you have to jump up and down on it, or was just standing on it sufficient.....

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My dealer makes sure that they have the tape ready for when they make the initial appointment, apparently since they know that they are going to need it in any case, and there is not a supply limitation for it. I assume that GM ordered enough for every car, plus some overage for errors.

If the sensor is working, they pull the seat, apply the tape, reassemble everything and you are done. 45 minutes sounds about right.

If the sensor is not working they order the new one and make a second appointment when they have it in hand. That change can also take about 45 minutes.

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When I started the thread, it was not about how long it takes, it was about the collateral damage and the wisdom of fixing something that wasnt broken.

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If it isn't broken they won't be fixing anything. What they will be doing is installing protection to make it less likely to break in the future.

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Did you have to jump up and down on it, or was just standing on it sufficient.....
I can neither confirm nor deny that any such activity or activities took place...


Well, actually, I had swapped seats because I was getting my stock seats recovered in the orange/black covers. The temporary seats had a bad sensor so I took it in with those seats. When I was getting my seats back, I had them wait on assembling the passenger lower cushion until I was there and we swapped the new lower cushion in the loaner seat into the new seat cover that had been made using my old seats.

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When I started the thread, it was not about how long it takes, it was about the collateral damage and the wisdom of fixing something that wasnt broken.
Technically, you may have a damaged but functional sensor mat. If it is still working, the tape application will lengthen its life. However, my thinking is that if the mat has already started to tear, it will eventually fail tape or no tape. Unfortunately you cannot have them replace a working mat, only a failed one.

Looking through the documents on the recall last night I noticed that earlier remedies mentioned a "damaged or non-functioning" sensor mat while revised remedies now say a "non-functioning" sensor mat. Looks like GM figured out a mat could be damaged but functioning and the only way to inspect that would be to take the mat apart and check the 3D matrix itself for tears at which time the mat would not be able to be reassembled properly at a dealership. LOL


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