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I just noticed this issue on my car this week. Again, like you guys, I’ve had my car for just over a year. I always used setting 1 because i don’t like it super hot (unlike my wife who likes to melt). I noticed this week the seat heater seemingly much hotter than normal on setting 1. I have a brake shimmy issue that I need to get looked at so I might bring it in for that too, soon. Maybe this weekend I’ll experiment with the infrared thermometer and compare the two front seats to each other.


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I’m also curious about this test as it gets extremely hot for me at times. I wonder what each levels “temperature” should be?


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I didn't get around to it last weekend, but I'll try this weekend and report back. For now I just run the heater for a few minutes to get it warm then shut it off. Before, I could leave it on for my whole drive to work and it would just be "warm", not "hot" like it seems to be now.
 

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I took my car into the dealership this week and had them check out my concern. Technician reported that seat warmer was working fine. However, the bottom doesn't get nearly as warm as the back. Is that normal? Shouldn't the bottom and back both reach the relatively the same temp?
 

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I took my car into the dealership this week and had them check out my concern. Technician reported that seat warmer was working fine. However, the bottom doesn't get nearly as warm as the back. Is that normal? Shouldn't the bottom and back both reach the relatively the same temp?
There is less padding between the heating pad and the seat cover on the seat back compared to the seat bottom, that is why the back feels warmer than the bottom.
 

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I have a 2017 and the seat back gets too hot. The seat bottom seems to hardly be working but that could be because the seat back feels so hot (relatively). Also, I feel no heat differential between level 1 and 3. The back feels equally hot on both settings. I end up turning it on until it gets baking hot and then turn it off. It's still under warranty so I'll have the dealer look at it when I take it in for normal service next time.
 

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I have a 2017 and the seat back gets too hot. The seat bottom seems to hardly be working but that could be because the seat back feels so hot (relatively). Also, I feel no heat differential between level 1 and 3. The back feels equally hot on both settings. I end up turning it on until it gets baking hot and then turn it off. It's still under warranty so I'll have the dealer look at it when I take it in for normal service next time.
That is exactly how mine still is. I just gave up and run it for a few minutes to warm up and then turn it off. Let me know what your dealer says.
 
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