Bulletins & Advisories Jazz Front Seat Cannot Be Adjusted

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2007-2015)' started by Service News, Wednesday 22nd May, 2013.

  1. Service News Staff Managed Dealer Information

    Honda have issued the following TSB# SN-08-002-00 dated 22-05-13 for all Honda Jazz chassis code GG5, GG6 for all Model years with the 3rd Generation series.

    The front seats cannot be adjusted forward or backwards.

    Downward force is inadvertently exerted on the release handle then the handle has the potential to bend and not fully release the locking mechanism. For examples, the user steps on the handle when entering the vehicle or leaning on the handle when reaching into the foot well.

    Market Treatment
    It is not necessary to replace the seat frame or base for this concern. It is possible to replace the seat slider release handle (Lever Comp Fr Seat Cushion). This can be done by following the steps in the repair section of this bulletin.

    Repair Method
    Note: SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.
    • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
    • When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape to prevent damage.
    • Take care not to scratch the body or tear the seat covers.
    • When removing components, use the trim tools or equivalent.

    1. Tilt the steering wheel all the way up, and telescope it all the way in.

    2. Slide the front seat all the way forward, then remove the rear inner seat track end covers (A) and rear outer seat track end covers (B) from the rear of both seat tracks.
    3. Slide the front seat rearward fully, then remove the front inner seat track end covers (A) and front outer seat track end covers (B) from the front of driver's seat tracks.
    4. Slide the seat about half way to the rear so you can access the seat mounting bolts. If you remove the manual height adjustable seat, fully raise the seat.
    5. Remove the bolts X 4 (10 x 1.25 mm)

    6. Remove the head restraint.

    7. Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure, then wait at least 3 minutes before removing the seat.

    8. Lift up the front seat, then detach the harness clips (A) of the floor wire harness (B), and disconnect the seat belt buckle switch connector (C) and the side
    airbag connector (D) (for some models) and the seat wire harness connector (E). On passenger's seat, disconnect the sitting switch connector (F) (with front seat belt reminder).
    9. Cover door card/steering wheel/centre console to remove any potential for scratching during seat removal.

    10. With the help of an assistant, carefully remove the front seat through the front door opening.

    11. Place the seat on a waist height work area.

    12. Slide the rails to the rear most position (as if the seat is in the front most position).
    13. If the rails will not adjust as in step 3 then press a short Philips screw driver into the three slider release holes (A) and then move the rail whilst maintaining pressure. The holes (A) can be found on the top of the rail, there is one on each rail. If you are unable to access with screw driver then long nose angled pliers are also a suitable alternative.
    14. Using a mallet tap the inner and outer joints of the release handle, this will then separate the handle from the rails.
    15. Locate new release handle into the two latches on each slide rail.
    1 = First Latch 2 = Second Latch

    16. Once you have confirmed both sides of the slide rail are located correctly then tap the rail fully into place using a mallet.
    17. Once the slide rail release handle has been fully installed pull it to confirm that it is fully set.

    18. Install the seat in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Tighten the seat mounting bolts to the specified torque in the sequence shown below.
    • Slide the seat all the way back and tighten and then slide it forward and tighten.

    The driver's seat on LHD model is shown, the passenger's seat on LHD model is symmetrical. The front seats on RHD models are similar.
    • Make sure each connector is plugged in properly.
    • Tighten the bolts by hand first, then tighten them to specification with a torque wrench.
    • Reconnect the battery terminals .
    • Check for any DTCs that may have been set during repairs, and clear them.

    Parts Information

    <Part Number> <Part Name>
    The lever part number is the same for left and right seats.
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Bump for Jazz\Fit owners this TSB has just been revised today ever so slightly