Originally Posted by John Cambell
What the heck is going on here?
Half the people on here say their butt is burning off, and the other half think they seat is not working to the point they thing of going to the dealer??
I wish my but was burning off, but I feel the heat, but not like I expected. Almost to the point where I have considered taking it to the dealer.
I wonder if everybodies seats work the same, but the difference in opinion are the eye of the beholder?
Good question and I am wondering the same thing as you.
First off, there are several folks chiming in that have heated seats but not the
heated/vented seats. This issue is about the heating ability of the heated/vented seats
and not the non-vented seats.
Here is the behavior of my seats. Yesterday morning, 21 degrees outside, remote start. Enter the vehicle seven minutes after the remote start. Driver's heated seat indicator showing two red lights. Heated steering wheel indicator on.
Steering wheel, nice and warm, driver's seat, like sitting on an ice block. After 20 minutes of driving, I feel a bit of warmth on my lower back, nothing on the seat bottom. Another five minutes pass, and I can feel warmth on the seat and it is a little warmer on my back. 15 minutes later I arrive at work and the seats didn't get any warmer.
Using an infrared thermometer, I measured the seats when I got to work, the lower seat back and far back seat cushion indicated a temperature of 94 degrees.
I've also tested the front passenger seat, same behavior as the drivers seat. The two outboard rear seats warm nicely and as expected, on par with other vehicles I own.
So, for the ones that say they get their buts burned off, are your seats the heated/vented seats? Can you measure and post the temperature of your seat and how long it took to get the warmth?