Drivers Seat Bushings Can Wear Out on Honda Civic

On certain models the drivers seat bushings can wear out and the seat can rock back and forth. Replacing the bushings are needed to repair this issue.

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Average mileage: 104,230 (36,000–203,000)
6 model years affected: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005
35 people reported this problem
14 people shared problem details
2003 Honda Civic130,000
Driver's seat bushings wear out. Took several attempts to convince dealer to repair. Happened by 60000 miles.
My driver's seat rocks back and forth a little. I haven't fixed it yet.
Driver seat rocks back and forth
Bought car brand new off the lot in summer 2002. Drivers seat began rocking around 2005. Has not yet been fixed.
2002 Honda Civic150,000
Replacing the bushings is only a temporary fix due to the poor design of the seat adjustment mechanism. They will break again. There are more permanent DIY fixes on internet forums.
2003 Honda Civic75,000
seat rocks
2003 Honda Civic53,000
left it as-is for past 70000 miles.
It starts as a gentle little rock when you accelerate (speeding up or stopping).
Seat rattles around when cornering, or rapidly braking or accelerating
Seat is unstable and rocks. I had this fixed 7 years ago and need to have it fixed again.
2002 Honda Civic115,000
Both left and right front compliance bushings are cracked - the driver side is cracked all the way through. The car sounds like an old jalopy when driving on uneven gravely roads or terrain.
2002 Honda Civic50,000
Repaired under warranty once, happened again once out of warranty
2004 Honda Civic115,000
Driver's seat rocks back and forth, and has since it was new.
drivers seat rocks back and forth
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