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: 103,414 (36,000–203,000)
7 model years affected: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2007
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2003 Honda Civic 130,000 mi,
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
The front seat is wobbling. Very inconvenient and seems dangerous.
2005 Honda Civic 72,000 mi,
Bought the car with 24k miles in 2009. Seat issues started somewhere around 60k, but complete rocking back and forth around 72k. Original quote to fix while getting airbug recall check was $450.
2007 Honda Civic 90,000 mi,
The seat still rocks side to side. I need to get it fix soon seems dangerous.
2007 Honda Civic 122,505 mi,
Seat Rocks back and forth at speed acceleration and rapid stops - very scary....
Bought car brand new off the lot in summer 2002. Drivers seat began rocking around 2005. Has not yet been fixed.
2002 Honda Civic 150,000 mi,
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 Civic 75,000 mi,
seat rocks
2003 Honda Civic 53,000 mi,
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 Civic 115,000 mi,
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 Civic 50,000 mi,
Repaired under warranty once, happened again once out of warranty
2004 Honda Civic 115,000 mi,
Driver's seat rocks back and forth, and has since it was new.
drivers seat rocks back and forth