Drivers Seat Bushings Can Wear Out on Honda Civic

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 103,414 (36,000–203,000)
7 model years affected: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2007
42 people reported this problem
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My driver's seat rocks back and forth a little. I haven't fixed it yet.
Driver seat rocks back and forth
Driver's seat bushings wear out. Took several attempts to convince dealer to repair. Happened by 60000 miles.
seat rocks
Driver's seat rocks back and forth, and has since it was new.
The front seat is wobbling. Very inconvenient and seems dangerous.
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.
The seat still rocks side to side. I need to get it fix soon seems dangerous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Repaired under warranty once, happened again once out of warranty
drivers seat rocks back and forth