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Right, I just wanna see if anyone can offer some decent advice about these 'effin seats in my ZR160.

They've suffered from the clips coming off continuously and I'm on my 3rd covers on both seats (under warranty). But also, when I bought the car, I had to get them to fix the lever and cabling on both seats as they wouldn't fold forward - the driver's seat has gone AGAIN now, and the clip on the bottom cover has come off AGAIN!

I'm gonna speak to MG again and ask them what they're gonna do about this re-occurring fault because I'm concerned that they'll just keep fixing them until the warranty runs out and then I'm screwed.

Any advice on what I should do?
 

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i am not sure what u should do, but i know the problems ur having!

my passenger saet has been a pain in the arse with the clips that hold on the cover, 1st its the 1 at the side keeps coming off...and now the one at the front has totally snapped off so the cover will just come off freely if anyone decides to pull it off! its shit!
 

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ive had 2 new pass seats and 3 drivers lower seats.......because of the clips snapping all the time....take it back and comlain again.......
 

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i think mg should get there act together over these seat problems...im gonna have to take mine back in the new year(i cant be arsed to do it now) to have my seat cover sorted out for the 3rd time.....
im gonna be really pissed at my dealer becasue they had to send my seats to a specialist trimer to be fitted ..cause my dealer is hmm..lets not go there...and its still not sorted propaly yet.......
we should all rally together and let mg know about this stupid defect in the design of these seat covers.........it"s just NOT good enuff :evil:
 

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My dealer, fortunately, are really good - shame about the crap seats. They know I'm getting pi55ed about it now which is why they're doing my first major service for FREE. But this doesn't sort the seat problem out. I'm always left waiting as well 'cos they're the GREEN leather ones so they don't keep them in stock.

Might ask if they can fit the seats from the new ZR? Hmmmmmm.
 

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The only successful cure I have heard of (some dealers do this in the first place), is to take the seats out and fix the clips to the seat frame with a couple of self-tapping screws (you need to drill pilot holes).

If done carefully and if you use grey screws rather than shiny ones, they don't show too badly. :up:

The problem is that the side piece of the seat is very firm and the plastic is simply not strong enough to hold it. I agree however, after such a long time, MGR should have come up with a solution. :wallb:
 

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Just go out and buy some Xpower racing seats ;) Luckily I havn't had issues with my seats in 3 years touch wood :wallb: Only problem was a squeeky driver seat which they replaced the seat rail under warranty
 

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You may find that the dealers could quite easily solve your problem with the seats but they wont because if they do there will be no reason for you come back, and they wont be able to bill MG Rover for any work carried out on there cars. There crafty little bastards trust me :lcop: .
 

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Kevy, The only way to cure this is get the dealer to change the seats to X power Racin seats They DO have the power to do this but will be very reluctant to ......


As we are currently Sponsered by Edmondson (MG dealer in Woodbridge) ....I'll get on to my contact there to see if I can "Short-Cut" the system fer ya .....I'll ring them on Monday 20/12 & Pm yer wiv any info

Keith
 

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Thanks Keith, only just read this post - any luck mate?
 

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Does anyone know what these XPower Racing Seats look like?
 

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It must be a Lemans Green thing mate, LoL.
If I didn't have warranty, I'd just do what I've done at the moment and fold the clips under, you can hardly tell.

Stevo, if you take the car in to get them replaced, they take AGES getting them cos the green ones are so rare....bah!

Don't reckon I'll go for the racing seats as I don't fancy trying to squeeze people thru that tiny gap to get in the back, LoL
 

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i've had mine replaced a few times too. they've just redone them both again and i don;t know if the design has changed because mine haven't come off once since they're been done!! and they dont even seem to be loose!
 

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Should be mate yeah... I'll let ya know for def later in the week.

Vic, I know how you feel.... I've lost count now how many times they've done my seats - hopefully I'll get the good ones like you. I think I've had 3 driver's seat covers and 2 passenger ones :(
 
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