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I know what you are thinking and no, that is not the cause:D. It does it whenever I make a turn at speed. It does not matter if it is a left or right turn. Just for informational purposes, I am 5'11" inches tall and weigh 160 pounds so I don't think my weight should have anything to do with it. Any of you had this happen or have any idea what could be causing it?
 

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Check the seat bolts. If that's not it, the adjustment mechanism on the seat could be the culprit.
 

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Does it for me once in awhile although I blamed it on being a fat ass (i got almost a 100 pounds on ya ; ) ). Instead of a pop its just a slight sensation of the seat moving just a hair. I had the dealer check it out... the seats were fine... I think it's just a bit of play in the adjustment mechanism as caliber4whoosh pointed out. My old car did this too...
 

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Maybe there is too much tolerence on the seat rail that seat in the tracks on the floor, and therefore sliding back and forth perpendicular to the rails. Thats interesting though.
 

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I'm getting the same type of problem on my drivers side seat. I'm about 160lbs and whenever I turn L or R my darn seat goes with me. What the heck is up with that? So what did u do? Did you tighten down the bolts on the seat or did Dodge tell you that there is nothing you could do, because there was some slack to be used in the tracking of the seats?
 

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hmm that's very odd because I'm 240lbs and when I take fast corners (left or right) my seat stays perfectly in place and I get no clicks. I would also suggest checking the plastic mouldings on the sides of the seat to see if they are rubbing against the steel anywhere.
 

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OUWxGuesser said:
Does it for me once in awhile although I blamed it on being a fat ass (i got almost a 100 pounds on ya ; ) ). Instead of a pop its just a slight sensation of the seat moving just a hair. I had the dealer check it out... the seats were fine... I think it's just a bit of play in the adjustment mechanism as caliber4whoosh pointed out. My old car did this too...
My Stratus, Intrepid, and Grand Cherokee all did this too. I would also call it a "slight sensation of the seat moving just a hair". I attributed it to the power seat adjusters...
I have not yet noticed this phenomenon in my Caliber, maybe because it doesn't have a power seat. But if some of you are noticing this too... maybe it's inherent to DCX's seat rail design.
 

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I've been noticing the same thing (I weigh 160)... seat makes a pop sound when I make right or left turns. It's not normal and should not be happening.
 

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I've got that pop too but 6' tall and 160lbs. I don't think it is much to worry about, seems like it is the seat track to me.
 

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makes a pop for me but I'm 250lb ;) Glad it isn't because of my fat ass. It's just the way the seat track is from what I can tell. My old car (Saturn) did the same thing.
 

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Like most, my drivers seat does the same. I am 6ft 3in., 190 lbs guy. By no means am I fat, that clicking noise going in and out of turns is so much more annoying than the exhaust clicking when I turn the car off.
 

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MCGHxNA said:
I'm getting the same type of problem on my drivers side seat. I'm about 160lbs and whenever I turn L or R my darn seat goes with me. What the heck is up with that? So what did u do? Did you tighten down the bolts on the seat or did Dodge tell you that there is nothing you could do, because there was some slack to be used in the tracking of the seats?
No fix as of yet. I am just going to add it to my list of things I want the dealer to fix the next time I go in. It sounds as though many of you have the same problem so at least I am not alone. I think DodgeGirlKathy describes the problem perfectly.
 

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I've been noticing the same thing (I weigh 160)... seat makes a pop sound when I make right or left turns. It's not normal and should not be happening.
Took my Caliber to the dealer today. I told them about the seat problem. This evening when they called me they said they checked it out and told me that there is nothing wrong with it. :(

Guess I'll drive it for a couple of thousand more miles to see if it keeps doing the same thing and or gets worse.
 
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