My seat cushion has defect?

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  1. hschen

    hschen New Member

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    My Prius is a package II so it comes with cloth seats. As I touch the passenger seat, I just noticed there is a dent about 1 inch in size in the cushion near the center toward the back. You can't see it since the cloth covers it up. You won't be able to feel it when sitting on it since it's small in size. But you can definately feel it as you touch it by hand. It's like there is a piece of cushion material is missing. I am wondering if that's the seat sensor location. Would like to know if yours has the same 'feature' or mine is defective and I need to get it replaced.
    Thanks.
     
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    I have that too.
     
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    Ya mines got it and there's a little plastic piece under it on the bottom of the seat.
     
  4. hschen

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    Plastic piece? Can you see it?
    Anyone know what this hole (dent) is for?
    Thx.
     
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    Maybe it's the sensor to tell the car to turn on or off the passenger airbag?
     
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    I plan to go to dealership and find out what it is.
     
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    I highly suspect it is the sensor that detects a passenger and their weight class, but am interested to hear what your dealer says.
     
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    Could it be sensor for seat belt?
     
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    Does your passenger seat has the same 'dent' we talked about?
     
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    Make sure you ask a salesperson if you really want to know what it is:pound::pound:
     
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    Yes I have it in my car also!
     
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    Good, thanks. With few of us having the same 'feature', at least one thing is for sure, it most likely is not a defect in the seat cushion. But what it is remains a mystery.
    Someone knows the answer?
     
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