Seat cushion air bags with dealer-installed heated seats?

Discussion in 'Prius c Technical Discussion' started by jkshow, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. jkshow

    jkshow New Member

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    We test drove a Prius C II today and are close to buying it. We'd like to get the dealer to install aftermarket heated seats ($650) but when I mentioned the Cs have airbags in the seat cushions (under your butt to push tight against the belt, I think) he became doubtful. They are trying to contact Toyota Canada to see if it's okay. Since we're close to a deal, I wonder if anyone has some thoughts on this.

    Would the heat affect the airbag and/or would it inhibit it's deployment?
     
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    I just bought a C package 2 as well and I have the same question but about just seat covers in general.
     
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    I think I read that seat covers on the front seats interfere with the other airbags in the seats, the ones on the upper sides.
     
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    Aftermarket Leather seats are sewn with thread that separates when the Seat mounted airbags deploy. If the job is done correctly, there should be no problems.
     
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    I'm not sure you would be able to do that. My dealership would say no way to installing aftermarket heated seats. That would be an independent shop's specialty. I wouldn't recommend it because of the existing airbags in the original seats. If you want the heated seats option the go for the C 4.
     
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    I had heaters installed by the dealer prior to delivery of my 3. It added $430.40 to the purchase price. Not saying that the "Stealership" would do anything that would detract from the safety of the car or put me or my passengers in danger - but it was and additional $430.40 and they did sell the car. They never made mention about interferring with airbag operation, and I was too uninformed to ask specifically.
     
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