Having problems with your Ford Taurus X ?

When I turn on the seat heater on the drivers side, it will stay on for about 10 seconds and then it goes off. Cannot turn it back on until the car if turned off/on. Seat doesnt ever heat up. Passenger side seems to be working fine.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 10-12-2018

Answers :

Here is a heated seat TSB for cars built prior to 12/14/07

TSB 09-4-8
03/09/09
INOPERATIVE HEATED SEAT(S) - BUILT
BEFORE 12/14/2007

FORD:
2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle
2008 Taurus X, Taurus

MERCURY:
2005-2007 Montego
2008 Sable

ISSUE
Some\015\012 2005-2007 Freestyle, Five Hundred, Montego and 2008 Taurus, Sable and \015\012Taurus X vehicles built before 12/14/2007 may exhibit an inoperative \015\012heated seat(s). This concern may be caused by an intermittent open \015\012element in the heated seat mat.

ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
The\015\012 heated seat system is controlled by the heated seat module located \015\012underneath the front passenger seat cushion. The heated seat switches \015\012are part of the heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) module but \015\012the heated seat system operates independently from the climate control \015\012system. The heated seat module regulates seat temperature by monitoring \015\012resistance of a thermistor type thermostat located in the cushion heater\015\012 mat. The heated seat module is designed to remain on, heating the seat \015\012and maintaining temperature until switched off. For vehicles built \015\012before 5/1/2006, the module will time-out and switch off after 10 \015\012minutes.

1. \011Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-10 for pin point test on inoperative heated seat(s).
a.\015\012 \011When testing the heater mats resistance and circuits for an \015\012intermittent open, technicians should sit in the seat while testing the \015\012circuit resistance, move the seat in multiple seating positions and \015\012apply pressure to several areas of the heated seat mat to ensure the mat\015\012 element is not open intermittently.

2. \011Refer to WSM 501-10 for heated seat element replacement when an open electrical circuit has been identified.

Parts Block
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT\015\012 : Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty \015\012coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
MT090408 Use SLTS Operations If Actual
Available Or Labor Time
Performed As Actual Time

DEALER CODING
CONDITION
BASIC PART NO. CODE
14D696 28

I hope this helps to solve it.
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