Originally Posted by rwade
This feature ONLY works when the car is in PARK. As you indicated, the seat memory feature does not work at all when the car is in gear - this is how it is described in the owner'* manual.
My problem is that sometimes it does not work when it should (when in PARK).
Yes, may need to have the charging system checked.
Put your driver information center display on volts. mine reads 14.7 to 14.9 usually, with rear defrost on and braking it drops to 14.3 to 14.5.
The memory seat module is under the drivers seat and it is connected to several limit switches. If one of these has a poor connection the seat memory system will not move the seat. Maybe the reason it starts working after a while is your weight has shifted the seat and made the poor connection?
You may want to run a calibration of seat movement for the memory module, that may help and its easy to do, from the shop manual:
The memory seat module uses position sensor inputs to establish soft stop locations for the adjuster motors several millimeters ahead of the physical limits of the adjuster assembly. After replacing a memory seat module or adjuster components, it may be necessary to reset the adjuster motor soft stop locations. When the repair procedure has been completed, operate the seat adjuster switch in every direction until the seat adjuster reaches its mechanical hard stop by repeatedly pressing and releasing the switch as necessary.