Heated seats seem like they aren't quite working as they should...

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by Randy@mountune, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Randy@mountune

    Randy@mountune Active Member

    Our Focus ST has heated Recaro seats. They have a dial that allows you to select the heat level. Regardless of the level the heat comes on and for the most parts stays at the level you indicate. Now, on our Fiesta ST with Recaros you simply push the button and they are on. FULL BLAST. 10 seconds and they are on and it is HOT. Are you guys having this same experience? And then after a couple of minutes of the very temperature they seemingly turn off for a while and then turn back on around 5 minutes later. This repeats itself until you turn them off.

    Curious about your experiences...
     
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  3. marc89gti

    marc89gti Active Member

    Yes they cycle on and off, for some people its gets too hot and have to turn them off. I guess this was Fords way of not provided selectable heat levels as by the time the heat is off in the cycle for so long your body starts to get cold and hopefully the heat comes back on to start warming you up again. I've had times in the winter where the off cycle lasts too long and turned the heat switch off then back on to get the heat back on.

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  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Yup pretty much though when it is really cold they seem to stay on a smidge longer.. By really cold I only mean Wisconsin cold not Canada cold that's really really cold ... Eh
     
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  5. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    The ST seat heaters are more tolerable than the ones on my SES which were like sitting on a griddle after about 20 seconds.
     
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  6. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    I am happy enough with them. They seem to heat up quick sparing me the cold seat.. And that's really all I need. I think I tend to turn them off before they automatically cycle off most times... But I did notice them going off on their own.. I don't recall having waited long enough for them to cycle back on automatically.

    I am not impressed by them. But at the same time, I don't really have any problem with how they work. Good enough for me.
     
  7. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    The Euro Fiesta STs look like they have two mode seat heaters. Watch the Chris Harris On Cars first drive video and you'll see a shot of it. It would be nice if we could retrofit this added functionality to our USDM cars.
     

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