A4 B9 Avant rear seat lock

Hapiphil

Registered User
Hello all

I have had my 2017 a4 avant for a little over a month now. I dropped the rear seats for the first time today to install a boot liner. However the seat on the passenger side won’t now lock into place!

it goes back and just bounces off the latch.
Can any one help me resolve this issue please?

many thanks
 

HMG1K

Registered User
Have you checked the catch in the back of the seat is fine and the same as the working one? Nothing blooking the seat underneath where you but the liner?
 

Hapiphil

Registered User
I have checked the catch and it seems to be the lock itself. It doesn’t work the same as the other one in the other side

the seat goes all the way back in line but the lock just doesn’t lock in place
 

HMG1K

Registered User
Have a fiddle inside with a flat small screwdriver (keep fingers well away!) Have a prod and tickle while pressing the lever latch on the seat and see if that helps. Maybe a spray of wd40 too
 

Mr Olympik

Registered User
The latch probably seized open, maybe you pulled it too hard? have a prod like suggested (not with fingers)

Did you use the seat release or the boot release?
 

Hapiphil

Registered User
Thanks everyone for your help. I did the wd40 and poked and prodded and played.
Turns out the wire in the boot release for the seats Had come Unclipped from the handle! Easy fix in the end!
 

Matt

Registered User
I’ve just had the exact same thing happen on mine. Same seat too. The wires come off the handle in the boot. I can’t even see the wire to be able to put it back on. Any ideas what to do?
 

CalA3

B9.5 S4 Avant - Tango Red
I collected my new B9.5 on Tuesday and that night went to collect something that I had bought on eBay, and therefore had to put the seats down. I pulled the right hand latch in the boot, all fine. Then pulled the left and it over extended (i'm sure I didn't pull that hard). Now the latch itself is loose and has no spring to it & the passenger side seat will not latch back into place. I haven't had a proper look yet but I think if I take the fuse box flap out, I might be able to look up into the latch mechanism and figure something out.... Hoping its straightforward!! 5hrs into ownership!!
 
My car delivered in February arrived with the passenger side latch disconnected. Easy fix but sounds like a bit of a weak design. Take off the fuse cover and you can get your hand up to the wire. It's a bit like a bike brake cable to lever attachment. It's been fine since day 1.
 

CalA3

B9.5 S4 Avant - Tango Red
My car delivered in February arrived with the passenger side latch disconnected. Easy fix but sounds like a bit of a weak design. Take off the fuse cover and you can get your hand up to the wire. It's a bit like a bike brake cable to lever attachment. It's been fine since day 1.
Glad to hear its not just me! Will try that later on. Cheers.
 
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