2003 Ford Focus zx3 Driver seat stuck all the way back

Asked by Oct 10, 2015 at 04:11 AM about the 2003 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello! I just bought a used 2003 Ford Focus ZX3. The driver's &
passenger's seats are stuck all the way back (in the reclining position). The
handle to fix it just moves up and down, but doesn't do anything to the seat.
I used to have a 2001 focus same model but never had this problem.
It looks like the spring is connected to the handle. Wondering how to fix
this. If anyone has an idea. I have really bad arthritis in my back, so the
position of the seat needs to be more forward for support or else my back
starts to really hurt.

1 Answer


You have options- fix it yourself, you may be able to take the seat back apart and fix the linkage- have a mechanic do the same- or just buy new seats and have them installed- with your bad back, this might be the way to go because you could get a really supportive custom seat that would support your back- I would start by looking at a set of Recaros- but this could get a little pricey- how much is your back worth?

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