3rd row seat latch stuck

Tracy Halloran-Spradling

Asked by Jan 23, 2016 at 07:48 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3rd row (bench seat) on 2001 suburban is stuck one side of the seat is
latched in the other side is not   now i cant get it to un latch to remove it HELP

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Just had the same problem. Saw an answer on another forum that worked. My left rear latch was engaged, but no others were. The release levers didn't work, so I couldn't fold the bench down. Answer: be sure the latches that are free are in the closed position as if they were clasped around the anchor bar to immobilized and lock down the bench (not actually locked down). This will allow you to lift on lever 1 to release and fold the bench back closed. Then you will be able to pull and release lever 2 to disengage the bench completely (including problem latch that was the only one locked down). Apparently, this is a safety feature that turns into a major pain in the *** because I didn't find it documented anywhere. What a *****. Hope this helps someone else, because there will be more . . .

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