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I have a 2009 reg Freelander 2 HSE. Drivers seat recline suddenly

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I have a 2009 reg Freelander 2 HSE. Drivers seat recline suddenly stopped coming fully forward. Goes back and returns to a semi-reclined point, then stops. Tried on memory and manually. All other electric seat adjustments ok. Any thoughts?
Hi my name is***** am a diagnostic technician and look forward to working with you.This sounds like the position sensing system is faulty, the seat uses a position sensors/micro switches to recall the memory positions through the control module, If for some reason it is unable to detect the position of the seat it will revert to "normal" position. I suspect that one of the micro switches or part of the wiring will be at fault, but occasionally these suffer from control unit failure. The fact every thing else works as normal with the seat would point to it being a switch or sensor on the reclining mechanism which would mean removal of the fabric/leather and some testing to diagnose the fault.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. Is this a job a non-franchised repairer could complete, or will I need to take the vehicle to a LandRover agent?

Any good garage should be able to take a look, some wont get involved in the removal of upholstery but most good general workshops should be happy to carry out the repair. A Franchise dealer however may have more experience of the problem and get the diagnostics and repair done faster which often works out cheaper and quicker. I would advise at least questioning the main dealer as they may have had several of these with the same problem in which case it can save a lot of time and labor in finding the problem.