Why is it that my heated seat doesn’t work?

My car’s heated seats actually make my drive bearable when it’s cold out, but all of a sudden, my driver’s side one has stopped working! Why is it that my heated seat doesn’t work?

Melanie Mergen · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
There could be a few reasons your heated seat isn’t working. Some common causes of a heated seat not working include:
  • Faulty fuse
  • Faulty heated seat power switch
  • Dirty or corroded seat plug
  • Faulty thermistor
  • Faulty heating element
You can troubleshoot these elements yourself, or a mechanic can take a look at your heated seat for you to see what the problem might be.
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