How long should heated seats last?

The heated drivers seat on my 2017 Volvo V40 stopped working when it was just under 3 years old and it was repaired under warranty by my local Volvo dealer. However just over 3 years later it has stopped working again is this a common fault or do heated seats only last 3 years?

Asked on 28 November 2023 by Andrew Leach

Answered by David Ross
A heated seat should comfortably last as long as the rest of the car, so the fact that you have experienced two failures in this time period suggests there is a problem that has not been resolved. We would suggest going back to the dealer and asking them to repair the fault, although we suspect this may no longer be covered under warranty. If you would prefer not to pay the dealer for this work, you could consider taking the car to an independent Volvo specialist who would likely charge less than the dealer for a repair. You can find one near you using the Honest John Good Garage Guide here:
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