Jump to content
  • Custom Search


Sign in to follow this  
cjkersh

Drivers arm rest collapses under weight very annoying. What's the fix?

Recommended Posts

The arm rest in my 2010 Ford Transit Connect collapses under weight which can be very distracting and annoying. Manufacture date 05/09

I've not had it off yet but did find where some helpful owners on here posted how to do that.

Anyone on here been into this problem yet and know what the solution is?

Thank you

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The arm rest in my 2010 Ford Transit Connect collapses under weight which can be very distracting and annoying. Manufacture date 05/09

I've not had it off yet but did find where some helpful owners on here posted how to do that.

Anyone on here been into this problem yet and know what the solution is?

Thank you

John

I'm guessing here but maybe the pivot screw is loose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone else having the same problem? Mine just rides all the way down. It doesn't seem that the ratchet mechanism is serviceable. From looking at it, it seems sealed. What have other people done to remedy their situation?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would guess some people are 'resting' more than just their arm on it

If it was mine, rather than paying a ridiculous price for a new one from Ford which would likely suffer the same fate, I would look to buy an aftermarket armrest and install that in it's place.  There are literally hundreds of them on the market, so you'd need to find one the correct size for the fitment and install that.  When you find something that works and fits well, post it here and it will surely help others with the same problem

Don 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Curious, cult you post a pic of the armrest on the seat. My 2014 does not have any.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think they're referring to the Gen 1 armrest between the front seats

My 2014 came with two  -  One between the front seats and a second one which folds up or down in the middle of the back seat  -  Down if you only need to carry two passengers and up if you're carrying three

Don

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

danman, the Ford parts number for the arm rest is 9T1Z 58644A23 A (number might be updated since 2011). Cost is $224.58 and the parts catalogue only shows it as a total replacement. no individual parts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×