30KW Tekna (2017)
Now rain, I will get to those seats
No heating on mine, I positively hate seat heating and I'm not a tremendous fan of leather either which is why I focussed on Acenta.No and I had my seats forward as @Scorzon to fit my seat covers and no foam on the floor, I think they must have different seat designs, I wonder if the Accenta has seat heating, maybe that's it.
My seats are very firm tho, BUT also pretty uncomfortable, I was shocked when I first drove it how much the top spec Leaf had really uncomfortable seats, like they are not anatomically designed at all.
I've come to exactly the same conclusion. I have covered the bolts to stop them damaging the seat, however like you I've realised that they don't dig in to me. You're right, there is a hard sub structure running along the right hand side of the seat pan just underneath the seam between the side bolster and the seat base. Doesn't exist on the passenger seat.I've seen the photos here of the bolts that stick into the right bolster area and mine has that too, however on close inspection I'm pretty sure that the bolt doesn't stick far enough in to be felt, and isn't a contributing factor. Instead the issue is the large plastic housing to the outside of the bolster near the seat hinge where the control handles are housed. There is only a thin section of bolster between your back side and this solid plastic housing, so you feel it as a hard lump in the bolster. Sitting forward a bit further to get your back side away from this narrowed section helps with this but causes other discomfort due to bad posture.
Looks like pretty much the same issue and the same design flaws. Badly designed seat unfortunately.
This seat issue is in a Leaf 40 so not sure it’ll be any help but I know a lot of things were carried over from the 30 to the 40.
I think he did a few more updates on this issue. Can’t remember what the final solution was.Looks like pretty much the same issue and the same design flaws. Badly designed seat unfortunately.
The question is whether there is a simple solution such as a padded seat cover that will make it comfortable.
When the unfortunate day comes to scrap the Citroen, keep the seats! Do like they did in Top Gear and turn them into two chairs and a sofa. By adding a 12v battery, you could also keep the electric adjustment on the drivers seat. Would it fit in the Nissan? Now that would look interesting!Compared to that the seats in my 23 year old Xantia are more comfortable than the leather Sofa in the living room! I can drive for hours in that without any discomfort.
Same problem for me with my right knee, and the base is also a bit too short. (Nowhere near as short as the base of the seat in the Ion, which basically didn't support my legs at all and cause a lot of discomfort)From memory I seem to recall that NISSAN replaced his seat under warranty as a good will gesture.
I found the seat in the 40Kwh seemed to cut off short and didn't support the thigh which made my right knee painful when operating the gas and brake pedal, just wasn't able to get comfortable.
Thanks for the suggestion - unfortunately not long before your post I ordered a couple of padded seat covers from ebay that look quite decent however if they don't work out for me I'll give these a look. It might take a little trial and error to find something that works well.I bought this padded seat for HALFORDS, it ls really supportive and holds you in the seat when cornering, really comfortable. The secret though is to make sure it is firmly fixed and secured to and the seat so that it does not slide around. It tightly secures to the back of the seat and there are 2 straps to secure it to the front of the seat, I loosened the bolts that secure the seat to the floor, pulled the strap tight and wrapped it around the bolt and secured the bolts well down again.
The seat cover does elevate you in the seat a little so you do have to have drivers seat lowered into it's lowest position.
Halfords Padded Seat Cushion - Back Support | Halfords UK
Worth giving it a try for £30 quid.