Can anyone tell me how to reattach the cord which releases the latch for the rear folding seats. Mine has pulled roght out of the seat back and has obviously been repaired previously. My Carens is the last of the previous models.
I have a '54 Carens which has exactly the same problem, which leads me to think there may be a question mark over its build quality. However I haven't found any way to replace the cord save for dismantling the seat and re-attaching the cord. I findit easier to carry a long, flat-head screw driver which I insert in to the gap near the seat hinge and use to flick the mechanism so the seat breaks. Its fiddly at first, but after a few goes you finally get the knack.
Sorry its not the ideal solution, but it works and in the absence of any kind of owners/workshop manualits the best solution I can offer.
Thank you for your help. It took a while working out how the plastic latched to remove enough of the seat cover but once that was done quite easy. Temporary job done with an old oil filter removal strap so will re-do it all soon. I intend to take pictures when I re-do so I can post links on here.
Hi - I had the same problem. (2004 Carens 2L Diesel auto). I reused the original strap but sewed an old key ring to loop over the seat mechanism. Watch out its sharp! Did it about 2 years ago and it has lasted. Hope that helps. Paul