2008 camry seat killing my back

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Old 31 Jan 2011, 09:34 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Last week I purchased my mother's off lease 08 camry LE with only 8400
miles. The car looks and rides brand new except the seat is killing my back
and shoulder blades. I went on a short 80 mile trip saturday and within 10
miles my lower back went numb, legs tingled and then my shoulder and neck
started hurting. I tried moving the seat to different positions, got a seat
cushing from auto store then tried some homemade remedies to no avail. The
car makes me miserable to drive, there is no way I could take this thing on
a 8 hour long rode trip. If I can't find a solution will have to dump the
car. Anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it if so?

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Old 01 Feb 2011, 08:21 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Jan 31, 11:34*pm, [specm...@hotmail.com] wrote:
> Last week I purchased my mother's off lease 08 camry LE with only 8400
> miles. The car looks and rides brand new except the seat is killing my back
> and shoulder blades. I went on a short 80 mile trip saturday and within 10
> miles my lower back went numb, legs tingled and then my shoulder and neck
> started hurting. I tried moving the seat to different positions, got a seat
> cushing from auto store then tried some homemade remedies to no avail. The
> car makes me miserable to drive, there is no way I could take this thing on
> a 8 hour long rode trip. If I can't find a solution will have to dump the
> car. Anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it if so?
>
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I have a 2000 Camry and compared to my uncles 2009, my seats are a bit
more plushy. However, I ran into a similar problem with a 2006. Turns
out the Lumbar support was as far out of the seat as possible which
made driving very uncomfortable. Just a thought, there is no wheel for
it it was an electric push button. if equipped, see if yours needs
adjusting. Hope this helps!
Nothing is worse than having a great car with an uncomfortable drivers
seat!
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Old 01 Feb 2011, 11:11 pm   #3 (permalink)
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My car does have the electric button for the lumbar support, I adjusted
it several times and I still hurt. Today I was forced to drive my gas
drinking 01 Silvarado but it felt so nice to not have a back ache within
minutes. What I think part of the problem is the seat sets to low, my
knees are pushed up a little higher which puts pressure on the back of
my legs and back thus causing the pain. It sure is nice though to get
30.8 mpg 50/50 hwy/town vx 15! However if it is miserable to drive I
don't care if it gets 50mpg.BTW, this is the same original poster, just
using my old junky webtv tonight.

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Old 02 Feb 2011, 07:44 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Jan 31, 10:34*pm, [specm...@hotmail.com] wrote:
> Last week I purchased my mother's off lease 08 camry LE with only 8400
> miles. The car looks and rides brand new except the seat is killing my back
> and shoulder blades. I went on a short 80 mile trip saturday and within 10
> miles my lower back went numb, legs tingled and then my shoulder and neck
> started hurting. I tried moving the seat to different positions, got a seat
> cushing from auto store then tried some homemade remedies to no avail. The
> car makes me miserable to drive, there is no way I could take this thing on
> a 8 hour long rode trip. If I can't find a solution will have to dump the
> car. Anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it if so?
>
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Ihad the same problem with my `92 Accord I took the car in to an
automotive re-upholstery shop and they modified the seat back so it
wouldnt push on my lower back. it wasnt too expensive either .

This was a few years ago, I would give that a try if I were you It
worked for me, never had any back pain afterward .
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Old 04 Feb 2011, 11:17 am   #5 (permalink)
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Danny Smith wrote:
> My car does have the electric button for the lumbar support, I adjusted
> it several times and I still hurt. Today I was forced to drive my gas
> drinking 01 Silvarado but it felt so nice to not have a back ache within
> minutes. What I think part of the problem is the seat sets to low, my
> knees are pushed up a little higher which puts pressure on the back of
> my legs and back thus causing the pain. It sure is nice though to get
> 30.8 mpg 50/50 hwy/town vx 15! However if it is miserable to drive I
> don't care if it gets 50mpg.BTW, this is the same original poster, just
> using my old junky webtv tonight.
>


A chiropractor will fix you up, only 32 treatments if it isn't to bad.
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Old 07 Mar 2014, 10:28 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 8:21:41 AM UTC-6, camryguy wrote:
> On Jan 31, 11:34*pm, [specm...@hotmail.com] wrote:
> > Last week I purchased my mother's off lease 08 camry LE with only 8400
> > miles. The car looks and rides brand new except the seat is killing my back
> > and shoulder blades. I went on a short 80 mile trip saturday and within10
> > miles my lower back went numb, legs tingled and then my shoulder and neck
> > started hurting. I tried moving the seat to different positions, got a seat
> > cushing from auto store then tried some homemade remedies to no avail. The
> > car makes me miserable to drive, there is no way I could take this thing on
> > a 8 hour long rode trip. If I can't find a solution will have to dump the
> > car. Anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it if so?
> >
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> I have a 2000 Camry and compared to my uncles 2009, my seats are a bit
> more plushy. However, I ran into a similar problem with a 2006. Turns
> out the Lumbar support was as far out of the seat as possible which
> made driving very uncomfortable. Just a thought, there is no wheel for
> it it was an electric push button. if equipped, see if yours needs
> adjusting. Hope this helps!
> Nothing is worse than having a great car with an uncomfortable drivers
> seat!


I have the same problem with my Camry and I had the same problem with my Subaru Forester.
I can't tell you how frustrating it is to shop for a car when it seems thateverything I try causes major back pain.
I guess we are the few unlucky souls who for whatever reason do not fit themold of many of today's seats.
I sat in and drove at least 30 different cars and everything pushed on my lower back too much.
I thought the Camry was going to work for me, but after 1 day I was having symptoms similar to what I had before with the Camry. I'd be interested toknow what else you've found in your search and if there any groups that exist to figure out a solution to this issue.
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