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Seat Heater pushbutton light blinking

Has this happened to anyone else and why would it be doing this?

While driving in this morning I noticed the top light on the pb for for drivers side seat heater was blinking. I turned the vehicle off and restarted it just to see if it would reset, but it didn't. Any ideas what would cause this? I know it must be some kind of error code, but I can't find any reference to it online or in the owners manual.

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very interesting, no idea, as i've not seen it happen on mine

it could simply be a faulty LED?

perhaps some sort of warning? or indicator?

it's not in the manual AFAIK
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this is a guess, but i am betting you have an open circuit. either a wire got snipped or something is unplugged. raise the seat all the way up and have a look around under the seat for a loose wire, a wire harness unplugged, or a cut wire.
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douggr, how many lights on the pb? Also, what model is this for? Let us know where you're from too.

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I'm having the same problem with mine as well. I have a 2012 Sorrento V6 with heated seats. The heated seats stopped working over a month ago and I got the blinking LED light as well. I brought it to the dealership and they couldn't figure out what was wrong with it as well. They had to e-mail Kia National (Canada) to find out what was wrong. Its been four weeks since bringing my truck in...
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I just started seeing this on my 2012 Kia Sorento as well. The driver's side heated seat button just blinks consistently. Was wondering if anyone found the solution to this yet? I plan on stopping in to Kia soon to check.
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I just started seeing this on my 2012 Kia Sorento as well. The driver's side heated seat button just blinks consistently. Was wondering if anyone found the solution to this yet? I plan on stopping in to Kia soon to check.
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Signed up to see if I could find a solution to this exact problem.
The top light started flashing last week, drivers seat also does not work!!
Winter is coming people, I need a warm bum

Any one find a solution to this problem?
At least I find I am not the only one with this issue.

Any thoughts friends?
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I had this problem on 2013 Sorento with the light flashing.
I took it into the dealer and they found a short
in the heating element. It took 3 weeks for them to order
the replacement parts from kia and since then everything is good.
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Same problem

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I had this problem on 2013 Sorento with the light flashing.
I took it into the dealer and they found a short
in the heating element. It took 3 weeks for them to order
the replacement parts from kia and since then everything is good.
I just bought a 2012 Sorento and had the same problem driving home tonight. Do you know what part(s) your dealer had to order? I'd love to see if I can replace the part myself.

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If it's the heater element failing (short or open), then the entire seat will need to be disassembled. When I had a heater fail in my Jetta seat, the dealership just replaced the seat.
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