• Aug 9, 2007
SUV owners love the flexibility that their removable or stowable third-row seats afford them, and thieves have taken note. A growing number of third-row seats are being stolen and sold at swap meets, and the removable seats on the Chevy Tahoe are one of the main targets. Chevy designers made the seats easy to install and remove, with only two bolts keeping the additional seating attached to the vehicle. Police officials in Long Beach, CA told Inside Line that the problem is so bad right now, crooks are "breaking into parked SUVs and grabbing third-row seats in the middle of the day". Police are offering to engrave metal under the the seats in several spots to help identify the stolen goods.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Police are offering to engrave metal under the the seats in several spots to help identify the stolen goods"... is this really necessary? Dude selling a third row seat in the middle of nowhere, could he possible be an OEM dealer? Come on...
      • 7 Years Ago
      They seriously don't have anything good to steal nowadays.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What do you mean? These seats are friggin' expensive...you steal them and sell them on the black market and make big bucks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My third row seats just got stolen today. I hope I can get a replacement and really hope that I don't end up getting it from the thieves. This is so B.S.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This has been happening to Honda s2000 seats for a while now. There are only 4 bolts holding them in, and they will bolt directly into many other hondas. That plus the eaisly slashable top makes them a prime target.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I forget who makes them, but seat locks are available.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow, then theres a new product that needs to be produced for this market. Not just wheel locks are needed, we need seat locks!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah so instead of the Premium Bose system [optional] they decide to taje the 3rd row seat?
      WTF!?
      • 7 Years Ago
      All of this stolen car stuff has become an epidemic that is long overdue for a more emphatic solution than what we have in place right now.

      The solution is to wire vehicles to blow up when tampered with. Early on there will be a number of holes in the ground surrounded by human body parts, but the word will spread that stealing cars and stealing stuff out of cars is not a viable career option.


      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      KT---thats exactly what I was thinking. And people say Ford is not innovative. Hmph!

      • 7 Years Ago
      i don't get it. What's the market for these? People who've already had them stolen and need replacements? or maybe people think think they make great furniture..
        • 7 Years Ago
        I assume that it's people who wish to upgrade their Tahoes/Yukons/etc. that didn't originally have a 3rd row. Prices for used ones on eBay indicate that the part probably costs a MINT at the dealer.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Maybe they contact you after stealing your seats and offer to sell them back!

      HECTOR J
      • 3 Years Ago
      they where looking for my seats but didnt have any instead my two rc aiplanes where taken from my truck infromt of my driveway and my sucks i know, my neighbor just down the street the same night her seat got stolen.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Those lucky new Expedition owners don't have to worry about this!

      Power fold flat 3rd seat is the ticket!
      HECTOR J
      • 3 Years Ago
      they where looking for my seats but didnt have any instead my two rc aiplanes where taken from my truck infromt of my driveway and sucks i know, my neighbor just down the street the same night her seat got stolen.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Happened with my '02 Civic Si a couple years back. That's why I have an Accord now.
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