Mechanisms to fit all customer needs
A strategic part of Lear's vertical-integration capabilities is remaining a world-class provider of seating mechanisms that are competitive in both mass and cost. Our wide variety of recliners, latches, and Smartfold™ recliner innovations provide an array of options to our customers ranging from low cost to high performance for global, entry-level platforms, or luxury vehicles. Our recliners are available in disc and flange styles or manual and power, all with three sets of strength requirements.
Lear Mini Recliner
Our low mass recliners provide high strength-to-weight ratio, saving 35% in weight and 50% in packaging space compared to traditional recliners.
Lear's patent-pending global floor latch family incorporates modular components assembled into three different size latches to cost-effectively meet any loading requirement for fold and tumble or removable rows of seats.
EZ Dump Mechanism
Lear's portfolio of core mechanism components can be combined in multiple ways to create non-standard functionality, such as seat back articulation systems. These dual-sided "dump latches" are efficiently priced and easily packaged, due to their pedigree as core components in Lear's high-volume manufacturing operations.