Donald W. Wisner - Grand Haven MI
Erik J. Denslow - Spring Lake MI
Track Corp. - Grand Haven MI
An automotive seat assembly including a pedestal, a seat rail assembly on the pedestal, and an interlock for mechanically retaining the rail mechanism on the pedestal. The interlock includes a pair of brackets secured to opposite sides of the pedestal and extending up and over each rail of the seat rail mechanism. The interlock reduces the likelihood that the rail assembly, and therefore the seat, will leave the pedestal in case of vehicle impact. In an alternative embodiment, the interlock is integral with the pedestals; and the sidewalls of the pedestal, rather than separate brackets, extend over the seat rails.