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Old 08-14-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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Driver Seat Squeak - 2012

Anyone else have a squeak in their front seat? Sounds like a support spring creaking or something similar.

Any ideas on how I can fix it?

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Old 08-14-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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Engineering is currently working on a TSB for the seat squeak issue (2012 models, driver's seat). Expected release date is last week of August.

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Old 08-14-2012, 01:30 AM   #3
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Anyone else have a squeak in their front seat? Sounds like a support spring creaking or something similar.

Any ideas on how I can fix it?
I had it - took it back to the dealer and they took care of it. Work order just said it needed lubrication - it has never come back.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #4
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Mine only squeaked in the lowest height setting, just a little bit higher and no squeak.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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Engineering is currently working on a TSB for the seat squeak issue (2012 models, driver's seat). Expected release date is last week of August.
Much obliged! I anxiously await the results.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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Lol...even the annoying driver seat squeak is common huh....I thought I was the only one with this issue. Cyalume is correct though, raise the seat one notch and the squeak goes away.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #7
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Engineering is currently working on a TSB for the seat squeak issue (2012 models, driver's seat). Expected release date is last week of August.

May I ask how you know this? Not doubting, only hoping because I have this issue and am TIRED of hearing that "we cannot duplicate". It's either this TSB or me driving through the service department area at 60mph.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #8
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Hoping this tsb comes out by tomorrow.....I am taking the Heep in for some work and the seat is part of it. Do tsb's come out on a certain day of the week?
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #9
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and I thought it was just my big butt that caused this.... good to know!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
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and I thought it was just my big butt that caused this.... good to know!
If you want the seat fixed, or anything else for that matter, DO NOT go to O'Brien Greenwood. Absolute worst service department I have ever been to. They can't find dick, unless of course it's a non warranty repair I'm sure.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:13 AM   #11
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Good to know. That is where I bought mine
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:37 AM   #12
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wow...i just stumbled on this one. my driver seat has been annoying the hell outta me for the past week. started squeeking outta nowhere. how did u find out there is a tsb that will soon be issued?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #13
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Mine started a week after I bought it back in October last year. Really doesn't bother me all that much but will get it fixed if they are offering.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #14
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My driver side started squeeking first week of ownership... Not a lot first, but now almost every bump... You just have to push with your hands on the seat and it squeeks... Been following this thread like a hawk to see when this TSB is released, since from what I've read just lubricating the springs doesnt fix it
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #15
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I had the squeak too... A poster in another thread stated to move the drivers seat all the way forward, and then push the the back of the seat forward, like you would if you were letting someone in the back seat. I tried this, and it worked for me, no more squeak. Can't explain it, but it worked for me. Raising the height bar did not work. I'm looking forward to what that TSB says also...
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #16
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Are you guys talking about a squeak while driving, or when getting in or out? Our squeaks when I get out and I just figured it was because I am beyond the intended design load of the seat. Never heard it squeak while driving.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #17
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oilwell: mine squeeks both while driving and upon entering/exiting. tiny little bumps or entering a driveway will cause the squeek....it just started recently and i have around 6600 miles
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I guess I'll put this on the list of things to keep an eye on.
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Engineering is currently working on a TSB for the seat squeak issue (2012 models, driver's seat). Expected release date is last week of August.
Any news on this? My 2013 is developing a squeak too...
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:14 AM   #20
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May I ask how you know this? Not doubting, only hoping because I have this issue and am TIRED of hearing that "we cannot duplicate". It's either this TSB or me driving through the service department area at 60mph.
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Any news on this? My 2013 is developing a squeak too...
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:18 AM   #21
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Mine only squeaked in the lowest height setting
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:51 AM   #22
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Anyone else have a squeak in their front seat? Sounds like a support spring creaking or something similar.

Any ideas on how I can fix it?
My driver-seat squeaks, too...
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thank you for following up. i may just buy the tape myself to save a trip to the service and a bunch of time...lol
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #24
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Interesting. The bulletin says it's only for those made Jan 2012 or earlier. Mine was built in May of 2012 and 100% has this issue.

Guess it's worth taking to the dealer to find out anyway.
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Interesting. The bulletin says it's only for those made Jan 2012 or earlier. Mine was built in May of 2012 and 100% has this issue.

Guess it's worth taking to the dealer to find out anyway.
There is a second TSB just issued today that addresses driver seat squeaks on 2012 2-dr models built from May 1 to May 7, 2012. See attachment.


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Old 10-14-2012, 07:48 PM   #26
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So I asked the dealer about it when I went in for an oil change. The service guy had no idea about it, so I showed him and he referenced the TSB. And then proceeded to say mine wasn't covered by date. Bollocks.

So I went to the local craft store, got some "flock tape" (which is just felt with sticky stuff on the back... akin to a band-aid), and did it my damn self.

$2 for a 10x12 square of it and about 30 seconds time to do it. No more squeak.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #27
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We just got a new 2013 sahara and already have the driver seat squeak and cruise control not working! Not off to a good start.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:34 PM   #28
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My 2012 2 door sport also has a very squeaky seat, dealer confirmed there is a bulletin issued and is ordering part to fix. Should be done this week, I hope it works because it is very annoying.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #29
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Mine has the squeak and has been driving me crazy! Was considering starting a thread about this!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:03 PM   #30
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Just got mine repaired today have not driven it much. But the short distance i did it was a 100% better, mine was built in may. I am guessing close to this timeframe service advisor mentioned the newest sb in case this did not fix the issue.

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