Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > 2012 wrangler door problem

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: 2012 wrangler door problem Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-20-2012 10:25 PM
kayotte As someone else pointed out, the doors on the Jeeps are lighter, less structurally sound than normal vehicles therefore there is less mass (or momentum) when shutting it. That plus new seals makes it tougher. I've had my 2012 just over 1 month now and it's already getting easier.
03-20-2012 10:18 PM
JIMBOX I'im out and about and I can't copy my icons, but

The front doors are especially tough to close with the hardtop, because of the "Freedom top" rubber sealing, at the front door tops !

I don't know how they act with soft tops--

--JIMBO
03-20-2012 09:48 PM
Tropicsgirl I have noticed the same issue with my Jeep. I have to remind my husband to close the door with some force when he rides with me, and I tell him "It's a Jeep. It can handle it!"
03-20-2012 01:24 PM
LBrito If you clap twice and do a 360 degree spin, they'll close better.

On a serious note, my 2012 requires the doors to be slammed too. It's the seals as everyone has been mentioning.
03-20-2012 12:21 PM
Dusthol Normal operation. The dealer even pointed it out to me when looking at mine. Irritating yes. But not anything to give up the jeep over.
03-20-2012 12:02 PM
CarJunki Hubby's '11 JKU is the same way, it almost always takes me two times to shut the passenger door, IF all the other doors are closed. With the (hard)top off or the soft top on, I have no issues and I have learned to give it a good tug shut.
03-20-2012 09:46 AM
sclui56 I think the doors are lighter than cars and the seals are better for a tighter fit (notice how the door bounces out when unlatched from inside?), the last door being closed always presents a bit of challenge, and since I usually am the only person there, I thought the driver's door was the issue, but if the window is cracked or the passenger door remains opened, the driver's door can be closed easily.

Now my family has been conditioned to pull hard with the JK doors, they start doing the same on the other vehicles, even the ones with soft close



Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbaldguy View Post
I have had my JK sport for about a month now and have the same issue, but not a big deal. I also found that keeping the windows cracked solves the problem, as does having the top off.

The wife says it's a good fit, because I slam doors all the time, but fusses because now the kids slam the doors on her CRV like they are in the jeep

bbg
03-20-2012 08:53 AM
ranjr
Quote:
Originally Posted by lokka
Check the rubber beading the goes around the door. I had this same issue with the front right door... I would just push it and sometimes it would even bounce back. Make sure the beading is properly seated / tucked how it's supposed to be. When it happenned to me, it was not an obvious sign... and I did not see the issue until it loosened further and there was obvious & increased wind-noise.
I agree. The weatherstrip on my front passenger door has worked its way out twice now requiring me to push it back into the channel.
03-20-2012 08:53 AM
bigbaldguy I have had my JK sport for about a month now and have the same issue, but not a big deal. I also found that keeping the windows cracked solves the problem, as does having the top off.

The wife says it's a good fit, because I slam doors all the time, but fusses because now the kids slam the doors on her CRV like they are in the jeep

bbg
03-20-2012 08:29 AM
lokka Check the rubber beading the goes around the door. I had this same issue with the front right door... I would just push it and sometimes it would even bounce back. Make sure the beading is properly seated / tucked how it's supposed to be. When it happenned to me, it was not an obvious sign... and I did not see the issue until it loosened further and there was obvious & increased wind-noise.
03-20-2012 08:04 AM
speeddrive1 Crack the window an inch or so and they will close a lot easier.
03-20-2012 07:04 AM
Ape With the hardtop on, they will always require more oomph than usual. Once your top is off or you run a soft top, they will close very easily. It's a Jeep thing.
03-20-2012 06:36 AM
kik That's normal. If you grab the interior handle more towards the rear of the vehicle and pull it will close more easily. It does "break in" with time but the seal is better than a normal passenger vehicle. Also, check the door seals. Sometimes they'll stick and partially come out of the track. If you lightly wipe them with silicone spray from a rag they won't stick to the door jambs when closed.
03-20-2012 06:09 AM
OutlawJK My doors were tough to shut when new
After a few months they are getting better
But still have to give it a firm pull since the seals are tight and the doors are light

No tools supplied , like posted above get a set of torx with a ratchet and leave in it
03-20-2012 04:51 AM
CorvusCorax
Quote:
Originally Posted by Super- View Post
I was thinking the same thing! Did the jeep come with the tools required to take the hard-top and doors off? or must I supply that.

Get yourself a set of torx bits with a ratchet to remove the doors and top.
03-20-2012 04:38 AM
Super-
Quote:
Originally Posted by jppower View Post
Take the doors off?

My 2012 doors are a bit tougher to close then a car door but nothing I can't handle, I think I have read other posts about it.
I was thinking the same thing! Did the jeep come with the tools required to take the hard-top and doors off? or must I supply that.
03-20-2012 04:34 AM
jppower Take the doors off?

My 2012 doors are a bit tougher to close then a car door but nothing I can't handle, I think I have read other posts about it.
03-20-2012 04:28 AM
Super-
2012 wrangler door problem

I'm new to the jeep world, and have just bought a 2012 4-door jeep wrangler. Everything seemed to be great, until i noticed that the front driver side and front passenger side doors don't close as smoothly as the rear doors (both sides). Whenever I try and close the door, they bounce when pushed lightly, and need a harder push to actually close the door. I always tell the passenger to re-open and close their door, since it wasn't closed hard enough. The (open door display on the dashboard tells me it wasn't closed fully). It really is bothersome and am thinking of taking it back to the dealer, is this normal? what should i do? Help would be greatly appreciated! I'm a newbie!

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC