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10-15-2014 07:17 PM
Guns Up-USMC 2012 JK and almost every one has to close it twice.I tell them it is a Jeep and not to be afraid to slam the door to shut it.
10-15-2014 07:04 PM
pwain The door seals break-in too. On my second JK I had forgotten all about this phenomenon.
10-15-2014 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by Arch View Post
I just follow through and hold on to the handle until it is closed
This. The doors are relatively light compared to conventional car doors, so momentum alone may not shut them.
10-15-2014 06:48 PM
RubiconSS If it's a women just say "All Men are Evil" right as she is closing it.

Works every time.

Otherwise, get in the habit of dropping your window an inch as the doors get closed, that works too.
10-15-2014 05:16 PM
baseballfanz You'll get use to it. There's not a lot of weight with these doors like other cars and trucks. First week of ownership I probably had to do it twice every time I close the door.
10-15-2014 04:59 PM
drl650 I too have had my wife say the door is hard to shut so good to hear that it is a common issue. Im fine with it as it feels solid.
03-19-2013 05:08 PM
Originally Posted by TrueNorth View Post
Just wait till you put your soft top on.

Everyone that gets into you Jeep will slam the door shut.
Mine do the same thing with the soft top - maybe not quite so bad, but enough that anyone not familiar with it triggers a door ajar message. That sucker fits tight. The only way to get them to close easily is to crack a window.
03-19-2013 04:50 PM
Cstew I was having the same issue. I put new door bushings in and my doors close with ease. My bushings were shot and my doors sagged just enough to make it a PITA to close them.

Here's the bushings I used. Jeep Co-Op
03-19-2013 02:23 PM
smokintaps if you are running the hardtop with full doors this is completely normal. A tight seal is a good thing.
03-19-2013 02:20 PM
Senior Chief
Originally Posted by Ponderosa View Post
You need to turn off "submarine mode" (on the EVIC).
03-19-2013 01:38 PM
Fitnesstec Just take the doors off completely.
03-19-2013 01:36 PM
TrueNorth Just wait till you put your soft top on.

Everyone that gets into you Jeep will slam the door shut.
03-19-2013 01:11 PM
heinzbean The rubber seals are very thick and probably designed to keep water from coming in the doors when your going through deep water.
03-19-2013 12:42 PM
Mom2one My jeep is almost 2 yrs old and I still have to remind people to shut the doors harder than what they are used to doing. No biggie since you get used to having to tell people.
03-19-2013 12:32 PM
Jeeps_and_Boats Yep, well trodden topic. Push firmly, or as others have suggested with a bunch of passengers getting into your Jeep, it's sometimes easiest to roll your drivers window down a bit to ease the closing of all the other doors.

My biggest issue is forgetting that a door is open elsewhere on the Jeep, and still firmly shutting the door unnecessarily.
03-19-2013 12:31 PM
Gundad68 Follow thru works for me.
03-19-2013 12:29 PM
mollyg All new vehicles have the same problem roll the window down 2-3 " lets the air out of the cab its called air tight vehicle. I see the same thing on new big rigs too , window down does the trick.
03-19-2013 12:26 PM
Ponderosa You need to turn off "submarine mode" (on the EVIC).
03-19-2013 12:24 PM
Arch I just follow through and hold on to the handle until it is closed, works every time. Glad to hear I am not the only owner who's experienced this.
03-19-2013 12:23 PM
ilikeguns just smash one of the windows.. problem solved.
03-19-2013 12:22 PM
Originally Posted by Lowerumble View Post
Stop giving rides to sissys....
Haha its funny because all of my friends are big boys who bounce and power lift yet they can't shut my door without two tries.

And yes I have a hardtop as well it must be a tight seal, my girlfriend can never get it closed without two tries
03-19-2013 12:22 PM
lolpetewtf Sissies*

Happens to me every day. Girlfriend has to shut the door twice. When I exit the Jeep I make sure her door is closed before mine; it is much easier that way.
03-19-2013 12:21 PM
blackrubicon It's a matter of pushing them firmly shut and not "slamming" them. If you push them and follow thru you can shut them from 3-4 inches away.
03-19-2013 12:18 PM
Lowerumble Stop giving rides to sissys....
03-19-2013 12:16 PM
bmidd31 Hardtop on my 2013 make a tight seal and mine are very hard to shut as well. My wife has to shut hers twice almost every time...
03-19-2013 12:16 PM
chipmonk66gt It's the norm, everyone has it to some degree.
03-19-2013 12:15 PM
New JK doors hard to close!

I apologize in advance if this is already a topic on here. But I have had my JK for 3 months now and I cannot give anyone a ride without having to ask them to close their door again, as the first time didn't have enough force. I really don't care about this and I am glad my Wrangler is solid, but I am wondering if this will get worked in a bit. The dealer told me after a while the doors will become easier to shut. Personally, I have no problem getting them to close but like I said everyone I give a ride cannot seem to shut them haha

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