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Supercop260 04-21-2012 08:42 PM

JK driver seat problem
 
Does anyone else's drivers seat upper cushion lean farther back to one side? Mine sags farther back on the right side and using the adjustment to move it higher or lower requires me to pull the handle and actually force it to move with my other hand.

I had it in the dealer to correct the problem...they took the upper seat apart and said there's definitely a lean to it but they compared it to other JK's and it seems they all have a varying degree of sideways lean. Lon story short, they won't repair it.

GREEN-MACHINE 04-22-2012 07:11 AM

i thought it was just my fat ass causing me to sit crooked in the seat... but yeah i got that lean to the right also.

hbgirl 04-22-2012 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by GREEN-MACHINE
i thought it was just my fat ass causing me to sit crooked in the seat... but yeah i got that lean to the right also.

Same here :/

DaleUp 04-22-2012 08:40 AM

Just got a used '07 JK. has 30k miles and the seat seems okay.

damndirtydog 04-22-2012 08:56 AM

Negative, on my 09.
If it's still under the bumper to bumper warranty, you need to insist it be replaced. Tell them it's causing back issues. If the service manager give no resolution, I would ask to see the the head of the dealership or refer your complaint to Chrysler customer care, but continue to stress that you are unable to drive the vehicle for any extended amt of time because the seat is causing back pain due to the akward position it places your upper body in.

Supercop260 04-22-2012 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by damndirtydog (Post 2288970)
Negative, on my 09.
If it's still under the bumper to bumper warranty, you need to insist it be replaced. Tell them it's causing back issues. If the service manager give no resolution, I would ask to see the the head of the dealership or refer your complaint to Chrysler customer care, but continue to stress that you are unable to drive the vehicle for any extended amt of time because the seat is causing back pain due to the akward position it places your upper body in.

That's exactly what I'm planning on doing. My only issue is getting it to the dealer before I leave the state for training in a couple days.

Those of you who said the seat leans to one side, do you also have the seat adjustment problem? I wonder if those 2 go together...

damndirtydog 04-22-2012 05:14 PM

Good luck Supercop. Keep us posted on the result. :popcorn:

Comac90 04-22-2012 07:03 PM

No lean on mine - in fact, I think it's one of the best stock seats I've ever had in a vehicle.

T

MotorCityBear 04-22-2012 08:31 PM

No lean on mine but the drivers seat on my 2012Sahara has a very irritating squeak. I am planning on taking it in to the dealer as it seems to be getting worse.

Supercop260 04-22-2012 10:27 PM

Thanks for the input everyone. It seems that the dealers are content with comparing the problem to other JK's and using the "it's just a Jeep" excuse.

I'm planning on calling the dealer tomorrow.

Matador 04-23-2012 10:07 AM

I had the same problem and a lot of creaking and the seat rocking back and forth. The dealer was useless. According to them the would have to take the seat apart, find the faulty part, document everything then send it to Chrysler for approval. In the end they felt it would cause more problems than it was worth and told me to pretty much live with it, its a Jeep. So I took matters into my own hands and fixed it myself

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/sea...ix-142444.html

Supercop260 05-25-2012 07:27 PM

Update:

I went to lean the top of my driver seat the other day and it wouldn't budge. I leaned it forward to see if it was stuck and sure enough, once it leaned forward, it wouldn't go back. I had to resort to slamming my entire body against the seat to get it to move. Well, that worked a little too well and I heard a ratcheting sound as the seat flew all the way back. Yay

Called the dealer and got it in a week later. They said they would have to charge a $49 diagnostic fee if the fault wasn't from their tech when he worked on it 1000mi earlier. It wouldn't be an issue at all except I'm at almost 37K miles now = no warranty. They also tried to tell me that all they did was compare it to other Jeeps...a little different then the first time it was in when they supposedly took the seat apart to inspect it.

Today the manager called me and said they'd do me a favor and cover it under warranty and that they have to replace the seat frame. I'm glad they are doing the right thing and covering it but it's funny how the techs find problems once the warranty goes away.

DannyV 05-25-2012 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by MotorCityBear (Post 2291094)
No lean on mine but the drivers seat on my 2012Sahara has a very irritating squeak. I am planning on taking it in to the dealer as it seems to be getting worse.

Was it more of a groan/squeak combo? Had the same thing. Dealer service lubed the whole thing up and it went away.

bearman95 05-26-2012 08:42 AM

:thumb:
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Originally Posted by Comac90 (Post 2290770)
No lean on mine - in fact, I think it's one of the best stock seats I've ever had in a vehicle.

T


ShotgunRed218 05-26-2012 05:21 PM

You guys have a squeak too? I thought I was the only one. Can't figure out what it is exactly or I would fix it myself. I just feel stupid bringing it to the dealer because I'm sure they will look at me like what ever lady. I figured I would wait until it gets good and squeaky and then they can't say they can't hear it.


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