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montemac 07-02-2013 10:12 AM

Loud pop heard from passenger seat
Today, I heard a loud pop come from my 2012 wrangler altitude. I was driving at a steady speed with the windows up. The sound came from inside the cabin near the passenger seat. As soon as I heard it, I turned my head in that direction.

any thoughts?

jailguard 07-02-2013 10:21 AM

How fat was the chick sitting it the seat?

kik 07-02-2013 10:23 AM

It could be the seat adjustment wasn't completely locked in place.

montemac 07-02-2013 10:25 AM

It was loud, like someone taking a knife and popping an empty 2 liter soda bottle. Could the seat adjustment do that?

CoreyZ 07-02-2013 10:43 AM


montemac 07-02-2013 10:49 AM

Possibly speakers but it did sound like it came from the passenger seat somewhere and I only heard it once. My husband heard it once also.

Bpscotty 07-02-2013 10:54 AM

Auto Door Locks?

Barmanvarn 07-02-2013 10:55 AM

Maybe a rock hit the undercarriage?

Dusthol 07-02-2013 11:45 AM

Those pesky gremlins are playing again.

montemac 07-02-2013 11:55 AM

It definitely came from inside the cabin somewhere in the vacinity of the passenger seat.

My husband also heard it. He had the windows down so the sound was not as loud for him as it was for me. I had the windows rolled up.

nobndry 07-02-2013 12:10 PM

Did you throw a weight from a tire? It sounds like it is like a large rock hitting the car. Every once and a while the stick on ones will pop off and it scared the hell out of me when it happened to me lol.

JeepCourtney3700 07-02-2013 12:13 PM

Window regulator. Watch the ones on that side, they should fail soon.

AverageJK 07-02-2013 12:39 PM

I've heard this sound a few times too, it sounds like a rock smacking the windshield hard but I never see the rock and no chips appear on the windshield. It's confusing when it happens.

montemac 07-02-2013 12:49 PM

Someone mentioned seat adjustment to me. I did some "googling" and found an old service bulletin for 99-04 Cherokees that said "customer may experience popping sound coming from the area of either front seat frame."

Wondering if this could also be an issue with some JKs

The suggested repair is to take to dealership and have the parts of the seat track lubricated.

I'll keep listening for this noise and see if that might be my problem.

legitposter 07-02-2013 03:39 PM

This thread is a good example of a first-world problem lol.

kik 07-02-2013 05:03 PM

What you can do is get white lithium grease and treat the seat tracks. That's all the dealer will do and it will save you a trip.

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