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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

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I have the same issue with my seat. I haven't had a chance to take it in yet.

Ugg, You know -- I noticed this too but it wasn't that bad until I read this thread and started messing with my lumbar. Now it's 10x worse.

Just got back from the dealer yesterday too... Wish I had read this a day earlier.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

Yeah I just set an appointment today in a few hours to get all this fix. Lumber noise is getting worst over time I assume what ever it is in loosing up more or something.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

UPDATE

Went to the dealer today. Here's my results

Thud issue in the steering wheel- part ordered under TSB

Seat-They moved some stuff around will see how it is for the next few days.

Door alinement- Need to come back another day to let the body shop take care of it.

highway speed wheel shaking- Balancing turned out to be fine. They did find a striped lug nut up in my front right wheel. Tech said it looked like an old lug nut installed. I will test this over the weekend on the highway to see.

FUNNY thing- before he even checked my wheel balancing he must have thought I meant shaking during braking which after his testing found my front rotors needed to be replace. I find this interesting given my ticket and my typed out notes said at speeds over 60MPH the wheel shakes. Seems to be a balancing issue. Yet he checked my brakes and I had to insist he go back and find the original problem I complained about which turned up balancing was fine and found the bad striped lug nut.

I guess on a brighter note I'm getting new front rotors. The Service Manager stated that when a car sits on the lot for a while it can build up rust which will cause warping of the rotors which will get worst over time. I didn't know that and figured it would be good for others to know that if you were like me picking up a leftover that sat there for over 3 months on the lot.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

I took mine in to the dealer about the seat issue, they took me to a brand new one on the lot and told me it was normal. So if you move the lumbar up and out it creeks and if you move it down and in it stops. The said it was normal and there was nothing they could do about it.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

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I took mine in to the dealer about the seat issue, they took me to a brand new one on the lot and told me it was normal. So if you move the lumbar up and out it creeks and if you move it down and in it stops. The said it was normal and there was nothing they could do about it.
The issue I am having has nothing to do with when I move the lumbar. My seat back makes a crackling noise and I can feel the plastic in my seat when I move around. The problem came up after about 1500 miles.

I'm scheduled to go in next Tuesday to have the seat looked at, the update intermediate shaft installed (this will be my second intermediate shaft), my leaking washer nozzle fixed and some exterior trim lined up. I have just shy of 2000 miles on my Overland and this will be the second time it has been in the shop with a list of things that need to be fixed. Hopefully, I won't have to go back for awhile after this round of repairs.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

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The issue I am having has nothing to do with when I move the lumbar. My seat back makes a crackling noise and I can feel the plastic in my seat when I move around. The problem came up after about 1500 miles.

I'm scheduled to go in next Tuesday to have the seat looked at, the update intermediate shaft installed (this will be my second intermediate shaft), my leaking washer nozzle fixed and some exterior trim lined up. I have just shy of 2000 miles on my Overland and this will be the second time it has been in the shop with a list of things that need to be fixed. Hopefully, I won't have to go back for awhile after this round of repairs.
Cabinetman - I had the same issue with my Laredo that I purchased 9-11-10. It had a build date from July. I posted a reply to this on this site somewhere else. Anyway after going to the dealer 3 times for the lumbar moving around issue and the thudding noise coming from within both lower seat cushions all I got was the same "Cannot duplicate symptoms". I got home and took the back off of the driver's seat and saw the plastic plate pushed up against the seat cushion. I was surprised to see there was no bag or ball or anything else, because it sure did feel like something rolling around in there. I even had my wife drive while I sat in the back seat holding onto the plate to see how much it would move. The plate would move, but only a very little bit. So I took some batting, about an inch or 2 worth and stuffed it in between the plate and the seat cushion. Worked like a charm. No more movement feeling in my back, which had been driving me craaaaazzzyyy. I'm thinking the new tsb for the lower seat cushion clips (going with wider clips) will fix the thudding noise I get while making quick turns or going over bumps. I hope this helps.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumber support is...

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Same issue here
"Hi.I have the same lumbar noise issue.How did you take the seat back apart in order to do the repair.I looked at it andtherwarentanyscrewsor anything .Much appreciated"

Sorry, I tried replying on the email, but something about needing 10 posts kept popping up, so I'm doing this instead. Apologies to all.

It's kind of hard to explain and maybe just a little easier to do. At first I pulled the plastic backing away from the upper part of the seat. I was able to reach inside and push down on what I would call a plastic clip. There are about 5 or 6 plastic "clips" that are just molded plastic extending from the plastic backing itself and they are shaped so that they have to be pushed inward or downward. Once you get one undone, the others are a little bit easier. Just be careful not to pull to hard, you might break the clips. After you get the back off you'll better understand what I mean by the pushing inward or downward on the clips. Sorry I couldn't give any more specifics, it's kinda hard to explain. Hope this helps.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

UPDATE:

Thud issue in the steering wheel fixed thanks to the TSB.

The new front rotors did nothing for my shaky wheel at speeds over 55mph. Plan to bring it back again this week. They told me they checked my balancing which was fine.

Any other ideas causing this?
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

Also, need to get my driver door panel fixed. It rattles from the bass. Only happens on the drivers side. Can't wait to get all these new car bugs finally fixed..
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

I had the seat lumber issue as well and it drove me NUTS. I also have the issue with the back of the seat coming loose (no wonder a lot of people don't buy American anymore, what stupid-ass problems) so I pulled back on the seat cover and noticed that there was a white plastic brace for the lumber support and it was hanging on the seat frame with some hooks, and there was a good 5mm of play. I just unhooked the whole assembly and took it out. Now, my power lumbar doesnt seem to "inflate" as much but the crackling and movement while turning a bumpy corner is gone and the seat feels more comfortable, like it's deeper. I can simply put it back in there and hang it back up on the hooks if I need to.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

Second visit back to the dealer to fix my highway wheel shaking was finally figured out after the Jeep was there all day and the tech was clueless. He sent Chrsyler message to see if there were any ideas. In the end he decided to just strip all the weights off each wheel and start over with the balancing process. Worked like a charm.

Few items still to be fixed which they never fixed again right. The lumbar support area still creeks. Its now getting worst where I can't real do any adjustments to make it go away unless I fill the bag almost completely up.

Second, is my door panel rattling from the bass from the speakers. I only have the bass up to 4-5 and rattling starts at around 18-20 volume. Songs that are boomy really gets the rattling issue going. They couldn't find anything wrong and said they just did a simple re-install of the door panel. No go still rattles. Really messes up some songs since it doesn't sound clear. Any ideas since tech's don't seem to think this isn't a big deal? Sounds like the past model which the door panels always rattled to the bass. I don't even have this one turned up that much thanks to the subwoofer in the back this time around.
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Re: Creaking noise from driver seat where the lumbar support is...

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UPDATE

Went to the dealer today. Here's my results

Thud issue in the steering wheel- part ordered under TSB

Seat-They moved some stuff around will see how it is for the next few days.

Door alinement- Need to come back another day to let the body shop take care of it.

highway speed wheel shaking- Balancing turned out to be fine. They did find a striped lug nut up in my front right wheel. Tech said it looked like an old lug nut installed. I will test this over the weekend on the highway to see.

FUNNY thing- before he even checked my wheel balancing he must have thought I meant shaking during braking which after his testing found my front rotors needed to be replace. I find this interesting given my ticket and my typed out notes said at speeds over 60MPH the wheel shakes. Seems to be a balancing issue. Yet he checked my brakes and I had to insist he go back and find the original problem I complained about which turned up balancing was fine and found the bad striped lug nut.

I guess on a brighter note I'm getting new front rotors. The Service Manager stated that when a car sits on the lot for a while it can build up rust which will cause warping of the rotors which will get worst over time. I didn't know that and figured it would be good for others to know that if you were like me picking up a leftover that sat there for over 3 months on the lot.
Sorry mate but rust on the rotors which causes warping is a load of crap. Do you have stupid on your forehead. Cant believe some of the rubbish they tell customers.
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