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Re: Dashboard Leather Bubble and Defroster Vent

I just had my dash replaced under warranty. No problems.
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Re: Dashboard Leather Bubble and Defroster Vent

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Your absolutely correct. It should be replaced. But hey, watch this video then tell me if you would be comfortable with this procedure done to your vehicle.

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It's one of those things you'd rather not know too much about. You just want a satisfactory outcome. Something like what the kitchen looks likes like in your favorite restaurant... you don't want to know.
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Your absolutely correct. It should be replaced. But hey, watch this video then tell me if you would be comfortable with this procedure done to your vehicle.

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Wow, that's a lot of work, and lots of potential for broken parts and rattles later on. I'd try the needle and glue trick, maybe have them replace the register cover since it appears to be warped.
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My 2011 GC overland dash bubbled by the defroster vent on both sides. Dealer replaced the entire dash under warranty... Took two days... Part was $2600. You should get it fixed!
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Re: Dashboard Leather Bubble and Defroster Vent

Just had mine replaced due to bubbles near the windshield and then at the base of the speedo dome... New one looks better than new. I think there is now a stitch seem at the base of the speedo dome that was not on the previous one. Makes sense...

Haven't driven enough to hear any new "rattles", but I was not going to accept this on a new vehicle under warranty. (definitely would accept it on a car out of warranty!).
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Re: Dashboard Leather Bubble and Defroster Vent

Mine has remained rattle free for the most part. Its been about three months now. I did notice a couple of things that you or anyone else might want to double check as well after dash replacement.

1. The covers under the dash on my car were not lined up properly but easily corrected. The foot well vents should poke through the felt material. No biggie.

2. The plastic ring / dust shield around the steering wheel doesn't seem to stay snapped in on the right side close to the START button. It is slightly lifted now. If I push lightly on the piece it will sit flush but never stays down. My dealer also very slightly tore the dust shield vinyl. Not a huge deal. But maybe I should mention it.

3. The top defroster vent grill was also replaced on my car. I noticed the wires for the light sensor were not properly in place when they popped the defroster grill back in. I used a plastic stick to push the wires down so they were no longer visible. I hope they are in the right place. Everything works.

4. I noticed in front of the gear shifter where the center console meets the large cubby hole the plastic pieces were not lined up right. It was causing and obvious squeak. So I pushed gently and it "popped" back into the properly place. Squeak gone. Don't force it too hard though.


So I give the dealer credit. They were careful obviously and did not scratch my interior in any way. I really was expecting the worst. I was pleasantly surprised and the dealership has earned my respect back.


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Re: Dashboard Leather Bubble and Defroster Vent

My Jeep is 2 years old. Here is a photo if the dash. Waiting for feedback from the dealer. 102 000km


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They will ldefinitely have to approve replacement of that! Mine wasn't that bad. Yours is really bad.

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The dreaded red x is all that shows.
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Re: Dashboard Leather Bubble and Defroster Vent

There's no way I'd have them replace the dash if the repair works. The complexity of the dash replacement is such that additional new issues are bound to surface.
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Re: Dashboard Leather Bubble and Defroster Vent

Looks very familar. Chrysler had this problem with padded vinyl tops back in the early 1980's. They just have never gotten the hang of gluing a darker colored plyable material to a solid substrate that is exposed to hot temperatures caused by direct sunlight. That dashtop gets plenty hot on a warm sunny day.

When I took my brand new 1982 Chrysler LeBaron Brougham 4-door (what was I thinking?) into the dealer, showing them how it bubbled up on hot days when parked outside in the sun they said "well, don't park it outside in the sun on hot days". The dealer refused to repair it, the Chrysler zone manager refused to repair it. It never did get fixed. That and other problems made me trade the POS for a 1984 Buick Century after putting up with it for about 1 year. Made we swear off Chrysler products for years. Now, the problems I had with that Buick (suffered with that POS for 2 years before trading again)...but that's a story for the GM forums...

Which is why I drove mostly Fords for the past 25+ years.

Love my 2012 GC, one of the best vehicles I ever owned (so far, knock on wood laminate). Be happy Chrysler is replacing these dask covers under the warranty.
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