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Old 01-16-2012, 05:19 PM
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

I'm also not that happy with the seats.

On high setting, they do get hot enough (too hot), but I think it takes way too long. By the time it gets going, it's at a time point that my butt would've warmed the leather on their own anyways.

And the the portion that gets hot seems to small. My Libery also just heated a small area: like the WK2, just the 'butt area' and lumbar, but the area that the WK2 heats seems even smaller.

And the low setting? Can't even tell it's working; sometimes I wonder if it's defective.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:07 PM
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

The heated seat works fine for me.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

My wife complained to me tonight that the butt portion of the seat in our 2011 Overland doesn't get hot. The back portion does. We both went for a ride and switched positions half way through. Verdict is neither the driver or passenger seat seem to have heat on the butt portion. The back in the lumbar area on both seats was nice and toasty. Outside temp was about 23 degrees. Her commute home from work was about 30 minutes. I'm going to have the dealer check them out because if they are working properly they suck.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:11 PM
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

My heated seats are not the greatest either. They get warm but not hot.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

Mine don't come near the warmth or surface on the seat and back that my WJ had. The outer area of the seat stays cold.
I'm thinking since there are a good number of members posting good and bad heat in their seats, there may be a problem with some units.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

Had a very cold yesterday and today in N. IL about 6F. Yesterday I remote started the car at work after it had sat outside since lunch and left it running for about 6 or 7 minutes. Got in and drove for about 7-8 min before I even felt heat from the bottom. The back was a little quicker but I also had a thick jacket on. This morning it was above 30F in my garage I got in drove to work and it took at least 5 minutes before I felt the heat. And when I say "felt the heat" I do not mean 'heat at a comfortable level' - I mean any kind of warmth at all. I can generally feel the warmth of the HVAC before I feel the seat. Honestly it's almost worthless since my drive to work is only about 10min.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

my buddy has the Limited, yeah the heated seats on the highest setting isn't even close to warmth compared to my BMW in the lowest setting.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

this is how mine work. regardless if its -50 degrees outside or 100.
turn them on high, then turn the off after a minute or 2 and turn the back on hi. they get really warm.

try that out.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

I usually remote start, but didn't yesterday, and when I turned on the heated seats to high, after a few minutes I realized I had actually turned on the ventilated seats on high. It was 19 degrees out. After this, I expect the heated seat to feel plenty warm. The seats in my WK2 are much less warm than my WK was or my dad's WJ is. Those seats got very hot very quick. I actually prefer these seats with less heat.
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this is how mine work. regardless if its -50 degrees outside or 100.
turn them on high, then turn the off after a minute or 2 and turn the back on hi. they get really warm.

try that out.
You know I tried this and I might be crazy but I swear this helped! I drove about 2 min down the road and turned the seat off and back on again and almost immediately I started to feel it get warm. Still did not get warm enough for me but it seemed to get there a lot quicker! It was in the single digits and I did not remote start.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

What are you guys wearing? I know when I had heated seats and had jeans on, I couldn't feel it right away but if I was wearing nice dress pants, I can feel it heat up fast.
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