Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 01-09-2012, 03:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1510
Candy Girl is on a distinguished road
front seat fading issue

I wonder if any of you have experienced this problem. I went out to sweep my 2011 Overland yesterday and in the sunlight, I can see where both front seats have an area very close to the black piping on the outside of the seat that is losing its color. I have the saddle interior. I can't believe this is happening! I hardly have anyone in the back seat, so I am not sure if it would happen there, too. Any thoughts, suggestions??? Other than this, this vehicle has really been trouble free. Thanks for the help!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-09-2012, 03:47 PM
ajs800's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 736
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 31981
ajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: front seat fading issue

are you referring to the area near the back of the lower section of the seat...the area that basically meets up with the lower back(where the carseat latches are located)? There are secitons of mine that are off slightly, but each piece is consistant so it's not a fading issue but more of a different swatch of leather.
__________________

__________________
2011 Overland, Dk Charcoal Pearl, Black/Saddle w/Summit Wood Trim Swap, V6, QL, 20" wheels, 730N
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-09-2012, 04:03 PM
armoredsaint's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,288
Thanks: 12
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 234404
armoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond repute
Re: front seat fading issue

pics?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-09-2012, 04:05 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 230
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2560
rustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond reputerustyosaurus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: front seat fading issue

apparently, a lot of people are experiencing this issue with the saddle interior. Jeep has been swapping out the seat backs (or whatever the affected part is) under warranty. haven't seen anybody report on it lately though - makes me wonder if maybe they finally changed vendors or the dyeing process.

this is the reason why i went with black interior over saddle.

take it in to the dealership and they should swap it out no problem.

here are two threads on this:
HELP! Saddle finish wearing off.
Seat wear at 12,000 miles
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1510
Candy Girl is on a distinguished road
Re: front seat fading issue

Ajs100, it it the edge of the seat toward the front more so than the back. Armoredsaint, I will try to get pics tomorrow to show all of you.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-09-2012, 04:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1510
Candy Girl is on a distinguished road
Re: front seat fading issue

Rustyosaurus, the pic on the links you gave me are exactly what is happening to mine. Again, I will try to get some pics tomorrow.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-09-2012, 04:36 PM
fireron's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ area
Posts: 285
Thanks: 27
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 1575
fireron is on a distinguished road
Re: front seat fading issue

Do a search on this topic, there are already plenty of pics of the problem. I had both of my front seat bottoms replaced under warranty. The new ones are a little different in the texture, a little rougher maybe if that is the right word, and seem to be holding up much better than the originals. They will replace them though and you might have to go through the "dance" of having the dealership use a vendor to dye them first, all part of the game. They can't really be effectively dyed though because they are a multi-color dye that is almost impossible to correctly duplicate. Good luck!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-09-2012, 10:12 PM
ajs800's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 736
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 31981
ajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond reputeajs800 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: front seat fading issue

okay, i just realized you said the front seats. I was referring to the rear seats. I'd have to say my late 2011 (june) has not had any wear issues as of yet.
__________________
2011 Overland, Dk Charcoal Pearl, Black/Saddle w/Summit Wood Trim Swap, V6, QL, 20" wheels, 730N
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-10-2012, 03:14 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1510
Candy Girl is on a distinguished road
Re: front seat fading issue

I have the pics to show all of you. I am sorry that the driver's side is on the light side, but the defect nearly runs the length of the seat. The other pic is the passenger side.

Just some info. My Overland was made February 26th. I did not receive it until June 4th. You may remember my many postings regarding the long wait I had.

Please let me know of any more thoughts you may have. Thanks for the help!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0079.jpg (514.6 KB, 231 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0080.jpg (519.8 KB, 203 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-10-2012, 05:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chicago Suburb
Posts: 148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 83556
MikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond reputeMikeBoom has a reputation beyond repute
Re: front seat fading issue

As noted above, Jeep has been taking care of this issue by replacing the seat covers. FWIW, that is very premature wear for any color of leather seat. I'm currently driving a '96 4Runner with similar colored leather that shows none of this type of color loss. Not being an expert, it looks to me like a very thin layer of dye was sprayed on the leather, the result being that just a wee bit of contact is wearing it off.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-11-2012, 10:29 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1510
Candy Girl is on a distinguished road
Re: front seat fading issue

I agree totally, Mike. My last Jeep was a '96 Grand Cherokee Limited and those seats were like the day I bought that vehicle 15 1/2 years later!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-11-2012, 11:25 AM
JTS97Z28's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 1,449
Thanks: 0
Thanked 29 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 25123
JTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to JTS97Z28
Re: front seat fading issue

I will agree that this is way too early to be showing wear, but I will also say this. If you want your seats to last it is VERY important to get in and out of your car with care. I always cringe when I see people (even worse if your over weight) getting in and out of the car by putting all their weight on the bolsters then sliding over. I am not saying this is what you do, im only saying that in the long run it will keep your seats looking perfect. When I get in my cars I do not touch the side bolsters at all. I sit directly into the middle of the seat and so far every car I have ever owned the seats always look brand new. I know in a SUV that might be tough to do since you have to go up and into the seat, where as with my current car you go down into the seat.
I know it stinks that one would have to change the way they do things just because the manufacturer didnt make the side bolsters better, but it is what it is and my recommendation is to change the way you get in and out of the car. Been workin for me :-)
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
04 Jeep Grand Cherokee Heated Seat Issue 85cj7rebuild Troubleshooting/Problems 11 03-27-2012 12:03 AM
Driver Seat Issue pbhgc Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 1 12-24-2011 10:55 AM
Fold down the front passenger seat. wynnrs Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 8 08-23-2011 11:22 PM
Interior Lights not fading in and out (fuse or module?) HEMI57 Grand Cherokee - WK 2 08-17-2011 06:03 AM
Intermittent Seat controls issue! 04JGC Troubleshooting/Problems 3 04-15-2011 03:26 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community