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Old 01-16-2015, 10:16 PM
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Odd condensation problem

Hey guys. I have noticed a few odd situations with my new 2014 JGC Summit. This has happened twice so far but tonight I got in my Jeep to come home from work and I noticed a huge amount of condensation INSIDE the vehicle. It covered the entire windshield and back window as well as some other windows. I have never seen this happen before. At first I thought it was on the outside and I turned on the windshield wipers and the outside was bone dry. I went to wipe the inside window with my hand and water went all over my dash. Is this normal? Again, I've had many cars in my life and never have I seen this. The defroster barely even touched it because it was pretty much all water. I had to run back into my work and get some paper towels to soak up the windshield. I live in Florida and the temperature was 50. I'm curious if there is some type of problems with seals. Any information or ideas is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Odd condensation problem

have you recently had the car detailed or been in weather that would bring water into the car?

I've had that situation occur on previous vehicles after getting my carpet's shampooed and leaving the car outside for the day. Even if the ambient temperature wasn't "hot" the sun could have gotten the car right up to the flash point needed to evaporate the carpets and condense it back on the windows.
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Hey guys. I have noticed a few odd situations with my new 2014 JGC Summit. This has happened twice so far but tonight I got in my Jeep to come home from work and I noticed a huge amount of condensation INSIDE the vehicle. It covered the entire windshield and back window as well as some other windows. I have never seen this happen before. At first I thought it was on the outside and I turned on the windshield wipers and the outside was bone dry. I went to wipe the inside window with my hand and water went all over my dash. Is this normal? Again, I've had many cars in my life and never have I seen this. The defroster barely even touched it because it was pretty much all water. I had to run back into my work and get some paper towels to soak up the windshield. I live in Florida and the temperature was 50. I'm curious if there is some type of problems with seals. Any information or ideas is greatly appreciated.
Ya, you have moisture inside the vehicle somewhere. Check both the compartments under your front seats (slide seats full forward and access from rear seat floor).
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Re: Odd condensation problem

Hey guys, thank you for the replies. I haven't checked under the seats like suggested but I have not had any detailing or any water of any kind in my vehicle. It was damp this morning when I got in my Jeep and some dew from the grass may have been on my shoes but I have mud mats in my Jeep and the carpet didn't even come close to being soaked or wet even. Also, its been cool here all day long its been around 50 the entire day. Is there anything else that could be a problem?
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Hey guys, thank you for the replies. I haven't checked under the seats like suggested but I have not had any detailing or any water of any kind in my vehicle. It was damp this morning when I got in my Jeep and some dew from the grass may have been on my shoes but I have mud mats in my Jeep and the carpet didn't even come close to being soaked or wet even. Is there anything else that could be a problem?
Detailing? Not what I was implying. A couple conditions are documented to put water in these two cubbies...also, these rigs are actually too airtight and the highly variable atmospherics for u Floridians can cause this. Condensation forms on the warmer moister side so maybe u had a big temp and humidity swing day and the warmer moister air got trapped inside?
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Detailing? Not what I was implying. A couple conditions are documented to put water in these two cubbies...also, these rigs are actually too airtight and the highly variable atmospherics for u Floridians can cause this. Condensation forms on the warmer moister side so maybe u had a big temp and humidity swing day and the warmer moister air got trapped inside?
I mentioned that I didn't do any detailing because another poster had mentioned it above. You may have something with the humidity. We had 88% today but I don't think the temperature fluctuated much from 50. I'll check those cubbies like you mentioned. I have lived here all my life and have never noticed this before on any of my other vehicles. The water must be coming from somewhere though....
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I mentioned that I didn't do any detailing because another poster had mentioned it above. You may have something with the humidity. We had 88% today but I don't think the temperature fluctuated much from 50. I'll check those cubbies like you mentioned. I have lived here all my life and have never noticed this before on any of my other vehicles. The water must be coming from somewhere though....
I hear ya, don't discount the air tightness of this vehicle over others u have had. She's as tight as a .... . Up north we fight that in the form of relatively poor defrost behavior especially when u add in the lame air flow to the rear windows. Imagine your inside condensation "frozen" with low airflow....can b a pisser.
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Re: Odd condensation problem

I have this same damn problem in Washington. I now keep a MF rag in my vehicle just for wiping the inside windshield down. It only appears to happen after I get off work. It's never that bad in the morning. It sucked when it we had freezing temps here and the inside of my windshield had a layer of frost, lol.

Here's my theory.

I don't think actual water is getting inside my vehicle.

I think it's me. When I get up in the morning to go to work. I do the 3 S's. Shit, Shower, Shave.

I'm out the door about 15 mins after I'm done showering. So, I get inside my vehicle and I'm sure I'm still steaming a little bit, releasing quite a bit of moisture in the air. I turn on my heated seats and steering wheel. Turn on my front and rear defroster. Just to get rid of your normal condensation. I can usually see the windshield and rear view mirror steam right up when I get in.

So I get to work, about 7 minutes later. Its nice and toasty in the vehicle. Vehicle sits all day outside in a cool environment. I get off hours later and it's late and very cool.

That's my theory.

Does this scenario fit yours?

Short time between shower and getting into vehicle. And short commute?
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Re: Odd condensation problem

Hey WATacoRider,

I don't think that it is but its definitely an interesting theory. I do 2 S's in the morning and shower at night before bed. It hasn't happened to me again for me to check under the seat area for water like someone mentioned above. Its happened to me twice and it was the oddest thing I've experienced with a vehicle. I have about a 20 minute drive to work and work 12 hours shifts 9am to 9pm. The two times it has happened to me was after a day of raining and then the rain cleared up. When I went out to my jeep at 9pm at night there was a shit load of water on the inside windshield. I was mesmerized by it and when I went to wipe it with my hand water went all over my dash. I have no idea where all that water came from. The carpeting was dry from what I understand. I though maybe the moisture was coming from the cooling system that cools the seats or something. I've lived in Florida all my life and know how bad the humidity can get but I've never experienced this before ... never. I never realized that there would be enough of a temperature difference inside the vehicle compared to outside the vehicle on a cool day.
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I only do one S in the morning and that's taking a dump. I think the problem is with you guys.. Too many S's



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