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Old 06-24-2014, 03:40 PM
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2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

Dear Jeep god,

Are you mad at me? I don't understand. I have been a faithful Jeeper for life. I climbed up from the bottom (1986 Jeep Commanche 2.8L) to reach the mountain top and buy a SRT, and yet you strike me down with a squeaky passenger seat.

Why Jeep god, why?

The back story: When there is a passenger in the co-pilot seat, when accelerating/stopping or going over rough terrain, the seat squeaks. I have taken the vehicle to the dealership, they have acknowledged the squeak but said that they will need to take the seat apart to figure it out fully. Is there anyone who can help me out here? Anyone experience the same issue with their passenger seat (only when someone is sitting in it). The squeak is not coming from the dual pane sun roof, or anywhere other than the passenger seat itself.

Also while at the dealership, they ordered me new Brembo pads for the front of the vehicle as there was a loud nails on glass noise when stopping at low speeds. They said this will be covered under warranty. Additionally, they ordered me a driver side air vent since mine won't close (just remains open).

I AM LOSING MY MIND TO THIS SEAT SQUEAK. PLEASE HELP.

Thank you.
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

My passenger seat squeaked also. I "excercised" the seat through all of its range of motion adjustments several times and the squeak has been gone for months. I think it is just some factory lube that is not fully dispersed in the joints of the seat. It was really driving me crazy every time I had a passenger.


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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

Thanks for the reply. I'll give it a shot and see how things go from there. Will update the thread once completed.

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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

Ran the seat through all the range of motion a number of times. Still making squeak noise. Actually makes more noise now unfortunately when going over train tracks/bumps. Taking it to dealership tomorrow to get some work done on it, going to have them take a look again.
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

The dealership could not fix the seat. They said that I would need to drop it off for at least two to three days for them to take apart the seat. Instead, I went to a Window and Trim place (Orlando's Window and Trim) and they did a few things to the seat. First things first, they bent the seat frame to reduce the amount of clearance there was. They said that the space in the frame was allowing the seat to flex and squeak. Additionally, they also oiled the whole track and frame of the seat. They said that it looked like there was nothing done from the factory in the way of lubricating the seat. Cost me $150 bucks but so far so good. It's way better than it was before and they really took the time to make sure that there was no sound coming from the seat. Made me step away from the cliff of selling the SRT.
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

My driver's seat has started to "pop" or "click" whenever I go over a moderate pump. Seems to be on the rebound portion of suspension travel. For instance, cruising at 75mph on the highway, when I go over an overpass of a bridge, when exiting the concrete of the overpass and there usually is a dip, the seat will make a slight click or pop noise. At first I thought it was the upper left dash area.
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

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My driver's seat has started to "pop" or "click" whenever I go over a moderate pump. Seems to be on the rebound portion of suspension travel. For instance, cruising at 75mph on the highway, when I go over an overpass of a bridge, when exiting the concrete of the overpass and there usually is a dip, the seat will make a slight click or pop noise. At first I thought it was the upper left dash area.
Just finished a 2600 km road trip and the exact same thing started happening on mine. I did notice though that it only started to happen when I raised my seat up a bit. I normally have it set really low and I adjusted it halfway through the trip for a change. Once I raised the seat about an inch I started to notice the exact same thing you mentioned Schleprock. Once I lowered the seat down the inch the noise disappeared. I haven't had a chance to check and see what it is.
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

Got the squeak as well!!! And the worst is that I already had it in my '07 Jeep SRT8, too!!
However, in the WK1, I was under the assumption that this was coming from the seatbelt "receiver" rubbing against the seat... but I never investigated further.
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

To me it almost sounds like one of those cheap plastic water bottles (the kind that come in a 24 pack at home depot) are stuck under the seat and it crunches over every little bump.
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

In a German forum was also reported as a problem in this case it was the lumbar support (Lendenwirbelstütze).
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

It has only gotten worse in the passenger seat, and now the creaking has spread to the driver side. I took the SRT in this morning and dropped it off. Took a service adviser for a spin in the car so that he could hear the noise that is being generated. Fingers crossed that they can figure it out.
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Re: 2014 SRT Passenger Seat Squeak

The dealership is going to be replacing the seat frame, will update thread with how things turn out.
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