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Old 12-17-2015, 08:17 AM
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2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

Over the last two weeks on (non) humid days that I've been getting A Lot moisture build up on my inside windshield and inside rear window. To the point I have to take a towel to it. I understand the occasional fog build up but this is different.

Has anyone experienced this? Is it a bad seal?

I have a dealership appointment tomorrow but I already know what these monkeys are going to tell me. We are unable to duplicate this...blah blah blah.

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Old 12-17-2015, 08:42 AM
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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

I have the same thing happen to me once in a while. My truck is in total shade every morning until about 10am and this only seems to appear on really damp and cool mornings (fall/winter months specifically).

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Old 12-17-2015, 08:50 AM
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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

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Over the last two weeks on (non) humid days that I've been getting A Lot moisture build up on my inside windshield and inside rear window. To the point I have to take a towel to it. I understand the occasional fog build up but this is different.

Has anyone experienced this? Is it a bad seal?

I have a dealership appointment tomorrow but I already know what these monkeys are going to tell me. We are unable to duplicate this...blah blah blah.

Trying to expedite the remedy.

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I have been getting that also same thing same area. heavy moisture buildup that you almost need a towel to get rid of vs the defroster. I think I noticed it a day or two after it has rained almost like watter is building up or leaking in some where and causing it. Let us know what the dealer says, very curious. I have had mine almost three years and really just started getting this the last 6 months or so
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:51 AM
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My 2014....same thing
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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

I have never experienced this but it's pretty dry here in New Mexico. Op where are you located? Just curious.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:10 AM
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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

I have experienced this in the past week here in Phoenix. We've had several mornings in the high 30's, and even a few overnight freeze warnings. I did nothing after noticing it because I wanted to see just how bad it would get. It finally went away. It never got bad enough to impair my vision enough to create a danger. But I thought it was unusual.

Another thing I noticed, (because this is the first time I've actually driven my new Jeep in cold weather since we purchased it last April), is that it takes a very long time to burn out all of the condensation out of the exhaust system. Even here in Phoenix, where we have some of the lowest relative humidity in the nation. I get steam coming from the exhaust for sometimes 10 miles or more, before it dries out on a cold morning.

With most vehicles this is gone in just a couple of miles because the exhaust system heats up very quickly. I should add that no coolant is getting into the engine. It just seems to take a long time to get rid of the moisture. Especially for a V-8 powered SUV. I will say the heating system starts moving warm air faster than any vehicle I've ever owned. I start getting warm air in the cabin after just a few blocks. The temperature gauge also starts moving off "C" just as fast, after a dead cold start in the morning.
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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

My '14 has started to do this too. I can be driving with the HVAC in auto mode and the windshield and rear window will begin to fog up. My thought is that the system is low on freon (R-whatever it is now)....


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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

My 2011 had a leak at the firewall that actually allowed enough fluid in to partially fill the battery box and soak the passenger side carpet, worth mentioning to the shop when you bring your's in.
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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

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I have experienced this in the past week here in Phoenix. We've had several mornings in the high 30's, and even a few overnight freeze warnings. I did nothing after noticing it because I wanted to see just how bad it would get. It finally went away. It never got bad enough to impair my vision enough to create a danger. But I thought it was unusual.

Another thing I noticed, (because this is the first time I've actually driven my new Jeep in cold weather since we purchased it last April), is that it takes a very long time to burn out all of the condensation out of the exhaust system. Even here in Phoenix, where we have some of the lowest relative humidity in the nation. I get steam coming from the exhaust for sometimes 10 miles or more, before it dries out on a cold morning.

With most vehicles this is gone in just a couple of miles because the exhaust system heats up very quickly. I should add that no coolant is getting into the engine. It just seems to take a long time to get rid of the moisture. Especially for a V-8 powered SUV. I will say the heating system starts moving warm air faster than any vehicle I've ever owned. I start getting warm air in the cabin after just a few blocks. The temperature gauge also starts moving off "C" just as fast, after a dead cold start in the morning.
Set your display to oil temperature and note how long it takes for the engine oil to reach a stable temperature. Wonder if that is one reason why such a low winter viscosity is recommended--near 0 F it takes 4-5 miles. The transmission almost seems to warm up faster. The exhaust path takes even longer to heat up and stop steaming--actually on really cold days in CO, it is still steaming/dripping after a 25 mile highway commute.

[Knock wood] Dont have any trouble with inside of the windshield steaming over though, even when the humidity is in the high 90s and temperature at or below freezing. Unless the folks are smelling coolant or similar, or maybe sweat socks, not a clue whether this is moisture buildup, leak, or A/C moisture buildup. I almost always use auto setting on heat and change cabin filter [FRAM carbon] every 10K miles to avoid the sweatsocks syndrome.

?? Does the moisture build up fast, before the heating system starts blasting air, or after?
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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

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My '14 has started to do this too. I can be driving with the HVAC in auto mode and the windshield and rear window will begin to fog up. My thought is that the system is low on freon (R-whatever it is now)....


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Worth checking, as i think the GC HVAC uses the air conditioner even in the winter time to reduce humidity, just turns on both heat and air. However, a '14 shouldn't at all be low on refrigerant.... unless something is busted/leaking.
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Set your display to oil temperature and note how long it takes for the engine oil to reach a stable temperature. Wonder if that is one reason why such a low winter viscosity is recommended--near 0 F it takes 4-5 miles. The transmission almost seems to warm up faster. The exhaust path takes even longer to heat up and stop steaming--actually on really cold days in CO, it is still steaming/dripping after a 25 mile highway commute.

[Knock wood] Dont have any trouble with inside of the windshield steaming over though, even when the humidity is in the high 90s and temperature at or below freezing. Unless the folks are smelling coolant or similar, or maybe sweat socks, not a clue whether this is moisture buildup, leak, or A/C moisture buildup. I almost always use auto setting on heat and change cabin filter [FRAM carbon] every 10K miles to avoid the sweatsocks syndrome.

?? Does the moisture build up fast, before the heating system starts blasting air, or after?
What is odd about the moisture build up in the picture above is that it is heavy moisture that the defroster won't clear or won't for a long time. And it wasn't always there just a more recent like last 6 months. No issues here with missing coolant or wet carpet or water in battery box. Just seems there must be water build up in that region for some reason. Not a huge deal and I probably would not have brought it up if there was not a post already but just curious the cause and that it won't cause other issues.
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Re: 2014 condensation moisture build up inside my GC

This might be out in left field but mine will begin to fog up after about 5 minutes if I turn off the air intake switch and just circulate air inside my Jeep.
Maybe that system isn’t working correctly. The light may be off but the fresh air intake vents are closed.

You can actually hear the vent motors shifting when you hit the button if you’re parked and it’s quite inside the vehicle.
But like I said outta left field.
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