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2014 Cherokee - Creaking Headliner

Do you any of you have issues with the roof headliner creaking? I have a Limited with the full sun roof. The headliner creaks when going over bumps or up an uneven driveway. Really annoying and just plain makes the Cherokee a very cheap sounding car...totally not acceptable.

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Re: 2014 Cherokee - Creaking Headliner

Are you sure its the headlining? The rubber seals on the sunroof glass will creak and squeak as the body flexes.
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Are you sure its the headlining? The rubber seals on the sunroof glass will creak and squeak as the body flexes.
Anything's possible I suppose. But I've never heard that in any vehicle I've owned with a sunroof. Not even in the leaky GM T-Tops I've had.
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Re: 2014 Cherokee - Creaking Headliner

When on a bumpy stretch of road and you notice it annoying you hit the middle button to open it to Vent mode and see if it stops. Mine does this... to fix I open the sunroof a little and wipe the rubber with a dry lube and the noises stop for a month or so.
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Re: 2014 Cherokee - Creaking Headliner

Nope, but I do hear my sunglasses rattling in the sunglasses holder sometimes.
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Re: 2014 Cherokee - Creaking Headliner

Most likely a sun roof thing.
Probably just needs to be tightened up a bit in the whole unit(reset) or just one of the sliders reset.
Mine has no sunroof but my last Grand Cherokee did. No problem on either one.
The dealer loves these kind of things.
A good one will probably just reset the entire sun roof.
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Are you sure its the headlining? The rubber seals on the sunroof glass will creak and squeak as the body flexes.

Nope - not the sunroof. I can stop the creak by putting something like a towel inside the headliner between the top of the car and the headliner.

Totally sure it's not the sunroof.
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Re: 2014 Cherokee - Creaking Headliner

I have the same symptoms and it's the sunroof. The dealership will take care of it under warranty. There's a TSB for it.
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I have the same symptoms and it's the sunroof. The dealership will take care of it under warranty. There's a TSB for it.
As I thought...this is on the GRAND Cherokee. This thread and sub-forum is for 2014+ Cherokee KL's. NOT Grand.
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Oh wow, I clicked on this from the side pane and didn't realize I switched forums. My bad.....
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Re: 2014 Cherokee - Creaking Headliner

Sunroof creaking on the KL is also a well known undocumented feature so to say. Many have complained, some have had the whole sunroof replaced, others clean and lubricate the seals, but pretty much everyone with the dual pane sunroof has had it squeak at some time or another!
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Sunroof creaking on the KL is also a well known undocumented feature so to say. Many have complained, some have had the whole sunroof replaced, others clean and lubricate the seals, but pretty much everyone with the dual pane sunroof has had it squeak at some time or another!

To be very clear - it's NOT the sunroof. It's the headliner. I can push up on the headliner whilst sitting in the driver side passenger seat and recreate the creak. Not the sunroof....nope!
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