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post #1 of 16 Old 08-08-2018, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Clicking noise driver seat

Hi guys,

Since a few months our Jeep started to have a clicking (metal clicking noise) in the driver seat. If you move left and right or go over uneven roads it drives me nuts.
I took of the plastic panel on the side of the seat where the switches are and found a metal "pin" that goes through the lower seat frame and it seems that this guy if creating all this clicking noise. Does anyone know any solution on how to fix this annoying clicking?

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Hi guys,

Since a few months our Jeep started to have a clicking (metal clicking noise) in the driver seat. If you move left and right or go over uneven roads it drives me nuts.
I took of the plastic panel on the side of the seat where the switches are and found a metal "pin" that goes through the lower seat frame and it seems that this guy if creating all this clicking noise. Does anyone know any solution on how to fix this annoying clicking?
Forgot to mention it's a WK2 Laredo 2016 model
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-08-2018, 08:14 AM
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Is it out of warranty?
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Is it out of warranty?
I'm not sure it still has warranty. It's becoming 2 years in October 2018.
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It has at least a three year 36000 mile warranty, I think.

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It has at least a three year 36000 mile warranty, I think.
Ok, in that case I'll try bringing it to the dealer when we're back from holiday.
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-09-2018, 05:14 PM
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Interested to see what the resolution is, I have an annoying click/clunk with my drivers seat. The dealer couldn't replicate the noise.

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post #8 of 16 Old 08-09-2018, 10:04 PM
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Mine does it too. Was faint and infrequent at first, but has gotten louder and more frequent as times goes on. Wonder if there was some kind of insulation on the pin that is getting rubbed off over time.
I can replicate mine the most reliably by going over speed bumps at 5mph. Makes the jeep move just enough to make the noise happen most of the time.

The sound reminds me of my WJ when the welds in the seat bottom frame started failing (known weak point in the WJ). Please tell me they've fixed that weak point in 2 generations of GC.

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Mine does it too. Was faint and infrequent at first, but has gotten louder and more frequent as times goes on. Wonder if there was some kind of insulation on the pin that is getting rubbed off over time.
I can replicate mine the most reliably by going over speed bumps at 5mph. Makes the jeep move just enough to make the noise happen most of the time.

The sound reminds me of my WJ when the welds in the seat bottom frame started failing (known weak point in the WJ). Please tell me they've fixed that weak point in 2 generations of GC.
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We're sorry to hear about the clicking sound in your vehicle. If you are able to replicate this, I would suggest making an appointment with your dealer to have it looked at. If you choose to do so, please let us know so we can help you out with any questions or concerns you may have!
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post #10 of 16 Old 05-02-2019, 03:04 PM
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Anyone have an update on this? My 2016 I just got is doing the same thing. Annoying as heck! Not under full warranty anymore either so I'd like to fix myself if I can.
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When turning and the road elevation changes, I often hear a metal to metal "click/pop" type noise from somewhere in or around the driver's seat.
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post #12 of 16 Old 05-02-2019, 08:34 PM
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Also interested. 2015 Overland. Took it in under warranty but dealer couldn’t replicate. Definitely happens when shifting weight side to side in drivers seat. For me I found it occurs more often in the summer months. Since then I’ve taken the plastic skin off the lower seat frame. I’ve narrowed it down to where the plastic skin is attached to the metal frame but it’s hard to pinpoint exact location since someone needs to be sitting in the seat doing the jiggle to make it happen.
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Also interested. 2015 Overland. Took it in under warranty but dealer couldnít replicate. Definitely happens when shifting weight side to side in drivers seat. For me I found it occurs more often in the summer months. Since then Iíve taken the plastic skin off the lower seat frame. Iíve narrowed it down to where the plastic skin is attached to the metal frame but itís hard to pinpoint exact location since someone needs to be sitting in the seat doing the jiggle to make it happen.
Yeah we still have cold mornings here but warmer during the day. I'm definitely hearing it more the warmer it is. This may drive me insane if I can't fix it! Sprayed some lithium grease in the joints of the power seat brackets to see if I can notice a difference.
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Cold day again today and it seemed worse. My wife said she doesn't hear it when she's driving, but since the seat is further forward and down I tried that to see and I can reduce the amount of times I hear it by moving the seat more forward and down (I have the seat pretty much all the way back for me). My wife is 5'10" so she's not exactly up close but it did seems to make a difference, though didn't eliminate it. I'm going to take off the side panel to get a closer look at the pin the OP was talking about.

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I'm excited to share that I think I've stopped the clicking noise! I took the side panel off (the one that has the power seat controls) to get a closer look at everything. I sprayed more white lithium grease on every joint I could find, but what I think fixed it was I tightened up several bolts. When I moved the seat bottom with my hand and looked under I could see the joint where the arrow is in the attached photo was making some noise, almost like the clicking noise I've been hearing. So I tightened the crap out of that bolt, which you cannot see the head to but it is a T-40 Torx bolt. You have to move the seat up some to be able to fit a socket/wrench in there but I was able to get it tightened up. There's another one on the back side too, and I went ahead and tightened that up too. There are 4 other large T-45 bolts that I snugged up as well I pointed to in blue, but they didn't move much at all (well I only got two of them because the console is in the way). There were also a few other torx bolts I snugged up, that you can see in yellow arrows.

So between that and the grease, I think I solved it, since I did my usual 25 mile drive to work with no clicking!!!
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