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#71 of 88 Re: Found the number! [mtbventana]
May 15, 2009 (8:54 am)
Thank you all!!! I thought that I was the only one with this water staining problem. I also have never had this issue with any vehicle myself or my husband has owned. I have also had the drivers side window worked on and now the passenger side seems to be going. The thing that scares me now ( I bought a 2007 jeep liberty limited) is that the local dealer that I got the jeep from is on the list of dealership closures !!!! GREAT!!! I always wanted a jeep and was a little tentative about buying one because I had owned a Chrysler once before and vowed I would never own one again. It is amazing how the corporate world can take a good product and turn it into a piece of CRAP! Oh yeah, another valuable lesson I learned was to never put chrome caps on the aluminum valve stems with the stupid tire pressure sensors...AGAIN, with bad advise from the dealership mechanic, it cost me over $250 to get them replaced because they siezed and a lot of aggravation. If there is ever a lawsuit...I'M IN !!!!!
#72 of 88 Re: Found the number! [kimidee]
May 16, 2009 (4:01 pm)
The seats were so bothersome to us we sent many notes to the Chrysler Consumers web site we finally got some help. Chrysler saw we had our 2005 "Green Beast" with the CRD engine bought back. There were many other issues besides the seats. Jeeps as far as I am concerned are very costly to keep up. They ride hard, and get poor fuel mileage. I will never own a Jeep again! We bought a Chrysler Pacifica AWD Touring and we really like it and it goes everwhere we went with the Jeep. For us the AWD works very well and we live on gravel roads that has snow and ice in the winter and the PAC did super good.
#73 of 88 Re: manual driver seat [jeepers2002]
Jul 20, 2009 (1:41 pm)
Hi - I had the same thing about 2 years into ownership - the lever just broke off - have you had any luck with fixing yours....I have an '03 Liberty Renegade
#75 of 88 Re: AHH! [jeepboy08]
Oct 06, 2009 (11:43 am)
I want to thank you for your tip about OXY CARPET AND INTERIOR CLEANER by ZIP. I had stains on my 2006 JEEP LIBERTY seats. I tried a couple of well known car cleaners which seemed to make the stains worse. I went to Home Depot and picked up the Zips Oxy Carpet Cleaner and gave it a try. This stuff is great. All stains are gone!!! Now, the seats are back to new condition and I put on seat covers to protect them. Thanks again for the great find! You saved my seats. I am now using these stuff on my home carpets and it works on difficult stains.
#76 of 88 Re: Jeep water stains [blubayou]
Aug 25, 2010 (9:02 am)
I am in the same boat... I have an 07 Grand Cherokee still under warranty... I am getting the runaround... I am contacting a lawyer... Those who want to join in please let me know! ASAP! We need to get this taken care of... People shouldn't have to suffer and have terrible stained seats because they used faulty materials!
#77 of 88 Re: Jeep water stains [brittnh01]
Aug 25, 2010 (9:28 am)
Have you tried the OXY cleaner on a small area yet? It worked great for me and now I put seat covers on for protection. I am not sure that you can do much legally as the company was bought by Fiat. They may not have to honor claims if you purchased your Jeep while the company was CHRYSLER. If I don't have to pay anything out of pocket to the lawyer, I would be interested.
#78 of 88 Re: Jeep water stains [john415]
Aug 26, 2010 (12:50 pm)
I haven't tried that yet because it is a fault in the material, they should have to fix it, not me... I also don't want to have ugly seat covers on my Laredo... I know it will protect it, but all my previous jeeps have never had this problem... It's ridiculous to have to purchase something extra to cover up their error... It's like Apple making you buy a case for the iPhone 4s. Eventually enough people complained that they gave everyone a free case! That is customer service!
Ok, Well I am waiting to hear back from them... I am sending in pics, etc... So I will let you know what happens...
Fiat or Chrysler... Someone should pay for this mistake... PS: They are not using this fabric anymore and are advertising stain resistant seats:-)
They know there is a problem or they wouldn't have issued a TSB about it...
#79 of 88 Re: Jeep water stains [brittnh01]
Aug 26, 2010 (1:05 pm)
I agree with you on all counts. I do not like my seat covers but I wanted to protect my seats after I removed all the stains. I am not under warranty so I am not sure who to contact. If you are able to contact anyone at the headquarters to talk to, please let me know and I will complain as well. Good luck in your quest and keep us in the loop.
#80 of 88 Re: Jeep water stains [john415]
Aug 31, 2010 (8:34 am)
I finally got a District Mgr to look at them this morning... I even poured some water on the seats to show them the problem...
They called me back and said my options are 1) Reupholster with the SAME fabric and they will split the cost 50/50 with me... Making me pay $1000 to get the SAME stuff put back in! Or, 2) Have my seats cleaned and try to keep them clean...
Those don't sound like good options to me:-( So, not quite sure how to proceed from here... I heard that Jeep doesn't like publicity, and I work for a news station, so I am thinking about going to all the news channels "watchdogs" and writing them about the problem & write letters to the Papers... Then see what my lawyer friend can do... More to come...