18th Nov 2010, 08:53
I just bought the seat bracket kit from http://www.jeepseatbracket.com/. I'll post back and let you guys know how it goes.
I chose to use them, because it was cheap $139.99, and I didn't want to get a used part from the junkyard, because the same thing would probably happen again.
The metal in this kit looks rock solid.
Keep you posted.
17th Dec 2010, 09:43
We have the same problem with our 1999 Jeep Laredo - the driver's side seat frame broke on the right side. We were told that the parts weren't available, but will try the clamp idea and or the $139.99 Jeep bracket kit.
And we will file a complaint with the NHTSA.
18th Dec 2010, 08:40
I had the right side of mine break, and have been riding crooked for a few days. Went to fix it today and saw this great thread.
I have had the WORST set of problems with this Jeep, and would never consider buying another one.
By the way, how big of a problem does this need to be for someone to actually start a business around it (www.jeepseatbracket.com)?!?!?
22nd Dec 2010, 10:54
This is crazy to see so many people having the same problem as me. My 2000 Jeep Laredo driver side broke off. Big safety issue. I'm going to use the kit and hope I can get it fixed.
31st Dec 2010, 00:06
Well, here I am. I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4. About a year or more ago, my front driver seat began to "wobble"... only a very minuscule amount at first, and now it's graduated up to a completely broken seat. You can COMPLETELY lift up the left side. This is ridiculous, as consumers have been posting here since 2007 or more. I considered going to the junkyard (ironically ALL the front driver's seats were gone from the incoming Jeeps). This is a major problem. I am considering the 139.00 kit, and may take it to a mechanic or something... I don't know. What is this clamp thing that people keep talking about? I can't find the post it's referring to.
Please keep us posted. I am DEFINITELY filing a complaint at safercar.gov TONIGHT!
5th Jan 2011, 17:30
2000 JGC that has the broken driver seat issue. 60K Miles.
Will have to remove the seat to see if the $139 fix is even an option.
Yes, I have had the electrical issues.
Yes, my doors quack.
Yes, I filed a complaint.
23rd Jan 2011, 20:12
I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. A few months ago, the driver's seat started to have signs of all the problems described in this forum.
I took the suggestion from one of the earlier comments, and took the seat out to fix myself. It was the seat frame itself that had peeled back from where the bolt attached. I took the rail off, and with some scrap metal I had, welded it onto the bad area to reinforce the frame. After a bit of grinding, and re drilling the bolt hole, I was ready to install the seat. It worked great. I'm just thankful that I had the tools needed to fix.
I do agree with the comments made in this forum about the poor design and flimsy material used in the seat frame and rails.
30th Apr 2011, 22:00
I had the same problem. I just brought it to the mechanic and told him to weld it together. Now it's all good, a cheap fix, like 100 bucks.
27th Oct 2012, 17:48
So I was just doing some research, and it seems I am not the only one this has happened to with my driver's seat. I have an 04 Grand Cherokee, and I bought it new; needless to say my warranty is up, and I'm sure my dealership will not do anything about it now. Unless there has been a recall.
My question is... What has been resolved about all these issues? Any tips or pointers will be appreciated. My husband and I are already considering purchasing the Seat Repair Kit, but wanted some insight before doing this.
And by the way... we have also had to replace the electrical wiring for our auto door locks 2x's now!
4th Mar 2013, 16:51
Just found this web page when searching for advice on how to repair my broken seat frame. Shouldn't all these complaints, as well as the unreported issues resolved through the dealership service records of millions of customers, clearly show a defect in the material or product, which is a safety issue that should force a recall by the manufacturer?
16th Apr 2013, 10:59
Thanks for the method, I have the same problem and I've heard it can cost as much as $800 to take it to the dealership, and that fixing it with a weld lasts only a couple weeks. You just saved me a ton of money, thanks!