Front Passenger Fold Flat Seat Back Inoperative – 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee

NUMBER: 23-016-15
GROUP: Body
DATE: May 02, 2015

 

SUBJECT:

Front Passenger Fold Flat Seat Back Inoperative

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves adjusting the passenger fold flat seat back cable.

 

MODELS:

2014 – 2015 (KL) Jeep Cherokee

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before April 1, 2015 (MDH 0401XX) equipped with the passenger fold flat front seat (Sales Codes CDW).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The customer may describe that the passenger front fold flat seat back is inoperative and the seat back will not fold down.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

If the customer describes the symptom, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

NOTE: Upon completion of the seat installation it will be necessary to use a scan tool to configure the occupant classification module.

  1. Remove the passenger seat from the vehicle. Refer to 23 – Body/Seats, Front/SEAT/Removal.
  2. Remove the inboard and outboard side shields from the seat. Refer to 23 Body/Seats, Front/SIDE SHIELDS, Seat Cushion, Front/Removal.
  3. Locate the cable adjuster (1) on the outboard side of the seat (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 Locate the CableFig. 1 Locate the Cable

1 – Seat Back Adjuster Cable


  1. Use your fingers to spread the two tabs (Fig. 2) on the U shaped lock and slide it out about 5mm. The adjuster should now be able to move.

Fig. 1 Locate the CableFig. 2 U-Shaped Lock On Cable

 

  1. If the end of the cable has come out of the lever place the end of the cable back into the lever (1) on the recliner (Fig. 3).
  2. Push the top of the seat back rearward to ensure that the recliners are fully locked

Fig. 3 Cable Into LeverFig. 3 Cable Into Lever

1 – Lever


  1. Use two fingers to hold the inboard side recliner lever closed. Ensure that this does not move as you are moving the adjuster (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 Hold Cable into PlaceFig. 4 Hold Cable into Place

 

  1. While holding the recliner closed with one hand use the other hand to pull the movable end of the conduit out of the adjuster as far as possible to remove all slack (Fig. 5).

Fig. 5 Remove Slack From AdjusterFig. 5 Remove Slack From Adjuster

 

  1. While pulling the conduit use the same hand to lock the adjuster (1) in place (Fig. 6)

Fig. 6 Lock AdjusterFig. 6 Lock Adjuster

1 – Adjuster Lock


  1. Verify that there is no slack in the cable (Fig. 7).

Fig. 7 No Slack In CableFig. 7 No Slack In Cable

 

  1. Adjust the passenger seat back to the downward and full upward positions. Was the seat back able to move?
    1. NO>>> Repeat Step #4.
    2. YES>>> Repair is completed.
    3. Reinstall inboard and outboard side shields to the seat. Refer to 23 – Body/Seats, Front/SIDE SHIELDS, Seat Cushion, Front/Installation.
    4. Reinstall passenger seat to the vehicle, with the use of a scan tool, configure the occupant classification module. Refer to 23 – Body/Seats, Front/SEAT/Installation.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
23-13-50-95 Cable, Reclining Seat Back Mechanism – Adjust (Passenger Front Seat) (1 Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.8 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 


 

23-016-15

 


 

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