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So I have a 2014 F type V8S here in Florida. The sticky surfaces are driving me crazy, around the window switches, surround around the door handles, and several other places, the surfaces are sticky and there is a sticky film that I can scrape off with my nail. Obviously Jaguar never tested their products in a hotter climate than Birmingham England so the rubberized surface wasn't an issue? However, this sucks, as they say. Anyone else have this issue and has found a solution. I bet that Jaguar resolved this issue in later model years.
 

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Crap materials. I don't think it's the heat or humidity, I think it is the lack of resistance to normal, common detailing materials; armorall, etc.
 

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Sticky components

Hello!!

In Georgia I had a 2014 F-type and traded it in for a 2016. Love it!
So we have a home in Hawaii so I bought a 2014 F-type sight unseen from a dealership
in Honolulu and had it shipped to Maui.

The paddle shifters and other buttons are sticky and its gross.
I don't know what I can do except for goo remover??


I'm happy with my F-types but I want to clean it up.
 

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Hello!!

In Georgia I had a 2014 F-type and traded it in for a 2016. Love it!
So we have a home in Hawaii so I bought a 2014 F-type sight unseen from a dealership
in Honolulu and had it shipped to Maui.

The paddle shifters and other buttons are sticky and its gross.
I don't know what I can do except for goo remover??


I'm happy with my F-types but I want to clean it up.
Sorry for the extremely late response, I never did see your question. But I returned my 2014 car to the Dealership and they replaced all the sticky and gross door grips, buttons, steering wheel cover, you know what I'm talking about. Obviously they never tested their cheap materials for service in a warmer place than Birmingham England, in August.

........But I still love that engine.
 

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Sorry for the extremely late response, I never did see your question. But I returned my 2014 car to the Dealership and they replaced all the sticky and gross door grips, buttons, steering wheel cover, you know what I'm talking about. Obviously they never tested their cheap materials for service in a warmer place than Birmingham England, in August.

........But I still love that engine.
Has anyone else had any luck getting their dealership to change out the gooey plastics? I'm in Louisiana and mine are really bad. Even the surround on the pop up vent in the dashboard is sticky.
 

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Sticky Switch Fix

I had the same problem with my XJL from Florida and a friend with a Maserati who had the same issue recommended Simple Green all purpose cleaner which I tried. It worked on the screen as well as the buttons, but with a lot of finger grease and time! It didn't harm the white letters either. In the meantime my brother in-law tells me he used ammonia to clean his with little effort. This is common on cars from hot climates.

Update: I just tried a no name ammonia (I purchased yesterday in a supermarket cleaner isle) on a few switches I hadn't previously cleaned with SG. I'm happy to say that it worked great with considerably less work than SG. Both require going over and over the areas until all of the film is removed, but the ammonia seems to cut thru it faster. Again with no damage to the white characters.
 

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Sticky switches

I have a 2014 F Type and live in Florida as well. The interior on this car is driving me crazy. It is out of warranty now so the dealership will not do anything about it. I did however talk to the dealership about it today and they tell me that for $700 they can have someone in their shop basically rub off. So all total under a grand. Shouldn't have ever happened but not bad to get everything right. This quote came from Millenia Jaguar in Orlando.
 

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gummy buttons and materials

first post. I own 2014 S, got it used. Some materials are sticky inside. Including main buttons and surface material around window buttons. It catches dust and grime and feels gummy. I took it to the dealership they wouldnt do anything for me. I have extended warranty but that really is worthless. I've decided I have to fix myself with some cleaner and time. Really quite shocking interior quality. My old hyundai looks great inside. Just nuts w a sticker of $99K and the interior cant hold up. My research found that its heat that has caused this to happen.

My car also has the thump going on. Feels like the deep sounding thump comes from under dash. Trying to figure out a fix for that too.
 

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I have Jag F-Type S 2014, bought used. Buttons and materials are gummy. I've learned that heat caused this. The only way to fix is to clean it off yourself. Dealership wouldnt help me and I have an extended warranty. Very discouraging. First time ever in a car this has happened. The car cost $99k and this is happening. Seriously!?
 
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