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This isn't a big deal, but kind of makes the car feel "cheap".

The carpet on the front passenger side is not firmly sealed/attached/seated
to the floor board. There is about a half inch gap (my guesstimate) between the carpet and the floor board. When I put my feet down on the carpet you feel the carpet compress and touch the floorboard, and I can hear the carpet "snapping" on the floorboard. It just feels and sounds cheap. The driver side carpet is firmly attached/seated with the floor board.

I havn't heard/read about anyone else with this problem.
So I assume I am the only one.
This is something I will have the dealer fix when I bring my car in for its first oil change.
 

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mine is like that on the drivers side in a couple of spots.. AND there is a weird lump about 8" back (towards me in the driver's seat) from where my right foot rests on the floor while driving.. i hardly ever notice it since my foot isn't usually there but it is weird when i step on it every now and then, it's like there's a pile of crap under the carpet right there.. will have it looked at @ the 3k checkup.
 

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Mine does not have any looseness, a few months back a few of us commented on the low quality carpet. That lump pixel I think is structural in the floor pan. Mine is not a carpet lump, I have seen this on several other makes often a recess for the cataclysmic converter. All these crazy mods people are doing from 22s to grilles to turbo talk, why no talk of a carpet upgrade from an upholstry shop, really should not be too expensive, much less than custom leather listed in a new thread.
 

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I have the black carpet and don't even notice the quality. The carpet quality is not noticeable to me since I can't really see it. The black floor mats also help make the carpet feel thicker and more plush. I could see how the lighter carpets would be more noticeable.
 

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joey said:
This isn't a big deal, but kind of makes the car feel "cheap".

The carpet on the front passenger side is not firmly sealed/attached/seated
to the floor board. There is about a half inch gap (my guesstimate) between the carpet and the floor board. When I put my feet down on the carpet you feel the carpet compress and touch the floorboard, and I can hear the carpet "snapping" on the floorboard. It just feels and sounds cheap. The driver side carpet is firmly attached/seated with the floor board.

I havn't heard/read about anyone else with this problem.
So I assume I am the only one.
This is something I will have the dealer fix when I bring my car in for its first oil change.
I have noticed that the carpet on the passenger side compresses when I step on it but it does not make any noise. I will bring this up when I take mine in for the splash gaurd installation next week. I guess you are not the only one with this problem. I also have the air bag warning problem when no one is in the passenger seat. Minor problems that don't lessen my love of this car. I could fill up a page with the major problems the BMW I traded in had.
 

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joey said:
This isn't a big deal, but kind of makes the car feel "cheap".

The carpet on the front passenger side is not firmly sealed/attached/seated
to the floor board. There is about a half inch gap (my guesstimate) between the carpet and the floor board. When I put my feet down on the carpet you feel the carpet compress and touch the floorboard, and I can hear the carpet "snapping" on the floorboard. It just feels and sounds cheap. The driver side carpet is firmly attached/seated with the floor board.

I havn't heard/read about anyone else with this problem.
So I assume I am the only one.
This is something I will have the dealer fix when I bring my car in for its first oil change.
I have a similar but different problem. The carpeting underneath the passanger door sill keeps popping out. I took it to the dealer and he said the carpeting was probably not fitted correctly. So the dealer is going to replace the carpeting.
 

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I just picked up my 06 today and noticed the passenger carpet is like this as described. You put your feet on it and it makes noise in a certain spot. Has anyone had this fixed yet?
 

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I got a nice little issue where I've only had the car 2.5 months yet on my factory mat there's already a 2 or 3 inch diameter hole worn on the driver's site mat due to the bottom of my shoe always being there when (since it basically just pivots between gas pedal and brake). Upon closer inspection it seems pretty cheap that a hole has worn THAT fast and the material appears like a thicker version of "pool felt"... ack. Other cars and/or mats tend to have a small section of more rugged material like plastic/rubber/vinyl atop the carpet for where the driving foot would always tend to be.

I guess its new mat time at some point!
 

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TLM said:
I have a similar but different problem. The carpeting underneath the passanger door sill keeps popping out. I took it to the dealer and he said the carpeting was probably not fitted correctly. So the dealer is going to replace the carpeting.
I have the same problem as you, my carpet keeps popping out and I keep pushing it back in place. I guess it's time to take it in.
 

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TLM said:
I have a similar but different problem. The carpeting underneath the passanger door sill keeps popping out. I took it to the dealer and he said the carpeting was probably not fitted correctly. So the dealer is going to replace the carpeting.
See if you can upgrade to Wilton wool :D
 

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mannionr said:
I just picked up my 06 today and noticed the passenger carpet is like this as described. You put your feet on it and it makes noise in a certain spot. Has anyone had this fixed yet?
When I went to the dealer in December for my first service, I showed them the carpet. They could see how my carpet was not firmly sealed to the floor board, but they were not convinced it was a problem unique to my car.

So we looked at the new cars sitting on the dealer's lot and tested several other 300's and they all had the same "problem/gap".
I didn't press the issue because I had a few other more important warranty issues I wanted fixed during my first visit.
This carpet gap and snapping noise seems to be a design flaw/annoyance, but not necessarily a warranty issue in the eyes of Chrysler.
 
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