OIly drip behind both seats onto floor mats?

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  1. Driver72

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    Several months ago I noticed a 1 inch round oil/grease spot on my passenger rear Weathertech floor mats. It was located right next to the seat rail by the center hump.
    I cleaned it off and it appeared again.
    I then kept a small rag there.
    Well today when looking back there again I have the same oily drip on the drivers side rear floor mat too.
    It's like it's slowly dripping from the front seats, going down the rail (that allows the seats to move forward and backward) and onto the floor mats.
    My first thought is maybe both power seat motors are leaking a bit of their oil.
    But 98% of the time, I'm the only person in my car and I never move the seats so not sure how the power seat motors could leak.

    Here's a photo of the drivers side rear that I just took.
    Seems it's been dripping for awhile.
    I cleaned it up with some cleaner and have placed a small rag there now.
    Clearly I'll bring this up at the next dealer visit, but just wondering if anybody else has had this and if so, have you had it diagnosed.
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    It's the grease they use on the seat rails from the factory.
    When it gets hot it drips down.
    You notice it more readily if you have Weathertech mats of the like because it just doesn't soak in.
    All 4 Challengers I've owned do this, dating back to 2009.
     
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  3. Driver72

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    Great to know, and that solves that mystery.
    Thanks for quick reply.
     
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    Agree. I looked at my 2016, and it's got gobs of light blue colored grease in there. I will have to remember to go in there and take most of it out...Most of it is just sitting in a big pile in the bottom of the seat track, where it is not lubricating anything at all since the sliders actually move along the upper portion of the track.
     
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    My Hellcat has not done this, but my 2013 392 did. I agree with YLWJKT above, it is from the seat rails, and yes, you notice it if you have the weather tech mats, which I do. :).

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