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View Poll Results: Have you experienced water leaks?
No leaks - nice & dry inside 709 59.98%
Firewall leak 27 2.28%
Sunroof leak 185 15.65%
Roof leak other than sunroof 146 12.35%
Side doors leak 30 2.54%
Rear hatch leak 127 10.74%
Other 63 5.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1182. You may not vote on this poll

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post #31 of 566 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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There's a problem with the accuracy of the poll. 3.8% of respondents have had a leak in the sunroof, but we don't know how many respondents have or don't have a sunroof. It would be helpful to know what percentage of sunroofs leak.
If we know what percentage of all Patriots have sunroofs, then we can roughly apply that percentage to the responses in the poll. For example, if 40% of all Patriots have sunroofs, I would expect about 40% of the responders in the poll have sunroof vehicles. It's not super scientific, but it gives us some idea.
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post #32 of 566 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 09:28 PM
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Ive stayed pretty dry down here in this crazy WET Texas weather this year. But during my first down pour I kept hearing a water drop noise in the front passenger door. Havent heard it since.... so hopefully thats the last water "scare" I will have. HAPPY JEEPIN!
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I had my a leak that resulted in water in the floor behind the driver's seat...dealer diagnosed the problem as a leak around the rear door. They replaced the weather strips around the door and dried the carpet. A few days later I felt moisture UNDER the carpet, but can't confirm if it was residual from the earlier incident, or something new. They're not replaced the threshold trim properly, so I've fixed that...just waiting for a good heavy rain to see if the problem is truly repaired or not.


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I voted "other" because my Patriot is pretty new and I have little experience with it - but I will be looking out for this. And I do have a sunroof (also moonroof)
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Leak today on front dome light area- no sunroof.

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Garrrrrrr!

Being the lucky recepient of the "crushing storms" that are pummelling California right now...I can testify that the dealership failed to fix my leaking cargo dome light.

*sigh*

And I discover this on a Friday, to top it off. Hopefully I can call and get an appointment tomorrow...I'll be really bummed if I can't even make an appointment until next week, when I'm sure it'll be all sunshine and rainbows outside.

Grr!

So...has anyone actually had a successful fix?

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You know, I'm just curious, are we going to have some stupid poll based on every small problem people have with their patriots?
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post #39 of 566 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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It remains to be seen whether this is a small problem or not. Right now, it depends who you ask.

If your Patriot doesn't leak, vote No leaks.
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post #40 of 566 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 11:45 AM
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You know, I'm just curious, are we going to have some stupid poll based on every small problem people have with their patriots?
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Why do you think this poll is stupid? Most anyone with water getting into their Patriot is not going to think this is a small problem. I have a stinking carpet that needs to be replaced by the dealer because the rubber floor mat was hiding the presence of water in the foot well for days with the source of the water resulting from leakage around the door seals. People with stained headliners are not going to think this is a small problem nor are Patriot owners making repeat trips to the dealership to address sunroof leaking problems going to think this is a small problem.

My gut feeling tells me water leaks are ocurring at a greater frequency than any single other type of problem being mentioned within the forum.

As such this poll, although not scientific, helps in some degree to separate the frequency of water leak ocurrances into quantifiable categories. I find this information quite useful to know and I suspect others do as well.

Personally I hope similar polls are taken from time to time when it begins to seem like a problem is worth quantifying.

Maybe what is needed is a procedure or process in the forum that sets some bar for when a poll makes sense and is of interest to Patriot owners?

Then again I haven't seen what I would consider excessive polling taking place so maybe all is well for now.

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Information never hurt anyone. I think the poll is a great way to know about a potential problem.

Its not only better for us Jeep Patriot owners, its better for Jeep, because the sooner they find out, the less re-calls they will need to make if it does prove out to be something.
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NO LEAK UPDATE

My Patty was built October, 2007 - An '08 Sport w/ Sunroof.

Just had two days of pretty serious rain here in Los Angeles. It does sometimes pour this time of year in Hollywood. Was a little concerned, but found it to be nice and dry. Nothing was wet inside at all.

Also noticed that I had a huge amount of debris from the bushes and trees surrounding where the Jeep was parked and cleaned out by the handful the ducts around the door seals and sunroof seal. I know this has been a connection for some people, the leaks and back-up from debris.

I couldn't tell if it was because the moisture around the door (caught in the seals) had dripped down when I opened it, or if it had just collected a bit there, but there was some moisture at the bottom of the door that made some wetness on the bottom of the sills. Is it normal to have a little moisture on the underside of the doors, near the sills?

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Bloody Boll*cks

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Being the lucky recepient of the "crushing storms" that are pummelling California right now...I can testify that the dealership failed to fix my leaking cargo dome light.

*sigh*

And I discover this on a Friday, to top it off. Hopefully I can call and get an appointment tomorrow...I'll be really bummed if I can't even make an appointment until next week, when I'm sure it'll be all sunshine and rainbows outside.

Grr!

So...has anyone actually had a successful fix?

After voting no leaks in this poll I've gone into the cargo area of my patriot this morning to discover the rear dome light dripping water onto the floor of the cargo area.

This is absolute b*ll**** that so many of these vehicles are developing water leak problems.

Has anyone with a leaking dome light had a successfull repair?

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After voting no leaks in this poll I've gone into the cargo area of my patriot this morning to discover the rear dome light dripping water onto the floor of the cargo area.

This is absolute b*ll**** that so many of these vehicles are developing water leak problems.

Has anyone with a leaking dome light had a successfull repair?
I agree whole heartedly.....Total bullsh_t.
I am worried like you wouldn't believe, that its only a matter of time before I become one of these statistics.
For the life of me, why in hell didn't the designers or production workers nail this down right the 1st time. Especially when its also occuring on the 2008's as well. If it was their own vehicles you can be damed sure they would have been more conscientious when applying the sealant.
I am becoming very disappointed very fast with Jeep/Chrysler...what ever you want to call it.
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