I re-enabled the link:
Jeep Patriot Leak Detection
It shows where the leaks get in. If you seal these areas, almost all leaks will be resolved. The main problem is the dealers get lazy:
- Remove all the roof components, rack and trims
- Remove headliner
- Seal the plugs/add extra sealant on the top of the liftgate
- Inspect and add silicone sealant around window washer hoses
Ours is leaking again at the rear dome light. Yea Back to the dealer.Bought mine used 2 weeks ago. 2nd rainfall and I've got leaks from the front & center dome lights. Still in warranty- here I go...
Other thank the leaks, I love this thing.
Thanks to everyone for all the tips, links and pictures
There are so many water leak threads out there I finally decided to create a post addressing the common causes and solutions for the knowledge base.
So either you or your dealer have completed all the items above, but you still leak. Now what?
- After three unsuccessful repair attempts, especially on a new Patriot it is Lemon Law time. Complete the paperwork/process detailed below:
Just a note - New York State requires 4 unsuccessful attempts for the same problem. This means it has to be 4 of the same leak (water leaking from the firewall is different from roof and is different from sunroof). I had 3 repairs deemed "roof leaks" and 3 considered "firewall leaks". So just because it's leaking water doesn't mean it counts as the same problem in lawyer speak.
We lost the lemon law case because of the 2 different leaks. Both places have leaked several more times since the case (which would have satisfied the case) but now we are out of the 18 month period. I'm not even sure if the case can be appealed. I might try writing Chrysler to see if they will at least honor supporting any future reoccurring leaks outside of warranty.
I'm soooo with you! In my case the dealership is telling me that the leaks aren;t covered under my extended warranty...common the car is a 2009...Yeah, screw these leaks already. Too bad since it's a great ride otherwise... but this quality issue makes me want to drive it off a cliff.
That's one of the main reasons I didn't pursue the extended warranty. It doesn't explicitly state that it covers "leaks". So I couldn't justify spending $800-$1500 on a "warranty" that might not cover the main issue.I'm soooo with you! In my case the dealership is telling me that the leaks aren;t covered under my extended warranty...common the car is a 2009...
I want to scream...and reading all your posts on how many times you've been back to the dealership makes me wonder if I have any Lemon Law options...
It's rehosted in this thread: http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66640 which brings you to http://www.norconall.com/documents/Jeep_Patriot_Leak_Detection.pdfI just posted a new thread 7.29.2011. my 2009, soaked on the drivers side floor, in the front door post and headliner from the door post to just below the center of door opening. couldn't open that Leak Detection guide, can anyone repost or email to me, [email protected]? thanks. jon.