Well, I decided not to buy the Caliber. The inside was so-o-o nice . . . it made me suspicious. Then checking out the area under the cargo area I discovered the spare tire was mounted on a rusty wheel. That spooked me.I'm considering a 2011 Caliber as a replacement for the MILs Saturn. It has a sunroof. I figure if the Patriot and the Caliber aren't sisters, they're at least kissin' cousins, so I figure the sunroof engineering is likely identical.
My question is, what % of Patriot sunroofs leak? (The Saturn has a sunroof and its never leaked). The poll says 15.86% of Patriots have leaking sunroofs. But really, how many Patriots have sunroofs? If only 16% of Patriots were made with sunroofs, then a 15.86% leakage rate is in reality almost 100%.
I'd love to see this Caliber on a rainy day, but that's not an option for probably another month. All we get is snow.
I could take it through a car wash, but my experience with other leakers in the past is that the leak shows up the day after the rain. Since the car is on a dealer's lot, whatever water might leak in during the carwash is going to freeze anyway. It doesn't get above freezing around here much this time of year -- maybe in a sunny spot but not for very long.
PS, my Patriot has been bone dry since day 1, but it doesn't have a sunroof.
Found details on the internet. However, I openned the sunroof and wiped the edges of the rubber strip with some kitchen roll. Horrendous rain again last night and today. Checked earlier today and not a drop of water in the channels or in the dome light..and it's started again. Had the fix done 6 years ago and been great until this morning, when driving off to the supermarket, a torrent of water cascaded from the light over me, my poor old mum, all the dash and floor.
Jeep Patriot with sunroof 2007 uk.
As I cannot get the workshop manual to load using windows 8.1, anyone post how to get at the drainage channels please.
Actually I did not touch the drains at all. I think the sunroof failed to close properly due to 'green surface mould' on the rubber strip. I also did an electronic reset the other day of the sunroof positioning. I thought it was okay but I now don't think that went well either, so did another reset again. Appears now all is well.Can you explain what you did to sunroof drains