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Have you experienced water leaks?

  • No leaks - nice & dry inside

    Votes: 715 59.7%
  • Firewall leak

    Votes: 26 2.2%
  • Sunroof leak

    Votes: 186 15.5%
  • Roof leak other than sunroof

    Votes: 149 12.4%
  • Side doors leak

    Votes: 31 2.6%
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    Votes: 128 10.7%
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    Votes: 67 5.6%

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Took home a brand new 2015 Patriot Altitude in mid-Dec; noticed after the holidays when reaching down to straighten the floor mat that is was wet, then pressed down and realized the entire floorboard was soaked....has been in the shop now for a total of 8 days; first round the dealership said they couldn't find any leaks (after 4 days of 'testing'), of course I took it home, it rained, and it leaked all in the floorboard again. This time I had all of the carpet pulled back so I could 'see' what was happening and it was dripping non-stop from behind the rubber pad attached to the firewall. So now it's at the dealer again, and after 2 days of 'trying to find the leak', it appears there is a firewall seam that was never welded at the factory; so they are 'welding' a seam on a brand new 2015 Patriot because the factory missed it. I will post details on the forum of what they did once completed, all I know now is that it involves removing the front fender and welding.
So for those who ask 'do the new ones leak too?', well the answer is 'yep, pretty good chance it will'.
 

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I have had an occasional leak in the trunk since I bought my patriot. Just today I had a new one show up! Got a couple drops from my front dome light when I applied the brakes. Not happy about it but I intend to change out the roof rails eventually so I will try sealing there and see if it goes away. Hoping I don't have to pull the liner.
 

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i posted this in general it might help others

just found another leak, it was leaking through the top brake light, when its raining hard enough with the jeep facing downhill the water runs behind the brake light into the top skin of the tailgate it can then run along the wiring inside the grommet into the boot area. on mine it was running along the top of the headlining and through the interior lights, when it was facing uphill it was filling the spare wheel well up with water, i put some sealant behind the light and refitted it everything is all dry now. might help someone else with a leaking patriot
 

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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.
 

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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.
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. :confused: That spooked me.
 

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Leak Update

First day above freezing around here for a while and I got a lovely shower of ice water from my front dome light this morning. Nothing like ice water from inside your car to wake you up in the morning. Saves on coffee. Pic is of just what I could catch in my "Jeep Leak" cup that I carry at all times. Twice as much eluded me and cascaded down my radio/heater controls and into my change holder.

Piece of s**t Jeep..... :mad::mad::mad:
 

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I TOTALY regret buying this piece of junk. 2014 Patriot. With less than 2,000 miles, it sprung a leak. After a rain, there was about an inch of water on the driver side floorboard.

The dealership (Demontrond in Conroe, Texas. STAY AWAY FROM THEM!) had it for 6 days and determined i was so dumb that i must have left the window open.

A week later, more water. I told them the leak was not coming from the window seal but was coming from underneath. They laughed at me and said that was impossible. 21 days later, they returned my Patriot. TWENTY ONE DAYS LATER. The leak was coming from underneath like i said. They had to take the whole front end off. Opening the hood shows they had to reseal everywhere. It looks like crap in the engine compartment with white sealer applied everywhere. There will be no way to resell thia vehicle without having to explain that.

Three days later, my wife calls me at work because the Patriot has her stranded on the side of the road. It would not start: no lights, no radio and the doors would not even lock.

The jackwagons at the dealership tightened the battery cable clamp so tight that it no longer stayed tight on the battery post.

I hate this vehicle and the dealership. I recommend staying away from the Jeep brand in general and the Patriot and Demontrond in Conroe, Texas specifically.
 

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Originally thought mine was a sunroof leak but the dealership resealed the windshield and seems to be holding up after a few heavy rainfalls.
 

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It's been 1 year since the dealership fixed my sunroof leak (replaced the seal) and I'm happy to say it's been dry since. No more dome light showers for me, fingers crossed.
 

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So we bought a second Patriot and guess what? After ice to rain on Friday and slushy snow on Saturday our new Patriot (Bullwinkle) had a puddle on the dashboard this morning. Judging by where the headlining is wet, I suspect that its the seal at the top of the windshield, and a quick thought process suggests that whoever designed that windshield never considered, ice, snow or rain.
Why would there be a crevice the along the top of the windshield for the whole length of it? The stupidity is breathtaking! :doh:

Ignatz (my '08) is the same way, but he's never leaked. The designer must have relied on the workers being very conscientious while applying whatever gasket, caulk or glue that was used. Seems to me that a $2 strip of molded rubber would solve that problem. Strange place to cut corners.
 

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Had leak in my 2014 today, past 24 hours brought 2.5 inches of rain. Found out on my way to fire house for rescue of people from cars in flooding. Heard a rush of water and thought to myself that was a lot of water where did it go? Well found out it all ended up in my spare tire area and possibly shorted out my control unit for emergency lights and siren will have installer verify what is broken there. So went to dealer to get it looked at. After 8 hours the out come was NOT drain tubes I have moonroof my headliner was also wet at rear dome lamp not front one. Dealer found a Star Case applying to my Jeep. The dealer ended up having to apply sealer to areas in roof that was not done at factory apparently.
 

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.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.
 

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.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.
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.

So, success.
 

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Can you explain what you did to sunroof drains
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.

Checked it after some extremely heavy rain yesterday and the channels were totally dry, so assuming the roof is now sitting correctly and tight now.

I did have a piece of rolled up kitchen roll and a couple of supermarket till receipts, that I rolled to very tight points and just inserted into the drain hole on the water channel. I guess this may have loosened anything that was blocking the hole. I did not touch the drain tubes themselves though. Those had been replaced under warranty when I first bought the car new and suffered the incar swimming pool syndrome:)

So, wiping the edge of the sunroof rubber strip and along the channels and poked a bit of screwed up paper in the drain hole left hand side front was all I did in essence.
 
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