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Old 09-06-2011, 09:22 AM
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Thumbs down AHHHHH!!!! Now MINE is leaking H2o

I just went out and discovered a leak on my passenger side door/roof area. This is a one month old Hardtop.

It sat thru a tropical storm a week back with 70 MPH gusts and was dry.

Today in light rain I've got this ******* leak!

Off to the dealership. I guess NOW I'm an official Jeep Owner
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I've had mine for a month also, but has been parked in garage when it rained. I need to go ahead and wash it to see if the hardtop leaks. My fingers are crossed.

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Ahh, put the Freedom Panels back on. Works every time!
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Heh Heh-yea and install the passenger side first !!


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HA HA.... That was Lesson #1 - Day 1

I visited the dealer, it goes in on Thursday (it will be raining until then), their going to replace the rusty bolts also. No issues.

I asked them to get a MOPAR fuel door also and install that. They made a call and it will be over-nighted for install on th.

Funny its raining like hades right now and I just drove 20 miles each way to the Archery Shop and shot arrows for two hours and zero H2o......hummmmmm......perplexing indeed ! I'll check later this PM.......maybe slamming the door is the trick !
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I have the same situation. Purchased my wrangler two weeks ago, no leaks from Hurricane Irene, yet today I discovered water on the passenger side door and roll bar. The dealer will be getting a call.
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Ahh, put the Freedom Panels back on. Works every time!
....but make sure they are on right....

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That sucks. I got in mine yesterday and had a lake on the floor.
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I watched a video and they said make sure to put the passenger side top in first, Jimbo said the same thing...why? and could this be the reason so many are experiencing some leaking?
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The drivers sides gasket "seals" on TOP THE PASSENGER side,
after installation and the twist locks "only work that way" !


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I watched a video and they said make sure to put the passenger side top in first, Jimbo said the same thing...why? and could this be the reason so many are experiencing some leaking?
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Hmm, on the hard top too. I purchased mine last week and its been at the dealer since Tuesday. Its funny because the service manager said wow your jeep only has 230 miles and its leaking. Hah, as if they dont know about this problem.
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Just got back from the dealership. They replaced the passenger side door/top seals where they meet the F/Top.

Its raining like crazy here and not a leak.........so far. BTW they are VERY well aware of leaks. When mine went in on 08/24/11 for a 1,000 mile first oil change, the passenger side door seals were replace without my asking! I found out when I looked at the service printout. They know!!!
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apparently, these leaks never truly get fixed. Im getting minor dripping in mine right now, even through the heaviest rains. Do these leaking issues fall under lemon laws? I really dont want to even consider that right now, but if it gets worse and goes uncorrected, what other choice is there?
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I just went out and discovered a leak on my passenger side door/roof area. This is a one month old Hardtop.

It sat thru a tropical storm a week back with 70 MPH gusts and was dry.

Today in light rain I've got this ******* leak!

Off to the dealership. I guess NOW I'm an official Jeep Owner
2011 2-Door Sport leaking!!! Appointment with the dealer tomorrow. Definitely hope they get it fixed. The new car smell has been replaced with wet mat smell...eeewwwwww!!!
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Hello everyone as a new jeep 70th ann unlimited owner and wet pass floor i decided to do some investigating as i rebuild late model wrecks for my day job.
Here is what i found. On the pass door weatherstripping as it turns down the door just above the upper door hinge the water is entering the weatherstrip channel and traveling between the rubber gasket and the channel that holds it. As that channel turns horizontal on the bottom of the door that channel is actually on the interior side of the weatherstrip and drips on the little flange just in front of the stainless sill plate. It drips on to the black plastic trim piece and onto the carpet. If you squeeze the weatherstripping at the bottom of the door you will most likely get water to come out.I think the way i am going to try and fix the problem is remove the weatherstripping and clean the channel with prep sol and the weatherstripping with the same and use windshield urethane to attach the gasket permanently.
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Hello, just a quick follow-up. The dealer fixed my leak issue. They replaced some seals. Hopefully it will work and last. It hasn't rained since it was fixed.
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Waterlogged JKU

I just bought my 2011 JKU Sport a week ago and the passenger front and rear floorboards are wet. Not very happy right now. Got an appointment with the dealer tomorrow morning.
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Please post your results, mine is leaking too...six weeks old
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I had a leak where when it rained my drivers side floor under the floor mat would be soaked. Took it to the dealer and they said they traced it to coming in through the fender. They fixed it, its rained hard many times since and has been completely dry
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Hmm I've never had any issues with my 2010 JKU leaking...hopefully my 2012 (when ever I get it) won't start having that problem.
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I called my dealer about getting my computer module updated (steering wheel audio controls weren't working) and they automatically fixed any leak issues I may have had on my JK11. It has never leaked but they addressed the leak issue anyway, added some insulation i think, in case she ever does.
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Still leaking

So I took my JKU to the dealership yesterday and they supposedly fixed the problm. Yeash the leak iss not fixed. They said they tightened some roof clamp or something like that. Today I soaked` up as much water as I could with a towel and hosed down the roof to see if I could figure out where it was leaking room. The Water is coming in at the bottum of the door. Gonna take the jeep back to the dealer next week.
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My new 2011 2 dr JK had drenched floor boards. Colorado Springs got 5 inches of rain overnight. I left the house early this morning and when I got back in the squishing sound was there. Holy standing water. Took it by the Jeep dealer and they got it in. The service dud told me that there is a leak from the drain channel from the roof. I'm now waiting to see what was needed for the fix. I'll keep you posted. Hopefully I don't have troubles like you here. If a solution is had you will know. I will just need to make sure I can get rain again in Colorado. It has been really dry this summer.
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Its interesting to me that some dealers seem to know exactly what to do and move to do it, and others sort of 'kick the can down the road'.

One would think there was/is a service tech/bull that would alert them all to the problems and just FIX 'EM! It not like we live in a vacume. If we all share this information then it makes me wonder why Chrysler isn't sharing.

My first jeep but I'm not getting a warm & fuzzy over some of this back & forth over leaks:
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While I was waiting for the leak specialist to show up at the dealer this week, I walked around the lot to see what was different about my Jeep that could be causing my front passenger door leak...I remember reading a post that somene fixed the same leak by moving the door up higher (about 1/16").

So I walked around and looked at all of the 11's and 12's...It seemed to me that the gap at the angled part of the front door (where the door hits the windshield) has a larger gap on 11's than it does on 12's...In fact after looking a dozen or so, I could tell what year it was just by the gap..

I am thinking I might just fix this myself....
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Move the top door hinge, 1/8" in---drivers/passenger-works

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Of the people with leaks, how many have the door sill guards installed?

my leak seemed to start about the time I installed them, and this goes with what ninty3saleen had said. it appears as if the added thickness of the guards causes the door seal at the bottom to roll out of the channel and allow water to pass.

this may also explain why the '12s doors are moved 1/16" higher, giving the bottom seal more room. and why shifting the top of the door inward works, since that may also rotate the bottom out slightly.

to everyone here, thanks for all the information.

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