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Old 12-08-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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leaking doors?

Hey I've had a 2012 jku for about 2 months and I love it, and had no problems....now we just had a big rain storm in jersey and my passenger side floor is soaked and it looks like the door is leaking but I don't see any problems....is this a known problem or am I just the lucky one

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it happens. mine has been fine, but when i went out for lunch today i realized my floors all had a pool of water. first time it happened to me (and mine had been fine during irene) i suspect i didnt put my softop on right

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It is a known issue. Take it to the dealer and get them to start dealing with it. Good luck, it's not easy to get it resolved.

Mine is in for it's third trip to get the problem isolated.
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Good luck. 5 times to the dealer and now it leaks on both sides.
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Thanks....I started looking around after I posted this and saw how many people have the problem oh well time to call the dealership I guess
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Hey I've had a 2012 jku for about 2 months and I love it, and had no problems....now we just had a big rain storm in jersey and my passenger side floor is soaked and it looks like the door is leaking but I don't see any problems....is this a known problem or am I just the lucky one
Honestly the less you care about this the better. Treat your jeep like a toy and play with it often. Do things to it and with it that bring a big ole smile to your face. If it smells like mold because water has gotten in there we'll....it's just got character now.
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Honestly the less you care about this the better. Treat your jeep like a toy and play with it often. Do things to it and with it that bring a big ole smile to your face. If it smells like mold because water has gotten in there we'll....it's just got character now.
What kind of rationality is that?
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Honestly the less you care about this the better. Treat your jeep like a toy and play with it often. Do things to it and with it that bring a big ole smile to your face. If it smells like mold because water has gotten in there we'll....it's just got character now.
If it was a second hand, 10 year old beater, I would agree with you.

Not when it is a brand new vehicle that cost north of $30k.

If jeep had me sign a disclosure when I bought it that it was a special vehicle and may possibly leak, I would also agree with you.

Since that didn't happen either, anyone dealing with this defect has every right to expect it to be fixed.
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If it was a second hand, 10 year old beater, I would agree with you.

Not when it is a brand new vehicle that cost north of $30k.

If jeep had me sign a disclosure when I bought it that it was a special vehicle and may possibly leak, I would also agree with you.

Since that didn't happen either, anyone dealing with this defect has every right to expect it to be fixed.
The top is going to leak now or later. Go and get it "fixed" while under warranty and again when its not or just love your stinky jeep.
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If it was a second hand, 10 year old beater, I would agree with you.

Not when it is a brand new vehicle that cost north of $30k.

If jeep had me sign a disclosure when I bought it that it was a special vehicle and may possibly leak, I would also agree with you.

Since that didn't happen either, anyone dealing with this defect has every right to expect it to be fixed.
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Thats a great idea

"leak.... Why would it leak"

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Pretty much all jeeps leak and one point or another. Mines fine unless I hit it JUST right with a power washer at the self service wash
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Pretty much all jeeps leak and one point or another. Mines fine unless I hit it JUST right with a power washer at the self service wash
yeppers...
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Mine is bone dry

Few drops till I 303'd the seals and presto.
Used 07 too, figured I would have to keep a bar of soap in the center console... Nope
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Mine is bone dry
Bones aren't actually dry if they are currently in use.
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Bones aren't actually dry if they are currently in use.
Dry as an unused bone
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If it smells like mold because water has gotten in there we'll....it's just got character now.
Lol ESP, you’re going to be the guy on the news who died from excessive mold exposure. As the saying goes,” it’s all fun and games until someone loses a weiner”.
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Lol ESP, you’re going to be the guy on the news who died from excessive mold exposure. As the saying goes,” it’s all fun and games until someone loses a weiner”.
Pull the drain plugs out of your Jeep and leave them out. Take out the carpet and cheap floor upholstery while your at it and never worry about rain or dirt or mud or sand or gravel or leaves or friends spilling beverages or....
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All jeeps DON'T leak !

Mine is dry as an Arizona "ROCK" in JULY-rain/snow/magic wand carwash-

It leaked untill I fixed it--You need at least ONE DEALER trip for record-

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The top is going to leak now or later. Go and get it "fixed" while under warranty and again when its not or just love your stinky jeep.

If it started leaking 3-5 years into the deal, that's not anything unusual and certainly nothing I would blame the manufacturer over.

Within 6 months of purchase, when every Jeep forum on the 'net is littered with "passenger door leak" threads, no, it's not something we should just "get used to."

What makes mine even more frustrating is that my Jeep didn't leak a drop until I took it in for routine service, and the service department decided to replace the passenger door seals due to a Chrysler service notice on the system. I didn't ask them to do it, they did it because Chrysler "required them to do it."
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If it started leaking 3-5 years into the deal, that's not anything unusual and certainly nothing I would blame the manufacturer over.

Within 6 months of purchase, when every Jeep forum on the 'net is littered with "passenger door leak" threads, no, it's not something we should just "get used to."

What makes mine even more frustrating is that my Jeep didn't leak a drop until I took it in for routine service, and the service department decided to replace the passenger door seals due to a Chrysler service notice on the system. I didn't ask them to do it, they did it because Chrysler "required them to do it."

I’m sorry but you are just being completely unrealistic. So what if you paid 25- 40K on a Wrangler. Who cares if it’s only 6 months old? You are completely unappreciative for what Chrysler has done for you. Your Wrangler was defected when you purchased it. Your local service department fixed it because your carpet should have been soaked when you drove it off the lot. You can now walk around proud of this glorious machine and If anyone questions you about your nasty smelly carpet, you can look at these uneducated simple minded fools in the eyes and say, “It’s a Jeep Thing”.
All the rest of the people on this forum who don’t have leaky Jeeps and purchase theirs used with 100K miles are completely right. People like you need to just except it and get over it. Your logic of having a Jeep that does not leak makes no sense.
And before you blow a fuse and send back a nasty reply understand that I am only playing with you. Everything above is just stupid and unfortunately some people on here believe that we are asking for too much. Have a good day leaky Jeep brotha.
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And before you blow a fuse and send back a nasty reply understand that I am only playing with you. Everything above is just stupid and unfortunately some people on here believe that we are asking for too much. Have a good day leaky Jeep brotha.
Ha! No worries, my sarcasm filter was working, I picked it up right away.
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Puddled water passenger floor board

This thread has kind of taken a turn toward the "unresolved filled with banter and left behind" thread black hole. To attempt assisting with finding the answer to the question originally asked... I am also having the wet passenger floor board problem. When I first notice the floor board was wet on my new 2011 JK, I lifted the carpet and noticed that the drain plugs were dry an the water was puddling toward the center console area. I followed the trail of water to the junction of the hard top and windshield frame in the front right hand corner. At this junction 3 pieces meet. The 3 pieces being the door, hard/soft top and the metal frame around the windshield. The water was coming through at the junction, rolling down the inside door frame, falling behind the plastic piece where the windshield frame meets the body frame, then continues down the inside behind the panel under the glove box and puddles on the floor board. So I took my Jeep to the dealership. My dad has worked at this dealership literally since the day I was born. So, I know most of techs personally. After filling out paperwork, I found the tech and explained to him what I had found. Then he just replaced the window seal and filled the gap behind the corner plastic piece where the windshield frame meets the lower body frame. When I got home with the repaired Jeep 4 days later, I took a look at the repairs. The water wasn't making it to the floor board but rather running over the silicone filled gap and down the window seal. Problem rigged to prevent notice but problem resolved. So, I looked and looked over the junction and had a epiphany. The door, when closed, at the junction was sticking out slightly further than the windshield frame. I looked at the same place on the driver's side. I noticed that on the passenger side door the weather strip has a flap that has to stick out and fit snug against the windshield frame. I'm going to take it back to the dealership and tell the tech what to fix and leave it to him to find the how. I'll repost after the dealership looks at it again. Check that window seal flap and make sure it meets the windshield frame when the door is shut.*
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Mine's been dry. I wouldn't take it to the dealer to fix - EVER - if it does leak. I think their competence is better left tested on some other person's pride and joy. Me? I'm a redneck, and I'll do it myself. Left to my own device, I'm sure I'll do a better job. Think like the water - BE THE WATER......... OHMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Yeah, good thing mine is dry .

In the rainstorm the other day that the OP was in (I'm also in NJ), I noticed water coming out full stream from the bottom of my passenger door - constant stream. Definitely have to "route" the water - look at where the weak spot is. I seriously hate dealers, and would absolutely do it myself.

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You can always get rid of the carpet and line the interior. Best thing I ever did!
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Yep, took front carpet out and bought Quadratec custom fitted mats. Jeep still leaks on both sides during a good rain.....I ain't worrying about it.
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Hey I've had a 2012 jku for about 2 months and I love it, and had no problems....now we just had a big rain storm in jersey and my passenger side floor is soaked and it looks like the door is leaking but I don't see any problems....is this a known problem or am I just the lucky one
I feel your pain...I traded my 08 for 14. I've owned it a total of 8 days and they've had for 2 1/2 of those days. If I get it back on Monday, like they're hoping, they'll have had 4 1/2 out of 10 days ownership.

Kinda sucks!

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