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Old 12-23-2010, 05:00 AM   #61
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Looks like Im in the same boat with my two and a half week old JKU. Drivers side carpet was soaked after the first rain. I swapped out the mats for Quadratec and forgot to check them again until reading this post tonight.

Sure enough, there was condensation under the Quad mats and the carpet was damp. Not pooling, but definitely water...and starting to smell stale. Vacuumed it up, dried it with a hand dryer and hoping that it won't happen again.

Right now, I'm attributing it to the wiper unit not being bolted down until yesterday when I took it into the dealer after realizing the whole unit was loose.

I'm going to email the dealer and let him know this is going on. He was a bit of jack wagon to begin with, but we'll see how he responds. Wish me luck!

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Old 12-24-2010, 10:40 AM   #62
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You guys have me worried now. My 2007 Wrangler hard top had over 47000 miles on it when I traded it in and I never had a leak at the top, door seals, rear glass, nowhere. Now I have a 2011 and hope I have the same results. One thing I will mention though, is that in the three and a half years I owned the '07, I never removed the T-tops. I was always affraid that would cause leaks after taking it off and on several times so I just left it in place. I have owned two soft top Wranglers and am at the age that I really don't enjoy the open top experience anymore. If I want to experience wind in my face, I just take the Harley out for the day.

I do not plan to take the top or t-tops off the 2011 so I hope I get the same dry results from the new Jeep that I got from the old one.

I will say that my 2006 leaked like it had no top at all. When I would pull it behind my RV in the rain, I would have to dry the carpets out for days after the trip because water would be standing in the floor pans.

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Old 12-24-2010, 11:58 AM   #63
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Just got into my newly acquired 2007 X 2 door and was greeted with a nice surprise of leaking through both doors. I was planning on replacing soft top and half door tops anyway but......
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:04 PM   #64
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Tell them about the plastic stiffener they put on mine, it worked, I have got the dealer ordering me a new woofer bracket now, mine is rusted also. Had one small problem after they installed the stiffener, said the seal had a small kink in it, has rained since had in last for oil leaks. LIG

hey again tgates i was wondering if you could possibly give me a prodict number or a website to order the plastic stiffner for the back window gasket.. if you could do this for me,,,,i would be in debt to you...mine is still leaking and i have traced it from that exact gasket on the rear window. so if you could find out the product name and number etc. or a website as to what it looks like that would be awsome...i spoke to 3 dealers in my area here in canada, and they do not know what the hell i am talking about.. wating for your reply TGATES thanks again..
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:39 PM   #65
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Gurrrr I just purchased a 2007 Jeep wrangler unlimited x I had it for 3 week's I loved it till one day it rained. Welpp i got into my jeep to find the seat was all wet on one side and the carpet was soaked as well, it was dripping from the top on the driver side!! It was happening on the passenger side as well. I dropped it off at the dealer tonight be looked at in the am I'm hoping the issue will be fixed tomorrow :O(
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:54 PM   #66
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I have to say that I've been very lucky so far. I have a 2010 2 door with both tops and neither top has leaked at all. The first day I looked at my Jeep on the lot, it was pouring rain. I didn't really plan it that way, it just worked out that way. So, I was able to check out the hard top for leaks.

I may trade in next year for a 2012. If I do, I'll wait for a heavy rain to do my shopping.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:04 AM   #67
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My 2011 Sahara leaked yesterday during some heavy rain, the driver's side floor was soaked. Thursday I bring it in for repair and to have them fix the safety recall. Has anyone removed the carpets in an '11 Sahara? I'm thinking I should go with the rubber mats, don't want it rusting out.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #68
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I think I'm going to hold off on buying for another year or two until Jeep's engineers get their heads out of their asses and design a vehicle that doesn't leak.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:50 PM   #69
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My 2010 softtop just starting to leak at back window at the top it seeps in through the stiching and follows the bar and drips right on the sub PERFECT! i got in there today with a syringe and silicone and squirted it up along the top of bar .hope i fixed it cause it smells a littli like silicone now
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:44 PM   #70

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I think I'm going to hold off on buying for another year or two until Jeep's engineers get their heads out of their asses and design a vehicle that doesn't leak.
You might want to put that thought on hold forever. I don't think the jeep engineers consider this a problem. It is more fit and finish, and especially user error. Or, you could just jump in with both we all do.

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you might want to put that thought on hold forever. I don't think the jeep engineers consider this a problem. It is more fit and finish, and especially user error. Or, you could just jump in with both we all do.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:23 PM   #72
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Found it

Had my wife hose the drivers side of the Jeep with me in it with a flashlight(unnecessary), top front corner of the drivers door, water was pouring in. Taking the Jeep to the dealer Thursday, see if they can find it. On a side note the carpets do come out but a couple of spots under the front seat were very reluctant, other than that the carpet is sectioned and is held down by a few snaps.

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by dougncrew View Post
You mean like this?

I have a 2009 rubicon 2dr soft top and it looks like this every time it rains. I love my jeep but im so frustrated that I am at the point of trading it in for something else if I can figure out how to fix the leak.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:52 AM   #74
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Hi there.
As of 2011-2012 Jeep changed the door and roof seals. They are totaly different. I have a 2008 Unlimited Rubicon. I have had the same leaking problem as I am sure we all have as owners of that vintage Jeep. All I have done up until this point is silicon the freedom roof shut and Vasalined the front top of the door rubbers.
Call cutomer service and see what they say, (be polite) Chrysler offered a three year warrenty, I hear Fiat has streached it to five years if there is somthing very wrong. Leaking roof is very wrong in my book. Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:59 AM   #75
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hi there,

I have a JKU 2011 and we had horrible rainy days here in Lisbon, Portugal.

Passenger side carpet was drenched - almost floating on the water.

They replaced all the front door seals ( they said the drivers door seal was going away as well, any minute I would have leaks ) and it took two trips after this to the dealer to 100% fix the problem - it involves, acoording to the Jeep Portugal service guy ( really nice chap ) adjusting the bolts on the door, so the door sits more tightly and start sealing properly.

I now do regularly also do preventive maintenance, by doing vaseline on the freedom top seals and silicon spray on every door seal.

To test my theory, the rain gods were usefull and we had a terrible last week, raining cats and dogs again.

Jeep was left outside on purpose and everything is fine, 100% dry.

Tech also told me that I was lucky because I had installed the new seals ( apparently from 2012 onwards ) that cure the problem.

so far, so good !
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:47 AM   #76
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I think I'm going to hold off on buying for another year or two until Jeep's engineers get their heads out of their asses and design a vehicle that doesn't leak.
Jeep soft tops have leaked since.... Well... The 40's probably. Though I've only got experience with the last 20 years or so. If you're careful you can keep them from leaking, but it seems unlikely that jeep will suddenly come up with a wonder top that will give you the ease of use, interchangeability (with the hard top) and removal that we all demand, and solve every chance of a leak, in the next few years.

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Old 10-08-2014, 05:17 PM   #77
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Just bought a 2007 JK 2 door soft top with 39,000 miles. Already had the leak at the front doors leaving water on the floor. Brought it to the dealer (on their dime) and it is still leaking. However I think I fixed this leak problem, it did pass the sprinkler test, and we are expecting rain on Saturday. If all goes well and no leak I will post the repair with pics. Until then I am scheduled for the dealer to fix this leak. So I plan to take apart my repair to see if they can figure it out. I don't want to do any work for them. So hang tight everyone, I hope this works!

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