From posts by others who have tried, Chrysler simply testifies that Wrangler tops (hard or soft) aren't claimed to be water/rain proof. Therefore, there is no lemon law covered defect. IMHO, not nice or fair, but the reality of it.
I heard from an unconfirmed, not necessarily reliable source, that there may be a class action suit pending. I haven't been able to verify it, but this source claimed they will be sending out letters. Rumer only, but who knows, we might all get $3.47 out of it!
I know what you guys are saying about water and Jeeps, but come on. Mine was leaking on day one. If I had it for a few years and a leak started, then ok.
The first week the carpet was soaked, water all over the dash and door. The only thing I can imagine is how much the Jeep will stink with wet carpets all the time.
I'm all for the rough and rugged part of being a Jeep owner, its great. However, Im worried about my floor boards rusting out.
I hear ya, but really I dont know why Wranglers have carpeting anyway. I think they should come bed lined with some kind of heat reduction barrier built in. Come on Jeep engineers, figure it out! Anyway, I pulled my wet carpet out and it wont go back in. It will be less likely to rust now that I can see it and keep it clean and dry.
Pull the carpet and leave it out.. If you want the carpet in do a spray in or roll on bedliner and put the carpet back in.. That'll keep the floor protected.. Pulled my carpet out folded it up and it sits in the garage collecting spider webs
Check your top, if you have the freedom top. Make sure not to over tighten it. Then check the door seals, mine would leak from the bottom of the door because the seal would pop out of the track. I went to home depot and bought weather stripping and fixed my leak by adding a strip to the bottom of both front doors.
Do a Search up top bro: there are tons of threads/pics of Jeeps without carpeting. Just get some bedliner and go to town on the inside of that tub! Many of us have! For just such eventualities! With a properly bedlined tub, little bit of foresight (cover over the steering wheel/column) you can leave that top off all ya want! I bedlined mine with Durabak and put the carpet back on top of that. Kills a lot of ambient noise and insulates it a bit for winter. Gets wet all the time and I never had any foul odors...too exposed to the air/sun: dries out quick. Life's too short to worry about it brother!
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I know this thread is old. They do Lemon Law Jeeps for leaking tops!! I actually know a guy and he is in PA and a class action law suite is forming now. I also have a repair document that has worked for everyone! PM me you email address and I will send it
If it were mine, I'd throw a new door seal at it just to see what happens... Make sure all the clips are in place and the seal is seated properly. Looks like all your problems are on the drivers door. Also might be worth it to pull the door and put it back on to make sure it is also aligned and seated properly.
Granted it's a Jeep, but it seems that sometimes folks lose track of the fact that it's also a 30K+ vehicle, and some of us aren't just wheeling on the weekends. Some of us drive our families around on paved roads, and commute back and forth to work (Say it ain't so!). For some of us, we play as time and obligations permit. Comfort items like carpet are just as important to some of us as 35x12's on a 3" lift and a 10,000# winch. And it is absolutely not unreasonable to expect at the BRAND NEW $30,000+ vehicle isn't leaking water to the extent pictured above.
I'm new to this site (hope I post this right) and came across it from googling about water leaks with jeep wranglers. I take it it's pretty common.
I've had my jeep for about 3 months (brand new 2014 fresh off the lot) and it's been in for water leaks from day one. I've brought it in about 4 times the passenger floor gets wet they keep saying the problem has been resolved. Also to mention only gets wet when it's raining a lot and very hard for a long period of time.
Got my jeep back about 2 weeks after they've had it for almost 2 weeks and for the 4th time. They said they are 100% sure it's fixed only for it to rain severely last night and for it to happen again.
I just want to know if this eventually gets resolved??? Will the problem get detected??
What are people's experience??
Chrysler Canada said they don't replace the car that their service is to diagnose and fix the problem. Well they have yet to detect the issue and I'm now waiting for a call back from the dealerships manager to see what the next step is.
Im sorry but it drives me crazy that some people say its a jeep and thats that. Come on guys, 40k MSRP for some of our jeeps and we are ok that they leak?? I hope everybody gets their leaks fixed... don't let Chrysler/fiat off the hook.
I have same issue...brand new 2014, have had it about 2 months now. 2500 miles and it's pretty much leaked from day one. Passenger side mat has water in it but can't see where it's dripping from or coming from. Have taken it in once but it didn't fix it. Funny thing was that when I took it in, they weren't going to even ask any questions. I said, "don't you even want to know where it's leaking?" and he said, "nope, we get them all the time, we know what to do." I said, "well, I'm going to show you any way, come here." I left KNOWING it was a waste of time...it could have been drivers side, passenger, front/back seat, rear...and they didn't even want me to show there where!
I know "it's a Jeep thing"...got it...but BS anyway. I'm just debating whether it's worth it to keep taking it in and not having access to my vehicle for 3-4 days at a time. I probably will another 3-4 times so I can have the records for later...
I recommend removing the factory weather stripping and replacing it with a slightly thicker kind. they sell it at alot of hardware stores but it is also available at some auto stores.
edit: or online.
reedit: I know alot of you guys like to have dealers work on you newer jeeps but I would just do it yourself dealers don't give a damn about your jeep but you do, so you will automatically do a better job
1995 YJ Rio Grande 2.5l I4 Auto, random cheap mods, saving money for BDS (or OME still undecided) 2.5" lift
I'm under warranty so every time I've brought it back into the same dealership I've purchased it from.
The first time I brought it in they detected nothing wrong (asked if I left the door open)with the second it was the door seal the third time it was the front window and the fourth time it was coming from the passenger door in between the door panel and leaked right in to the floor.
They crazy thing is all these times I didn't see any water marks or stains and either did they until the very last time that it's been in where they said they took the door panel apart and noticed water marks and apparently they were more then 100% sure it's been fixed.
But up until this morning I decided to check my car cause the rain has been crazy to find my car wet. Not nearly as bad as it's been but it was damp and u can see water underneath the plastic mat. Regardless of it not being as bad as it was before the point is this shouldn't happen.
I just don't know what to do anymore and there's no way I would be able to try and diagnose this problem myself.
One of the trips back to the shop they brought in a mobile car wash and had running on it for 5 hours and nothing happen.
I just don't understand why it happens sometimes I've had my car for two weeks and its rained since and it was fine and I was happy I didn't have to deal with more headaches. Up until the other day where the rain was insane I decided to check out the mat and it was damp and the plastic underneath was a bit wet. Not nearly as bad as its been but still shouldn't happen.