Dodge
Caliber
68

Water Leak From Headliner Area on Dodge Caliber

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Water leaks from the headliner may be cause by damaged sun roof drain tubes.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 54,968 (20–200,000)
5 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2011
68 people reported this problem
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My year old Caliber has been at the dealership for a week. They finally discovered the leak is coming from the drainage tubes. This is after my dome light filled with water and front and back floors have been completely sopping wet. Is Dodge aware of this problem?
I had water on the front drivers side floors last year took it to Dealership they said it was the drain tubes for the sunroof (cost $185) Got it back then it had water in the back drivers side took it back 5 more times last year and we were so disgusted. After the 6th time we thought it was fixed they replaced the drain tubes. Now it is leaking again pools of water in the front and back going back to the dealership again this week. I think Chrysler should recall these cars and fix them for nothing. I am disgusted.
Leaking everywhere at this point, rear seat area, pillars and front interior light. There should be a recall on this!!!
1 month old when rear floor soaked after heavy rain. Then front light fixture and headliner filled with water. Now sunroof has a short and opens when it feels like it! Had tubes cleared twice, light fixed, headliner cleaned. Going back for new wire harness for sun roof next week.
Sunroof leak started first year of ownership. Multiple trips to dealer for cleaning of tubes. Quoted hundreds of dollars to "fix" the problem but we're aren't doing it. This is a serious design flaw. There needs to be a recall.
I am so sick of this car, I will drown in this car eventually, water pouring in on headliner sides, seats soaking wet, floor boards soaking wet, mold on headliner, very embarrassed in this car. What can we do? Brought this mess to dealer and had to pay 100.00 to have tubs cleaned out, then 2 months later dripping again, even worse. Want to get rid of car. What a lousy car.
Second time it happened. Soaks floor and headliner. Last time the dealer cleand out drain tubes and charged for the service. 4-5 months later having the same problem again.
water leak from sun roof drain tubes
Drain tubes leaking into headliner and onto floor.
When it rains hard , the headliner and front light inside fixture gets soaked, drain tubes are clean, and seal was replaced around sunroof in 2011
still leaking after having to dealership. No solution yet
After we had a big downpour, I had gotten in the car to head off and I noticed about an inch of water in the back passenger side floorboard.
Every time it rains, this happens.
We do have a sunroof, the kind that will open and let the air in.
We had some more heavy rain these last couple of days. When I got in it, of course there was a pool of water over an inch deep.
When I took off and then came to a stop, I noticed the water pool up at the front of the front passenger floorboard.
Obviously, this is not uncommon with these cars.
I would love to know how to clear the drain line before I take a big nail to this thing and start pounding holes through the carpet/floorboard.
I've had multiple leaks in my POS 09 Caliber. Went to dealer several times under original warranty. Water in front dome lights, water in drivers floor. Called Dodge and they claim I'm a rare occasion, leaks are not a common occurrence in the Caliber. After warranty I vacuum the tube drain by the gas pedal ato least once a year when it plugs up. Now at 91k have a new leak and stain on my A-Post on the passenger side. I have the lifetime bumper to bumper warranty so I'm keeping this car a long time, but the scumbags won't say if it's covered. Gotta pay 109 for a diagnosis at the dealer if they decide it's not covered or 100 deductible if it is. I'm getting disgusted with this BS every few months.
This car started leaking right away, I bought it as new since it had less than 15,000 miles (from a dealer). I kept taking it back to Demontrond in Conroe, TX. They would just say it was dirty, clean the tracks and send it home. The next time it rained it still leaked. The headliner looks like a rug that has been trod on with dirty shoes. I did not want to sell my problem to someone else so I still have it. It has spent a lot of time sitting under cover because you never know when it will rain in Texas.
both sides front floor wet
Sun roof drain doesn't properly drain. Drain tubes from sunroof constantly clog a week or two after unclogging them. Stained headliner and floor liner due to this problem. Was also told there might be a design flaw in the sunroof rails with rivets that allow water to fall directly onto the headliner. Is this solvable or am I going to have to re-engineer some kind of drainage system for this car?
I don't know when this started I just got it at 82,500 miles and I noticed a water stain on my headliner on the passenger side now it's on my driver side
water pooling on left passenger floor board. read reviews that it is the drain tubes for sunroof. going to my mechanic to get it fixed. Very frustrating to have a pool of water on floor when I carpool kids!
Still not fixed. Local dealer said that the drain tubes regularly become plugged and its just a normal event to have them "blown out" a couple times a month at 100 dollars a pop.
WhOle car gets soaked, stained and mildewing.. aweful, veey depressing to have to deal with this..