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Jeep Patriot Water Leaks From the Front and/or Rear Roof Area

 
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Average Mileage: 60,451 mi (21,675 mi - 190,000 mi)

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Water leaks may be noted from the front and/or rear roof area. Our technicians recommend to inspect the roof ditch and sunroof - Check all grommets and plugs, reseal roof seams, and replace the sunroof drain tubes if necessary.

  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    Had it in 3 times since purchase (5/2009) all for water coming through dome light and map lights. Water shorted out lights and radio as well. Dealer wants to charge $85 diagnostic fee to "diagnose" the same problem from the previous 3 times. Luckily, the 3 previous were still under warranty, not the case now. After a shouting match at the dealer I contacted the owner of the dealership, and he kindly offered to "fix" the problem @ no charge. Called Chrysler and informed them of their inferior product and asked why there has not been a recall. She explained the process, if Patriot owners want a recall YOU MUST CALL CHRYSLER AND COMPLAIN! They also document your complaint in the event they will pay for repairs(slippery slope as I understand, they may or may not) and/or documentation for the Lemon Law. This issue never gets fixed, it's a band-aid. The sunroof, drains or whatever is supposed to channel the water away is JUNK.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    water drains down onto my feet while driving - it passes over the heater core so it's scalding when it hits our feet - happens both driver and passenger. also leaks from the dome lights. Water is also sloshing around ?? somewhere.

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  • Every time it rains hard, the dome light leaks all over the dash and radio. I'm just waiting for something to short out. When I brought it to bald hill dodge a year or so ago, they said the drain was clogged and that I should vacuum it out. First all there is no way to do that. They charged me $100 dollars and it leaked again a month later. Apparently its not the drain, this should be recalled. I am very disappointed in both the dealership and jeep for not taking care of this problem!

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  •  Rookie

    has cause to lose a 500.00 dollar radio for the second time. i need to know if this is a recall problem ASAP
    (ssgkennylynn@gmail.com)

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  • Visitor, , 38,000 mi

    Water leaks around dome light in back by the hatch.
    It is in the shop now for this problem and the shop
    is going to take off roof racks and seal around the bolts
    that hold it in place.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    Water Leaks From the Rear Roof Area, pulled off center cover above light, and gorrilla glued. tested sat.

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  •  Rookie

    Sun roof trough over flows drips out of map lights and switch for sunroof directly onto radio and shift area heated seat switches etc tried the blowout method and actually fishing out the drain holes with weed wicker line to no results so after watching several ways to take the car apart I decided to use liquid plumber safe for plastic pipes and its running like a drain it works took a couple of times on one side but no leak so far

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Haven't found a solution to this. Every time we get a hard rain, I have to go out and dry my car dash and place something up under the lights to catch all of the streaming water. All of my seals and drains around the sunroof and windshield have been checked, cleaned, and resealed. I have my fuse to blow, as well, from all of the water getting into the radio and interior lights.

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  • Visitor, , 60,005 mi

    Just purchased a used 2010 Jeep Patriot Limited with 58,000 miles and after leaving it parked outside overnight I discovered water leaking from the from MAP lights. They are filled with water and dripping onto my dash and NAV screen. Thankfully no further damage as of yet. Taking it in to get it fixed this week.

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    Water leaking through front dome lights and radio shorted out.

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