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

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.

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Average mileage: 53,084 (80–190,000)
9 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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2008 Jeep Patriot 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.
2010 Jeep Patriot 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.
I bought a new 2015 jeep patriot latitude in February while it was covered in snow and ice and the first time I washed it I noticed water raining through the dome light before I even rinsed the car off.. The dealer sealed the roof racks and returned my car and when I tried to finish washing my car it began raining through the dome light again so we retuned the car to the dealer. They said they resealed the racks and replaced a grommet and ran water for 45 minutes which was obviously a lie because it was still filthy as when we dropped it off. When we began to hand wash it again the water immediately began running through the dome light again. I asked them how they could have run water over it for 45 minutes without streaking the dirt or flooding my car when it floods in 30 seconds of water rinsing my roof... They had no answer and now are replacing a hinge which they say is a painted part so has to go to the body shop...I have owned the car for 1 1/2 months and have been driving a rental most of it...I told them I would not accept the car back without a replacement headliner and I want to see the one they pulled from my car due to mildew risk...they agreed....I am looking into the lemon law as this has been an ongoing issue and I paid 27,000 dollars for this vehicle...
2016 Jeep Patriot 80 mi,
This car is brand new. I still have temporary plates on. Had it for 1 week. Water is leaking from done lights all over radio and floor.
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)
2008 Jeep Patriot 60,000 mi,
Water Leaks From the Rear Roof Area, pulled off center cover above light, and gorrilla glued. tested sat.
2015 Jeep Patriot 3,208 mi,
Water pouring out of dome light on to radio and interior
2014 Jeep Patriot 16,343 mi,
Heavy rain storm last night. Started driving to work and before I pulled out of the driveway the water just poured out of the dome light. I almost hit a parked car from the distraction. I have an appointment with the dealership to fix it in 4 days.
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!
2007 Jeep Patriot 94,000 mi,
my car now has 94000 miles on it and it is happening again. So this will be the second time I will have to take it to the dealer to get it fixed. After it rains really hard I have water in the front dome light. It has shorted out my radio already. After posting this I realized I could fix this myself. I poured water into the two drain holes and they were clogged up. So I drove to the nearest Firestone and the guy used the air hose to blow them out. Then we poured water in again and they drained fine. NO CHARGE.
2009 Jeep Patriot 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.
Everytime it rains my map light has water in and leaks over my console. Praying my radio doesn't go out again
2009 Jeep Patriot 3,000 mi,
Bought Jeep Patriot Brand new in 2009 and have had it in the dealer 4 times to have the leaking dome light issues fixed. The 4th time was in 2012 and they finally kept it for 3 days and brought in a "specialist" to fix it for good as they said. Well here it is in 2016 and after 4 years of no leakage, it's leaking again...This is the same issue as everyone else...leaks through the dome light in the front and all over the dash and radio.
2010 Jeep Patriot 28,000 mi,
The sunroof leaks. It has caused the interior lights to short as well as radio. We have caulked around the sunroof several times, so now the sunroof it not usable!
2008 Jeep Patriot 25,905 mi,
Sky rook leaks. Doesn't rain much in California so it took a while to discover...roof leaks water into the cab. I check drainage and it's obviously clogged but I do not park under or near trees...It's sort of a mystery. I spoke with dealership and it sounded like they had never heard of it before...but based on my online inquiries it's not an isolated situation. It sounds like they want to charge a lot of many to fix...putting in new drain...I tried and can't get access to unclog old one.
Everytime it rains, water comes in through the sun roof. And as soon as I drive, water pours in the drivers seat.
2015 Jeep Patriot 4,000 mi,
I noticed the leak during a drive through car wash. Dealership fixed it but it re occured after a string rain.
2008 Jeep Patriot 5,000 mi,
First time is leaked warranty. They said tubes were clogged so they say, 2nd time it leaked same thing not long after 1st and under warranty. 3rd time not so lucky 74000. They want 120.00 to SEE what the problem is and then 140/hr to fix. It is same problem leaking threw the front light onto dash and if rains for a long time into back passenger seat. Does anyone know where to check tubes and seslants etc. Edmonton Alberta CanadaTIA.
2014 Jeep Patriot 21,600 mi,
I have had my Patriot almost 2 months, and I am VERY UNHAPPY... There is a horrible clicking sound coming from the right front strut at takeoff, also when it rains it leaks from the rear dome light... Waiting on dealer to provide a loaner, this is my first Mopar product and it will be my last...
2008 Jeep Patriot 87,500 mi,
It started one day with water dripping out of the dome lights. I ignored it cause it had pissed rain the night before, you know? Whatever. However the next morning I found a puddle in the back, passenger side seat with all the carpets completely soaked through. The car is not drivable anymore and has accrued mold within most the interior and now leaks from basically every pore in the car.