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

Jeep Compass Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 42,018 mi (14,000 mi - 78,000 mi)


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, , 15,000 mi

    Have had and still have this problem with water coming thru my map light. The say it has to do with the drain in the sunroof and if you blow them out every couple of months you won't have a problem. Was never told when buying this that I would have to do it. I am in contact with Jeep and the dealer and hope it will be resolved before my warrenty is up. I am ready to trade it in....

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    after a heavy rain, if the vehicle has been parked outdoors, water leaks in the area of the inside ceiling light!

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    2 months after expired warranty! Very disappointing!

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  • Visitor, , 19,256 mi

    I bought this new and had a slight leak twice . I thought I made a mistake and left the sun roof open a little. After a rain I was socked by a waterfall coming from my map lights. I called the dealership and they said the same thing.... clogged drain tubes. He cleaned them and for a while no leaks. Then it happened again.. Back to the dealership after a call to Jeep. This is 2014 and I am still having the problem. Socked carpet, bad smell, water marks on roof. I was told there is nothing Jeep can do but fix it again... the seventh time !!!!!! I was told my time had run out. I disagree since this problem was never fixed... the last time this happened a tec. was sent out that takes care of water leaks. He stated the wrong tubes were installed and there had been problems with them. He changed them and said that should take care of my problem. Well guess what ????? Still leaking.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    have jeep liberty besides being shitty on gas I have and still have water coming thur map light and running along and down post which now I have water stains didn't know about any plugs and still don't know what they are

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    This was my very first new car, I've been having this issue also. The Map lights leak all the way to the door Just recently noticed the driver side floor boards all the way to rear floor boards are soaked. Took this in on 2 occasions to hears the same line that your moon roof needs to be cleaned out I even made and attachment to my air compressor just for the drain lines. At 36000 my warranty expired so now they want $120 find the leak,I'm sure to let me know to clean my moon roof drain lines.I just think that this seems to be a factory defect. that nobody wants to own up to. Im done with Jeeps and all moon roofs forever.

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  • Visitor, , 52,000 mi

    bought car used in Dec. 2012 and the first heavy snow water began pouring through the front map light. My jeep has a sunroof so I took back to dealer and was told it needed a new seal... this was in Feb. just 2 months after I bought it. The leak continued and back and forth to dealer. This last time was October 8th, 2013 and I was told that this is normal for cars with sunroofs.. what??!!! and that the tubes get leaves in them.. so they cleaned them out... I left the next morning on a six hour trip in the rain and water started spewing through onto the floor of my jeep under my glove box. 2" of water all the way to the back seat passenger side. I will be back to the dealer on Monday... I don't see a jeep in my future

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    I have the same problem. Leaking into the map light. I checked the sunroof and there doesn't seem to be a problem with water there. I wasn't sure how it was getting in. It's rainy season in FL so this worries me. I don't think I will be buying another Jeep. Had a Jeep Liberty before and the windows kept falling down.

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  • Visitor, , 19,000 mi

    same..... leaking from front and rear dome light. Drivers side floor board soaked!!!!!!

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  • Leaking sunroof is an ongoing issue. They keep cleaning the tubes and a different dealer told me this morning that there was a service bulletin about the problem. Water gushes into the car and leaks down around light fixtures. It is awful.

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