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

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: 49,140 (4,000–132,000)
8 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
51 people reported this problem
36 people shared problem details
2009 Jeep Compass50,000
Jeep repeatedly leaks after it rains. Was told that the sunroof drains need to be cleared regularly--I do not know of any other car that requires this kind of maintenance. Wish I had discovered earlier that others were experiencing the same problem. This is a drviing hazard as the water dosn't come through the map light until you start moving. I am not easily startled but this often startles me because you don't expect to be doused with a steady stream of water while your car is moving! Reported this to the NTSB.
2011 Jeep Compass75,000
after a heavy rain, if the vehicle has been parked outdoors, water leaks in the area of the inside ceiling light!
leaking water from drivers door to passengers door and the floor boards. the map light is always filled with water when it rains. Very irrigating when driving.
2010 Jeep Compass19,256
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.
2009 Jeep Compass15,000
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....
2007 Jeep Compass105,813
Water leaks from dome light when raining
My jeep compas's sunroof leaks when it rains and when I was my car. I have had it "fixed" at my local dealer 4 or 5 times now and it still continues. I have never been told the drainage system needs maintenance, like I read in other comments. I have always been told that I have a clog or damage. Everything has "supposedly" been replaced but I have lost all trust with the local dealer and I don't appreciate the way they treat me.
2013 Jeep Compass10,000
I'm just had the thing happen to me this morning and I have a 2014 Jeep compass . Never knew it was an issue until today.
2008 Jeep Compass45,000
Sunroof causing leak on passenger side front corner, pouring streams out of overhead front light and sunroof control switch. Now leaking on drivers side. Had also had standing puddles of water in rear passenger foot area. Straining overhead upholstery, seats. At times smelling. Dripping on console and stereo panel.
Have had an issue with water leaking from day one!! Started leaking into light and has continually gotten much worse. Now my floorboards in the back are saturated every time it rains. Would never buy another Jeep or recommend anyone else buy one!
2012 Jeep Compass20,000
the retractable roof leaks....back to the dealer twice.....they couldnt figure out where it was leaking from, so they never did anything.....still leaking
2014 Jeep Compass36,000
Its raining outside and water is pouring out of my front seat dome light.
Water leaks from the map light when it rains and now having problems with map light not turning off
2008 Jeep Compass33,000
heavy rain water collects in dome light
2009 Jeep Compass4,000
Sunroof was leaking and I took it back to the dealership. They told me it was not a defect & they cleared the plugged up drain. I took it back every time it leaked a they used a tool to unclog this. As my car approached the warranty expiration they told me I would be charged for this service. I again told them this was a defect & they insisted it wasn't. Now, when I take it to my own mechanic, I have them clear the drain but it still leaks in between service appointments so I try to clear it myself with weedwacker string as recommended by other Jeep owners with the same problem. I also think it's a safety hazard as it leaks while you are driving.
2008 Jeep Compass132,000
I have an 08 Jeep Compass I just bought used. First rain, water came spewing from the overhead light and sunroof button console. Several days with no rain then another very heavy rain and it is pouring water down the stick, the radio, and into the console. Haven't taken it in yet but sounds like Jeep didn't fix the problem years ago and are still selling it that way. Maybe time for a factory recall for repair (not a great start to the first American car I have owned in years...)?!?
2007 Jeep Compass70,100
Water drips from my map lights when it rains. Was told I probably have clogged drains from my sunroof. I hope this isn't going to be expensive to fix.
2010 Jeep Compass115,000
I had a major leak start during a storm and it flooded my truck enough for the ignition switch to quit and for 4 electronic sensors to fail.I got out of my truck and took the keys out and the truck wouldn't turn off, told by my local jeep dealer to replace the sunroof
I leased my new Jeep Compass from Central Ave Jeep in Yonkers NY in August 2014. I started noticing the huge water leaking problem in just 2 months after I got the car. I brought it in for "service" twice in October 2014 to both Yonkers and White Plains dealerships and they both claimed to "solve the problem". I then had yet another leak two months after that in December 2014 (4 months after leasing a brand new car). I brought it into Yonkers yet again and they claimed to fix the problem. A year has gone by and the problem has occurred AGAIN. This time I'm furious as it is the fourth time bringing the car in for the same problem. Now they have been holding onto the car for 4 days and they claim they replaced the drains and will be replacing the sunroof because the seal wasn't good. This car is an absolute piece of shit and I'm counting down the days to bring it back to Jeep and never own another jeep again!!!!!
2007 Jeep Compass75,000
I believe the sunroof is leaking through the map lights. I"ve tried cleaning out the tray and the drain in the sunroof. couldn't find a drain to clean out.
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