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: 42,646 (10,000–78,000)
6 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2011, 2013
36 people reported this problem
23 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.
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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.
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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!
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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....
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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.
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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!
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.
2015..w 42 miles leaks onto console thru msp lamp..guess they didnt care enough to fix problem when they had it before..wish i knew..elda went w Nissan!
2010 Jeep Compass40,000
Water filling up map light. Told by Jeep dealer that drain tube is plugged. Had it unplugged. A few months later, started happening again.
2008 Jeep Compass76,500
Water leaking from front map light and down into electronics controlling starter, radio, etc... Had original drains and grommets replaced, still leaked, dealer suggested replacing sunroof. Sunroof replaced. $800 and 6 months later, water pouring from map light again after a downpour. Back to the dealership....
2011 Jeep Compass20,000
I have only owned the car for less than two years and I just figured out that it leaks. Every summer rain left my car damp and moist like a bathroom after a hot shower. I am heading to the dealership today.
2011 Jeep Compass40,110
same thing is worng with me jeep compass. leaks from the map light and very upset with it.been back to 3 times now and about to get to let it go back. should have went with toyota at first.
2007 Jeep Compass52,000
Water leaking inside Jeep Compass when it rains. Comes through the map light and apparently elsewhere.
2011 Jeep Compass60,000
2 months after expired warranty! Very disappointing!
2008 Jeep Compass70,000
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
2010 Jeep Compass40,000
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.
2010 Jeep Compass52,000
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
2011 Jeep Compass40,000
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.
2010 Jeep Compass19,000
same..... leaking from front and rear dome light. Drivers side floor board soaked!!!!!!
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