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

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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.

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Jeep Compass Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 55,799 (4,000–142,678)
8 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
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after a heavy rain, if the vehicle has been parked outdoors, water leaks in the area of the inside ceiling light!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
whenever it rained or is raining, I will notice drops of water coming off of my dome light. Every comment in here says its a problem with the sun roof, but I don't have a sun roof. It's coming off of the dome in the far back/trunk. About to have it looked at.
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.
Bought car used from a dealer. Had only a 30 day warranty, of course it happend after it was up. Every time it rained the roof and the sides of my interior were wet, and water would pour out of my map light. I brought it back, they cleaned the drain tubes, and said it was fine. It happened again 2 days later, and I brought back again, and they said that they cleaned out the tubes again, and like a week later, it was leaking again. My father took a look at it, and said that the drains were not the right size, and replaced them, himself, and it's been 2 years, and I have never had a leak again. They should have a recall on this!!
Every time it rains I have water pouring out of the light/switch area on the roof. Getting sick of this, honestly! It's really not safe to drive while you are trying to catch the water with towels. My back driver side floor also fills up with water, along with the driver side front floor mats being soaked. Are they going to fix this? Where do I go to complain?
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!
Leak just started through map lights. Was able to pull off dome to try to find the problem and let water evaporate and dry out the lens. However, trying to get the dome back in place one of the cheap plastic clips that holds it in place broke. Now I have a hanging by one clip dome light fixture blocking part of my rear view mirror. So much for DIY and not knowing this leak is a major problem with Jeep owners until I searched Google looking for answers.
Water pouring out my dome light one morning. No problem before this and now the repair shop says nothing wrong with the drains on the sunroof, but there is definitely a problem. It'll cost me a minimum of $500 and probably more for parts. REALLY!
I jist bought my 2009 jeep compass and thw first day it rained and water just poured from the lights inside.
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...)?!?
Roof leaks after it rains around the rear light inside near the back gate. I've always parked it in the garage but couldn't today and the entire drive home water was pouring out around the ceiling light. I'm waiting to see what the dealer says tomorrow.