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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: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 43,946 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, , 50,000 mi

    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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  • 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, , 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, , 40,000 mi

    Water filling up map light. Told by Jeep dealer that drain tube is plugged. Had it unplugged. A few months later, started happening again.

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  • Visitor, , 76,500 mi

    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....

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 40,110 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 52,000 mi

    Water leaking inside Jeep Compass when it rains. Comes through the map light and apparently elsewhere.

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