Attention Jeep Owners: Has a leak gotten you “all wet”?

March 21, 2008
By: LemonLaw

We are seeing a lot of 2008 Jeep Wrangler and Patriot vehicles with water leaks.  Regardless of whether you have a hard top or a soft top, this should not be happening, no matter what your service manager says.  If your Jeep has been leaking, and you have been in three or more times to get the matter repaired, contact us immediately. Under your State’s lemon law and/or State Federal Laws, you could be entitled to a new car or refund and help is free!

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188 Responses to “Attention Jeep Owners: Has a leak gotten you “all wet”?”

  1. #1 Brian Murray says:

    I just discovered my Jeep 2008 Jeep Patriot has a huge water leak through the roof after a night on rain September 21st, 2008 . I first discovered the leak from water dripping from the map lights on the morning of September 22nd. I pulled out of my parking space and heard a hug swooshing sound in the roof, then huge swishing around in in the DASH BOARD. Then I turned on the heat, and water STARTED SPATTERING OUT OF THE VENTS!! The carpet is soaked. I worry even if they can “FIX” the problem, I will have mold / and or rust. I am quite upset seeing that I saved years ($20,000 cash) for my first new car. Heading to the dealer on Wednesday.

    Seeking advice,

    Brian Murray

    • #2 James oleary says:

      The rain is here in Lake Cowichan BC Canada.Expected average 100 inches and my jeep patriot is leaking like a sive.

      • #3 khara pringle says:

        My 2007 jeep wrangler has leaked consistently since I purchased it brand new from Charles Hurst Group. They flew a specialist over from the states who failed to fix it what are my rights as they are offering me an 08 wrangler with 3000 miles up on it can I not be refunded as this is my second wrangler in 5 years

        • #4 Jody Potts says:

          Yep, my 2007 patriot leaks at the rear dome light. I have taken it in about 7 times for repair and they can’t fix it. I think I will try to fix it on my own now, as it has become inconvienient to take it in. Say I am able to fix it…then my next problem is getting Chrysler to replace my headliner, as it is destroyed due to the water leak and dirty mechanic hands touching it and taking it down so many times. I have over 36,000 miles now. It started leaking somewhere between 35,000 and 37,000 miles, but the dealership ecided to sill cover it under warrenty. I haven’t paid anything for their failing attempt to fix the leak. Any help is grealy appreciated.

          • #5 Bryan & Kym Renner says:

            Now I dont feel so bad we purchased a 2008 patroit and the rear dome light fills the back up with water. After many failed attempts they called the Rep and boy did they fix it welding plates ,smering goop and it look like they painted it with a broom, they fingered up my headliner and marred up my plastic WHAT A MESS. I refused it and its been setting at the dealership for 11 months. Can you help even with there chapter 11?

            • #6 Denise McCluskey says:

              I bought a 2008 Jeep Patriot June of last year. After a very heavy rain this spring, water began pouring out of the map light as I drove. The car is now back at the dealer for a third attempt at a repair, after two subsequent rain/leaking events. The dealership service department denies any knowledge of Jeep vehicles having this issue. This website would suggest otherwise. The Lemon Law in Kansas, where I live, requires nine attempts to fix a recurring problem. I’m afraid my car will be completly rotted out by then. What can be done?

              • #7 LemonLaw says:

                Hi Denise: You are mistaken about the Kansas Lemon Law. It requires only four repair attempts. Check out for more info. Give the lemon law firm of Krohn & Moss a call at 1-800 US LEMON.

                And the dealer can say whatever they want… we accept at least one leaking Jeep claim every day!

                Good luck and safe driving.

                • #8 LemonLaw says:

                  And to all others who were kind enough to share their stories, please call us at 1-800 LEMON LAW. If you are in one of our states, chances are we can help, and if not we will direct you.

                  • #9 Jennifer Lee says:

                    I have had my 2009 Patriot for 6 days and it is already at the dealership having it’s lining and other components ripped out due to a leak in the reak interior dome light. 6 DAYS!! I noticed water in the car after 3 days but could not figure out where it was coming from. What can you do in Ontario about this problem? We do not have Lemon Laws here I belive?? Please Help.


                    • #10 LemonLaw says:

                      Check out the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Program at

                      • #11 john miller says:


                        this thread is all you need to read, over 10,000 views, the comments by the members stating leak and leak and leak, multiple dealership trips, and etc… this is not a random problem, but an inevitability. search the forum, type in water leak, and you’ll find other threads 10 pages deep.

                        • #12 Jennifer Lee says:

                          John, I agree it is not a random problem, but try telling a dealer that. I finally got my patriot back yesterday after 3 weeks in to repair the leak and replace the headliner.

                          • #13 LemonLaw says:

                            Every week, we are opening and resolving these claims. If you live in PA, NJ, DE, MD, MA, NH, NY, CT or OH and you are suffering a water leak with your Jeep, call us at 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652).

                            • #14 Kieran Farrell says:

                              I have a 09 patriot and its in for the 4th time. Two weeks ago they took out the head liner, and said the leak came from the cargo rack. They said it is fixed. Two weeks later the leak is now worse than ever.

                              • #15 LemonLaw says:

                                We can help. Please call 800-LEMON-LAW.

                                • #16 Doug Soderstrom says:

                                  To whom it may concern,

                                  My son just bought a Jeep Patriot about a month ago during a hot and dry spell in Texas (Houston), and then it began to rain. As a result, water gushed out of the dome light, and all over the front of the SUV. It left puddles of water in his vehicle, and, as a result his radio went out on him. Tomorrow he will be going to the dealership to talk with them about the problem. I have researched the problem on Google, and to my surprise have discovered that the 2007 and 2008 Jeep Patriots have a history of water leakage. Given such a history, it seems unpardonable to me that the problem has not been fixed in the 2009 Patriots!!!

                                  I realize that for the Lemon Law to apply in the State of Texas, one must have made four attempts to have had a vehicle repaired, but my question is: Based upon your experience, has the Lemon Law been effectively used in the case of water leakage in Jeep Patriots?

                                  Doug Soderstrom
                                  979 532-0990

                                  • #17 Jordan Johnson says:

                                    I’m ready to Lemon Law my 2007 Wrangler, soft top. The first time I took it in for leaks I was told, that’s due top a “design defect”. The 2nd and 3rd visits resulted in cheap foam tape being applied around the door frame (described as new seals) and header bow that was warped was replaced. The leaks stopped until the first time I took the top down and put it back up, the foam tape fell off too. I tried following the directions in the owners manual and watching the online videos, there are no secret tips on how to insure a fit that would prevent leaks.
                                    My warranty is up in 6 months and I can’t stand having when seats when it rains and a constant mold smell anymore. The annoying wind and water leaks are only getting worse, i’m really disappointed. Jeep blew it when they rolled out the new design in 2007, the quality and durability I expected was totally compromised. This is my 5th Wrangler, the new design and features, combined with a great price can’t disguise the quality and build issues. I hope they have the bugs worked out in the 2010 models, I’d like to get a new one.

                                    To make matters worse, I had to Lemon Law a Pontiac G6, 6 months before I bought the Wrangler. It had a 4 panel, glass sunroof that leaked like crazy. Went back and forth with GM for 6 months. Once I got the BBB involved in Florida, they agreed to take the car back and gave me a full refund. The case never became public record and GM resold the vehicle. I know this because the new owner took the car in for service and my contact info was still on record. The dealer was in Texas and sent me a letter asking if I was satisfied with the work they had done. Who knows but I’m sure it was on the leaky sunroof.

                                    • #18 Jeff Hankins says:

                                      I have an 08 Patriot North and the front map light is leaking. It has been in to the dealer 2 times already and I’m taking it in for the 3rd time.

                                      • #19 Robert Franz says:

                                        I just got word from my State’s (Florida) Lemon Law division, and they said although I have met the criteria for number of attempts to get my leaks fixed, that it has been over the 24 month period so my claim is being denied.
                                        It seems I am getting screwed because I gave the dealership several additional opportunities to fix the problem. Also, it doesn’t rain every day so it takes a while to find out the problem wasn’t fixed; additionally, the dealership only takes vehicles with “leak issues” in for service on Wednesdays.
                                        Any suggestions what I can do from here?

                                        • #20 LemonLaw says:

                                          Unfortunately, that is the problem with handling it on your own through a state program. There are so many interpretations and you do not have an experienced attorney and/or expert assisting you. I would visit and click on your state to find an attorney who can help. I would not give up.

                                          • #21 Robert Franz says:


                                            I did and I have a firm that has taken my case. Great advise, thanks.
                                            To all others: there are several ways other than Lemon Law that an attorney can help you seek remedy. Don’t give up, Jeep has a flawed product and know that most people will just give up instead fighting them.
                                            Thanks again…….

                                            • #22 larry berger says:

                                              I had the same leaking problem with my 2008 Patriot, wter pouring in from the front and rear maplights.

                                              After the third attempt (and mentioning lemon law) the dealership found a service “note” which, although not even a service bulletin, suggested that they take a closer look at the tolerances around the sunroof as well as replacing the gasket surrounding the sunroof.

                                              After replacing this gasket – no more leak!!!

                                              • #23 LemonLaw says:

                                                The fact that it was in three times before they fixed the problem is unsatisfactory and you may be entitled to monetary compensation to reflect the breach of warranty. Call 1-800 LEMON LAW if you would like to discuss the matter.

                                                • #24 Shantay Robin says:

                                                  Nice post! Thanks!

                                                  • #25 steve cole says:

                                                    Yes, my 2008 Wrangler leaks at the removable roof panels. The water collects in wells in the speaker/light attachment, so doesn’t leak out right away. When the little wells fill up, the water then leaks out on the seats and collects under the floor mats. This really sucks, as I don’t see how they’re going to fix this—-caulk the panels in? Why would Jeep keep making and selling cars that are defective?

                                                    • #26 John Pool says:

                                                      Glad my hunch was correct and that there is a pandemic problem with Jeep Patriots leaking water inside the cabin. My old ’93 Jeep Cherokee had the same problem but at 148,000 miles but that is still no excuse!

                                                      Do you think this is a planned obsolensence a little to early(s).

                                                      • #27 Laura says:

                                                        I bought my used 2008 Jeep Liberty on 2/06/10 IT STILLS UNDER WARRANTY and has been on the shop for three times because it has a water leak they already replace parts and they said they sealed somethings. I don’t know yet if this last time they fixed right because it has not rain yet. I will find out today because is going to rain. My carpet is getting stains and it has a odor I will want to know if there is something I can do about that?

                                                        • #28 Leslie says:

                                                          I took my 2007 Wragler in for leaks in at the end of 2008. I also insisted that they change the carpet. They did, but only on the passenger side, and it was missing a piece under the counsel. In the beginning of 2010 I found it was leaking in the back and had been for some time. It had begun to have a musty smell. Come to find out Jeep Galeana in Florida had only fixed the leak that was most obvious to me. As there was 5 inches of water in the front floor board. Now considering I did not design this mess of a automobile I assumed (ha) they fixed all the leaks they had been having problems with (almost as in a recall situation). Boy am I dumb. Now I can not get them to fix this problem for me. I even called Crysler and they told me since my car is out of warrenty now there is nothing they can do. I feel scammed. I will never buy another Crysler again!!! I will be sure to tell everyone I know. Now beyond that, what recourse do I have? Can anyone give any advise?

                                                          • #29 Ryan says:

                                                            My girlfriend just bought an 08 Patriot about a month ago and yesterday water came flooding out of all the lights. To top it off the electrical system went HAYWIRE! The car would still run after the key was taken out.

                                                            Took it in yesterday, so I will post what they say soon!

                                                            • #30 Tina Brogan says:

                                                              Help- Or any ideas would be appreciated-
                                                              I have a 2009 Jeep Patriot- beautiful car until my Transmission Sensor went at 28000 miles- and barely one year old…
                                                              They fixed it- I was happy…

                                                              I also purchased an extended warranty – so when my Front End started feeling missaligned I took it in at 38000 miles to find out that the work would not be covered under the service contract which was sold to me as a continuation of the factory warranty- not so I now know…
                                                              So when my car started leaking through the map lights 3 weeks ago I called customer service to find out if they would cover the repair of the leak…waiting to hear back.

                                                              How does a 1.5 year old car leaking into the interior have anything to do with mileage? Shouldn’t that be covered under poor craftsmanship?

                                                              • #31 LemonLaw says:

                                                                Unfortunately, when we look at the warranty, it’s age and mileage that are considered. It appears you are out of your 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. Every extended warranty policy is different–you need to check to see if water leaks are covered.

                                                                • #32 Jeff Moore says:

                                                                  Do you have to buy a new car to apply for the Lemon Law, or can you buy used from a certified Jeep dealer to still be able to use the Lemon Law?

                                                                  • #33 Admin says:

                                                                    Hi Jeff,

                                                                    It depends upon which state you purchased the vehicle in. Some states include used and leased cars in their Lemon Law statutes. Some states have separate laws for used vehicles. Some states provide protection only for new cars. Check this page out to determine what your state will cover:

                                                                    State Lemon Law Summaries

                                                                    • #34 Joe says:

                                                                      my 2010 patriot that i have owned for less than 6 weeks (only 1015 miles) leaks out of the rear dome light. i took it in and they said they fixed it by resealing the plug and nuts – i picked up my jeep, took it home, washed it and it still leaks! i took it right back and now they say they are taking it to their body shop (they being the dealership) to fix. i live in nebraska – what can i do!?!?!

                                                                      • #35 Cat says:

                                                                        My 2008 Jeep Patriot has a serious leak through the dome light. It now is at the dealer for the 4th time. I have over 70,000 miles, but the dealership is covering this because the issues rose while it was under warranty. They indicated that the tubes are clogged. This has been the reason at least two other times. One time it was the windshield, which they sealed. Always excuses. Do we have any options under the Illinois lemon law, if the leak happens again, since it was caused during the warranty period?

                                                                        • #36 LemonLaw says:

                                                                          In IL, please call the law offices of Krohn & Moss at 800-US-LEMON.

                                                                          • #37 Kieran says:

                                                                            I had a leak on my 2009 Patriot. They had to take out the roof liner to fix the problem. The problem was the roof was not soldered properly, they had the car for two weeks. This happened about a year ago and I have not had a problem since.

                                                                            • #38 Jessica says:

                                                                              I am pursuing the Lemon Law now with my 2008 Jeep Patriot. Water leaked through the dome light only a month after I bought it brand new! Since then, the dealer has cleaned out the drainage tubes, replaced the seal on the outside, and even replaced the entire sun roof!!! This has been such a pain and I will probably never buy from Chrysler again…

                                                                              • #39 Lance says:

                                                                                My 2008 jeep patriot leaks!!!!! Water pours out of the front map light and splashes all over the dash. Have taken it to the dealer twice. Both times they said the drain holes were clogged. I have already cleaned the drains three times myself and the leak continues. For the first time since purchase the vehicle has not been driven for two weeks and when I went to move the vehicle the other day I couldn’t believe my eyes…the entire vehicle was completely covered with mold and mildew from front to back. I took it back to the dealer today for complete mold and mildew mediation and to have the leak repaired. Also in the past I have had a past with water sloshing around in the dash. What is the Lemon Law in the state of Alabama, does anyone know what it is?

                                                                                • #40 Mike says:

                                                                                  I had the same problem with my 2008 Patriot. I was lucky, as soon as found out it was a Jeep-Chrysler endemic problem I sold the car. I guess american auto makers are not learning the lesson. I bought a Honda Pilot and I don’t have to worry about any thing except Gas and oil changes.

                                                                                  • #41 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                    I am glad you are happy with your Honda. I am hoping it didn’t cost you much to trade the vehicle. Most of the cases we have taken with the problem have either received thousands of dollars in cash to assist with such a trade, or a full repurchase (everything they spent on their car including taxes, tags, finance charges and down payment). That’s why the Lemon Law is so great.

                                                                                    • #42 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                      Lance: Please visit our lemon law summaries page at

                                                                                      • #43 Eddie says:

                                                                                        My wife has a 2002 Jeep Liberty. She has had this water probelm for some time. When it rains, her drivers side carpet gets soaked. We looked all around and couldnt find any leaks anywhere. Its past its warranty so taking to the dealer didnt work. We were hoping to find some answers as to how to fix it. I dont think this is just a Patriot or Wrangler problem. I have a friend tell me that her 2008 Commander is leaking water in the same area. If Jeep has this problem, why cant we just take our vehicles too them and have them fix it or buy it back.

                                                                                        • #44 Bill says:

                                                                                          I’ve owned several Jeep Grand Cherokees… they have been the best vehicle I’ve ever owned except for this problem. It pains me to become aware that it is so wide spread!!! With the exception of my 94, my 98,99 & 01 have all suffered from the same issue of passenger side foot well leaks… I endured replacing heater cores to solve their problems but to no satisfaction. I am extremely relieved to see these comments posted here. In my experiences… the leaks have come from the fire wall where the heater core drainage tube became clogged and back dripped into the car. Now, with my 01, I dont have a clue!! When I see the new Jeep GC commercials where that Jeep drives through that 3 foot puddle… I shudder!

                                                                                          • #45 Janae Latsko says:

                                                                                            Im glad I found this site. I probably should have looked here before I bought my 2010 Jeep Patriot!!! I am at the dealership now for the 2nd time to fix my rear dome light. It is POURING water into my Jeep. It is making my lights & electric stuff blink & short out. I am NOT Happy!!! My car smells like mold & is all musty. The water is ruining my Jeep & ruined my sons stroller!!! HELP!!

                                                                                            • #46 Mary Lou Tarantino says:

                                                                                              October 26, 2010
                                                                                              I have a 2008 Jeep Patriot, that is leaking from the dome light,
                                                                                              and I have electrical problems,had to have some kind of module replaced.
                                                                                              I came out of my house to have my Lights blinking off and on!
                                                                                              then went to open door and the radio was playing! and ALL the dash
                                                                                              lights,were blinking like I hit the Jack pot in Atlantic City! its on it
                                                                                              third to the shop! $600 plus car rental later.
                                                                                              The second time,I was pulling out of a parking lot and the Jeep came to a Crawl could’t go over 30 mile per hour! then when I turned the jeep off it wouldn’t stop running! when it did it sounded like Alvin and the chipmunks were in the Engine. Really screwed up vehicle.
                                                                                              will never by Chrysler Again! thanks had to vent!

                                                                                              • #47 Lance says:

                                                                                                2008 Jeep Patriot – Water poured in from interior lights and sun roof. Took it back to the dealer so many times to fix the problem and finally was so aggrevated and pissed off, I sold it back to the dealer for pay off. I lost alot of money on the deal!!!!! Needed to sell the jeep for more money, but I felt in my heart it would be dishonest to sell a vehicle to someone else with the history of the leaks and make someone else regret buying it. I’m sure whoever the dealer resold it to is plenty upset or will be soon! I FEEL WE ALL SHOULD BE COMPENSATED BY CHRYSLER!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                • #48 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                  Anyone who is continuing to experience this problem either 3x under warranty or if the shop has been for an extended period of time, please call us at 1-800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652). We have been resolving these claims on a regular basis for years. Also, we have a story on mold on the lemon law website at

                                                                                                  • #49 Mary S says:

                                                                                                    Have a 2008 Jeep Patriot. Water pouring in drivers side above gas pedal. Only 20,000 miles on it! Dealer says it’s AC drain is blocked and it is maintenance issue, charged me $90, but tells me he doesn’t know how to prevent it other than “don’t park under trees”…. Working with Jeep Corporate now. I do not think it is a leak from the roof, i do not have a sunroof.

                                                                                                    • #50 Bob Reynolds says:

                                                                                                      Another 2009 Patriot with a leaking roof after a rain. Been to Jeep dealership in Benton, Arkansas 3 times now. They act like it’s the first leak they’ve ever seen. This last time they replaced the glass in the sun roof and creased the head liner before returning the vehicle to us. After calling us and telling us that it was fixed and ready for pick up, it poured water out all over the repair man that pulled the car around for my wife. Today our rearview mirror fogs over from damp carpets that will not dry unless we are in a drought.
                                                                                                      Just how safe is it for infants to be enclosed in a molding cabin?
                                                                                                      If it was a horse, John Wayne would shoot it!

                                                                                                      • #51 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                        Bob: Please call us at 1 800 LEMON LAW. We have resolved hundreds of these water leak claims.

                                                                                                        • #52 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                          You should not be paying anything for this fix.

                                                                                                          • #53 Pamela N. Smith says:

                                                                                                            Just today my 2009 jeep patriot leaked through the dome light and rear dome light took to the dealer the same day and was told it could be fixed in a day I think its not soldered right and because I dont have the extended warranty I could not get a rental What to do? I need my car
                                                                                                            Cleveland, Ohio

                                                                                                            • #54 Vlad Titarev says:

                                                                                                              Thanks a lot ALL contributing to this blog, and, sure, special THANKS to Lemon Law for initiating this topic. Since yesterday (Nov.30) I’m in the “Jeep Pat Leakage Club” 🙁
                                                                                                              My wife discovered “strange” drops of water when we were driving yesterday, 2 days after not heavy few hours rain.
                                                                                                              More we did drive more drops did fall. Eventually it was not like “rain inside” shown here:
                                                                                                              but very-very similar.

                                                                                                              The car manufactured in March 2008, bought in Aug 2008.
                                                                                                              Searching for the topic in the web just convinced me that it’s “system error” in structure of Patriot. It really not pleasant to learn about Chrysler’s reliability…. I’m far from… living & driving in Ukraine.
                                                                                                              Will try to negotiate with dealer (local), but feel it’s useless, especially
                                                                                                              bearing in mind that I live in very law-unfriendly country 🙁
                                                                                                              Anyway to all I’d wish to say – take it easier, that’s just a piece of metal+plastic+glass Remember Murphy’s ?… 😉

                                                                                                              • #55 DJS says:

                                                                                                                Yep, After a hard rain when I got in my 08 patriot, water started pouring out of my map lights and into my vents and stereo, it has happened twice so far and i have taken it in for pressure tests and all that and they have never been able to find the leak, i do have a moon roof, Im not sure if its the source but it could be. so im curious why jeep hasnt issued a recall?

                                                                                                                • #56 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                  The key here is warranty–anyone who has the leak addressed three times under warranty has a potential claim and should contact us at 1-800 LEMON LAW.

                                                                                                                  • #57 geoff harestad says:

                                                                                                                    Same leak problem, 08 Patriot. Dealers unable to fix, twice tried. Sunroof replaced (all warranty, but no pay on loaner car, our bill), no fixy.
                                                                                                                    ‘But’ occurred to me late last night (no that I only, have to think about it, dealers, warranty glass places not fixing) that the problem (it’ll apply to most of us!) is not the sunroof gasket or roofrack joins or where the windshield meets the roof etc.
                                                                                                                    ******I’m sure now it’s where the roof edges meet/are-sealed to the verticle sides of the cab (window walls if you will). Might be wrong, but will post here, saving this forum to fav’s, if this is right. We’ve all had the warrant work with DD’s (dealer dummies/add crooks), so I have to look elsewhere. **Gaskets between roof edge and verticle panels must come off, nylon hard like comb etc. to pick out (they whistle while driving if not in right, if like mine!) – and somewhere along the frontoback run under them I’m guessing is where an improperly masticked hole will be. Me doing it or this bodyshop place I know where the guy is not a crook, is going to do it.

                                                                                                                    • #58 60 Nico says:

                                                                                                                      I recently purchased 2010 Jeep Wrangler 4 door to discover 5 leak spots plus when I open the front & passenger door when raining, I get drenched from a mini waterfall. I have been told from dealership that they can’t fix but replaced every seal anyway & am now down to 3 leaks together with very sloppy seals making it hard to slot hardtop panels back on.

                                                                                                                      • #59 Janet says:

                                                                                                                        I have a 2007 Jeep Wrangler, I have wanted a wrangler my entire life and now in my 50s with kids grown I have one. Shortly after I bought it, found out when it rained water would pour straight down from roof onto floor board. When I complained to my salesman I was told they all do that and when you have a Jeep its “for the tough”. Now it is leaking around the vent on passenger side as I have discovered is a common complaint. Last year when I went in for one of 4+ recalls, I was told it was a design defect and there is no fix (for the leak off the roof straight on to the carpet). The “suggestion” was when it rains just vacuum the water out of the carpet with a shopvac. Right! I now have pulled the carpet out because of the mold smell. Now, to quote the salesman, I am really tough. I also have now received 3 “Urgent” recall notices in rapid succession for the same problem, last 2 on bright pink cards. Being a 2007, my Jeep is now out of warranty. So I am f%@&#d!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and by the way, I have a hard top and a soft top, and leak happens with both. Any suggestions? I doubt I can use Lemon-law, because warranty is out????????????

                                                                                                                        • #60 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                          Janet: Do you have the invoices from when you first reported the problem? If so, drop me at line at

                                                                                                                          • #61 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                            Not an acceptable answer–They are essentially leaving you out to dry. Please call us at 800-LEMON-LAW or another lemon law attorney to discuss your rights.

                                                                                                                            • #62 Pete Gee says:

                                                                                                                              Just brought my 08 Patriot , which I bought new, into the dealer for a leak problem. There are no visible signs of how the water is entering the car. The Jeep has a sunroof but the liner is try, same with the rear door moldings. I’ve had up the 3 inches of standing water in the drivers side back seat foot area. The dealer says its the roof moldings or the welds under it and had already ordered the parts right after I called for service. I hope this does the trick. I’ve only have 26,000 miles on it and since I rarely use the back seats I have no idea how long this has been going on for. I hope this helps others out there.

                                                                                                                              • #63 robyn says:

                                                                                                                                My 2009 Jeep Patriot keeps leaking from the light. I paid over 30,000 dollars for the vehicle. It has the built in GPS, cd player, and is fully loaded. I have not been contacted from Jeep about this issue. But I was told they have had many issues with this. I am highly disappointed about this. The water is coming from the inside light. It then runs everywhere including the GPS system and dash. I don’t think this is far at all that they did not contact me about this issue knowing it could happen. I paid a lot of money. I am still under warranty but what would happen if I wasn’t? How do I know if anything else is ruined…is that still covered? My GPS and Sirrus Radio shut off today because of it. What steps should I take? I called Jeep and talked to them and they had nothing to say.
                                                                                                                                Thank you

                                                                                                                                • #64 Katie says:

                                                                                                                                  I have had my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee in for the 7th time this week in about 2 months for three different leaks I have in my car after it rains for after it snows and melts. I am so sick of all of the run around and the headaches this problem has caused. I do not know what to do at this point. They told me that they can not fix the problem if they can not find the leaks even though I have brought it into them on 3 separate occassions when it was leaking and they still can not find the problem! I hope that there are recalls on this as it seems like I am not the only one with issues about this problem. I hope they realize how many customers they will loose when it comes time to buy a new vehicle!

                                                                                                                                  • #65 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                    Katie: Please visit and fill out the information needed. This will help me put you in touch with someone who can help.

                                                                                                                                    • #66 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                      If you have been in three times, you very well may be entitled to remedy under State or Federal law. Please call us at 1800 LEMON LAW or visit and fill out the information there so we can direct you to someone who can help.

                                                                                                                                      • #67 Pierre Benoit says:

                                                                                                                                        J’ai acheté une Jeep Liberty 2010 et je me retrouve avec de la glace dans les 2 portes avants. La glace part du capot et descent jusqu’en bas du véhicule juste en arrière des pentures. Est-ce que vous avez déja eu ce problèmes ?

                                                                                                                                        • #68 Bill says:

                                                                                                                                          Cela ressemble à quelqu’un a trouvé une des causes de leur fuite pour les pieds! Tous mes fuites précédentes ont été pensé pour être du radiateur de chauffage arrière gouttes questions. Je n’ai jamais pensé à vérifier les joints de la porte!

                                                                                                                                          • #69 Bill says:

                                                                                                                                            This sounds like SOMEBODY found one of the causes of their footwell leak! All of my previous leaks have been thought to be from heater core back dripping issues. I never thought to check out the door gaskets !! (english translation for #70)

                                                                                                                                            • #70 ike says:

                                                                                                                                              I just bought a 2008 jeep grand cherokee 2 months ago and today its raining and i got water coming in at my map lights and at my two front pillars. Everybody has these problems but i didn’t see any solutions yet, is there one.

                                                                                                                                              • #71 Sherri - Florida says:

                                                                                                                                                I have a 2007 Jeep Patriot. I have never had a brand new car and really wanted the Jeep Patriot. I wish I had waited but was desperate for a car since the one I had was old and always breaking down. My car is parked on a slight incline at my home and leaks after a downpour once I pull out of my driveway. It has leaked from the dome light, around the sunroof, the floor where the back seat is on the passenger side now gets drenched with water, and found water where my tire is stored. My leaking started about two weeks after I recieved my car – beginning of summer during rainy season. I have taken my car in several times and I also get the whole lame excuse of…you have to clean out the lines and sunroofs are notorious for leaks. Yeah, right! I need to take my car in again but don’t have time to leave my car up there for days while they work on trying to figure out the issue yet again. I would never recommend this car to anyone and am disappointed with how this has been handled. They should not be pushing out cars when they haven’t got the technology and engineering of the car corrected.

                                                                                                                                                • #72 Javier Rodriguez says:

                                                                                                                                                  I have an 07 Jeep Wrangler that my wife primarily drives. For quite some time now she has complained that the front passenger side door is constantly leaking. Unfortunately I never brought it to the attention of the dealer. Recently I had repairs done on the vehicle and brought it up to the service desk. He said it would be $100 dollars just to look at the problem I decided not to have them look at it. I even had him price a hard top ($3,000.00) thinking that might be better. The last 2 days have seen heavy rainfalls here and the rugs and seat are drenched. I tried but could not find the source of the leak. After reading these post I now feel that I should have said something earlier. Is it to late

                                                                                                                                                  • #73 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                    I imagine it would be a $100 deductible on your extended warranty. Take advantage of it. The issue needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If they start working on the issue under your extended warranty and cannot fix it after three repair attempts, you may have a potential breach of warranty claim. In that case, please call us at 1-800 LEMON LAW and we will be glad to discuss the situation.

                                                                                                                                                    • #74 Janna says:

                                                                                                                                                      My 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has been leaking since I bought it brand new! I have taken it in to be “repaired” about 8 times…still leaking. It is back in the shop, has been for the last week, and they have no idea. I filled out and mailed in the lemon law form and have not heard anything yet. I am WAY past frustrated by this whole thing. What are my rights and how much more do I have to do to get help…live in Texas.

                                                                                                                                                      • #75 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                        If you are in Texas, you want to contact the Texas Consumer Protection website at: (original link replaced as it was no longer valid – Admin)

                                                                                                                                                        • #76 Cathyanne says:

                                                                                                                                                          Can you refer me to a lemon law attorney in the State of Illinois, who will NOT require us to pay any type of atty fees, that it will be completed by Jeep.

                                                                                                                                                          • #77 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                            I would reach out to the Illinois lemon law firm of Krohn & Moss at 1-800-US-LEMON.

                                                                                                                                                            • #78 Lindsey says:

                                                                                                                                                              Taking in my 2010 Jeep Liberty to be serviced for a leak for the second time. The first time the water poured in through the map light. Dealership claimed they couldn’t find a leak. This time, my driver side and driver side backseat carpet is under almost an inch of water. Can see water coming in from under the visor and where the plastic meets the roof on the driver’s side. I have the skyslider but it’s shut properly. Always wanted a new Jeep and I have to say I am completely disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                              • #79 Debbie says:

                                                                                                                                                                I just bought a used 2008 jeep patriot from a dealership and have twice had it in for water leaking in the rear dome light. Just picked it up after being at the dealer for 5 days and supposed to be fixed. Plan on running it through a car wash to see.

                                                                                                                                                                • #80 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                  Hoping the car wash test was successful. Please reach out to us at 1-800 LEMON LAW if you go in a third time.

                                                                                                                                                                  • #81 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                    I am sorry to hear this. If you are in a third time, give us a call at 1-800-LEMON LAW and we will be glad to discuss the issue with you.

                                                                                                                                                                    • #82 Katie says:

                                                                                                                                                                      I had the same problem with my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and had it in 7 or 8 times for the water leaks. I contacted a Lemon Law Attorney however, they could not help me because when I bought the car I used a friends and family discount and apparently in the discount clause it states that you must go through Chrysler on your own with out an attorney if you have any problems. It was a very time consuming process but after the 8th time of being in for service I demanded a buy back because the dealership did not know what to do further and they have tried every thing possible. I even took it to several different dealerships and they could still not solve the problem. The buy back process was also very very slow and I had to keep calling to follow up with them. I worked with a buy back company in Texas who was hired by Chrysler to kind of be the mediatior. She was very helpful in getting all the paper work together as the dealership just did not care as they were not getting credit for my car. Trust me it took several months for this process to go through, however I did win persay. I am still not sure if it was worth it in the end with all the headache but at least I was able to get into a new jeep with out a moonroof so I did not have to worry about any more leaks. I would suggest sticking to this problem and constantly calling the dealership for follow ups when they have your car and document every conversation and message left to try and protect yourself and the pricey investment that you made.

                                                                                                                                                                      • #83 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                        Have you checked to make sure you received the friends and family discount? We take many cases where the consumer thought they received the discount, and it turned out that it was a dealer promotion. Please research the situation.

                                                                                                                                                                        • #84 Katie says:

                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, I did check and I did receive the friends and family discount.

                                                                                                                                                                          • #85 blogchica226 says:

                                                                                                                                                                            I cant say that I have had problems with my 2007 Jeep Patriot leaking, but I can say that I have had more problems with this car in the last 4 years than any car I have owned before. My transmission needed to be completely replaced at 3 years and 9 days…yes 9 days past the bumper to bumper warranty but NOT past the mileage…only 32000 miles on the car. Then I find out that the power train warranty does not cover the ‘type’ of transmission that is put in the Jeep Patriots. How convenient. After fighting with the dealership, Jeep, and Chrysler they agreed to cover $4000 of the $4500 cost. Still irritated, I paid the $500 because it was better than paying all of the cost, but I still felt that there was NO reason for a 3 year old car to need a new transmission when it is only used to go back and forth to work. 8 months later I noticed some noise in the front end. I took it in to have it looked at and it needed to have both front ball joints replaced and the left front tie rod end. At this time the car is 4 years old and has 42,000 miles on it. Jeep apparently does not make just the ball joints so you have to replace the entire control arm on both sides….basically a repair of about $1000 in parts alone. Needless to say I was furious that a car which is only 4 years old has needed so much fixed already that I decided to trade it in and stop sinking money in to it. The first transmission only lasted 3 years so I was NOT taking a chance that I would need to replace it again 3 years later. I hope that this helps anyone who is car shopping or considering buying a 2007 Jeep Patriot. DO NOT buy it! I have never been so relieved and happy then the day I got rid of that car….and I will NEVER buy another Jeep again.

                                                                                                                                                                            • #86 Lindsey says:

                                                                                                                                                                              About to take my Liberty in for the THIRD time.. when can I request a refund?

                                                                                                                                                                              • #87 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                It’s not as easy as requesting a refund. You will have to look into filing a claim. Once you are in a third time, feel free to call us at 1-800-LEMON-LAW.

                                                                                                                                                                                • #88 Dennis Catley says:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Bought a certified 2007 Liberty Limted 10 days ago and haven’t even gotten the NC title yet. We live in Virginia.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Passenger side front floor collects water during rain.

                                                                                                                                                                                  I emailed the dealer last evening, and expect to hear back today. It has a 3 month/3K warranty with a deductible, and I’m quite put off if I’ll have to pay a deductible for this issue given the apparent extreme prevalence of the Jeep leak problem. Dealer ethics anyone?

                                                                                                                                                                                  • #89 Pete Gee says:

                                                                                                                                                                                    As a follow up to my water in the backseat foot area : The dealer in Niagara Falls seem to know right away what it was. He ordered ,then replaced ,the roof rail moldings running the length of the car on both sides . That did the trick . However I now , during heavy rains, have water coming onto the dash and the thru the dome light. I did have this problem the day I test drove the car nearly 4 years ago but not since. Strange or what ? Since it’s been past the 3 year period I’m debating as to whether I should even take it back to the dealer. The service manager who fixed the rear seat leak is gone and his replacement is a bit of a @$#%& .

                                                                                                                                                                                    • #90 Debbie says:

                                                                                                                                                                                      So again after a severe downpour last week my 2008 patriot is back to water coming in from the rear dome light. I was on my way out of town and called the dealership. They are going to attempt to fix it for the third time. What are my options after this?

                                                                                                                                                                                      • #91 Neice says:

                                                                                                                                                                                        My situation is similar to Dennis. I too live in VA and purchased a 07 Jeep Liberty in December 10. It was certified pre-owned. Well, we’ve been having some serious rain in the Hampton Roads area and the front passenger and back right passenger floor were water soaked. I cannot tell where the water is coming from.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Of course it is no longer under warranty and I’m concerned that this will result in a major fianncial headache for me. What are our rights? If this appears to a problem across the board isn’t the automaker required to at least meet us half way on the issue?

                                                                                                                                                                                        • #92 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                          If it is in a third time under warranty, I want you to contact the lemon law attorney in your state to determine your rights to remedy. Please visit for a list of attorneys in each state. Good luck to you.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • #93 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Once it’s out of warranty, you are on your own in terms of repair costs. That is why it is so important to bring these matters to the dealer’s attention as as possible. It is highly unlikely that Chrysler will offer any type of silent warranty in this situation, but it is worth asking. Contact your selling dealer and ask to speak to the service manager. f you get nowhere, ask for the general manager.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • #94 Megan says:

                                                                                                                                                                                              i have a 2008 Jeep Patriot and it has been in 3x for the front dome light leaking everytime it rains. it took them 2x to fix the back dome light from leaking and they keep telling me they can’t figure it out and they don’t want to waste anymore time on it.. What great customer service from Jeep in crystal lake IL….What can i do????

                                                                                                                                                                                              • #95 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                Megan. Call the Illinois lemon law firm of Krohn & Moss at 800-US-LEMON

                                                                                                                                                                                                • #96 Ed says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have a 2010 Wrangler unlimited, with the soft top currently installed and the hardtop hanging in the garage, that I have had for a year now and it just started leaking really bad at passenger front door and a little on the drivers front door. The dealer has had the Jeep for 3 days now and “replaced most of the seals” and they say it still leaks. The jeep has not been in for three seperate services although they have had it three days for the repair and it looks like they may have it in longer. Please advise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #97 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ed: Make sure you get the repair invoices. It has to be in either three times or an extended period of time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #98 matthew says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I also have a 2007 jeep commander and also have a leak through the passenger grab handle. The Chrysler dealership called me and suggested a new sun roof glass, but not sure that will solve the problem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      QUESTION — Has anyone successfully solved this issues and if so how?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      thanks 🙂

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #99 matthew says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I usually don’t post to forums but I’m so happy to have figured this water leak thing out . . .

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Worked for me but I’m not liable for anything you do with this information . . . blah blah blah.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        This issue with my commander, oddly enough, I have surmised is the same concept that occurred with the tubes draining water out of the air conditioner in the attic, which had become clogged and would fill the tray from condensation (and shut off the A/C upstairs). Mold clogs the tubes after years of wetness. Hence, the same solution (below). A/C drain tubes may take 10-12 years to clog from mold, as opposed to only 4 years on a Commander.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        SOLUTION: BOIL HOT WATER AND BLEACH (I DID 50/50 MIXTURE) IN A COFFEE POT (FOR EASY POURING LATER) – (you can wash it with soap later) – AND GENTLY POUR INTO THE FRONT TRAY IN THE SUNROOF (Do BOTH sides). THE HOT WATER AND BLEACH WILL UNCLOG THE DRAIN TUBES that go down the A-Pillar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can buy 1/4″ clear tubing from Lowe’s and you can work this down about 3 feet into the tubes that start at the sunroof corner drains. (One each side.) This actually partially unclogs the drain tubes. I also ran the several feet of the other end of the clear tubing into the hose of my shop vac and covered the vacuum hose with my hand so the little tube would have suction on the other end. It sucked water out and gets the hot water/bleach mixture working faster when you use that afterward.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you don’t use the tubing, the hot water still works, it just takes a minute or so to start working.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        I put a garden hose on it at full blast for several minutes and now . . . NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        BACKGROUND EXPLANATION. What happened is that after several years the mold blocks the drain tubes. Hot water and bleach fixes that. But when the drain tubes are blocked, when the reservoir tray below the sun roof fills up, the rain water flows over the tray and down the A-pillar, which is why it comes out the bolt covers in the A-pillar grab-handle. It soaks your carpet and it also is getting your wiring wet behind the plastic down by your feet. USE A SHOP VAC to dry out the carpet more quickly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rain, car washes, etc. will always leak water through the sun roof seals. Once I used the bleach down the sunroof tray corners, the tray will no longer fill up with water – it now drains super fast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        This is a procedure that should probably be repeated annually.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        People on this post were saying crud gets down the drain tubes, but that can’t be since the sunroof window weatherseal isn’t big enough for that.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had resorted previously to trying to supplement the weather stripping, but that is not the way this car is engineered and you’ll never solve the issue that way.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        One person even said he was having some stopper at the end of the drain tubes removed (???) but there are metal plates under your car and that is not the correct approach, if even feasible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        This drove me crazy but I now totally get it. I hope this helps you and saves you time and money and aggravation. Who wants to go to a mechanic when you can easily fix it yourself. You ought to be able to weather a torrential downpour with confidence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #100 Cathy says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Five days after getting my 2008 Jeep Patriot I noticed some water behind the passenger front seat. Since we had several days of rain, I assumed the kids left the window somewhat open. A few days later we discovered a puddle, a big puddle in same place, enough you could scoop with a cup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Upon bringing Jeep to dealer, they said the water was coming from windshield seal. They had replace the w/s the day before I picked it up, due to a crack I pointed out when test driving it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          They kept the Jeep for 4 days and gave me a rental. Removed the seats, all carpeting, dry it out and treated it to avoid mold issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I just picked up Jeep today Saturday. It looks and smells great and I’ll be updating if any other issues arise. I hope not! =)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          PS. I gotta say, the dealer has been nothing but helpful with this issue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #101 Bill says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I purchased a used 2008 Wrangler Sahara hardtop. I noticed a wet carpet in rear after a rainstorm. I brought it in twice to correct the problem and now it seems to be corrected. (all under the 30 day dealer warranty) They seemed to have the Jeep longer than I did. The second time I went to pick it up, I noticed the front floor on the drivers and passenger side was wet. They shop vac sucked it up and said maybe the door was open when they were spraying and checking the back door leak. The 30 day warranty expired when it was in the second time. Now, week later, it has finally rained again and the floor in front is wet again. I did point this problem out to them when I was in on the second time. Am I still under warranty?? I did buy the extended 2 year warranty for $1600 also. I don’t think I should have to use it and pay a deductible. Do I have any rights?? Thanks in advance. Bill

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #102 matthew says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              does it have a sunroof? If so check the sunroof drains.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              SOLUTION: BOIL HOT WATER AND BLEACH (I DID 50/50 MIXTURE) IN A COFFEE POT (FOR EASY POURING LATER) – (you can wash it with soap later) – AND GENTLY POUR INTO THE FRONT TRAY IN THE SUNROOF (Do BOTH sides). THE HOT WATER AND BLEACH WILL UNCLOG THE DRAIN TUBES that go down the A-Pillar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #103 peej says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                the design is to actually let water in and around your sun roof then drain it through four tubes , one at each corner of the sun roof, your dealers should clear or replace the sun roof drains and the sun roof glass, the new glass fits tighter and lets less water in, this has fixed several vehicles at our jeep dealership. ps it is very important not to let debris into sun roof area, especially pine neddles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #104 Tim says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So I finally got my first Jeep a month ago today, a 2007 Wrangler, and about a week later I discovered the leak problem that countless Jeep owners have discovered. I’ve read dozens of forums for attempts to fix the problem. Some have helped a bit (tho not the waterfall that happens when you open the doors), but the common leak over the door handles is still there. I didn’t pay good money for a smelly, wet car. My wife has told me to take it back to the Ford dealership where we got it, but with it being a 5 year old vehicle, I didn’t know if that would do any good. There’s an actual jeep dealership nearby…should I take it to them? I’ve heard so many stories that there’s really no fix, it’s just something you have to deal with, but that just doesn’t seem right. Does the Lemon Law work for someone in my situation? Am I better off just trying to deal with it myself? Should I take it to a Jeep dealer, or where I actually bought it. I’m frustrated but unwilling to give up my Jeep. Ugh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #105 Diane McInerney says:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I purchased a 2012 jeep wrangler sahara unlimited edition. From the very beginning rain would come in through the seems of the 3 piece freedom top. I brought it to the dealership to get it fixed. It was “fixed” same day. I was told the problem was fixed. I asked if the leak would happen again (I previously owned a grand am for 10 years that had a leak from the start and never truly went away). He laughed at me and said he “didn’t say that”. Now I seem to understand why he laughed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Well, it rained again and I have another appt this week. I just don’t have the confidence that this problem will be fixed. Do you have any early advice for me? Give me tips to proceed?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also, Is this problem common with the 2012 edition?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #106 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is a very common problem. From your e-mail address, I think you are in MA. if that is the case, call us at 1-800 LEMON LAW.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #107 Janelle Leigh says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have had my jeep partiot for about a year and a half. It was great for the first wet season. But as spring sprung i found a new leak. As i was driving to the outlets with my bffs it hit me. No. literally the rain hit me right in the face. OMG i started yelling at my friends and she said hahaha that wasnt me it was from above. We were in the process of wiping it up and i thought to myself what shall i do. So after all I went to the best thing ever, the internet for my soulution!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #108 Mike says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bought a 2009 Jeep Patriot new in March 09. 50,000 miles later, not under warranty anymore and my dome light/sun roof switch started leaking after a heavy rain. I guess it is a common problem. I will take it in this week…. Merry Xmas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #109 Gina says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Top this!!! I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty with a Sunroof. Weel it did have a sunfoof until it BLEW OUT while driving down the highway. Now there’s just the frame opening that is all rusty & corroded. I never noticed any leaking except after going through car wash. Sometimes a little water came in if I open the roof, but that seemed natural. Well it apparently had been leaking inside the sunroof frame. And know I see many complaints on the web that this is a common thing with Jeeps. And of course Jeep is disputing it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #110 susan gourley says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We have had our 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport since May. It has leaked EVERYTIME it rains. Been in the shop 7 times, and is currently in the shop. The dealership says they don’t know what to do. They told me about the Lemon Law. I am in Dallas Texas area, what do I do from here? I really wanted a Jeep, just not this one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #111 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please visit for a lawyer in TX to help.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #112 Joey says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have a 2011 jeep wrangler unlimited. been in the shop twice for water leaks. How many times 4? They are suppose to have it fixed we will see.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #113 joey says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have a leak in my 2011 jeep wrangler unlimited been in the shop two times. The service person said the water was coming in from under the door? I only have 11500 miles on the jeep.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What can I do wait for it to leak again when I get it back?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #114 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Once it is in a third time, call us at 1-800 LEMON LAW.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #115 allan van reijsen says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        i purchased a 2011 jeep wrangler in april 2011 and it has leaked since day informed me that this has been occurring on jeep wranglers since 2007!!!after 4 repair attempts with supposed new seals and sticky foam tape the vehicle still takes on water and has now started to have a mildew smell.very disappointing as this is an expensive vehicle and an iconic one at that.why has chrysler not corrected this problem and continues to sell these vehicles and leave it on the dealers to have to try and fix.i guess that is what we get for trying to buy far as i am concerned the dealers share responsibilty here as they fully know these vehicles are leaking and they continue to sell them!!!shameful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #116 Cliff V. in Oregon says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After researching Wranglers for several months, I finally test drove one a few weeks ago. When I hit the breaks at the second light, about two ounces of water dribbled onto the middle of the dashboard. Sensing my disappointment, the saleswoman said: “Must have been some condensation.” I stifled a laugh. More water leaked through within two miles. Living in Oregon, this doesn’t cut the mustard. I guess I like my Toyota even more now…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #117 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ONE WARNING–If you are having problems with a leaky Jeep, it is essential that you file a lemon law or breach of warranty claim on your own.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You will get much more from an individual claim than you will from any class action. Many of our clients have received complete repurchases, new cars or thousands of dollars to reflect the diminished value of the car. You will never get this from any class action. It is essential that you opt-out of any class action suit to protect your individual rights and ensure you get the maximum recovery you are individually entitled to under the Law. For more info, call 1 800 LEMON LAW.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #118 Melissa Diaz says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tengo una JEEP Patriot 2009 y tiene liqueo de agua, se ha llevado en 3 ocasiones a reparar y no lo logran

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #119 Jillian says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I purchased a used 2007 4 door Jeep Wrangler soft top on 2/14/12. Today is the third time its been in the shop for a water leak. I am under the impression that this problem is not going to go away. I love my jeep and already sunk $$ into rims, tires and a lift kit. I dont want another Jeep unless its the same color which they only made rescue green in 07/08. What can be done to rectify this problem. Do i wait until i get it back and it rains once again and leaks?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #120 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @ Jillian: It all depends on your warranty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #121 Jillian says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I called Jeep corporate and they said the leak was not covered under my warranty i do have a certified warranty good thru 5/2013, but this is crazy April 26th it went to the dealership for the leak, and then it went back on 5/3/12 for the 4th time and and now its going back tomorrow for the 5th time, Since February. Is there anyway you can explain the lemonlaw to me so i can understand if this is an option or if i am just going to have to deal with it. My email is if you would like to discuss further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks so much

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #122 Walt says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My 2008 Commander sunroof leaks badly into the car because the drain tubes are deficient. Chrysler would do nothing so I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. You can too and maybe they will issue a recall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #123 Rod says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have a new 2012 jeep Wrangler 2 door Sahara with hard top. The jeep has been leaking since 2000 miles. I have taken it back to dealer three times its currently there now… this time the final attempt the manufacture is attempting to fix the leak. I have filed for arbitration. The next step is to wait for it to rain (or use a garden hose) and see it it leaks. If it does…. I am to call the manufacture and explore my options. According to the representative they would like to keep me in a Chrysler or Jeep product. I’m not sure… I want my money back and buy Japanese. I really tried to purchase an American product and this is what I get in return.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #124 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rod: You need to look into your lemon law rights.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #125 Lance says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Another way to unclog the weeps in the roof is to take about five feet of weed eater line and run it down through the tubes. Works pretty good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #126 Lindsay says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have a 2008 Wrangler which has experienced terrible leaks. I had them repaired at least 3 times while under warranty. The leaks have gotten worse, and water is now pooling in the rear of the Jeep. My warranty has since expired, and the dealer agreed to cover the last repair at no cost to me since it was a problem I have had while it was under warranty. Well today my Jeep is back for the SAME problem. I was away for 2 weeks, there was heavy rain here in CT for several days. My rear floors are a POND and my Jeep stinks like a musty wet basement. I dont expect my dealer to continue sinking money into this repair since it appears to be an unfixable issue. I have reviewed CT’s lemon law and my understanding is it’s too late for me to file anything since I have owned my vehicle over 2 years and because it has not been out of service for a collective 30 days. However, I am concerned that this problem will lead to bigger problems down the road and I dont know what, if anything I can do. I want to keep my Jeep and I dont want it to leak, smell or be a mildew fiesta. Suggestions? 🙁

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #127 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lindsay, In CT, 2008 is nearing the end of the statute of limitations to file under the Laws we work with. Are these repairs being covered under a Jeep warranty? If so, we may have a Federal claim. Please call 800-LEMON LAW asap.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #128 Lindsay says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dealer called today and they they are covering a new soft top and new headers plus installation under warranty for a $200 deductible. I am reluctantly willing to pay for this and ONLY for this should the problem continue. This is their one chance for me to put out money for this ongoing issue. Will call tomorrow, thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #129 Robin says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here’s a good one for you. My daughter lives in CA, just purchased a certified 2010 Jeep Liberty from a Jeep dealer in NY. All seemed good, until she received the Jeep yesterday. She noticed some dampness on the front passenger floor and figured it was from recently cleaned carpets. Today, she notices that the rear passenger floor area is soaking wet, and it has seaped over to other floor areas! At first we thought maybe the car transport company left a window cracked and rain got in, but now after researching similar complaints on the internet, I’m not so sure! Nothing else in the car was wet, and it seems like the car is wet from underneath the carpets, not the other way around, which leads me to believe that an open window was NOT the problem. Oh and yes, it does have a sunroof. Really not sure where to go from here, or what her rights are? The car does have several months left on the warranty, plus supposedly an additional 3 mos. since it’s certified. We are still in shock and not sure what to do next. Haven’t even had time to contact a local dealer yet, but the car detailer she took it to today told her that all of the carpets should be replaced! Since it just arrived accross country through the rain, I have no idea how long the water has actually been in the car. Anybody with advice on what we should do is greatly appreciated!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #130 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Robin: You need to contact the local Jeep dealer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #131 matt says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I usually don’t post to forums but I’m so happy to have figured this water leak thing out . . .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Worked for me but I’m not liable for anything you do with this information . . . blah blah blah.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This issue with my commander, oddly enough, I have surmised is the same concept that occurred with the tubes draining water out of the air conditioner in the attic, which had become clogged and would fill the tray from condensation (and shut off the A/C upstairs). Mold clogs the tubes after years of wetness. Hence, the same solution (below). A/C drain tubes may take 10-12 years to clog from mold, as opposed to only 4 years on a Commander.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SOLUTION: BOIL HOT WATER AND BLEACH (I DID 50/50 MIXTURE) IN A COFFEE POT (FOR EASY POURING LATER) – (you can wash it with soap later) – AND GENTLY POUR INTO THE FRONT TRAY IN THE SUNROOF (Do BOTH sides). THE HOT WATER AND BLEACH WILL UNCLOG THE DRAIN TUBES that go down the A-Pillar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can buy 1/4″ clear tubing from Lowe’s and you can work this down about 3 feet into the tubes that start at the sunroof corner drains. (One each side.) This actually partially unclogs the drain tubes. I also ran the several feet of the other end of the clear tubing into the hose of my shop vac and covered the vacuum hose with my hand so the little tube would have suction on the other end. It sucked water out and gets the hot water/bleach mixture working faster when you use that afterward.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you don’t use the tubing, the hot water still works, it just takes a minute or so to start working.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I put a garden hose on it at full blast for several minutes and now . . . NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BACKGROUND EXPLANATION. What happened is that after several years the mold blocks the drain tubes. Hot water and bleach fixes that. But when the drain tubes are blocked, when the reservoir tray below the sun roof fills up, the rain water flows over the tray and down the A-pillar, which is why it comes out the bolt covers in the A-pillar grab-handle. It soaks your carpet and it also is getting your wiring wet behind the plastic down by your feet. USE A SHOP VAC to dry out the carpet more quickly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rain, car washes, etc. will always leak water through the sun roof seals. Once I used the bleach down the sunroof tray corners, the tray will no longer fill up with water – it now drains super fast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This is a procedure that should probably be repeated annually.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        People on this post were saying crud gets down the drain tubes, but that can’t be since the sunroof window weatherseal isn’t big enough for that.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had resorted previously to trying to supplement the weather stripping, but that is not the way this car is engineered and you’ll never solve the issue that way.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        One person even said he was having some stopper at the end of the drain tubes removed (???) but there are metal plates under your car and that is not the correct approach, if even feasible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This drove me crazy but I now totally get it. I hope this helps you and saves you time and money and aggravation. Who wants to go to a mechanic when you can easily fix it yourself. You ought to be able to weather a torrential downpour with confidence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #132 Ash says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have the same problem as Robin. I have a 2008 Patriot. I’m in Oregon, and I think it is too late for me. I do have a claim into the Chrysler Service Contract department to see if there is anything they can do to help.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My jeep is currently at the dealership with leaks. The right side of my car was a small pond as well, and it is stinky! The roof liner is also soaked above the door on the passenger side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have to pick my Jeep up tonight and pay (another) $250 for them to clear the drains. It has been less than a year since the last time I brought my jeep in for this same problem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What can I do??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #133 Robin says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just to update, the jeep was taken to the local Jeep dealer and they told us that it was in fact the sunroof drains. They tested the AC hose and that was fine. Unfortunately, there is still a lot if water underneath the carpets itself that soaked into the padding. The dealership is supposedly trying to get the carpets and padding replaced under warranty, and they are waiting for a response from jeep. In the meantime, the water soaked padding is sitting directly on my jeep floor, doing who knows what damage? It has been almost two weeks since jeep assessed the vehicle, and we are still waiting for resolve. Any suggestions?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #134 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robin: I think you need to review your rights under Lemon Laws and Federal Laws. Click here:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #135 Ash says:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I picked my car up from the dealership a couple of nights ago. OMG…it smells to high heaven! There is definitly a lot of damage done. They are going to do nothing about it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Service Contract people agreed to refund me for the drains to be unclogged, and maybe even for the last time I had it done…BUT…they tell me this is a maintenance issue and it is my responsability in the future. Funny thing is that there is no mention of this in the maintenance section of my owner’s manual. And how am I to know when the drains get plugged up?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #136 jenna says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I purchased a 2012 Jeep Patriot and have had an issue with my front dome light filling with water as well as my front passenger floor. I took it back to the dealership and they told me it is completely normal for a sun roof to leak, it happens often and there is just nothing you can do to stop it but after arguing this is a BRAND NEW vehicle and ur telling me its “normal” for it to leak they assured me they would check it out. My vehicle stayed at the dealership for approx. 1 week before they called to notify me that it was fixed and ready to be picked up, once we arrived I immediately checked the floor for any wetness it was now drenched worse than when we left it, and by the way it had rained while it was up there, so I told the manager it must have leaked again he told me it has to happen at least 3 times then would be considered a lemon. They kept it another almost 2 weeks and only documented it as one incident and it is now leaking again. I have a hard time getting ahold of the manager and I’m worried about the water causing further problems since it is in the light.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #137 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ash: Please visit to find a lawyer in your state.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #138 Ash says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I got them to fix my Jeep! I wrote a letter to Chrysler customer care. I told them the issue and that I wanted the draines replaced. I also told them I will let them know if my family gets sick from mold. They refunded me for the past 2 times I had been in to have the drains unplugged, replaced my drains (yes, they know it is an issue and they have new drains they can install), and they are sending my car to be cleaned professionally.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Just pitch a fit!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #139 Laura Fraser says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I live on Vancouver island British Columbia. We see about 100 plus inches of rain every year. My freedom top is leaking on my 2008 wrangler Sahara. Of course they didn’t tell me about the leak issue on my vehicle and it was a certified used vehicle that I purchased from a Chrysler dealership in Nanaimo. I am so upset because I have spent over $650 thus far and been into the body shop over 4 times due to this leak and their excuse is that they have replaced everything… Yet again I have a lot of water coming in both sides of my freedom too now… It’s worse since they attempted to fix it! Please help me! I am at a loss as to what direction to go in….

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #140 Robin says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just to update, after over a month, Jeep FINALLY agreed to replace all of the carpets in my daughter’s jeep and she just got it back last week. So far, so good, but then she lives in So. Cal where they don’t get much rain (lucky for her)!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          She asked them what to do so that she doesn’t have any future problems and they told her that Everytime she brings it in for an oil change she should have jeep clear the drainage tubes. Sounds like a royal pain in the … To me, and I am very skeptical if this will work long term, but I guess at this point all she can do is pray that it doesn’t happen again!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’m glad to hear that Jeep recognizes the problem and they have designed new drainage tubes, but if you ask me, that should be a recall item! I’ll mention it to my daughter and see if she can get hers changed as well, though when she spoke with jeep just last week they made no mention of it? Maybe they’re not aware there is a fix available, or they just didn’t want to incur the cost to change them out?? I’m hoping its the former because I have to believe they wouldn’t be willing to fix her carpets at their expense and not fix the source of the problem too??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good luck to all of you fighting this issue, and keep bugging Jeep!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #141 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And even if the car is fixed, like Robin’s, remember if you are in three or more times or an extensive period of time, you are entitled to compensation. Click here to find a lawyer in your state.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #142 Jonah says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I dislike jeep!!! I bought a 2008 jeep patriot from a per owned auto dealer and after a small rain in honolulu,Hawaii my front and back driver side is soaked!!!! Suck I don’t have any warranty and that it came from a pre owned dealership and not the dealership itself. Any help on getting this solved? I have 64,000miles on it. I bought it when it was at 63,000 miles. Please if you can help then message me at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #143 Kelly says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i have an 09 jeep wrangler (i believe it is no longer under warranty)..i have noticed small leaks here and there since the first year i got my car but since they were such small leaks i did nothing about it..however i have noticed when it rains a lot the roof leaks ( i have a 4 door, hard top) it leaks sometimes in the front by the latches to take the two individual tops off and it has recently started leaking towards the back where the removable screws are in order to take the back of the roof off. I then checked the screws which were a tad bit lose but not lose enough to cause such a big leak. I then tightned the screws as much as possible (they are had to unscrew now) and it continues to leak. I know that if i bring it in to jeep they will tell me there is nothing they can do because i am no longer uner warranty. this leads me to the question of what should i do? is there any way to stop this? ( i have a navigation in my car i am worried the leak will eventually damage) i also do not like the idea of having a moldy smell in my jeep…ANY SUGGESTIONS???!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #144 Travis williams says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have A jeep patriot 08 i purchased brand new has a life time powere train warranty but the bumper to bumper is void as of now . yesterday on the highway scalding hot wAter hit my feet , on a major highway in miami , I almost crashed , then I had to drive two hours home with a shirt wrapped around my foot , and I had to pull over to ring it out , this is highly dangerous and unacceptable , someone could have died !!!! Why doesn’t jeep have a recall on what ever this is to fix it before someone innocent dies!!!!!!!!!! Obviously this happens all the time ! How do we make jeep fix the problem everyone here seems to say its reacurring . Guidance please””

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #145 Bill Kastler says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This problem is not limited to Wranglers and Patriots. I have a 2008 Jeep Compass that also leaks like crazy on a rainy day. I’ve had it to the dealer and sat there for 8 hours with no luck. I now am forced to drive with a small towel in my hand that I hold up to the dome light when I drive in the rain. Terrible the quality of Jeep in the last years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #146 Cathy says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I just bought a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport on June 27th and i had a leak on the passenger side after it rained on July 22nd. It is extremely disturbing to have this happen after spending so much money on a vehicle. I have 2 little children and having mold growing in my car would be hazardous not to mention disgusting! I just don’t understand if this is an issue with the Jeep, why the manufacturer would continue to sell a defective design and risk diminishing their credibility? Lets see what happens after the next rainfall. I live in NYC and i believe the lemon law states i need to give the dealership at least 3 attempts at correcting this problem? We shall see.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #147 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        @Cathy–Under NY Lemon Law, you need to give the manufacturer 4 repair attempts to fix the problem. Keep all repair invoices. If you are back in the shop a 4th time, give us a call at 1 800 LEMON LAW and we will be glad to help at no cost to you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #148 Cathy says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Update….As mentioned earlier i bought my Jeep Wrangler on June 27, 2013. My first leak was on July 23rd, brought it in to be “fixed” on July 25th. On August 1st it rained in NYC and guess what….it also rained in my Jeep once again. I am bringing it in to be serviced the 2nd time on August 5th and hopefully someone at the service dept will know how to fix this problem. I really don’t understand how Chrysler can make these cars that are $40K and have these water leak issues. So disappointing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thank goodness 1800 Lemon Law is here giving me advice! Im sure i will be in touch!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #149 Lemon Law says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bought my Jeep Wrangler Sport on July 18, with leaking on passenger side down the door and into the floor and mat each time it rained. Today, 12 Sep Chrysler called and told me they are replacing the Jeep. They found the issue on the 5th service visit, the holes for the door brackets were drilled 3mm larger than specifications. This is said to have happened on the assembly line. So suggest to your service department to check it out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good luck everyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #150 Amanda says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have a 2012 Jeep Liberty and have a leak in the cargo area. I’ve taken it in to have it fixed but they can’t seem to find the problem. In the mean time everything in the cargo area is getting wet. So disappointed in Crysler. Nothing worse than a lack of caring about their product.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #151 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @Amanda: How many times have you been back? Visit to read about your State’s Lemon Law.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #152 Cheryl says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I purchased my 2010 jeep liberty renegade new. I had to have the headliner replaced just in October, dealership says it was the seal around the sunroof, but I know it was the bad design they used to get rid of the excess water, the small tubing. I had a very bad water stain just above the drivers side window. Now in December I have a water stain about 3 in. above the back window and all the way across.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #153 Gene says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have a 2009 Liberty(bought new) at the 4 1/2 yr mark (aug 2013) after warranty it seems… it started leaking. I’ve taken in 7xs and is still leaking and they want me to come back in for 8th x but why?? the outside water leak person can’t seem to fix it so why bother.. First they said sunroof gasket, then roof rail gasket , then antenna and all 7 times re-seal..but still doesn’t stop .. first stain was passenger side front headliner above pillar, 2-7 x has been back cargo area top trim plastic piece ( left seam) and now the drivers side headliner above pillar stained.. I have been trying to deal with Jeep customer care rep but all she says is.. its out of warranty or take back to dealer for 8th time and that the dealerships are the service centers for jeeps so there is no plant or repair shop to fix it.. My jeep is under 29,000 miles and mint cond. no dents , dings, accidents.. runs great.. but I guess they forgot to tell me about the built in shower option… Sad, but true… it prob would have a better chance of getting fixed if it were in an accident…All I can say to readers or perspective buyers… DO NOT BUY A JEEP AND I wont mention dealership location buy don’t get serviced or buy from VA (DC area) dealerships…… Jeep should stand behind their product and make right a customer who has paid for a fix, but seems unlikely to be able to fix , that’s prob. why they discontinued the Liberty in first place.. REPEAT.. DO NOT BUY A JEEP…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #154 Carmen j. Santiago says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I bought a jeep liberty 2002 its used but its leaking in the front passenger and driver side I know cause the rug its all wet .I bought it used because I cant afford to buy a new car but people are reselling it knowing about the problem and its not fare that they get away with it…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #155 Lisa Devine says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have an 09 Grand Cherokee. Have loved this car since I got it and have not had any complaints until now. My truck is now starting to leak. I am past my 3 year warranty mark, but I feel that this is a manufacture defect and not wear and tear. Do I take this to the dealer and fight them…the dealership closest to me is not where I bought my Jeep and they are extremely difficult to work with and try to take you for all you are worth or do I call Chyrsler directly?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Help! I could definately use some direction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #156 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @Lisa: Contact Chrysler directly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #157 Antonio says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I just bought a 2009 jeep wrangler garage kept and now since I don’t have a garage every few days I have to go in and dry my floor with towels and newspaper every day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have looked all over for a fix is there a recall I’m not aware of?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #158 Lias says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              apparently this is still a problem. I live in VA, I purchased a brand new 2014 patriot 2 months ago. with in a week it was leaking water through dome light in cargo area. took to dealer, never given a loaner or anything. had the vehicle about 4 days, was told it was leaking from antenna. claimed to have fixed it. well another hard rain and it seems its leaking worse. Off to second trip to dealer. was told they can only get me a rental they will pay for, but I have to pay a $100.00 deposit. and take time off work to get to enterprise rental company before they close. This is unfair, this is a brand new vehicle. I commute an hour to work and need my car.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #159 cathy says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This has happened to me as well with my 2013 jeep wrangler. I have had multiple leaks in my car within the 1st month of owning it. I have had the seals changed around the doors as well as the top. I definately think its unfair that Jeep will not address this problem. I have also had the water pump changed as well as something with my axel in the rear. I feel like its just one problem after another. I only have about 3000 miles on it. I have had my jeep in the shop for weeks at a time. So frustrating.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #160 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @Cathy: Please visit to find a firm that can help you. it’s time to take action.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #161 cathy says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have spoken with someone at your firm however,I was advised that I have to give Jeep 4 chances to repair the same problem? I have not experienced the same issue 4times yet. Can I still take action?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #162 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @Cathy: You don’t mention the state, but in certain states, we do need four repair attempts before taking action. Keep all repair records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #163 Roger says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have had my 2012 Jeep Wrangler in the shop 6-7 times now for the same issue. The top leaks. Both speakers are now toast. 1 has already been replaced before. The have changed the seals twice. It still leaks. We have only had the driver and passenger tops off of it once, because we don’t want to exacerbate the problem. It is apparent that the dealer doesn’t want to do anything about it. They tried to get us to trade up. Really?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #164 Roger says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          By the way, we are from Virginia. I’m afraid we may be too late for the lemon law. The state website says you must apply within 18 months of getting the vehicle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #165 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @Roger: You still may have some rights. Call us at 1 800 LEMON LAW to review.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #166 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @Roger: It is time to do something about this. Visit to speak with a lemon law attorney in your state.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #167 Kelly says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have a 2007 patriot limited and while driving to work today I had water pouring out of my dome light. This comes as I was just about to take it in because the molding around the rear window on the tailgate has about completely fallen off, the knob for the heat/air position will not turn all the way to the right to the defrost only position when the car is cold. AND the jeep has been acting very strange when going down the highway and the traction control is stuttering in a way when accelerating on wet roads. I have not owned this vehicle for a year yet! The dealership pick up the jeep this afternoon and are going to attempt to fix it. I am just trying to be proactive if/when this becomes a bigger issue. I am in located in Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #168 Brenda says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I bought a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport. And I have had my vehicle into the dealership four times I’m in the state of Illinois do you think I have a lemon law case I have had many leaks and it first time was the right floor board and now it’s the left side on the floor. I’m very disappointed with the dealership, I they just keep trying to fix the leaks ,but can’t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #169 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    @Brenda: I do think you have a claim. Visit our lemon law firm directory at to find a firm that can help.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #170 ShadOe says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’ve owned my 2008!Patrot For a few years & every rainy season my sunRoof leaks really bad. Does anyone know if theirs a recall or resource in which I can get this issue can be resolved?!?!?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #171 Ash says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I don’t know where you are, but I’m in the Portland area and NW Jeep fixed mine and had it detailed (with mold killer) for free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #172 David says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I bought our 2015 jeep wrangler sport unlimited and have a drivers side leak in floorboard coming in at drivers door. Carpet gets soaked when it rains heavy or after i wash jeep. Carrying it in to dealer this week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #173 David says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, we have only had for a month or so. Disappointed because we really like our jeep….

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #174 David says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Going to see what dealer says..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #175 Kevin says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have this exact issue with my 08 liberty. I have a terrible leak coming into my trunk. Am I covered because I think patriot and liberty have same chassis?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #176 Maria Ruiz says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I bought a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport. I drove it for 3 days and I notice water on the drivers foot rest. I took it in on Friday…. But the service person told me to take it back on Monday. I dropped off the Jeep on January 19th. I have not received it yet. The computer short out. So they order another one. They replaced the seal on the drivers doors because it was leaking from there… But it continued to leak…. So they replace the seal from the windshield… And it still leaks and worse….. They replace the seal on my hard top….and it still leaks… So they took it to a body shop too see if they could find the leak and they had no success… It been 3 weeks already and they still are unable to fix it…. They were going to bring someone from Michigan from the manufacturer dept to see if he’s able to fix the leak…. And this was Friday and today is Monday and I haven’t heard anything yet…. So at this point what is my right???? Please help….

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #177 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    @Maria: Looks like a potential lemon law claim. Please visit to find out information about your rights in your state.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #178 Charlie V says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2014 jeep patriot. Barely 3K miles on it. The FIRST time i took it in, the driver side floorboard was under an inch of water. After they had it a week, they blamed me saying i must have left the window open.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Two weekds later, it goes back for the same problem. This time, it in the shop for 20 days! TWENTY!!! i got it back today. After they basically took the front end apart and put it back together, they say it is fixed. I dont believe it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #179 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        @Charlie V: it’s time to look into your lemon law rights. Visit to find a firm in your state.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #180 Norma Gutierrez says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I purchased a 2013 Jeep Patriot and have had it for 1 yr and 4 months now. My Jeep is leaking as well. When it rains, water drips on my feet while driving which could be dangerous as the first time I felt it, it caused me to jerk as this was unexpected. Now it has gotten worse, I notice that when it rains my drivers side mat/floor board get soaking wet! Smells after it dries/Not too happy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • #181 Taryn Bradtmueller says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have a brand new 2014 Jeep Wrangler, leaking from the freedom tops and passenger door. Just noticed this morning during a heavy rain that it was also leaking from the back window and driver side door. First time i took it in, they said the freedom top needed to be screwed tighter, second time they claimed they couldn’t recreate the problem, so I went to the dealer this morning in the rain while it was leaking so they could see it and they said they could get parts but that once a wrangler leaks it probably will always leak. So does this count as 3 times since the first 2 they didn’t do anything about it? Also, what if there is mold or damage due to the leaking that doesn’t show up until after the 32000 mile warranty is up? Like all the water that leaked into the CD slot from the roof? So Do I have to have three actual repairs done or just take it in three times?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • #182 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @Taryn: I do think it’s time to have the claim reviewed by a lemon law attorney. Visit and we will be glad to review your information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • #183 efe benedict says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                please help ….I drive a 2002 liberty jeep, and the passenger carpet gets soaked all the time, I believe its the air conditioning that’s the source but I’m not sure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • #184 Matthew says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2011 Jeep Patriot, it only started a couple weeks ago and I owned the vehicle since mid 2012. In Illinois. Nearly caused an accident on the toll road when near boiling water hit my foot over the gas pedal. Luckily was wearing Thick leather boots.Not sure if ac or heater core.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • #185 Carolyn says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I purchased this Jeep Liberty 2012 in June 2015, and after three visits for repair by the dealership for pooling water on the drivers side after heavy rain, I realize from others on here, this is a re-occurring problem. Scary, dangerous problems can develop. I need to get help to change it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • #186 Bill H. in NC says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      08 Grand Cherokee—wet carpet on passenger side after any rain. It appears to be getting in through side pillar. Sunroof drains ok.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • #187 Maureen Barnes says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I own a 2009 Grand Cherokee Jeep purchased brand new and it is leaking after rain. Both the drivers side and passenger side my passenger side floor is soaked and water seems to be coming from the top or side where handles are above also wet under mirror on passenger side. Is this something that would be covered by a jeep dealer or has there been a recall about this problem.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks for your help in this matter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • #188 Sean says:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2008 Commander — This thing has had leaks from the sunroof since 2010 or so. Every time a leak appeared, we would take it to the dealer for a fix. We were always told it was caused by “a clogged drain tube”, and that it was a “maintenance issue”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After paying $150+, on 4 or 5 occasions, we were finally told that the drain tubes needed to be replaced — $250+.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A week and a half after replacing the drain tubes, we experienced a major rain storm which brought with it MAJOR leakage. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, where it stayed for over three weeks. They decided to replace the entire sunroof mechanism without first giving us the cost… The service guy sent us a TXT message saying that he was going to try to get it fixed at no charge. Instead, we are now told the vehicle has been “detailed inside and out” and the sunroof mechanism has been replaced — $1000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Meanwhile, during the years of leaking, the LCD screen for the DVD player stopped working (second year of ownership, and entertainment system not covered by warranty). The door switches for the power windows had to be repaired/replaced due to damage, and the dealer cracked the plastic switch cover — all after the warranty had run out. To this day, NOBODY has ever been able to show me where the alleged “drain tubes” are located, nor how to clean them. The service manager at the dealer tried to find the “clean-outs” when I asked, but he was also unable to find them and said I would have to some back the following Monday to talk to his technician.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bottom lines: I believe the sunroof had leak issues since the vehicle left the factory. I believe the dealers were told to string customers along with “drain tubes are a maintenance issue”, long enough to get past the warranty period. I believe a significant amount of electrical problems have been caused by these leaks. I believe our 2008 Commander has spent well over 6 weeks in the shop due to the leaks and repairs. I’m not even sure the “drain tubes” which the dealers claim to be a maintenance issue even exist — since even the dealer’s service manager was unable to find them after hunting for 20+ minutes.

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