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Rain drops falling on my head. Sunroof leak?

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:56 PM
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I was giving my truck a bath today due to the pollen in North Carolina. After washing the roof/sunroof and then spraying it down I noticed water dripping out of the "Oh Crap" handles on both side of the truck, and water dripping out of the over head console. These were more than a few drops it was dripping so bad my floor boards were soaked, and the bin in front of my shifter was full of water. Needless to say I called the dealer quick to see if I could get it in immediately to be checked out. Got it in to be looked at tomorrow. Has anyone else had any problems with their sunroof leaking like this before? Can anyone give advice on what should be the fix by the dealer? Any and all advice is accepted, even the funny ones. I am going through withdrawals right now. I have to drive my old van tomorrow.
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I was giving my truck a bath today due to the pollen in North Carolina. After washing the roof/sunroof and then spraying it down I noticed water dripping out of the "Oh Crap" handles on both side of the truck, and water dripping out of the over head console. These were more than a few drops it was dripping so bad my floor boards were soaked, and the bin in front of my shifter was full of water. Needless to say I called the dealer quick to see if I could get it in immediately to be checked out. Got it in to be looked at tomorrow. Has anyone else had any problems with their sunroof leaking like this before? Can anyone give advice on what should be the fix by the dealer? Any and all advice is accepted, even the funny ones. I am going through withdrawals right now. I have to drive my old van tomorrow.
Wow. That is horrible news. I don't have a sunroof but I would imagine if it was up in the overhead it would have to be the sunroof.

I would think a leaking sunroof is covered under the warranty since your truck is so new.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:09 PM
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I never had a vehicle with a sunroof before, so I thought it would be cool to try it out. It is covered by the warranty, I bought the maxcare warranty when I bought the truck.
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What's the mileage on the truck?
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:59 PM
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2500 miles. Barely broken in yet.
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2500 miles. Barely broken in yet.
What ever it turns out to be, sunroof seal or windshield it will be covered.

Keep your paperwork for any future concerns in case they say failures were caused by leaking seals or water damage.

Maxcare will not cover water leaks or failures caused by water leaks.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:57 PM
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Good call on keeping the paperwork as documentation.

I've heard of windows, back windows, sunroofs leaking but it was always on trucks that had some abuse and cab flex. Shouldn't happen on a new truck.
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I have a sunroof in my mitsubishi montero and hate the water drips, rattling, and freeze ups. I don't think I'll ever pay to have a sunroof in any vehicle. Seen and heard the trouble in enough other cars / trucks.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:34 PM
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I have always had sunroofs in all of my vehicles, including this one, and have never ever had an issue. Admittedly, this truck is my first American car....so fingers crossed
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:58 PM
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Cool Update on roof leak (Day two)

I am bumming, truck still at dealership. They said they can't find the leak yet. I will let it stay there until they can find it and get it fixed. We have three days of rain on the way in Eastern North Carolina. I would rather have it in their bay than leaking in my driveway. Wish me luck and hope they find it and fix it soon, I am having withdrawal pains. Driving a 2001 Grand Caravan is just not the same as driving the truck with a Hemi and the other goodies in it. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem looking like someones dad driving this thing, but I like the truck better. So do my three boys.
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OK this is my first day here and I might be able to help. I worked at a dealership that had a TON of Pollen and my Demo started to leak from the sunroof.... I got a lesson from the Service department that day. The Sunroof will usually have 2 lines that run down the A pillar and out through the bottom of the car. Those lines are designed to help drain any moisture that may get through the sunroof... Problem is these holes can also get clogged by sticks, pollen, leaf depris... you name it. usually can be cleared with a vacum or high pressured air. Good Luck
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for the information. I will pass on to the service guy at the dealership. Of course he does not need me to tell him how to do the job. I just want my truck back.
How big are these lines, would'nt think that massive amounts of pollen would do this? I guess it is like paste after getting wet. Do I have this to look forward to every year?
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:08 PM
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leaves and twigs. I got in the fabit of just wiping the area when cleaning the car and never had that problem again
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Cool I have my truck back home.

First let me say thanks to those who gave advice, I appreciate it. I picked up my truck today. After speaking with the mechanic there, he told me the line/hose was crimped. He said this was done at the factory, but he fixed it after removing the headliner. He told me I should not experience this problem in the future. I sure hope he is right.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:24 PM
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Was it the drivers side front drain tube? Also, was your truck built in St. Louis, MO or Warren, MI?
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Glade to hear they solved it in a reasonable time frame and it was an easy fix!
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:40 PM
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Default leaking sunroof

I too have a 2009 Laramie with a leaking sunroof. Same symptoms. Took it back to the dealer for the third time and this time they told me that Chrysler was aware of the issue, but they did not have a solution. The first time they had it, they soaped the top and turned on the A/C fan to high--bubbles formed all around the seal. Interestingly, you can tell when it will happen. It's as if the gasket does not seal. In that case the wind noise and air flow are pronounced in the top of the vehicle. When it does seal (not completely but better than some times) the sunroof is less noisy and does not leak into the A pillar nor the overhead console.

This is not my first sunroof so I have a little background with what to expect. My previous was a GrandCherokee and it never leaked. I still have it--great second car with almost 300,000 miles on it.

On the Laramie you can take a business card and slide it down between the roof and the gasket and experience no resistance what-so-ever. On the old Jeep you will not get a business card to slide in.

I am waiting to see if Chrysler gets a fix soon. About ready to duck tape it to keep the noise, whistle and rain out until they come up with a solution.
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There is a rapid response transmittal for sunroofs.

08-081--crew cabs w/ sunroof. sunroof drain tubes may have too much slack. check drain tubes & reposition if necessary.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:58 PM
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I was experiencing the same thing on my Laramie only on the drivers side A pillar. After someone else told me to chack the drain line, sure enough I could see that it was not draining the water that accumulated in the sunroof channel. I blew it out today with compressed air and now it seems to work just fine. You can test it by opening the sunroof and pouring some water into the plastic channel in the front of the sunroof. After I blew it out, the water would run straight into the drain tube and come out the opening inside the door hinge (about 1/2 way down the door -rubber valve thing).
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:14 PM
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This is not just a Chrysler problem. I worked at a Honda and BMW shop for years and it happened to cars from every generation. It is usually pine needles, pollen (buildup or the little pollen "globs" as they fall from the tree) or leaves.
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