Last post on Apr 15, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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#41 of 46 REAR DOME LEAK, CHRYSLER BUY BACK
Feb 07, 2010 (7:56 am)
Who's Patriot has water leaks? Has anyone filed at claim to Chrysler for a buy back. Here is my story:
My 08 Patriot is at the dealers now and has been there for two weeks. Water leak at rear dome light. This is the fifth time at the dealers. Dealer has no idea where it leaks. They even took it to a body shop. I filed a complaint with Chrysler they been putting me off. Still waiting and trying to get them to buy it back since it is still under warranty. I am passed the lemon law date in VA. Anything older than 18 months is to late to file a lemon law claim.
#42 of 46 Re: Leaky Patriot [smellypatriot]
May 15, 2010 (3:29 pm)
I hate to be the berror of really bad news. My husband and I bought a brand new Jeep Patriot in February of 2009. We noticed a bad musty smell within the first six weeks of having purchased this vehicle. At the same time, my windows were getting fogged up because of the humidity inside of my vehicle.
I have the same leaky cargo light problem you have. In fact I was assured by the dealership, after I currently have had this car in for service on this same problem for the ninth time, that the leak was fixed. (This was just last week.) I have since driven this car during two downpours and the leak is still there.
As of now, I have a fishbowl of water in the rear of my vehicle.
My husband and I began seaking legal advice once this car had been in the repair shop during the forth time, for the same problem.
It is a problem that I know that noone is able to fix, here in Tennessee.
Good Luck with your Jeep.
#43 of 46 Re: REAR DOME LEAK, CHRYSLER BUY BACK [rbeasley]
May 15, 2010 (3:34 pm)
Unless you get an Attorney on this, Chrysler will forever put you off. You have to become the ugly one, on this. This is why I have a Lemon Law Attorney now.
#44 of 46 Re: REAR DOME LEAK, CHRYSLER BUY BACK [rbeasley]
Nov 22, 2010 (2:43 pm)
BEWARE!!! Chrysler will try to make you think it is YOUR fault but it is REALLY faulty manufacturing!! If you have a sun roof there are drains along the inside edge of the sunroof. THE DRAINS ARE TOO NARROW. The diameter of the drains are HALF the diameter of the Honda Pilot..my husband's car.
Also, there are drains under the hood in the corners near the front windshield. Chrysler will tell you that you are not 'maintaining" your car...keeping the drains clear from debris...they found ONE LEAF in my car and said that was the cause of the drain back up.
This all started within the first two months that I owned the car! make sure to check your carpets because the drains back up and saturate your carpets.
We are filing a suit against Chrysler and looking into Lemon laws.
#45 of 46 Re: Leaky Patriot [smellypatriot]
Nov 22, 2010 (2:54 pm)
Was wondering what recourse you had with Chrysler regarding the water? My rear dome light and front overhead lights pour water out of them every time there is a heavy rain...started just two months after I had the car. Chrysler said that i am supposed to clean out the drains but I check them twice a week and nothing is blocking them. The diameter of the drains is HALF the diameter of the drains in my husband's Honda Pilot which has NEVER leaked. I got a big fat "I told you so" for buying American. My Patriot is a 2009...still under warranty and Chrysler wont fix it.
#46 of 46 Leaking 2007 Patroit
Apr 15, 2011 (10:35 am)
Notice a bad musty smell...bottom line is the car leaked from the roof line and back tail light assembly from the day I brought it home from the dealer. The trunk well was full of mold like you won't believe. Jeep paid 70 percent of the cost but still not happy..for 23 grand it should not have leaked in the first place. Also ball joint at 40 thousand miles too