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#4 of 12 Pontiac Torrent Sun Roof Leaks
Nov 06, 2010 (6:14 pm)
I have a 2006 Pontiac Torrent and the sun roof leaks. When I went to the car wash today I got a bath myself due to leaking sun roof. The towel guy said that he could see that there was a dip in the sun roof like it wasn't all the way closed or didn't seal well . I had taken it to dealership while it was still under warranty a few months ago and the dealer said that the drain holes (that are in under the sunroof, go figure - that's why water comes inside the vehicle) were clogged so the dealer blew out the drain holes. That's the dumbest design that I've ever heard of. Has anyone else experienced this same problem with their sun roof? I'm interested in finding a permanent fix where I don't have to keep taking the vehicle into dealership to get the drain holes blown out. Any resolution you may have found would be grealy appreciated. Thanks.
#5 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Sunroof [jhorton6]
Nov 09, 2010 (8:34 pm)
Yes my sunroof sits below the roof line of the vehicle. Supposedly it was designed that way so that the water runs off in under the roof through the drain holes that appear to get clogged quite frequently. So water drips from the front light overhead above the rear view mirror. One dealer blew out the drain tubes. Another one tightened my OnStar antenna but obviously neither one fixed my leak since it leaked big time at the car wash. I literally got a bath while inside the vehicle. Prior to Sunday it only dripped inside when rained, but now it's really bad.
#6 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Sunroof [pt74]
Nov 09, 2010 (8:37 pm)
I'm taking it to my mechanic on Thursday (no longer under warranty so not going to dealership -- I don't trust dealers to do repairs like I trust my independent shop mechanic) so I'll know approximate cost to fix by end of week. That is if he can fix it. I've noticed on mine that there's a gap between the glass and the rubber molding. I'll let you know at end of week if my mechanic is able to provide a permanent fix for my leaky sunroof.
#7 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Sunroof [2006torrent]
Apr 26, 2011 (12:49 pm)
Was your mechanic able to find a permanent fix? I just bought a used 06 Torrent which I LOVE - but just experienced the leaky sunroof during a car wash! Am curious if there is a repair at all of if I'm just stuck!
#8 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Sun Roof Leaks [2006torrent]
Nov 02, 2011 (1:23 pm)
We had this problem at the dealer when they washed the car. They wanted a lot of money to clear the drain. I took a piece of solid wire (tie wire)about .030" thick and put a bend in the end that I put in the drain (crimped it so it wouldn't catch or damage on anything), then ran it as far as it would go. About 5 feet. I put some water in the drain and it ran out very well. Didn't have any problem the last time the dealer washed it. Also, when they use the pressure washer, they may be running too hard of a stream at the seal.(?)
#9 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Sun Roof Leaks [bandmaster]
Jun 01, 2012 (6:19 pm)
Thanks I'll try that. Where do I get tie wire?
#10 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Sunroof [mkchambers25]
Jun 01, 2012 (6:23 pm)
No permanent fix. Have to clean drain tube out frequently. Forgot to do it last week and today it rained. So guess what... More water inside my car. Headliner wet all over and water leaking in at light. Argh! What a pain. I like the vehicle except for that.
#11 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Sunroof [2006torrent]
Mar 07, 2013 (4:48 pm)
I bought my 2006 Pontiac torrent in November of 2012, I bought with 48,000 miles on it. Just today 4 months later I go to the car wash to get the salt off my car because I live in VT, well half way through the car a small drip appears to be coming from the front dome light. Moments later that drip turns into a waterfall. All this while I'm still on the tracked car wash. I pull out and realize both Check engine lights are on as we'll as the traction control light. I proceed to step on the gas to park my Pontiac and come to find out I have no engine power at all, pedal is all the way to the floor yet nothing. The Pontiac will move under its own power from the engine at about 3mp, but nothing from the gas pedal. I press the on-star button and have them run a diagnostics. They tell me that the engine electrical system has shorted, transmission has suffered an electrical shortage, and the fuel system has shorted. All this happened about 5 hours ago. As of right now there's 1/4 on the inside of my vehicle and nothing works. I'll keep you updated on what the dealer says needs to be fixed. Luckily I purchased the extended warranty. Extremely aggravated at the fact that I payed $18,000 total with warranty and I've only had this vehicle for 4 months. I'll never buy a GM product again because of this.
#12 of 12 Re: Pontiac Torrent Sunroof [blueandhalo3]
Mar 08, 2013 (6:13 am)
Hopefully this will be resolved quickly for you. Let us know if we can check into anything further for you (we can be reached at socialmediagm.com and ask that you include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service