Last post on Sep 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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Jeep Commander, Auto Repair, SUV
#68 of 69 Re: sunroof leak [sixdoves]
Aug 01, 2012 (11:41 am)
It's your drain plugs! There is one on each side of the vehicle. The drain hoses come from both the left and right corners of the sun roof. If you open it, you'll see from the top, a small hole in the front right and left hand corners. The hoses run down within the hand rails, down to the floor next to the front of each door. Peel the carpet back, pop off the plastic covers along the side by the carpet. Next to the wiring harness, look for a blue, ribbed plastic hose. Is it running through the floor or just hanging out? The rubber piece it runs through is clogged. Take it out, clean it, put it back in and run the hose through it. Do this for the passenger side as well.
Look for my previous post on this as I included a YouTube video link. This guy provided an excellent do it yourself step by step guide on how to do this. I now have no more water in my Commander when it rains. Good luck to you and hope this fixes your problem.
#69 of 69 Floor flooding/carpets molded
Sep 13, 2012 (4:44 pm)
I have had my 2007 Jeep Commander Hemi for 3 years. About a year ago, I started to notice that the floor boards up front were both flooded with 1-2 inches of water when I left it outside. I figured I must have forgotten to close the sunroof. Took me a while to remember that I had the windshield replaced a year prior. Thinking that they may not have sealed completely. Brought it up to the shop that installed the wshield. They did a thorough water check confirming that the windshield was not leaking. They did determine that the fasteners between the floorboard and the firewall were corroded and the water was coming through the holes. I called the Jeep dealer and they told me to bring it up on a Thursday when the "water specialist" was on site. Cost for inspection would be $175 and once they found the problem, they would be happy to quote for repair. I asked, wouldn't this be a warranty issue? They replied that the car was out of warranty. I'm thinking if fasteners on a vehicle have corroded, what other fasteners on the car are corroding? Shouldn't the screws that hold a car together last the life of the car??? I have yet to take it to dealer as I dread the cost for repair. The carpets and mats are all molded and need to be ripped out and replaced. I lease the car and the lease is up in March2012. I've dreaded lease-end thinking I'm going to have to pay for the repairs, until I came across this site! I've read earlier posts and see that no one else has mentioned anything about corroded fasteners, which leads me to believe that my issue may have been misdiagnosed, although there were two guys with hoses poring water all over the car while the other guy watched for leaks. Very thorough. Regardless, I'm in on a lawsuit. Also, anyone try to claim this issue on insurance?