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I have an 07 JK 2 door and for most of last year I had a leaking problem. Last sept. the dealer brought in a "leak expert" and it was fine until a couple of weeks ago. I hav'nt went back to the dealer yet . I was wondering if anyone knew if Jeep came up with a soulution. Did they come up with an answer on the 08's.
 

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I have an 07 JK 2 door and for most of last year I had a leaking problem. Last sept. the dealer brought in a "leak expert" and it was fine until a couple of weeks ago. I hav'nt went back to the dealer yet . I was wondering if anyone knew if Jeep came up with a soulution. Did they come up with an answer on the 08's.
My 07 Unlimited has leaked off and on since I bought it about a year ago. Like you, I've been back to the dealer several times and each time they've tried something different. The last time in, the Chrysler "leak specialist" looked at it, tweaked some things and pronounced it cured...........NOT!!!!! Mine leaks occassionally from above the front passenger door. Drips end up on the door latch. Worse, it leaks virtually every time it rains, from the A-pillar on the driver's side. The water comes out from between the two plastic trim pieces covering the a-pillar and collects on the dash by the speaker. If it rains long enough, the water runs down the front of the dash into the larger speaker and then soaks the carpet.

I wish I had a good idea for solving this problem, but I don't. Apparently Chrysler doesn't have any good ideas either. :pissed::pissed::pissed:
 

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I guess it is too much to hope for after spending all that money that they could build something that does not leak. I wonder about the 08's.
 

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...Mine leaks occassionally from above the front passenger door. Drips end up on the door latch....
My 2 dr soft top leaks in exactly the same spot. It does it on the drivers side and the passenger side, right on top of the latches, never really bothered me though. Not enough to get anything wet, just a couple drops
 

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My 2 dr soft top leaks in exactly the same spot. It does it on the drivers side and the passenger side, right on top of the latches, never really bothered me though. Not enough to get anything wet, just a couple drops
Me too. This leak doesn't bug as I've owned enough ragtops to know that they all leak a little. The a-pillar leak really pisses me off though because, in a driving rain (or any rain that lasts more than a few hours) this leak is bad enough to soak the carpet. :pissed: Worse, Chrysler doesn't give a crap. It's no wonder most of our auto manufacturers are nearing financial catastrophe. Customer service is nonexistent in Detroit (or Toledo). :pissed:
 

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Solution: take out your carpet :thefinger:
Better solution...........have Chrysler, Cerberus, Bestop or whoever was/is responsible stand up and fix the problem. Like I said, I have owned a ton of ragtop vehicles (most British) and none have leaked this badly (and the Brits were not exactly known for their engineering prowess back in MG and Triumph's heydey). As to removing the carpet, that solution works fine when you are standing still. Just mop up the mess before you drive. But I've been on a few extended drives in the rain when my left leg was soaked from the knee down due to the a-pillar leak. NOT ACCEPTABLE! Or maybe you think I should wear a rain suit? :thefinger:
 

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Better solution...........have Chrysler, Cerberus, Bestop or whoever was/is responsible stand up and fix the problem. Like I said, I have owned a ton of ragtop vehicles (most British) and none have leaked this badly (and the Brits were not exactly known for their engineering prowess back in MG and Triumph's heydey). As to removing the carpet, that solution works fine when you are standing still. Just mop up the mess before you drive. But I've been on a few extended drives in the rain when my left leg was soaked from the knee down due to the a-pillar leak. NOT ACCEPTABLE! Or maybe you think I should wear a rain suit? :thefinger:
Thats exactly how I feel. But these numb nuts act like its no big deal.
 

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Apparently there is now a TSB for the a-pillar leak. I'll do some more research and see if I can post the number. In the meantime, I'm calling my dealer to schedule yet another visit. :pissed:
 

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I talked to a factory rep at the Cleveland Auto show yesterday and explained all I have been through and she said to see about turning it in. I've kept a log of all phone calls,e-mails and repairs, it does fall under the lemon law. Does anyone know if they solved the problem on the 08's, I would hate to go all through this and get another one that leaks. I don't want my money back, I just want one that does'nt leak.
 

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I know people with 08s that are having the same problems. The design hasn't changed as far as I can tell. Some work........some don't.........roll of the dice I guess.
 

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I had the same leak after letting the top down for the first time. The guy at the dealer loosened up the knob on top of the roll bar above the door and pushed that bar tighter to the pillar. The drops on my door latch stopped. Maybe this will help those of you having leaks landing on you door latch.

So far I have not have any other leaks on my 08 2 door, the way it snows and melts her in MI would lend to plenty of chances for a leak.
 

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I had the same leak after letting the top down for the first time. The guy at the dealer loosened up the knob on top of the roll bar above the door and pushed that bar tighter to the pillar. The drops on my door latch stopped. Maybe this will help those of you having leaks landing on you door latch.

So far I have not have any other leaks on my 08 2 door, the way it snows and melts her in MI would lend to plenty of chances for a leak.
Certainly can't hurt. I'll give it a shot and report my results. AS far as my post above about a new TSB, the guy I got the info from was wrong. The TSB is from early last year and has already been done to my Jeep with no success. The search continues. :shaking:
 

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Well it started leaking again. I have an appointment with a zone rep on wed. morning. I have no idea what is going to happen[ most likely nothing ] but we'll see. I would really like to hear a factory rep just come out and say we screwed up. I know when the leak specialist worked on it he said he could'nt understand why they tried to reinvent the wheel. We are supposed to get alot of rain between now and wed. so I should really be in a good mood by then.
 

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Better get it fixed before your warranty runs out...the top is specifically *NOT* covered under the extended warranty. Ask me. Their solution to the top leak is to replace the whole top to the tune of $900 (after warranty support. Hah!)

So if y'all ever get it fixed, post the solution. I am continuing to suffer with the drip at the "A" pillar where it drips on my arm and knee. And I have a leak on the right side where the carpet at the right rear passenger position gets soaked. I would have figured for nearly 30 grand for a vehicle, I'd get one where the top didn't leak! :pissed:
 
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