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New Wrangler soft top leaks around the driver's side door

Is this to be expected? Is this leak common to soft top Wranglers? It's a brand new 2016 2 dr.

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Old 12-03-2015, 07:11 AM
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Re: New Wrangler soft top leaks around the driver's side door

You bought an open air vehicle. That is what makes a Wrangler different than most other vehicles. The top is suppose to keep most of the rain water out, but not necessarily all of it. Though, you could bring it into your dealer just to see if the top might be out of adjustment.

IMHO, its kind of like complaining that you just bought a brand new '16 Totes umbrella, but your feet still get wet.
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Re: New Wrangler soft top leaks around the driver's side door

Although I agree somewhat with Walt in spirit here, Jeep most certainly isn't going to admit that their tops (soft & hard) "might" leak as some sort of trade-off for owning a convertible.

They are designed to keep all of the elements out; if yours isn't, then something is malfunctioning to some degree, whether it's a weatherstrip issue, door alignment issue, or otherwise. Saying the soft top isn't supposed to keep all of the rain out is a knee-jerk response because we hear about so many of them leaking -- it becomes accepted as a necessary evil, or "no big deal."

Finding and fixing leaks aren't always as easy as a quick trip to the dealer. A lot of the time, the service person working on it doesn't have all that much experience in the matter, and solving the problem can be elusive.

So to answer your questions: yes, this is a very common issue with Wranglers. Sometimes a minor adjustment does the trick, sometimes several trips with part replacements are required. And, yes, in extreme cases, FCA has bought back leaky Wranglers that refuse to batten down.
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Re: New Wrangler soft top leaks around the driver's side door

Check out these few recent threads to get up to speed:

JK Water Leak Diagnose & Repair Manual - Jeep Wrangler Forum

2015 door leak :-P - Jeep Wrangler Forum

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Re: New Wrangler soft top leaks around the driver's side door

Where exactly is the water coming in? If it's the A pillar area between the door and the tub (not the soft top), the dealer can adjust the door and replace the weatherstripping which seems to help many, including me.
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Re: New Wrangler soft top leaks around the driver's side door

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Where exactly is the water coming in? If it's the A pillar area between the door and the tub (not the soft top), the dealer can adjust the door and replace the weatherstripping which seems to help many, including me.
It's a soft top and it's coming in right over the driver's side door handle.
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