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MSCA 11-14-2011 07:15 PM

Water in spare tire well
 
My Aunt has a 2011 that seems to have developed a leak. She's getting water collecting inside the spare tire well. The dealership ran a hose over her Jeep for more than an hour and couldn't find any signs of a leak. But she's still getting water in there. Has anyone else ran into this?

Cherodude 11-14-2011 09:05 PM

Re: Water in spare tire well
 
Haven't seen this problem reported before, and it is not listed in the TSB on water leaks.
So if carpet and the interior of the liftgate are not wet, and dealer ran the hose on top, it seems water may be entering from below the floor. If it was mine, time to empty the spare area, check all body plugs, wire grommets, etc. Pull and add silicone sealant to any that look suspect. Check for any defective body seams.
Good luck.

Lingohocken 11-14-2011 10:58 PM

Re: Water in spare tire well
 
Best test is a (brushless) carwash with undercarriage spray.

K Wiig 12-28-2011 10:44 AM

Re: Water in spare tire well
 
Hi MSCA. Did you ever find any answers regarding this problem? I have this problem, too. Thanks.

MSCA 01-17-2012 09:27 PM

Re: Water in spare tire well
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by K Wiig (Post 541335)
Hi MSCA. Did you ever find any answers regarding this problem? I have this problem, too. Thanks.

The problem was fixed. I don't know what they did to fix it though. I'll ask my aunt if she still has her receipt.

spiros 01-18-2012 12:23 AM

Re: Water in spare tire well
 
there are 2 drains for the sunroof 2 feet straight down from the rear seatbelts one on each side they fit on a hole, mine was left unplugged from the factory, dealer could not find it, so i started opening panels,put it back leak gone.

MSCA 01-22-2012 10:36 AM

Re: Water in spare tire well
 
Okay, it looks like the weather stripping around the rear hatch/door was completely replaced. This was before I took possession of the vehicle, so I can only assume that's what did the trick. I stays dry inside now.

firenemeth 06-12-2013 07:39 PM

Re: Water in spare tire well
 
My spare tire well looks like a kiddie pool. I have had the car for 4 days, I insisted they give me a new vehicle or give me my 2011 back! The dealer is looking for another one for me.

padgett 06-12-2013 09:52 PM

Re: Water in spare tire well
 
Did you check the TSB ? Fig. 2 in particular. If one of those grommets is out it will leak (but usually on the cargo cover).


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