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I have the same leak on rear window. The button to open the rear window now doesn't work. Took to dealer and they ordered new button switch and seal. They said that the water leaking prob caused the shortage in window button. Hopefully new seal prevents any more leaks. 2012- v8 limited.
 

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I had water leaking thru the grommet located top center of the rear window. It could be leaking there and flowing into your spare area. Put someone inside and hose that area down and look for entry points.;)
We just got our GC Laredo back from the dealer after the 4th visit for waterleaks.
1st leak in the RH rear stop light / blinker assy. It was replaced but had to wait for 3 weeks to ship the parts from USA (we live in Oz) and they replaced the rear view camera because it was foggy in the lens.
2nd leak in spare wheel well, with 1" of water sloshing around and said they fixed the leak by putting some sealant in the grommets for the tailgate wiring into the roof.
Guess what, it leaked again and the new rear view camera failed again.
3rd leak they replaced the rear view camera fixed and put some extra sealant around the window rubbers for the tail lift gate.
4th time, a small amount of water in the spare wheel well, and when it was in the workshop, the service manager asked me if i wanted to review the work they had done and showed me personally what they had done to fix it.
He had in his hand the TSB for water leak diagnosis and asked me if i had seen it. I said of course i had, as I emailed a copy to him on the 3rd visit.

So now we wait and see and "hope" i doesn't' leak again.

The GC Laredo is great car, drives heaps better than the Toyota Kluger (Highlander in the USA) I'm driving now (it's a work car, so i don't get a choice.
If only they could build the GC WK2 to be waterproof and have a decent rear view camera !
 

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Have been through the .pdf but there is no mention of the rubber seal between the roof and the tailgate on my '12.

Being height impaired I had to stand on a step to even see it but a credit card just slides in the gap and wiggles so is between 1/16 and 1/8" wide (see picture).

Anyone know how to fix this ? (adjust tailgate, replace seal, ???)
 

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Not sure if you will get this since the post is quite old...where are the drain plugs located? Do I have to remover seats, etc to get to them?
 

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Hey guys. I have a 2011 GC and have only noticed one water leaking problem. I think it was from hauling a** through a ~8" water puddle, but i'm not entirely sure. It was about 40ft long and I had the gas to the floor :D. I used to do it all the time in my exploder. Anyway, I heard a slushing sound (water rushing forward) when I applied the breaks at a moderate pressure. Sounded like it was coming from under my driver's seat or above my head. Being lazy, I didn't want to take it to the dealership. I also had ants :mad:. So I unbolted my seat, carefully maneuvered it out of the door (but not carefully enough :() and set it on the ground. I popped off the trim around the driver's carpet, and pulled the WET carpet out. I didn't notice the water b/c of rubber floor mats. I pulled out the plastic floor board. There it was, about 4" of water on the inside of the body, under my driver's seat. I pulled the 2 drain plugs and let it drain. Almost like they were expecting water to find it's way there. Its a jeep so some people will treat it like one. anyway, i dried it out with a towel and washed the mildew smelling carpet in the carwash and left it out for a few days to dry. Then Lysoled and febreezed it and replaced. Everything is fine now.

Also, I've taken the back seats and lower rear trim out. The spare tire and shroud, side panels and everything down to the carpet and outside fenders. Everything was dry and had no smell. I had to ditch that crappy sub for a better one. Haven't noticed any other leaks, sorry for rambling, hope my info helps.
Not sure if you will get this since the post is quite old...where are the drain plugs located? Do I have to remover seats, etc to get to them?
 

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Found a small amount of water under the battery in my new-to-me, 2013 JGCO? The battery will be PITA to remove. Have to get our son to help out his 75 year old dad:).

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Just bought a used 2011 JGC Laredo last night. Raining in Oregon and they washed vehicle off before we took home. Noticed a little water in side cargo plastic wells on rear passenger side. Wiped out dry. No moldy smell in car. Not sure if previous owner parked in garage at home and work so maybe that is why there is no smell? Checked again this morning and a little water in same plastic well. Bought at Car Max and they agreed to take to dealership to look at leak. I have 5 days for full refund once I get vehicle back from repair shop. Hope it gets fixed, l
really like the GC and do not want to return. Will report back what dealership finds.
 

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Just bought a used 2011 JGC Laredo last night. Raining in Oregon and they washed vehicle off before we took home. Noticed a little water in side cargo plastic wells on rear passenger side. Wiped out dry. No moldy smell in car. Not sure if previous owner parked in garage at home and work so maybe that is why there is no smell? Checked again this morning and a little water in same plastic well. Bought at Car Max and they agreed to take to dealership to look at leak. I have 5 days for full refund once I get vehicle back from repair shop. Hope it gets fixed, l
really like the GC and do not want to return. Will report back what dealership finds.
What ever happened with this? I have a new to me 2011 JGC Overland. Had pretty good rain over the weekend, and today when pulling out of my driveway, a TON of water came rushing out of the headliner over the rear pass seat and rear cargo window. Just curious if it's blocked drain tubes or something more serious.
 

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Has anyone had any issues with water leaking from the ceiling console? I have a leak coming from the sunglass holder and the dealership cant figure it out. 2014 grand cherokee
 

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Has anyone had any issues with water leaking from the ceiling console? I have a leak coming from the sunglass holder and the dealership cant figure it out. 2014 grand cherokee
Hi RickJames,

Sorry to hear about this! If you decide to revisit your local dealership for further diagnosis I'd be happy to offer further assistance if needed. Just PM our page with your VIN and let me know.

Andrea
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Want to bump this old thread, I've recently been getting water in the spare tire well of my 2013. I first noticed water pooling near the latch but then water was running down into the spare tire, I had to take it all apart to get it dried out.

I initially checked the flipper glass grommet and it was not sealed so I put silicone around that and have not seen any leaks from it since but I still get some water near the spare after a heavy rain.

I was able to see that water was coming down between the hatch trim panel and getting past the plastic plate right inside the tailgate. I pulled the trim panel off the hatch and saw witness water trails coming from the flipper glass seal at the bottom.

It appeared that the water was getting past the seal and then dripping down between the trim panel. With the trim panel off, I made some scoops that would catch the dripping water and direct it into the tailgate where it could head towards the drains in the corners, this is just a temporary solution until the new seal gets here.

This morning the rain is coming down pretty good and I was able to confirm that the water lays in the "valley" at the bottom of the flipper glass, and through capillary action it flows past the seal and into the interior. A new seal will hopefully solve that but I may also put some silicone along the bottom of the new seal to ensure water stays on the outside.
 

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Yeah, good call. I picked up some butyl and used a bit in the leaking areas of the old seal while I waited for the new seal to arrive.

I finally got the new seal, USPS "rerouted" it for some reason and I didn't get it before we left for the holiday, and it fits much more snugly than the old one. I guess the old seal just dried out and may not have been completely contacting the glass. The window now closes and latches more solidly. I haven't used any butyl on the new seal, I want to see if it leaks before I do anything else.

Supposed to rain more this week so hopefully that's the end of the leaking.
 
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