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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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2016 Cherokee Water Leak

Just a heads up to anyone with a 2016. Over the past couple weeks my new car smell seemed to be rapidly going away with a wet musty smell. Last week I decided to start upgrading my stereo and pulled the carpet in the front passenger side. It was like a lake under the carpet and had water running out of the padding. I took it to the dealership the next day and they said I wasn't the first and with all the rain that they had seen 10 last week. Apparently there is a seam in the firewall someplace that was never completed on the assembly line and needs to be fixed. If I hadn't pulled the carpet up I wouldn't of found it until it was much worse. I guess one woman had 3" of water in her floor so to her it was obvious. Just a heads up if your windows start to fog up on the inside or you get a musty smell you may want to check it out!
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 09:47 PM
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Welcome to JCC and congrats on the 2016.

Sucks to have to find that the way you did...what did they do (or will they do) to fix/repair/complete the seam in the firewall? Did they tell you where it is?
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Welcome to the forum. What is your build date, so that I can compare it to mine. Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep my eye on it.

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On your work order, is there a TSB number for the fix?
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what they doing to fix it so it won't happen ever time it rain and are they replacing your carpet
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One post wonder? Will we ever know?

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On your work order, is there a TSB number for the fix?
Hi josh6025,
I may have found a Technical Service Bulletin relating to your referenced concern:

NUMBER: 23-015-16 REV. A
GROUP: Body
DATE: April 13, 2016
SUBJECT: Water On Front Carpet Or In Rocker Side Sill
SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
The customer may describe damp or wet carpet in the front footwell or in the rocker sill.
This condition is primarily found on the left side but may be on the right or both
footwells. The cause of this leak may be due to a sealant void on the body seam, allowing
water to enter the vehicle interior.

Your certified Jeep dealer will be able to best assess if this is a relevant bulletin to your vehicle and if any future steps are necessary. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

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I am a little sus on the reason for the post. Autospecialist as the name and one and only post complaining of somethong I have not heard mentioned yet.

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Sorry guys works been hectic and forgot to check this till now. As soon as I get it back I'll answer all your questions! The original repair receipt is in the glove box. Its been back to have the carpets replaced because it smelled like mildew after it was fixed and I didn't even take it. I picked it up 2 days ago, after 22 days without it and they replaced all the carpets and jammed 2 orange air fresheners in the vents. The smell was so bright that even after I took them out it was like inhaling orange adhesive remover. I took it back this morning and they are running ozone thru it now I guess. The good news is I popped off the sill panel yesterday and pulled the carpets up after it was raining pretty hard the night before and everything is still dry!

Also for the inconvenience they are covering my car payment for the month and I'm driving a 2016 Grand Cherokee Summit right now which is pretty pimp!

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I take it back and apologies for the suspicion in my response!

I jave now seen a second person with the same issue, but must be reasonably rare since only 2 complaints. Glad they got it sorted for you.

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