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Leaky Jeep Liberty

This bulletin involves inspecting the rear of the 2009-2011 Jeep Liberty headliner for indications of water leaks (this involves vehicle built before Oct. 15, 2010).

The customer may notice that the headliner is wet in either the right or left rear corners.

Open the tailgate and remove the headliner trim piece at the tailgate opening and partially remove the interior quarter trim panel where the water leak is suspected. Refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1:  Rear headliner trim panel location. 2) Inner quarter trim panel.
<p>Figure 1:  Rear headliner trim panel location. 2) Inner quarter trim panel.</p>

Perform a water flow test for 20 minutes at the rear of the vehicle and inspect for any water leaking at the rear inner quarter panel of the right and/or left side. Refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2: The example shown here is at the right rear. Perform a water flow test at the rear. 1) Right rear quarter panel. 2) Suspected water leak area.
<p>Figure 2: The example shown here is at the right rear. Perform a water flow test at the rear. 1) Right rear quarter panel. 2) Suspected water leak area.</p>

If a water leak is found, clean the roof ditch seam at the right and/or left side with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth. Refer to Figure 3.

Figure 3: Clean the roof ditch seam with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth. (1).
<p>Figure 3: Clean the roof ditch seam with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth. (1).</p>

Apply clear seam sealer to the right and/or left side as shown in Figure 4. Ensure that sealer is applied so that it overlaps into the upper roof ditch seam as well.

Once the sealer has been applied, use an acid brush to disperse the sealer bead, making sure that it filled any voids in the seam.

Once the sealer has cured, perform another water flow test. If the fix has been verified, reassemble the interior quarter trim panel and rear upper headliner trim.

Figure 4: Apply clear seam sealer to the area (1) shown here.
<p>Figure 4: Apply clear seam sealer to the area (1) shown here.</p>

 

 

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