2022 window on rearmost drivers side leak

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Newventurer

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Well 8 days new and took it to the car wash for the first time, later that day noticed a streak on the inside of the rearmost window on the drivers side. With a high powered flashlight I can see an area about 5” oval of light staining on the headliner, it’s currently dry. I noticed in examining the area that the window in the area affected does no have the defrost wires running through the window like the passengers side. Is this normal? Is it because the driver can’t really see out this window so they don’t bother with defrosting it or is it an indication that the window was replaced and perhaps with the wrong glass? Thanks for any help. Guess I’ll call the dealer and see what the options are :(
 

Aray

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It sounds like when window was pressed in at factory the bead of sealant was applied incorrectly or part of it was missing. Window will need to be removed and resealed I would also make them replace the headliner. They say they can get out the stain but it is never completely removed. Chicago quality control at it's finest
 

moose66

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Hi Newventurer,
I have a '21 GT and both my rear side windows have the defrost wires. Someone else would need to chime in to see if this is an option for lower trim levels or a change/delete for the '22 model year.
 

BriBoy

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Those wires are the AM/FM antenna
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moose66

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Those wires are the AM/FM antenna
Thanks for the correction!

In that case, could it be they are in both windows as part of the upgraded Revel system?
 

inmanlanier

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I just checked my rear windows. The right (passenger) window has what I believe to be an antenna in it - it is a double stranded large V configuration (front 3/4 or so) with a single wide band top, bottom and some rear. There is no matching imbed/overlay on the driver's side. To be clear, these are the rearmost fixed panes of glass, not the windows in the 2 row doors.
 

Newventurer

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I just checked my rear windows. The right (passenger) window has what I believe to be an antenna in it - it is a double stranded large V configuration (front 3/4 or so) with a single wide band top, bottom and some rear. There is no matching imbed/overlay on the driver's side. To be clear, these are the rearmost fixed panes of glass, not the windows in the 2 row doors.
Thanks for confirming!
 

Newventurer

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Those wires are the AM/FM antenna
Doh! Thanks for correcting, would have drove me crazy 😜
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Newventurer

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Talked with my salesperson and sent pictures, responded immediately, they can fix it and will schedule me in. My concern is whether to push for replacement of the headliner if it is not part of their repair plan, seems I might be asking for more trouble if they mess with the headliner with all the window trim, speakers, light, etc, guess I’ll wait and see what their plan is. The first pic below shows the adhesive/sealant residue that is dried on the area above where the leak is showing up on the inside. This is the roof top rail near the rear of the vehicle.
 

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Aray

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Talked with my salesperson and sent pictures, responded immediately, they can fix it and will schedule me in. My concern is whether to push for replacement of the headliner if it is not part of their repair plan, seems I might be asking for more trouble if they mess with the headliner with all the window trim, speakers, light, etc, guess I’ll wait and see what their plan is. The first pic below shows the adhesive/sealant residue that is dried on the area above where the leak is showing up on the inside. This is the roof top rail near the rear of the vehicle.
After seeing pics it looks like maybe issue with roof rail bolts not being sealed where they penitrate the roof.
 

moose66

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The plan should be to not only fix the leak, but to fix/repair any resulting damage to my satisfaction. Those would be my expectations.
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Newventurer

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Update: I think I found the source of my leak and the possible source of future leaks
Pic #1 - possible future leak - it looks like some fabric got pulled through the rubber seal which could wick moisture into the vehicle.
Pic #2 - I think this is the area responsible for my leak at the 3rd row, drivers side, passenger window. Looks like the roof rail is not seated properly into the gasket as it is misshapen and the rubber is not in contact with the rail (area circled) like it is where I have drawn the arrow.
Pic #3 - Looks like an area for future problems. This is the front edge of the sunroof glass on the drivers side. It sits above the seal on this edge whereas it is more seated down in the seal on the passenger side

Called the dealer today - soonest they can get me in and have a loaner available is October 3. So no car washes or driving in the rain till then :(?
 

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Update: I think I found the source of my leak and the possible source of future leaks
Pic #1 - possible future leak - it looks like some fabric got pulled through the rubber seal which could wick moisture into the vehicle.
Pic #2 - I think this is the area responsible for my leak at the 3rd row, drivers side, passenger window. Looks like the roof rail is not seated properly into the gasket as it is misshapen and the rubber is not in contact with the rail (area circled) like it is where I have drawn the arrow.
Pic #3 - Looks like an area for future problems. This is the front edge of the sunroof glass on the drivers side. It sits above the seal on this edge whereas it is more seated down in the seal on the passenger side

Called the dealer today - soonest they can get me in and have a loaner available is October 3. So no car washes or driving in the rain till then :(?

Hi Newventurer. Looks like you did some good investigatory work.

Keep us updated and good luck.
 

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Called the dealer today - soonest they can get me in and have a loaner available is October 3. So no car washes or driving in the rain till then :(?
If #2 is suspected to be the cause you could always confirm it with putting water to that area. As for not washing, driving in the rain, I think you should be able to easily cover that area with some tape to seal it.
The early 5th gen Explorers had quite a few posts about leaks from that same area of the roof rail where water would run down the 3rd row seat belt and end up in the spare tire well. Good luck.

Peter
 
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