Anyone with an '08 have this problem yet?
Anyone with an '08 have this problem yet?
Mine was fixed in one visit by the dealer. He said all they did was replace the rear seal. Perhaps there has been a design change to the replacement seal that accomidates for the small hole at the bottom as described above.
Don't know, but it's a thought. Could it be this simple?
I had water in my jack compartment too. I have an '04. The odor led me to it. The dealer changed the seal. Said the old one was defective. We shall see. (My jack was not rusted too bad because I keep mine well oiled (I spray it on). They cleaned and fumagated the carpet very well. I'm thinking about drilling a drain hole just in case. This is the only real issue I've had with my SRX (other than that creaking noise in the sun roof - a little oil on the top side of the shade muffs it.)
Purchased a pre-owned 2004 SRX V6, and yes, it had water in the jack compartment (how surprising…). Did some water testing myself and found that water was coming into the inside of the tailgate from the red brake light at the top of the tailgate, it travels through the inside of the tailgate and into the lock mechanism at the bottom of the tailgate. From there it enters the body of the car. To troubleshoot, I placed clear tape where the plastic of the rear brake light touches the metal of the tailgate and hosed the car for 15 minutes and it appeared that no additional water came in. Took the car to the dealer where a GM water specialist looked at the car and reached the same conclusion. I took off the tape and hope that they have fixed this issue - will know after the next rain.
In the meantime I am looking for practical solutions for drying the rear jack compartment and any suggestions will be appreciated (I do not expect the dealer who sold me the car will replace the carpet, so that’s off the table). Prior mails were helpful (water absorbing crystals, lifting carpet on pegs to dry out foam …), but are there any other suggestions? Where van I buy these crystals? Thanks
After finally getting to drive in a 2 hour rain storm I checked the jack compartment and it was dry Oh Happy days it looks like Leakpro fixed it for me Yahoo!!!!
Yes, I am afraid so. I got a new 08 SRX a few weeks ago and whilst reading the manual I opened up the rear jack compartment and there was about 2" of water in there. I took it to the dealer and they said they fixed it, but the carpet was still soaked and I was skeptical about their assurance that it would dry.
Well today after a rain, there is water in there again. I have had this car for 3 weeks; my first call tomorrow morning is to GM Customer Care, and then an attorney. The only thing that will make me happy at this point is if GM takes the car back. This is quite obviously a known problem with SRXs and yet they continue to sell the things.
Anyone in this group an Attorney? Might be time for a lawsuit against GM...
I looked becuase I had originally stored the 3rd row headrests in the garage, but after reading the manual I read the part that there is a storage spot for the headrests under the 3rd row seat! I work in computers and a joke in our industry is "read the f&*^ing manual" which we find can answer 99% of questions! So I tend to read manuals on anything I buy cover-to-cover.
So when I opened the compartment, that's when I found the water.
The car is back at the dealer and they said they found another issue, although the last issue was supposed to be the fix.
I have gotten no traction at all with GM, I cannot believe how they just push these problems on to the consumer and it’s just “tough luck, you own the car now” even when this is obviously a known issue. I simply do not understand this mentality and how the auto industry can get away with it. We need some government legislation on return policies or something. There is no part of me that wants to keep this car, but it seems like I have no choice.
My wife and I have actually discussed just not paying the loan and letting the bank repo the damn thing.
checked my '08, (1000 miles) so far it's dry, (fingers are still crossed though )
I had the water problem in my '04 which was repaired by my dealer.
Now my '07 has it too!!!!!!!
How can GM build this car for 5 model years without enacting a permanent fix or design change?