3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

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3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby Ynorum » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:59 am

Anyone else seen this? This my my wife's 2 month old 2021 Rogue...... not excited! I'm not buying into the "clogged sunroof drains" I've been reading about that some dealerships seem to be telling owners they are responsible to clean.
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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:49 pm

That shouldn't be possible on a 2-month old car unless you drove through a mud-storm. My guess is the factory pinched or didn't connect the front drains. There has to be water underneath the carpet as well. Warranty will approve a headliner for sure, along with a carpet if the existing one can't be dried out. Get to the dealer in a hurry, mold never sleeps.

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:57 pm

PS - Even if it's clogged drains, Nissan will cover them if they happen during the warranty period. See this post:

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Nissan covered that on a 2-year-old vehicle, even though it was clearly lack of customer maintenance. Headliner and carpet both replaced, full disinfection and Lysol-boil. Customer paid $0.

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby casperfun » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:45 pm

That's pretty poor craftmanship for a new Rogue. This is probably why I rarely used my sunroof because I don't want it to break or leak for that matter.

So far so good after 12 years. :werd:

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby flipfrog » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:55 pm

Is it a platinum made in japan by chance?

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby VStar650CL » Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:12 am

casperfun wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:45 pm
That's pretty poor craftmanship for a new Rogue. This is probably why I rarely used my sunroof because I don't want it to break or leak for that matter.

So far so good after 12 years. :werd:
You're not actually doing it a favor by disuse, the pane gasket is an air-stop but isn't meant to stop water. The drains do that. The biggest favor you can do a sunroof is don't park under trees. The most pernicious drain clogs are always tree sap mixed with dirt.
flipfrog wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:55 pm
Is it a platinum made in japan by chance?
Easy to tell from the VIN, first character J=Japan, K=Korea, 1 or 5=USA (I think US Rogues are all 5).

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby VStar650CL » Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:15 am

casperfun wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:45 pm
That's pretty poor craftmanship for a new Rogue. This is probably why I rarely used my sunroof because I don't want it to break or leak for that matter.
Btw, I only ever saw a disconnected drain once before on a new Nissan, but it was also a Rogue (gen2). The drain wasn't actually disconnected, it was missing.

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby casperfun » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:35 am

I use once in a blue moon, but mostly as a roof window to get a more spacious feel so I won't feel so confined and to get a view of the sky.

Occasionally clean the seals and wipe 303 protectant on it.

Mostly garaged too on a battery maintainer, but driven alot.

My theory is less use, less wear & tear. Of course use just like driving a car is good for it instead of sitting there. I concur. :cheers:

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby Flashfox » Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:36 pm

flipfrog wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:55 pm
Is it a platinum made in japan by chance?
Just curious as my 2018 Rogue SL Platinum was made in Japan (JN8...).

Are there issues with Rogue's made in Japan?

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:03 pm

I feel safe in saying we see more unseated connectors and those sorts of "nuisance workmanship" issues on Smyrna-built vehicles than those built in Mississippi, Japan or Korea. I've actually always wondered if it wasn't related to unrequited union activism, since the UAW didn't get "booted over the fence" in Smyrna to the extent they did in Canton. However, I also feel safe in saying it's practically all nuisance issues, we don't see any big workmanship issues from any of the plants.

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby Lag8550 » Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:44 pm

Hello, new user here just trying to get some answers. I have a 2021 Nissan Rogue SV w/ the premium package. Both of my A-Pillars are leaking. It is now at the 3rd dealership. So far, the first dealership said it was clogged sunroof drains. The second one said that they couldn't reproduce the leak (bogus answer) and I have yet to get an answer from the 3rd dealership. I have opened a case with Nissan Corporate and all they kept saying was the "dealership is your best point of contact" and suggested I try another dealer. I'm at a loss here and curious e=if you have gotten a fix for your Rogue? Thanks for your time.

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Re: 3rd Gen Rogue Moonroof Water Leak

Postby VStar650CL » Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:57 pm

If it's coming down the A-pillars on both sides then it pretty much has to be the sunroof drains or a bad sunroof frame. You can check them yourself with a bottle of clean water. Open the roof on level or downhill ground, pop the A-pillar trims loose so you can see inside, then pour water into the sunroof gutter on each side. If the drains are working, water should drip out behind the front wheels. If they're clogged, most or all of the water will come out the A-pillar and not underneath. If you get water in both places, either the frame is leaking or the tops of the hoses are popped off the nipples underneath the headliner. The latter may have happened if either dealership tried to blow them clear with compressed air but it didn't work.


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