Panoramic Sunroof Leaking?

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#81
Wow that's really bad @cebuphilippines. Make sure they replace the liner too because there's probably mold up there.
Thanks for the info . I’ll mention it to them. I’m worried about the airbag will get wet and will not function properly and also the motor for the panoroof cover. But will include that one you said about molds on headliner .


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Airbags should be fine, but you can always bring it up if you're concerned. Replacing the headliner is a good idea. Tell them you use the car to transport your kids and they'll probably do it without putting up a fight.

Thanks for the info . I’ll mention it to them. I’m worried about the airbag will get wet and will not function properly and also the motor for the panoroof cover. But will include that one you said about molds on headliner .


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So disgusted with VW at this point! I was originally screwed by the diesel scandal. I took delivery on a new VW 2 days after the filing deadline for the settlement and was entitled to NOTHING! Signed the papers in time but the dealership wasn't ready to deliver the car until July 2, 2016. Deadline was June 28, 2016. I was loyal, held onto the car to see what VW was going to do and low and behold, I received nothing!

Now this leaking sunroof issue. I have a 2017 Alltrack which I leased after my 2016 Tiguan was totalled. I've had it for 1 1/2 years. After the past 2 rainstorms this Summer, I felt water pouring onto my left foot when I took a corner. I called the dealership yesterday who told me to bring it in. When I arrived, they had a loaner car ready for me and said "Yeah, this is an ongoing problem. We have to take the whole interior out, change the carpets, the headliner, etc... we'll have it for at least a week!" I told them they'd better change the wiring too because on my way over to the dealership all of my alarms were sounding, dashboard lights were coming on and when I got there, the push button ignition would not turn the car off! It's fried! Once again, VW is aware of a problem and not doing anything to correct it! Another lawsuit in their future perhaps? I can tell you, when this lease is up, NO MORE VW's for me!
 
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Update on my 2017 sunroof leak:
VW replaced my car with a new 19 Alltrack which they let me order. It took a while but it came to me 5 weeks after it was built in Mexico with only 10 miles. The first thing I did when I got it home was check for leaks and check the spider-traps. It did not leak and hasn't for the past few months. However, the orange flaps on the end of the spider traps were missing. Either they are not putting them on at the factory or all the dealers know that it may cause blockage and are taking them off.
After 2 years of arguing with dealers and VW the moral of this story is '17 and some '18s have the weld defect ( see https://vwalltrackpanoleak.com/technical-service-bulletin/) but there are other issues as well, with the 17, 18 and 19; possibility of the drain lines being pinched in the rear and possible drain blockage at the spider traps because of the orange flaps on the end of the drain tubes. I don't think most dealers can fix the 17 and some 18s but with care the later model 18s and 19s are fine.
 
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I picked my car up last week at the dealer. They replaced all of my carpets, my headliner and said they fixed the drainage problem. When I asked about the wiring problem (Refer to my previous post) they told me it should be fine now, everything is documented, if I have any further problems we will go after VW. I have been through a car wash and have experienced 2 or 3 heavy rainstorms without incident to this point. However, it did take 1 1/2 years for the problem to present itself in the first place so I am not completely convinced that it will not be a problem again. I have read several forums where 2017 owners have been back to the dealer multiple times for the leak issue. I will keep my fingers crossed until the lease is up.
 


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