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Hey everybody, so i am having the same type of problem as CaliberMan71 in regards with the water on the floor of the car mainly on the drivers side rear and some on the drivers. I do not have a sunroof and I havent even used my AC for the past 6-7 months. (AC drainage leak). The car is still under warrenty and has never been in a accident. So ihave no idea wut the problem could be. Ive taken my car to the dealer today and they are telling me I need to take my car to this shop and have them rivet or spot weld some place in the car?!?!? (at least thats wut i understood) has anyone had this type of problem and solution? Tomorrow Im heading up there with a friend who speaks Polish fluently to have them check the other solutions i read in the forumz.
 

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I could hear the water swishing around in my A/C unit, you especially could hear the water when making left turns, it would run into the blower motor. Even though you haven't run your A/C, that's a way to see if the water is in the system.
 

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Hey everybody, so i am having the same type of problem as CaliberMan71 in regards with the water on the floor of the car mainly on the drivers side rear and some on the drivers. I do not have a sunroof and I havent even used my AC for the past 6-7 months. (AC drainage leak). The car is still under warrenty and has never been in a accident. So ihave no idea wut the problem could be. Ive taken my car to the dealer today and they are telling me I need to take my car to this shop and have them rivet or spot weld some place in the car?!?!? (at least thats wut i understood) has anyone had this type of problem and solution? Tomorrow Im heading up there with a friend who speaks Polish fluently to have them check the other solutions i read in the forumz.
Yes, and it is a know problem. It's the welds and wire penetrations found behind the driver's front fender.
 

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Who's supposed to pay for the welding at the body shop? I hope Chrysler is going to foot the bill for it and they don't expect you to do so. It's a known problem with the early model Calibers and should be warranty work that is covered.
 

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Who's supposed to pay for the welding at the body shop? I hope Chrysler is going to foot the bill for it and they don't expect you to do so. It's a known problem with the early model Calibers and should be warranty work that is covered.
Yeah thats what Im hoping for, but when I spoke to them thay made it seem as if I had to take the car to the shop and have them do it and pay for it. But im not worried because im going to the dealer 2morrow with a friend to staighten things out. Plus hes a lawyer so if they try to pull a fast one on me he will be more than willing to provide his services. lol.

Thanks Prop1 for the info, I didnt kno that was issue on the early calibers.
 

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I could hear the water swishing around in my A/C unit, you especially could hear the water when making left turns, it would run into the blower motor. Even though you haven't run your A/C, that's a way to see if the water is in the system.
Thanks. I tried this morning to do some sharp turns back and forth to try and hear something but nothing.
 

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I didnt kno that was issue on the early calibers.
This weld problem is discussed on every website that discusses the Caliber. It is one of the items I researched before my purchase of one.

The dealer repair under Chrysler warranty is to fill the failed seam weld with layers of sealant - it would be too much to dismatle the cars for rewelding at body shops.
 

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This weld problem is discussed on every website that discusses the Caliber. It is one of the items I researched before my purchase of one.

The dealer repair under Chrysler warranty is to fill the failed seam weld with layers of sealant - it would be too much to dismatle the cars for rewelding at body shops.
I saw somethings about the sealant but i skimed thru the posts and never gave them a full read, i thought the sealent was for some other problem. Thanks for the info. IDK if my dealer knows about that process because they sent my car to a body shop to have it welded, its been it the shop for a week now although we had a 4 day weekend this week so really only 3 days. They are paying for everything so im ok with it but it sure is taking a long time... Poland sucks when it comes to having things done in a timely manner... i miss the states...
 

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Thanks. I tried this morning to do some sharp turns back and forth to try and hear something but nothing.

Did you have the blower on? That's what I heard the water hitting.
 

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Yeah I tried with it off and on with and without the ac on.

Well, that blows that idea!!! LOL! That would have been an easy fix, so I guess a water specialist at the dealer is going to be your best bet.
 

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I saw somethings about the sealant but i skimed thru the posts and never gave them a full read, i thought the sealent was for some other problem. Thanks for the info. IDK if my dealer knows about that process because they sent my car to a body shop to have it welded, its been it the shop for a week now although we had a 4 day weekend this week so really only 3 days. They are paying for everything so im ok with it but it sure is taking a long time... Poland sucks when it comes to having things done in a timely manner... i miss the states...
Your Polish mechanics & engineers are absolutely correct that the only way to properly fix this is to redo the welds correctly.
You are lucky to be in a country where specialists are widely available and affordable.
The relatively new price of the Caliber to local average wages helps determine the level of service provided.
UK/USA you would be fobbed off with the dealer repair until the warranty ran out.
 

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This is getting a lil frustrating... after the dealer having my car for almost 2 weeks I get it back... the same day I get it back there happens to be a thunderstorm that I drove in... the next day I go check out the floors and.... they are STILL soaking wet! IDK what they did but they FAILED... I went back there 2day and set an appointment for sometime next week and he told me they will have my car for a min of 2 days to water test it or something... this time they better give me a loaner cause I cant stand being stranded at home. SMH...
 

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Talk 2 ur lawyer, don't let them bs u!
 
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