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Rear window leak


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Man, that is disappointing. I had mine repairEd weeks Ago and haven’t had any issues through heavy rains and multiple car washes.
 
like I was saying earlier, a lot of this is due to incompetence of the service department. Mine has been great so far. I went in with the info from this thread and told them exactly what I wanted done. They brought in an outside professional and had the warranty work done right with no questions asked. I’d try a different dealership. Make sure you research their service department thoroughly!
Mine was good for 6 months, and the rear window was installed by Safelite... My bet is yours will fail again. I think there is something fundamental wrong with the truck or window assembly, and I'm worried I'll be chasing this issue for the life of the truck...

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3 hours ago, Jamie73 said:

Another update! While I do like my dealership and the service manager my confidnce with them is starting to plummet. Picked up my truck Friday afternoon. Not feeling real confident because nothing was done to fix the issue. We had some nice weather yesterday and my truck was dirty from sitting at the dealership so I decided to give it a wash. You guessed it,  just an easy hand wash with a normal water hose, not more water on the  window or no less. And I have a leaking rear window. I stuffed a blue heavy duty paper towel into the sliding window track, this is the area I found water last time and told the dealership that. After washing a drying the truck I checked the paper towel and it was soaked. By looking at those pictures of the soaked paper towel, can you imagine how much water would enter the cab if the truck was sitting the the rain for a few days. Back to the shop tomorrow. I am quickly moving toward the Alabama Lemon Law requirements.

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What model new window did you get? I cannot remember.  

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Mine was good for 6 months, and the rear window was installed by Safelite... My bet is yours will fail again. I think there is something fundamental wrong with the truck or window assembly, and I'm worried I'll be chasing this issue for the life of the truck...

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I agree, the fundamental issue is the overall design. I took our dogs for a walk last night and looked at every single rear window on the vehicles on our street and they are all flush mount. The giant gap at the top of the window with just seam sealer over it with a spoiler dripping down on it is just absurd. Any small void in the sealer introduces a leak and we all know water can find its way into any little space.


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On 2/22/2020 at 8:53 AM, UGADawgs said:

So I shared this issue in the comments of TFL's recent YouTube video today comparing their new 19 TB to a 6.2 RST asking if they were aware of this problem with a link to this thread and random some dude called me a troll for posting about this issue. ?

Typical fan boy behavior.

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I bet anything the 2021''s will have the same issue knowing how this company operates today. Why hasn't a common sense fix at least temporarily been to replace the sliders with a regular non slider. My previous truck had a slider and my current one doesn't and i can't think of a single time i have missed having one. Certainly not having a slider is better then having one with a moldy musty smelling truck.

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I bet anything the 2021''s will have the same issue knowing how this company operates today. Why hasn't a common sense fix at least temporarily been to replace the sliders with a regular non slider. My previous truck had a slider and my current one doesn't and i can't think of a single time i have missed having one. Certainly not having a slider is better then having one with a moldy musty smelling truck.
So is the issue completely isolated to those of us with the rear sliding glass?

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Just now, 19TrailBoss said:

So is the issue completely isolated to those of us with the rear sliding glass?

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It seems to be trending that way, not sure if there has been any non slider people in this post??

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I’m wondering if we can get someone to design a little bracket, something thicker than vinyl that would be able to go between the gap of the window and spoiler and direct water out. Something like the attached drawing.


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