Passenger side front window pillar and seat belt pillar soaked

Tiny
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  • 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE
  • 3.6L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I’ve dropped headliner nothing wrong with drain tubes or anything not even the top rails. Took it to the body shop they can’t figure out where the water is coming in at. I’m lost. Any ideas?
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 10:47 AM

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Tiny
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Hello thanks for using 2CarPros. It sounds like the door seal is leaking or the sunroof. Looking at pictures, does your car have the 2 sunroof set up and did they check to make sure they're sealing correctly? Just an idea, try spraying the car with a hose at certain points and have someone sit inside and watch for a leak if you have it apart already.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 11:14 AM
Tiny
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I dropped it off at the body shop dealer still there they have a sprinkler system that does the the sunroof and they say it s not coming from sunroof and they can t even make it get wet inside yes it s double sunroof.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 11:37 AM
Tiny
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Okay, I'm just wondering, does you car have those small vents on the front hood? Open up the hood and look up at the top left of the engine compartment, this would be the passenger side. Now I am just going by pictures here, is there a possibility, while driving faster and its raining that water is streaming up threw those vents. This is just an idea since you already have someone trying to find the leak.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 11:52 AM
Tiny
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Its got vents on side of the hood. There small besides the grill on front end.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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How would water travel inside though through pillars?
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
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Looks like this or little smaller.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:06 PM
Tiny
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Okay, it found something. Buick has supposedly 7 recalls for water leaks on these vehicles. You may want to take the blower motor out, under the passenger side dashboard, and check for water as well. These can fill up with water and cause the blower motor to fail as well. Now, "they think" it's coming in either the sunroof or from underneath the vehicle. But I would check the blower just to make sure it's not sitting in a puddle of water as well. It comes out pretty easy.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
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Also check that the A/C drain hose is not clogged. It should be visible under the car on the passenger side. This may also be an issue. Try to stick something in the A/C drain hose and makes sure it's not clogged. I know this doesn't have to do with the leak from the upper passenger side but it's worth checking. This is also a picture I found from the Buick recall for water leaks.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:17 PM
Tiny
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The recalls was on the other models. Only recall mine has seat belt tensioner anchor.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:18 PM
Tiny
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They can t even make it leak at dealer. Been at it since 8:00 this morning still there trying to figure it out.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:19 PM
Tiny
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It s dry in main back.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:20 PM
Tiny
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There is an updated seal for the sunroof. This may be the issue while driving, since air is pushing on those seals at higher speeds.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:20 PM
Tiny
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This may be an issue for a dealer to look at and diagnose. Not a body shop. The dealer will have the correct technical service bulletins.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:23 PM
Tiny
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It s at the dealer body shop.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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That s where the regular dealer sent me.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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Well if it's a design flaw, like the chassis not being sealed correctly or a bad sunroof seal, it's something they will have to repair. There is a lot of these cars doing the same thing. I'm trying to find as much information as I can for you.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I ll take whatever ever information you have. But recalls has only one nothing to do with leak. It s wet even when not driving. If that helps too.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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There's information about windshields not being properly installed, drain hoses for the sunroof that are too short and should be updated, creating a water leak into the sunroof tracks. An updated sunroof seal, and something about the drain hoses not being straight, having a drop causing water to back up and puddle.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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If they really can't find anything, I would focus on those drain hoses. I'm so sorry this is such a bad issue. It's frustrating a lot of people.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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The hoses are fine. The recalls for them to have extension added to line ended in 2009 and windshield. I do have a lot of fog or moisture whatever you call it on the inside on passenger side on the the edge of glass has white specs kinda like air bubbles but really don t think it s it.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 12:49 PM

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