MIC top 2 door Black Diamond leaking while parked in the rain

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Everyone that received theirs will get their tops replaced right?

Id be totally happy to switch spots with someone who received theirs with a faulty top and awaiting a replacement. I'll even bring a tarp with me everywhere I go lol
 

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Decision made. WT softy for MY22 - Modular in 2023.
 
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Same thing happened to me.

brought it to the dealer.

they said they fixed it, but not how.

next time it rained it didn’t leak 🤷‍♀️

Plus it will be replaced hopefully before snow 🤞🏼
Would love to know what they did. Any chance you could find out or post your dealership's name?
 

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My first JEEP was a hard top (2 door JK) - leaked constantly as in this one - right over the electronics and dash. Second Rubicon was a soft top - best JEEP I owned next to my '48 Willys - but it doesn't have a top. LOL
I had one Freedom panel that developed the ability to fill up with water when parked uphill in the rain. Like you could hear water sloshing inside the panel. I finally found the micro crack where it was letting the water in and siliconed it.

Removeable roofs have wind and water leaks. What's worse is even if they don't while your vehicle is in warranty, they probably will eventually.

Anyway, as far as the @LordElberon is concerned, I would take the top off - check the PSA on the two bolts into the safety bar at the front of the clamshell - and then check the windshield header and gasket for anything that looks like it will let water in, or block water from draining out of the header channel. Check the bolts hold the clamps or dogs onto the panels. Then reinstall the front panels being very careful to follow the directions. (for example in a Jeep there is an order in which to clamp the panels on). The dealer should be doing this, but even if they did, I would too.
 

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As I sit and read all the comments and issues with hard tops, the leaking issues, I have to ask are you sure it is installed correct? Latches are tight, seams lined up? They could be just what goes thru my mind. I have had my hardtop since June and I have had ZERO issues. No leaking, whistling, honeycombing nothing. I park my bronco out front of the dealership everyday so it is exposed as much as any vehicle to the weather. Being in OH that means it changes daily! Last couple of days we have had 5+ in of rain. Steady rain. Zero issues!
Maybe I am just the lucky 🍀 one?

will some leak obviously we see that but the majority of top issues are cosmetic. The DM broncos (majority) will have no issues. It would be the same as sitting on a dealers lot, the back 40, precovid when excess stock sat for weeks maybe months without being moved or sold. I currently have serval vehicles thathave been on my lot for since end of June

all those DM broncos will be inspected again before they are shipped. Ford will not fix 1 problem just to ship with others. At least I would hope not! 🤞🏻
 

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Bestop stock is going through the roof with all of the people not wanting to risk a hard top and switching to a softy. LOL
 
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As I sit and read all the comments and issues with hard tops, the leaking issues, I have to ask are you sure it is installed correct? Latches are tight, seams lined up? They could be just what goes thru my mind. I have had my hardtop since June and I have had ZERO issues. No leaking, whistling, honeycombing nothing. I park my bronco out front of the dealership everyday so it is exposed as much as any vehicle to the weather. Being in OH that means it changes daily! Last couple of days we have had 5+ in of rain. Steady rain. Zero issues!
Maybe I am just the lucky 🍀 one?

will some leak obviously we see that but the majority of top issues are cosmetic. The DM broncos (majority) will have no issues. It would be the same as sitting on a dealers lot, the back 40, precovid when excess stock sat for weeks maybe months without being moved or sold. I currently have serval vehicles thathave been on my lot for since end of June

all those DM broncos will be inspected again before they are shipped. Ford will not fix 1 problem just to ship with others. At least I would hope not! 🤞🏻

As far as I can see everything is installed and latched correctly. I did bring it back to the dealer last week after it leaked again. They took it for the day and said they fixed it??

It's pouring out today. Fingers crossed when I leave work that it's dry.
 

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Ford should at least include a free roll of Flex Tape...
 
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BD has the washout interior, doesn’t it? Maybe think of the top more as “water-resistant.”
Originally the dealership tried telling me that Ford design it this way. "It has rubberized buttons and washout floors because it's going to leak" 😂
 

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Originally the dealership tried telling me that Ford design it this way. "It has rubberized buttons and washout floors because it's going to leak" 😂
Hahahaha! See, I thought I was on to something. Unbelievable.
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