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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-24-2014, 03:43 AM
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Re: '07 Outlook water leaking from lights and driver's side pillar

Originally Posted by bosoxfan
How do I find out if the recall was worked?
The GMVIS system is where the GM shops document this stuff. Your dealer service advisor should be able to look it up.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 10:58 PM
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Re: '07 Outlook water leaking from lights and driver's side pillar

I have the same problem- my son got drenched during the past storm! I am extremely concerned about mold and mildew next.

I filed a complaint tonight (3/30/14). If we ALL FILE COMPLAINTS something may get done. It worked for the Ford Windstar suspension to get recalled 3 years ago- I even got my money back for welding I had gotten done to attempt to fix the problem myself!

Here is their response;
Thank you for filing your safety-related complaint via our Web site or our Vehicle Safety Hotline. The ODI Number listed below will be a direct link to your complaint as soon as it is ready to view. Please allow at least two business days for approval and processing before trying to view your complaint online. You will then be able to view it and search any associated documents.

Your Confirmation number (ODI Number) is: 10575738
Your complaint information will be entered into the NHTSA vehicle owner complaint database. NHTSA technical staff review this information to identify potential safety problems. While you may or may not be contacted by a NHTSA investigator to clarify the information submitted, all reports are reviewed and analyzed for potential defects trends. Also, the NHTSA complaint database provides valuable information to other consumers and to manufacturers.

If you have any questions regarding this complaint, please contact ODI:

By phone: 1-888-327-4236 Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 8:00PM Eastern
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 10:17 PM
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Re: '07 Outlook water leaking from lights and driver's side pillar

Had the same issue with our 09 XR that didn't show until last winter when the vehicle was left outside in a couple of snow and rain storms. Finally in July, we noticed the problem developing. Turned out it was a leak in a body seam behind the driver's side tail light. I tore all the seats and carpet out to dry it out. There was some mold developing, but got it cleaned up and dried out. Was a LOT of work. Didn't really notice the build up of water on the floorboard due to we have the fancy molded floor mats. Finally, the battery compartment got so wet and full of water (it's located inside the cabin, passenger side, behind the front passenger seat!) that it caused a driver warning light to come on, and the fix was to clean the corrosion off the battery terminals and half-ass wipe the water off the battery. After the service was performed, I took a look in the battery compartment myself, and found about 2 inches of water still standing around the battery! I tried to find the leak myself, referencing info from this forum, checking for water inside the blower motor cover under the passenger side dash, (it was fine!) and by isolating the front and rear of the car with tarps and a water hose, and deduced it was in the back only, but was unsuccessful at narrowing it to the light, only to the drivers side rear pillar area by the tailgate. (I could see water running down the bottom of the pillar into the spare tire area) No need for sunroof drain tube cleaning or re-routing on this one.

Result: GM repair seam behind tail light $237. And I got to reinstall all the dried carpet, interior trim molding, and seats.

Been fine since. Fortunately, we didn't get any water damage in the driver's side, or in any electronics on the passenger side.

Purchased with only 5,000 miles on it in 09, still driving it, with 86K on her now. Still love the vehicle, best thing I've ever driven as far as style comfort, and utility. Have had other items repaired as well, but for another thread. Running good now.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 02:43 PM
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Re: '07 Outlook water leaking from lights and driver's side pillar

I have the same issue with my outlook (I also bought the car last year and experinced the problem some weeks ago) and I've also read many people saying it will cost approximately $300 to fix it.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2016, 07:03 PM
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Re: '07 Outlook water leaking from lights and driver's side pillar

my 07 Saturn spent 9 months in and out of the dealer during 2014. Saturn authorized the repair since I had the service bulletin about sunroof tubes being clogged "fixed" back in 08. Saturn authorized the repair for free so I got the local chevy dealer to work on the car and I got courtesy rentals - 8 courtesy rentals. Eventually, after many many many failed attempts involving changing sunroof gaskets and glass and tubes.. it turned out to be an unused factory drilled hole in the top of the outlook. They filled it with whatever, and I have no problems now (knock on wood!!) Important to note, the roof only leaked while driving due to the airflow design.... the shop hoses didn't make it leak...

My issues bringing me here today at p0171 and p0174 Fuel trim system lean banks 1 & 2.
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