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The rubber gasket around the back window shows indentations after raising and lowering the top. This seems to be commone after looking at other 2008 Sebring convertibles, is it a problem if there are no leaks?

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  • wpxbow Sep 24, 2009

    Hi Ginko,



    Thanks for the response but let me clarify, this is the rear window in the convertible top, not near any doors. I have seen the indentations around the window in the gasket on many of the 2008 Sebring convertibles, my wife, who owns the car is nervous because she already had 1 leak right when she purchased it at CarMax, and they ended up replacing the rear window and then the rear crossbow in the top itself, which was bent. So right now she is extra sensitive about anything to do with that rear window. I plan on going to a local Chrysler dealer today who just happens to have 4 of these models for sale right now and checking their rear windows.



    Regards,



    Bill

  • wpxbow Sep 25, 2009

    Thank you, this answer makes sense. I'll try and convince my wife that the window is ok and will not leak.

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Those are normal indentations form the roof being folded, where things come together for storage. As long as there are no holes in it, it will not leak and it is normal.

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The black rubber seals along the edges of rear window keep water and moisture out of the hollow door cavities, if the problem is just not minimal wrinkles , the water in time can penetrate inside seal cavity.


Problems related to rear door seal are reported only on few old models, mainly 98 models:

How do you reattach a glass rear window on a sebring convertible
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I also found one report of leak on 2005 models.


Overall, leaks are not a big problem on this model. If there is no leak there should be no problem in the immediate future, however, this is a new car. When possible just stop at any car dealer and show them the problem.

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Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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    Ginko Sep 24, 2009

    Hi Bill,


    Re reading I noticed that I started talking about side window. But then I understood that this is the rear window, and I posted the rest of my comment about the rear window seal, not side one.
    I should re-read before publishing.


    As I told you , if the seal is bent, water will get inside the gasket creating leaks and troubles. This may take time, but you are telling me that there is a leak already.


    Go to the car dealer and show them the problem. I am sure that they agree the seal must be replaced.


    Replacing the seal is not such a complicate job, they remove the rear shield, prepare parts and put it back with a new seal, using suction pads and rope and fixing the seal with urethane adhesive. All you need is an expert mechanic or a bodywork fitter, and the new seal. The job is simple, but require someone with enough experience and precision.


    Let me know what you think.


    G.

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