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My 2014 Laurin & Klement Yeti has been into the local garage three times to discover the source of water leaking into the driver's side footwell. As posts on this site suggest, the water is running down the A pillar. I'd hoped it was a simple problem of cleaning or repairing a damaged drain tube but investigation shows that this isn't the problem. They are both fine. On its most recent trip to the garage the mechanic removed the trim and asked me to take the car away to see where exactly water comes in after rain.

It rained heavily last night rain and the car is awash with water this morning. Fortunately I had a tray on the driver's seat to collect it. It's clear that it's coming from the rectangular hole in the panel below the sunroof. I've pointed it out in the attached photo. This is no minor leak. It's coming in like a tap. With the trim in place this would be directed to the A pillar.

Back at the garage, the mechanic now doesn't know where to go next. Before he begins any more major dismantling he is wondering if any fellow Yeti owners have had a similar problem and might advise where he should now be looking.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Rob
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Welcome Rob.

I am afraid we are seeing this problem far too frequently and I wish there was a simple solution we could offer but the problem seems to be more due the the sunroof frame either warping or cracking than a simple blocked drain tube. Refitting the whole sunroof is a job that costs well over £2K and the most Skoda seem to offer is c£500 towards it. They refuse to admit there is a design problem but from evidence on this forum it is a common issue on the L&K. You could and possibly should, contact Skoda UK to add your complaint to what must be a growing number and don't let them fob you off with " it's not a known problem". It is!

Someone has had some success correcting the problem by using a liquid sealer that they were able to run into the cracked frame but it's no guarantee. You could try using duck tape, or similar, around the exterior of the sunroof frame and see if that stops the water ingress.
 

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Thanks Snowbird. I will pass this on to my local garage and see where that leads. I've been reluctant to go to the local Skoda dealer as a first step, not just because my local garage has always offered such good service. A fellow L&K owner who lives locally tells me that the Skoda dealer's initial response to the same problem was to replace the sunroof at a cost of £4500 only to find that it didn't fix the leak. It turned our to be a twisted drain pipe.
 

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Where are you situated Rob? Rainworth Skoda Mansfield offer a repair service but it's £1000-£1500
 

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Thanks Logiclee. I'm in rainy North Devon I'm afraid. It looks increasingly likely that I'm going to have to take it in to the Skoda dealer in Barnstaple - which is where I bought it in fact - and begin negotiations
 

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The way things look, I'd settle for a bill of £1000 to £1500
If there is an issue with the frame most dealers will quote £3500+ for a new roof.
 

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Ouch! Anyone want to buy a Yeti?
Obviously don't pay that but you may need to find a specialist or a dealer that will repair
 

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Ouch! Anyone want to buy a Yeti?
A very cheap Yeti with a water feature. sounds tempting.

I wonder how much it would cost to remove the sun roof and install a steel panel, then fit a headlining from a scrap car.
 

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A very cheap Yeti with a water feature. sounds tempting.

I wonder how much it would cost to remove the sun roof and install a steel panel, then fit a headlining from a scrap car.
Sorry to read about more roof problems, I’ll know tomorrow if mine has any issues. Plan a) would be checking drainage channels and also the sealant fix. If not then plan b) and look at the option to remove roof, new panel and lining and spray it black. Cant be anymore than £1500 to sort.
 

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I read on another forum that an owner with a leaky sunroof had it vinyl-wrapped. No report on success or cost.
 
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You could try using duck tape, or similar, around the exterior of the sunroof frame and see if that stops the water ingress.
That would be my first port-of-call, probably using transparent helicopter tape after disabling the sunroof motor (e.g. removing the fuse). Possibly the neatest and cheapest "solution".
 

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My 2014 Laurin & Klement Yeti has been into the local garage three times to discover the source of water leaking into the driver's side footwell. As posts on this site suggest, the water is running down the A pillar. I'd hoped it was a simple problem of cleaning or repairing a damaged drain tube but investigation shows that this isn't the problem. They are both fine. On its most recent trip to the garage the mechanic removed the trim and asked me to take the car away to see where exactly water comes in after rain.

It rained heavily last night rain and the car is awash with water this morning. Fortunately I had a tray on the driver's seat to collect it. It's clear that it's coming from the rectangular hole in the panel below the sunroof. I've pointed it out in the attached photo. This is no minor leak. It's coming in like a tap. With the trim in place this would be directed to the A pillar.

Back at the garage, the mechanic now doesn't know where to go next. Before he begins any more major dismantling he is wondering if any fellow Yeti owners have had a similar problem and might advise where he should now be looking.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Rob
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I had same problem luckily in my case it was fixed under warranty. I do known, the cassette removed, seal and drain tubes had to be replaced,no small job, but at least it is now water tight
 
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