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Old 02-20-2014, 07:29 PM   #35
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Sorry for the lack of updates. This was completed last month and was delayed due mostly to the holidays and New Jersey weather. No rush to get the top done when it's snowing every week here.

Well angrykiller called it! There's now standing water in the rear passenger footwells and the carpet is saturated, not damp, saturated!! We haven't been in the car in two weeks, it's kept outdoors, and when I went in it today it smelt musty and the floors are soaked. It's going back to the dealer ASAP. What to do now? It's going to need a new carpet and padding at the very least. Wouldn't be surprised if it needs new rear seats due to all the water. The top came out beautiful and now this is a nightmare. Never one drop of water from the time it was new. This is unacceptable obviously.

I have to say the install went smooth though, less than a week turn around. The car was clean when it was returned to us, no shavings, metal, trash, nothing was left in the vehicle from the install. The new top looks as good as it did when they bought it new except for the inside above the door glass on both sides. The top is a little too loose for my taste.

Any suggestions where to go from here? My parents are about to have them buy it back at this point if it's an option. They feel it's only going to get worse after this experience. Any more advice from those that have done this already a few times
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:45 PM   #36
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With the top down you can look down along the sides and see if the drain tubes from the water management are through the panel holes.Todd said they were a pain to get back in correctly. Hopefully it's something simple.

Is it leaking into both sides?
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:34 AM   #37
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I'd PM William as well. Hate to say it, but if that happened I'd have to take my vert back to the original dealer - Rodgers Chevrolet in Woodhaven, MI. An 800 mile trip but it would be worth it. Becky Doyle who sold me the car would never steer me wrong, no pun intended! Wish I knew of such a dealer near you, OP.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:37 PM   #38
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Water was on the driver's side only. It went back to the dealer today. We'll see what happens.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:05 PM   #39
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Be sure to always use a UV protectant on that top at least every 6 months. My top still looks brand new.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:10 AM   #40
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What do you use? I have been wondering about what to put on the top. It seems like there should be something to keep it looking good.

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Old 02-27-2014, 11:34 PM   #41
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What do you use? I have been wondering about what to put on the top. It seems like there should be something to keep it looking good.

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Just ordered and received 32 oz. of 303 protectant. Will apply in May when temps are decent. Need to cover all other areas with newspaper.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #42
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For those who had a puddle of water collect inside the vehicle after the warranty top was done due to improper install, did your dealers change out and replace the carpet?
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #43
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I've noticed on my top when I'm going slow over any road that's got any bumps/rough spots, that there's this "squeaking" noise from the driver's side. Dealership found it today - 2 of the arms are tapping each other when you press down on the top frame. They're probably gonna put some kind of cushioning tape in the lower arm.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:32 PM   #44
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So anyone have their carpet replaced under warranty from drainage issues?
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:00 AM   #45
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I have a vert and no issues yet. Fingers crossed. It's a 13 so still very new.

I'm in Mass and have the same weather as you. I know nothing about verts and how much they can withstand but having said that, and knowing nothing, I was concerned about keeping mine outdoors in the winter time. I would certainly clean the top off after every storm but I was still concerned. I ultimately decided to put it into storage from mid-December to mid-March. I'm actually taking it out today. I just ordered an outdoor cover for it, too. Overly protective, I suppose, but I don't want to have issues with the top. It's my worst nightmare.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:55 PM   #46
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Got the car back today after a couple more weeks at the dealer. Getting wet weather early next week so we'll see if the drainage system is now in place correctly.

The dealer had no interest in replacing the carpet they saturated from the initial top failed install so we'll see how that plays out. If the musty smell lingers or water shows back up I'll update this thread. Overall top looks great. You would think after all this hassle the dealer would've at least vacuum and wash the damn thing before returning it to us. No above and beyond with these people any more I swear
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