Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Repair instructions

BODY WATERLEAK REPAIR

Fig. 6: Cutting Out A Portion Of The Adhesive Caulking (1 Of 2)
Fig. 6: Cutting Out A Portion Of The Adhesive Caulking (1 Of 2)

WARNING: If the vehicle interior is exposed to moisture and becomes soaked up to the level of the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), the SDM and SDM harness connector must be replaced. The SDM could be activated when powered, which could cause airbag deployment and result in personal injury.

Depending on the location of the waterleak, you may have to remove certain interior components in order to repair the leak.

  1. If the floor carpet is wet, refer to Floor Carpet Drying .

Fig. 7: Cutting Out A Portion Of The Adhesive Caulking (2 Of 2)

Fig. 7: Cutting Out A Portion Of The Adhesive Caulking (2 Of 2)

  1. Cut out a portion of the adhesive caulking in the leak area from inside or outside of the vehicle.
  2. Clean and remove all loose particles of the adhesive old caulking from the area.
  3. Apply joint body and seam sealer where the old adhesive caulking was removed.
  4. Allow the adhesive caulking to dry for several hours.
  5. Test for leaks.
  6. Install the trim, if removed.

STATIONARY WINDOW WATERLEAK REPAIR

WARNING: If any water enters the vehicle interior up to the level of the carpet or higher and soaks the carpet, the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) and the SDM harness connector may need to be replaced. The SDM could be activated when powered, which could cause deployment of the air bag (s) and result in personal injury. Before attempting these procedures, the SIR system must be disabled. Refer to Disabling the SIR System.

With the ignition OFF, inspect the SDM mounting area, including the carpet. If any significant soaking or evidence of significant soaking is detected, you must perform the following tasks:

  1. Remove all water.
  2. Repair the water damage.
  3. Replace the SDM harness connector.
  4. Replace the SDM.

Failure to follow these tasks could result in possible air bag deployment, personal injury, or otherwise unneeded SIR system repairs.

  1. If the floor carpet is wet refer to Floor Carpet Drying .
  2. Remove the trim moldings or the headliner in order to repair the leak, if needed.
  3. Determine the source of water entry.
  4. If water is leaking at the edge of the windshield, reseal the windshield using Urethane Adhesive Caulking Kit GM P/N 12346392 or the equivalent.
  5. If water leaks into the vehicle at the sides of the stationary windows, reseal the window using Urethane Adhesive Caulking Kit GM P/N 12346392 or the equivalent.

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