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Water leaked in trunk no audio

2014 Impala LT (new body style) 75k miles....purchased used.

Please help!! Yesterday it rained really bad and I just happened to go in my trunk afterwards and it was soaking wet. Lifted up the cover where the spare tire is and it was a huge puddle of water. My radio was acting crazy (cutting on and off) then finally stopped. Now I have absolutely no audio in my car. (Radio, turn signal, Bluetooth,etc) nothing involving sound works. Also noticed the carpet in my back seat floor was soaked as well. I think water got into my amp/wire harness because it was a little moist when I looked at it. I took the amp out the car to let it dry out (just in case) but 24 hours later it still doesn't work. I got a message on my dash that says "No Audio". I already checked the fuses. Has anyone else had this issue?
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There was a recall for 2014s tail light gasket leak. Backseat...do you have a sunroof, drains might be clogged.
Try to contact 1970cs.....he had a major problem with trunk leak.
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2014 Impala LT (new body style) 75k miles....purchased used.

Please help!! Yesterday it rained really bad and I just happened to go in my trunk afterwards and it was soaking wet. Lifted up the cover where the spare tire is and it was a huge puddle of water. My radio was acting crazy (cutting on and off) then finally stopped. Now I have absolutely no audio in my car. (Radio, turn signal, Bluetooth,etc) nothing involving sound works. Also noticed the carpet in my back seat floor was soaked as well. I think water got into my amp/wire harness because it was a little moist when I looked at it. I took the amp out the car to let it dry out (just in case) but 24 hours later it still doesn't work. I got a message on my dash that says "No Audio". I already checked the fuses. Has anyone else had this issue?

There was NOT a recall for leaking tail ight gaskets - there was a "satisfaction campaign" issued to have the taillight gaskets replaced by GM at no cost. Read this: https://gm.oemdtc.com/5418/14047-wat...evrolet-impala

Also read this: Search Results Impala trunk leak

Also read this: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/c...56217-5338.pdf

I have a 2014 Impala 2LTZ.

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I noticed that the first link says this:

**********THIS PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MAY 31, 2016.**********

So does that mean that this guy is SOL?? I'm sorry, but these leaking taillight gaskets are an obvious design flaw that can result in MAJOR issues. GM should have issued a recall for this and not leave their customers "out to dry" (pun intended)! This situation can even cause health issues with the mold that can develop, not to mention major expenses to correct the issue.

I'm not one of those "a recall should be issues for every little issue" people, but GM should have done what's right and issued a real recall in this case - not this half-ass "satisfaction campaign" that is time-limited (assuming that link is correct with the program "end date"). Unfortunately, some people might have bought these cars used and have no idea about the issue or whether or not it was completed before they purchased the car.

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I noticed that the first link says this:

**********THIS PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MAY 31, 2016.**********

So does that mean that this guy is SOL?? I'm sorry, but these leaking taillight gaskets are an obvious design flaw that can result in MAJOR issues. GM should have issued a recall for this and not leave their customers "out to dry" (pun intended)! This situation can even cause health issues with the mold that can develop, not to mention major expenses to correct the issue.

I'm not one of those "a recall should be issues for every little issue" people, but GM should have done what's right and issued a real recall in this case - not this half-ass "satisfaction campaign" that is time-limited (assuming that link is correct with the program "end date"). Unfortunately, some people might have bought these cars used and have no idea about the issue or whether or not it was completed before they purchased the car.

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You have some valid points.

I would advise the OP to see his authorized Chevrolet dealer.........
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The water in trunk probably shorted out the amp. The amp is located in the right of the trunk. Unless you are under warranty it will probably cost you the price to replace it. Good luck.
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He's SOL. I took my car in last year to have the problem fixed and they wouldn't pay for anything. I paid $150 out of pocket to have the gasket replaced. Apparently my extended GM warranty doesn't cover "water damage", even if it was caused by GM. Dumb as hell.
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Wow, that sucks. I didn't know recalls had time limits. I would complain directly to GM and see if they will give an inch. Go crazy it can't hurt. If they do nothing then buy the part and bring it to a local garage don't goto the dealer who will rip you off unless you have no choice but to goto the dealer
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Wow, that sucks. I didn't know recalls had time limits. I would complain directly to GM and see if they will give an inch. Go crazy it can't hurt. If they do nothing then buy the part and bring it to a local garage don't goto the dealer who will rip you off unless you have no choice but to goto the dealer


Recalls do NOT have time limits. A safety recall issued by a motor vehicle manufacturers does not expire and the issue must be fixed at no cost to the vehicle owner.

The campaign to replace the tail light gaskets was NOT a safety recall - it was a satisfaction campaign issued by GM to replace the tail light gaskets at no cost (even if the basic warranty expired).

How do you know the dealer will "rip you off"? Over the years, I have had excellent service from several dealers (and miserable service from several dealers). Do say the dealer will "rip you off" is reckless and irresponsible.

The OP has not re posted or said thank you for the information posted - perhaps he doesn't care.
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Hey guys,

I finally had a chance to get back with an update and I wanted to say thanks for all the replies. I went to the dealer and they explained to me that although the leaking trunk issue is a known issue by GM, they never issued an official recall. They did have a program where they were fixing it for customers for free but it ended last year. I bought the 2 new gaskets to seal the tail lights for about $10/each and will put them on myself.

As far as the amp goes, I will probably have to replace it at my own expense and install it myself. It's only 4-5 wire harness that plug into it (should be fairly easy).
Once again I appreciate everyone's help/comments.
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Hey guys,

I finally had a chance to get back with an update and I wanted to say thanks for all the replies. I went to the dealer and they explained to me that although the leaking trunk issue is a known issue by GM, they never issued an official recall. They did have a program where they were fixing it for customers for free but it ended last year. I bought the 2 new gaskets to seal the tail lights for about $10/each and will put them on myself.

As far as the amp goes, I will probably have to replace it at my own expense and install it myself. It's only 4-5 wire harness that plug into it (should be fairly easy).
Once again I appreciate everyone's help/comments.
sounds like time for an upgrade to the amp/stereo!
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1999 White C5 Coupe relax dude. Everyone knows dealers cost more than regular mechanics. They are only competitive when they have specials and usually only for Oil Changes. Just for shits and giggles go ask them how much for a replacement transmission for your car then go ask an independent place. Or, ask them about a new tire. I remember when they said they can't patch the leak in my tire. The tire at tire stores sells from $180 to $220 but they quoted $260. This was on a car 3 months old! I had a guy plug it for free and that lasted 2-1/2 years until I bought a new set. The tires are crap that they have on the Impala.
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Hey guys,

I finally had a chance to get back with an update and I wanted to say thanks for all the replies. I went to the dealer and they explained to me that although the leaking trunk issue is a known issue by GM, they never issued an official recall. They did have a program where they were fixing it for customers for free but it ended last year. I bought the 2 new gaskets to seal the tail lights for about $10/each and will put them on myself.

As far as the amp goes, I will probably have to replace it at my own expense and install it myself. It's only 4-5 wire harness that plug into it (should be fairly easy).
Once again I appreciate everyone's help/comments.
Yeah, I bought mine new and the service bulletin allegedly didn't apply to 2015's either, but my dealer was cool and did it anyhow. Bummer about the amp as I suspected they would not replace it, possibly check ebay or junk sites for a used one to replace it if you keep the factory one. I have seen them for around $100 bucks on ebay before.

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Be aware that you have to remove the rear bumper cover to access the tail lights. You might want to take it to a body shop.

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Yeah, I bought mine new and the service bulletin allegedly didn't apply to 2015's either, but my dealer was cool and did it anyhow. Bummer about the amp as I suspected they would not replace it, possibly check ebay or junk sites for a used one to replace it if you keep the factory one. I have seen them for around $100 bucks on ebay before.


Yeah, I ordered one on eBay...It was originally $100 but I was able to get it for $75. It'll be here tomorrow. I'll give update.
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