2019 roof leak from fragile factory hole caps
Anyone else having this problem? If so, what did Ford do to correct it? Other better fixes I should consider, i.e., more stout and durable plugs for these roof holes?
I have a new 2019 cargo van, mid-roof, short wheelbase, bare walls, floor, etc. The roof has a number of factory drilled holes that are about 1 cm or more in diameter and that only have flimsy, very thin plastic discs covering them, and nothing immediately underneath the holes. Several of the discs are starting to curl up at the edges. At least one of the discs is allowing water to enter the van when it rains. I can even see daylight through it. It's one of the holes/discs above the cross-beam, at the slider door. When it rains, the water runs down the cross-beam to the door, then pools on the door step. Less frequently, water has also entered from this hole or (?), ran the other direction, and pooled in the wall of the van on the left, behind the drivers seat.
I'm grateful this is happening now, and not after I spent $$$ having the interior built out (I'm slated for a July build). But this a total BS design and construction. The plastic discs over these holes are just brittle band-aids -- a branch scraping the roof would probably be enough to break or delaminate one. Heck, a squirrel could probably puncture one with its claws. ;-) And my van shows, they're capable of failing on their own, without any help.
Anyone with a '19 may want to inspect and monitor their roof hole covers...
And again, very interested in what solutions are out there -- if others have already experienced this problem. (I'll talk to the dealer about warranty repair of course, but always helpful to know my options.)