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I have a 2014 SV crew cab with 18xxx miles. Since probably around 5xxx or so miles, I have had this recurring ooze coming from my headliner. I have cleaned this off several times. I have also showed this to the dealer and I all ever get is "I don't know", "Nissan doesn't use clear adhesive." I have been hesitant to allow them to remove the headliner because I'm sure it will begin rattling. My truck makes enough noises without generating new ones. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? If so, what is it?

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Looks like it is coming from the windshield seal, not the headliner. Do you park in the sun or has it been hot where you are?
 

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Could it be ectoplasm? Who you gonna call? lol

How sticky? Does it smell? Does the headliner have a wet spot?

Are you sure its not from the window seal?
 

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Looks like it is coming from the windshield seal, not the headliner. Do you park in the sun or has it been hot where you are?
I do park in the sun during the day while I'm at work. Otherwise, the truck stays parked in my garage. It's always hot this time of year in Tennessee.


Could it be ectoplasm? Who you gonna call? lol

How sticky? Does it smell? Does the headliner have a wet spot?

Are you sure its not from the window seal?
It is very sticky. My service adviser touched it and had to go wash his hands. He then cleaned it off my window. I've cleaned this off several times.

I can't tell if it has any smell to it or not. Also, the headliner doesn't appear to be wet.

It may be the window seal. This has the dealer shaking their head because they keep telling me that Nissan uses black adhesive for windows, not clear. I know this all too well. The first time I cleaned the inside windows, there was black spots all over the rear window that had to scraped off with a razor.

If it is the window seal, I would hope they would know this before removing the headliner for no reason.
 

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Does the stuff show up after a rain or anything. Trying to determine if its a windshield leak. Any sign of the stuff on the outside up high on the windshield?

They may have to remove the headliner to track down where the stuff is coming from. Express your concern if they do remove the headliner about rattles, etc.

Good luck.
 

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I do park in the sun during the day while I'm at work. Otherwise, the truck stays parked in my garage. It's always hot this time of year in Tennessee.




It is very sticky. My service adviser touched it and had to go wash his hands. He then cleaned it off my window. I've cleaned this off several times.

I can't tell if it has any smell to it or not. Also, the headliner doesn't appear to be wet.

It may be the window seal. This has the dealer shaking their head because they keep telling me that Nissan uses black adhesive for windows, not clear. I know this all too well. The first time I cleaned the inside windows, there was black spots all over the rear window that had to scraped off with a razor.

If it is the window seal, I would hope they would know this before removing the headliner for no reason.
Since it might be heat related, try parking in the shade or with the afternoon sun behind the truck and see if it still oozes. Or use a windshield shade on the outside of the windshield with the wipers holding it down.
I doubt its related to the headliner, they are one piece and self-supporting, no glue used to hold them up.
 

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Do you know anyone with a borescope? You can look in between the headliner and glass without moving anything. I use mine to look in all types of applications.

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I would go to a windshield installer and see if they have any ideas.
 

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Do you know anyone with a borescope? You can look in between the headliner and glass without moving anything. I use mine to look in all types of applications.

Clint
I like this approach. If the stuff is sealant or adhesive, it hasn't set - it's still liquid. It hasn't been mixed or applied. There is space between the headliner and the roof. I suspect you have a small tube of something that fell out of a pocket during assembly and has been riding there for two years. It popped a heat expansion leak, seals itself and dries as the tube cools and contracts, extreme heat expands the tube and pops the seal again.
 

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I've got the same thing on my 2015 Desert Runner. It is oozing down both sides of the windshield. I just noticed it yesterday. It has been in the high 90's here lately in South Carolina. I have right at 7000 miles on it.
 

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Only options left is to open her up and inspect or back to the stealership. Headliner is a PITA though to move about as someone has mentioned it is one piece - I'd be careful to not cause a crease in it by pulling too hard.

I've put off adding Dynamat to my roof because of this plus it's friggin hot in FL right now.
 
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