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There are drains in the sunroof tray, they are probably clogged.
Open the sunroof and with a small glass of water and the van on level ground pour the water in the tray.
Watch where it goes.
The drain will be in one of the front corners, if full of debris the water will not drain and overflow into the ceiling.
I am sorry, I don't have an easy answer for getting the mfgr. to take responsibility for this fix. I had a similar story.
Early production 2007 Sedona EX. Leaky sunroof (I used to live in wet climate 50+ inches of rain yearly). Rainwater leaked from "map lights," trip computer, and pooled on passenger side carpeting. Stained headliner.
Dealer Service Writer said: Let us take it all apart. If not your fault due to debris clogged drain tubes, then mfgr. may decide to pay half. (Maybe Half?!)
I said to dealer: There is no way that I would ever write a dealer a blank check for $2,000+. So after a few frustrating visits, I never went back to the dealer on this issue.
Getting the dealer/mfgr. to pay would be possibly a risky court battle and time consuming. You have to assess that in your own jurisdiction. Also depends on strength of your local "small claims courts," if you have them. You may need expert to provide evidence: often hard to obtain.
My solution: I carefully (I mean carefully) removed the left and right black ABS trim pieces from the sunroof (from inside the vehicle, of course). Then I removed the sunroof completely by removing the screws that hold it to the brackets, and thoroughly cleaned the channels all the way around. I reinstalled the sunroof, leaving the screws slightly loose. I used a drop of threadlock on each screw.
I adjusted the sunroof upward as far as it would go, then backed it off very slightly. Then I retightened the screws, and checked for the proper functioning of the sunroof. It worked O.K. (and still works fine years later).
Then I ran a hose (buckets of water, etc.) over the closed sunroof - no leaks - no pooling of water. That was years ago, and sunroof has never leaked again. Also, I am careful to make sure that it is completely closed before carwashing, impending rainstorms, etc.
I realize this is not the answer you were looking for - but it is apparently the same problem that your father's Sedona has. I hope that it helps.
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