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      07-03-2020, 08:16 AM   #1
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Wet spot on the floor after washing the car

Today I accidentally discovered that after washing the car using pressure-washer there is a wet spot on the floor under the carpet, on the passenger side. It was small but really soaking wet. I marked the spot on the attached picture. Everything else was dry, no trace of water whatsoever. The water must have come from under the plastic trim. I was really careful with the lance, keeping the distance etc. I will report it to the dealer of course. Anyone with a similar issue?
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      07-03-2020, 08:58 AM   #2
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Ouch ~ I would dry it up then test each drainage point on the roof and windshield
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      07-03-2020, 09:32 AM   #3
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I use pressure washer have had no issues
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Ok, I did some tests before I book the visit at the dealership.

Water is appearing inside the cabin only when spraying around passenger door edges (low pressure, from the distance). The water starts flowing with smal stream after approx 5 sec. It is coming from under the rubber seal exactly at the spot marked by the arrow.

Honestly I don't know how much I should be worried - I assume water is somewhere under the trim, where it is not supposed to be. Let's see what the dealer says.

Or maybe there are some critical spots that I can check by myself? To my untrained eye all the rubber seals are perfectly fine. Any advice where to look and what to check?
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      08-01-2020, 04:25 AM   #5
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Ok, I did some tests before I book the visit at the dealership.

Water is appearing inside the cabin only when spraying around passenger door edges (low pressure, from the distance). The water starts flowing with smal stream after approx 5 sec. It is coming from under the rubber seal exactly at the spot marked by the arrow.

Honestly I don't know how much I should be worried - I assume water is somewhere under the trim, where it is not supposed to be. Let's see what the dealer says.

Or maybe there are some critical spots that I can check by myself? To my untrained eye all the rubber seals are perfectly fine. Any advice where to look and what to check?
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Ok, I did some tests before I book the visit at the dealership.

Water is appearing inside the cabin only when spraying around passenger door edges (low pressure, from the distance). The water starts flowing with smal stream after approx 5 sec. It is coming from under the rubber seal exactly at the spot marked by the arrow.

Honestly I don't know how much I should be worried - I assume water is somewhere under the trim, where it is not supposed to be. Let's see what the dealer says.

Or maybe there are some critical spots that I can check by myself? To my untrained eye all the rubber seals are perfectly fine. Any advice where to look and what to check?

I just use a hose and I do notice there is quite a bit of water on the inside of the doors so I always open the doors and dry it out after I wash the car bir never had a wet carpet although now you mention it I better check 👍
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      08-02-2020, 04:04 AM   #6
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In my case it was factory damaged seal on this big plastic piece inside the door (the one that has the speaker and everything else attached to it). The bottom seal was broken and the water that was getting inside the door was not being directed into drainage point and instead was leaking from under the door.
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