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Old 12-05-2005, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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water in trunk again

Here's the issue. I have water in my left (drivers side) plastic thing in my trunk again after a normal rain. The dealer has, in the last year, replaced the trunk seal twice, and also replaced both ENTIRE rear taillight assemblies. That was their idea...

Seemed to stop but then again, it was summer and there is no rain here in summer.

Any ideas besides having them replace the taillight gaskets. Any TSB's on this issue. Maybe I'm the only one but seems excessive for a 2002 in perfect condition. It has a sunroof, but its not a convertible.

I still laugh when I think of the dealers tech inside my trunk with someone spraying water from the outside.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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just curious, are you sure it isn't getting in from the underside? as in, splashing water through a hole in the sheet metal below the trunk? I had an old Honda that had that problem... the trunk seal was fine, but the floor had rusted out below it.

so... to test your suspension, does the dealer toss a tech in your trunk, go for a spin, and ask how the ride was? :-)
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Not sure how it come from under on a new car, I guess anything is possible. The dealer is just clueless on this one, I am sure they will try new seals again.

And again the next time it rains...
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just to follow up. Dealer fixed it today. Said something about a seam in the trunk just needed sealant and should be ok now. I actually feel good about it this time.

But shouldnt I be worried there is a seam with enough gap in the trunk to allow water in? Just kidding, no reply needed. I will assume the dealer knows all, finally, and this will be the last time water pools in my trunk...
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