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Drove through a heavy rainstorm and then noticed water in my hatch

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by SeminoleFSU, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. SeminoleFSU

    SeminoleFSU Voluntaryist

    Apr 5, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Howdy folks,
    Has anyone else dealt with this issue? I drove through a heavy rainstorm thursday afternoon and when I got home to pull my range bag out of the trunk noticed water was sitting in the trunk latch area... so I scanned the outer edge of the trunk and noticed that there was wetness and dripping water from the left trunk recessed handle area... I remember hearing about this problem from folks like Kman, but I thought that Tesla had come up with a fix for this and applied it to cars when they came in for service? Is that fix an item that can wear out over time or become less effective?

  2. RiverBrick

    RiverBrick Active Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    The old fixes were never permanent (unless you loved in a drought-stricken State.)

    The only permanent cure is the replacement for the new back-up light assembly.
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  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    Yes that is a known issue effecting some cars. You can search TMC for something like "rear hatch water leak" and you should find other threads about it. Contact your service center, tell them the problem, and they should fix it.

    As far as I know, Tesla does not automatically install the fix unless the owner has the problem you describe and brings it to their attention.
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