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Issue with water getting trapped in door

mystic4

New Member
Jan 28, 2020
3
3
Fort Worth, Texas
I compared the left and right door seals as was suggested above and both of mine look identical as far as I can see (both have 2 holes in the top and bottom of the seal at the bottom of the door), but only the right door holds water.

I believe it is the angle at which the holes are pointing at which causes the water to get trapped. I don't know if it only takes 1 millimeter to be off or a super slight angle to be off to cause it though.
 

Magnets!

Member
Jan 9, 2019
661
285
California
I believe it is the angle at which the holes are pointing at which causes the water to get trapped. I don't know if it only takes 1 millimeter to be off or a super slight angle to be off to cause it though.
Good point. Does anyone know if this seal is glued on or can I simple pull it down and reinstall to see if that helps?
 

andrewsjra

Member
Dec 30, 2018
193
65
San Jose
I have this issue and posted a separate thread. I didn’t see this until now. I setup a mobile visit to have this looked at. Hopefully it gets fixed.
 

ebmcs03

Active Member
Dec 22, 2017
2,186
1,133
So Cal
My rear doors does this too but not a lot. Just enough to notice.

haven’t called it in yet. Is there a easy fix? I probably should before the next rain season.
 

dingmah

Member
May 4, 2019
70
59
Canada
I encountered this exact issue with my passenger rear door last week when I washed my car on my driveway, with the front of the car sloped higher than the rear. I pulled into the level garage to wipe down the door jamb and big splash of water came out.

I've always hand wash and dry my car even in the winter and have never noticed it until last week.

I will have to check the drain holes and seal to see what is going on. I'm thinking it has something to do with the driveway slope and trapping water in the drain holes until you level the car out.
 

andrewsjra

Member
Dec 30, 2018
193
65
San Jose
I encountered this exact issue with my passenger rear door last week when I washed my car on my driveway, with the front of the car sloped higher than the rear. I pulled into the level garage to wipe down the door jamb and big splash of water came out.

I've always hand wash and dry my car even in the winter and have never noticed it until last week.

I will have to check the drain holes and seal to see what is going on. I'm thinking it has something to do with the driveway slope and trapping water in the drain holes until you level the car out.

that’s possible. I washed my car on the sloped driveway. Opening all the doors, only the rear passenger side had the splash of water come out. I just assumed since it was only that door there was something wrong. This happened the previous car wash I did as well. Before that I honestly don’t recall. If you don’t look it happens very quickly.
 

dingmah

Member
May 4, 2019
70
59
Canada
that’s possible. I washed my car on the sloped driveway. Opening all the doors, only the rear passenger side had the splash of water come out. I just assumed since it was only that door there was something wrong. This happened the previous car wash I did as well. Before that I honestly don’t recall. If you don’t look it happens very quickly.
In the winter I wash by hand at the car wash, so maybe the ground is level enough that the water can drain properly when level, but not when it's sloped nose up?
 

kchumbley

New Member
Mar 28, 2020
3
1
Spokane, WA
We wipe doors and trunks after washes when possible. I have seen it stay for weeks. We let it out usually but it will cause corrosion eventually if we don’t take care.
 

bondo

Member
Dec 4, 2019
70
40
SF Bay Area
yes...my 2020 has the issue on the rear drivers side door though its not as bad as these folks. Its a 1/4 cup or so for me i know its pooling because of the dirt pattern left behind
 

andrewsjra

Member
Dec 30, 2018
193
65
San Jose
I never ended up having my door looked at. The mobile service called me the day before my appointment to say they think it’s better to have my car looked at in the service center and automatically scheduled an appointment for me at the closest service center. Unfortunately I couldn’t go as I’m working from home and stuck in meetings most of the time. I wonder if this water is not drained out would it damage the paint and door? I always open my doors after washing the car to clean and dry the inside however I wouldn’t necessarily open the door after driving in a good rainstorm.
 

Pretzel

New Member
Aug 22, 2020
2
0
California
To me it looks like the rubber seal on the bottom is too low and cupping the water. Any way to readjust the seals?
Any update I have this same issue it seems to be getting worse. I always wash my car on a sloped driveway and wondering after reading the posts if it has something to do with it.
 

Pretzel

New Member
Aug 22, 2020
2
0
California
Any update I have this same issue it seems to be getting worse. I always wash my car on a sloped driveway and wondering after reading the posts if it has something to do with it.
 

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