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Leaking boot / trunk

blun

New Member
Mar 11, 2021
2
0
North West UK
Hi

I recently found the under-trunk storage area was soaking wet. I lifted up the carpet trim and dried it all out with a hairdryer. It's rained heavily for the last 2 days and having checked, it's wet again.

Looking at where I can see water when I open the boot/trunk - water is finding it's way in and onto the plastic trim around the boot latch, through the hole and into the under-trunk area:



Anyone seen this before? Anything I can fix without having to travel to the service centre?
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GreenHokie

Member
Sep 26, 2019
379
443
central Virginia
Hmmm... my vehicle has been exposed to lots of heavy rains during the 1-1/2 years of ownership, and I’ve never seen/had water breach the main seal surrounding the trunk. So, my trunk has always stayed bone dry.

Hopefully, having the service center replace your trunk liner seal/gasket will resolve your problem. Good luck!!
 

Perscitus

Member
Jan 29, 2019
892
571
New York
OP - see all the 'similar threads' that show up below (new forum feature).

This is a well known and somewhat common (hit or miss) issue on the 3s and less so but also the Ys of various build years.

There are a few things you can do and a few different service approaches to addressing it too.
 

jjrandorin

Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums
Nov 28, 2018
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11,636
Riverside Co. CA
(moderator note: removed "not seen this anywhere else" from title, because as the new forum software shows, there are several similar threads on TMC already)
 
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blun

New Member
Mar 11, 2021
2
0
North West UK
Thanks for the replies everyone. I have read every trunk-leak related post (the ones linked below, and by searching), as well as posts on other forums, and watched every "leak" related YouTube video. None have shown this particular problem which is why I thought I'd post it.

I'll continue to investigate whilst I wait for an SC appointment, and I'll update this thread with whatever the resolution ends up being for any other owners that might experience this problem.
 

Avid

Member
Oct 1, 2018
333
199
Houston, Tx.
I would suggest getting into the trunk close the lid, have someone with a strong flash light move along the lid seam. If you see light, that's where it could be infiltrating.

You could also check the lid bumpers, they can be screwed in or out. One or both could be set too high, causing the lid to break contact with the gasket.
 

KenC

Active Member
Sep 4, 2018
3,700
3,360
Maine
I'd look at the trunk gasket very closely. For water to have gotten where you say it has, the seal must not be pressing against the trunk lid. The trunk gasket has been notorious for not being installed correctly.
 

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