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Water in spare tire compartment

I have a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox with water in the spare wheel compartment. I drained the water but it keeps filling up after 3 weeks or so. I can not find any problems with the rear door seal, What could possibly be causing this problem?

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  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    Same problem, water in spare compartment and it is now somehow causing the carpet in the back seat area to be wet also. Can't determine how water is getting in spare area or backseat carpet area. What-a mess!

  • jzoia Oct 08, 2008

    hi, same problem - i've had my 2006 equinox since Jan 2006 and this is the first time I'm experiencing this. My back seat has been soaked for a few weeks and couldn't figure out why. Thank goodness for the internet and alI these blogs identifying the same problem. We used a wetvac and sucked up a good 6 inches or more of water. I called the dealership and head tech asked me if I have had my front windshield replaced recently. I said yes. He said it was not sealed properly - a known issue and to call the glass company and they should repair. Talked to the glass company (who was recommended by my insurance company) - they came out - did tests and said no way is that the issue. If it was, why wouldn't there be water elsewhere (makes sense to me). In any event, because I respect my dealership I am also going to take it into the glass shop and have them do an air and water test. If that test comes back negative, I am back to the dealership. THis should NOT be happening!

  • cindayo Nov 07, 2008

    I just discovered this problem on my '06 Equinox today. Did anyone ever find out the problem? I just came from getting brand new tires on my vehicle and I also had my front windshield replaced a month or so ago. Any suggestions?

  • LXI98 Nov 11, 2008

    I have a 2005 Equionx and have the same problem with water in the spare tire area. I called the dealer today and they haven't heard of this problem. That is very surpising since it is all over the internet when I searched.

    Also, I have 49000 miles and getting ready to get new tires any suggestions? I see that cindayo, has just gotten new tires.

  • amanda4875 Mar 17, 2009

    i have the same problem! 2006 equinox with water in the spare tire center



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I ran into this same problem. I took my 2006 Equinox to a dealer and they found that the water was coming in where the wire harness for the hatch back goes in to meet with the rest of the car on the passenger side near the hinge. There was no sealant there. They put some sealant on and problem was solved. It might be a good idea to look here first.

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