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Water Leaking into the trunk

I have had the car for a little over a year and since that time I have noticed a small amount of water in my trunk after it rains. I believe that the weatherstrip around the trunk needs replaced but I think it may not be just the seal. My interior also has a leak behind the drivers side. My driver side seat belt occassionally feels damp when the moisture outside is high. Any suggestions?

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  • Silent G Feb 20, 2009

    It could be. I ran the car into a ditch a year ago but the leak was there before that.

  • Silent G Mar 04, 2009

    no sun roof...but the plastic behind my drivers side seat appears slightly out of place...

  • mferanchak
    mferanchak Mar 10, 2013

    I had the same problem....I was told the rear window drainage holes were clogged. They cleaned them and now the slushing of the water is gone and so is the dampness.

  • Ste Phanii
    Ste Phanii Mar 16, 2016

    I JUST noticed this today happening to my trunk as well! It is upsetting because I lost a lot of doodles and now, while in the middle of a move to a state 12 hours away, I've got to cross my fingers that my most valuable items (diploma, marriage license, W2s, etc boring things) are not mushing away at this moment. It sucks having this car when it comes to moving on a whim. I've packed only one of everything and that was pushing it. Ha!

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Could it be the window seal its a 2 seater rite? with the window behind your seat?

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Breckon b Mar 04, 2009

    does it have a sun roof i have seen **** like that or it could be under plastic strip on the roof if it has one

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