Leaking doors

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by DET, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. DET

    DET Guest

    I have a 2005 Tucson that seems to collect water inside both driver side
    doors every time it rains. Over night I can get up tp a half cup of water
    draining from each door as soon as I open either door. I also notice water
    pooling on the sill. I have had the car in to the dealer numerous times and
    they have been unable to stop this from happenining. On one occasion, the
    service manager found water collecting inside the door speakers. He
    "engineered" a cover to prevent this from reoccuring (I hope). Hyundai has
    sent in the district manager to oversee the situation, and his opinion is
    "there is no problem". I find this hard to believe. Is there any acid test
    for how much water is too much? Where would I go for a knowledgeable and
    unbiased opinion? Any and all advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
    DET, Mar 16, 2006
  2. DET

    hyundaitech Guest

    The problem isn't so much that water is getting into the doors as it is
    that the water isn't draining out of the doors. If you open a door and
    look at the bottom, you'll see holes made into the door. The doors are
    designed for the water to run through them and out the holes in the
    bottom. You'll need to make sure nothing is blocking these holes.
    hyundaitech, Mar 17, 2006
  3. DET

    DET Guest

    Thanks Hyundaitech,

    I know about the drain holes in the bottom of car doors, but I am concerned
    about the AMOUNT of water that gets in (1/3 to 1/2 cup overnight). I'm also
    concerned with water that collects on the door sill while the car is
    sitting. At one point, while Hyundai was trying to "correct" the problem,
    they discovered water pouring out of the door SPEAKERS. I don't think that's
    normal, is it? They addressed the speaker issue by engineering covers that
    they sealed over the speakers. The dealership has changed gaskets, modified
    clips, added and rerouted vapor barriers inside the doors --to no avail. The
    final straw for me is Hyundai's latest assessment of the situation. It seems
    that Hyundai now believes the situation is normal. I guess the fact they
    can't FIX the problem means there IS no problem. If this is so, why does the
    other side of the vehicle not demonstrate the same symptoms? There are no
    similar leaks or blockages on the passenger side.

    I think Hyundai is hoping I will just go away. That's why I would like to
    consult with a knowledgeable, unbiased professional who has no vested
    interest in this issue. I don't want to discredit Hyundai; I just want to be
    assured that I'm getting the straight goods. There are too many
    inconsistencies for me to feel that way at this point.

    Thanks for your help
    DET, Mar 22, 2006
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