Water from the tailgate on opening

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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by Jim Shoe » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:10 pm

I can live with standing clear of the lid.

I cant live with the rear parcel shelf resembling a swimming pool and being all stained!
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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by The Highlander » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:20 pm

Fair point.


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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by Caninecapers » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:31 pm

I had this problem on my DS not long after I got the car. A delayed downpour from both sides of the tailgate, not good when parked on a steep slope as it pours straight into the car. Dealer fixed the problem but leak returned on one side...dealer fixed again. I've not had a repeat of the problem in the last 18 months, my drive is very steep and we've had a few torrential downpours in the last few weeks!


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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by Jim Shoe » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:49 pm

I only really noticed when the tail gate started open and closing randomly and getting stuck

Clearly water stuck there somewhere!
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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by PhilMabbots17 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:23 pm

I found water was getting into the off-side rear light unit and they asked me whether I parked it at an unusual angle!
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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by A team » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Jim Shoe wrote:I only really noticed when the tail gate started open and closing randomly and getting stuck

Clearly water stuck there somewhere!
Tailgate opening and closing randomly is water ingress into the number plate lights harness as it operates the boot release button. JLR messed up again when doing testing for ppap as parts not fit for purpose.


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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by Jim Shoe » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:57 pm

A team wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Jim Shoe wrote:I only really noticed when the tail gate started open and closing randomly and getting stuck

Clearly water stuck there somewhere!
Tailgate opening and closing randomly is water ingress into the number plate lights harness as it operates the boot release button. JLR messed up again when doing testing for ppap as parts not fit for purpose.


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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by A team » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:05 pm

I can give you the heads up on plenty if you want . The normal JLR fix its a bit of tape or hot glue and hope it holds for warranty period.


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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by weh_aye_man » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:25 pm

I raised this with the dealer last time I was in and was told it was supposed to be like that to let the water out so I asked them to fix the other side as it didn't poor water down my wife's neck.

They ordered up a set of new seals and it's been fine ever since.
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Re: Water from the tailgate on opening

Post by a2b2 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:04 pm

Mine’s just back from dealer after fix for water leaks from tailgate. Tech explained that a kit had been used to replace parts inside the large plastic trim item which “frames” the rear window. I had expected this to involve the squidgy rubber boot seals, but apparently not. Can’t quite see how this will help.

Those pesky leaks always were kind of intermittent. I hope I’ve just used the correct tense!
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