Water in tailgate

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ivortheengine151
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Water in tailgate

Post by ivortheengine151 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:03 am

Went to open tailgate the other day, noticed sound of water sloshing around. Pulled out small grommet at bottom and water flooded out, thought it shouldnt have been there. Appreciate anyones advice /experience.
Car is 2019.


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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by Jeremy_SWE » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:13 am

Are you getting water out of the rear washer jet when you use it? Not uncommon for washer tubes to come lose and fill up the boot lid with water.
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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:09 pm

Can you pop an image up for the grommet you removed and i will take a look at mine.
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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by ivortheengine151 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:14 pm

Rear washer jet working 100%.

Behind the lock there are three small grommets, each about 4 mm diameter. My wife's golf has one centrally.
On Sunday night car was parked on a slope during torrential rain. Cant think how it would access exept round the lights.


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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:50 pm

ivortheengine151 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:14 pm
Rear washer jet working 100%.

Behind the lock there are three small grommets, each about 4 mm diameter. My wife's golf has one centrally.
On Sunday night car was parked on a slope during torrential rain. Cant think how it would access exept round the lights.
Perhaps some way under the rear window glass could be another access point or under rear spoiler if you have one fitted.

Just looked and mine has all three rubber grommets.
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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by niggly58 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:53 pm

The seal around the light clusters, the joint between the rear screen and the tailgate, or the rear wiper shaft seal. These are all possible areas for water ingress. Best investigated by a dealer as it's under warranty.
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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by ivortheengine151 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:41 am

Thanks guys


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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by pinman » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:03 pm

Ironically I have exactly the same problem with my 19 plate VW Tiguan.

At the moment I am waiting on the dealer to confirm a date for it to go in for water testing!!

Did you get a satisfactory outcome in the end ivortheengine151?


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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:18 am

pinman wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Ironically I have exactly the same problem with my 19 plate VW Tiguan.

At the moment I am waiting on the dealer to confirm a date for it to go in for water testing!!

Did you get a satisfactory outcome in the end ivortheengine151?
The member opening this thread has not been around for a month so maybe send them a PM to ask.
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Re: Water in tailgate

Post by pinman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:40 pm

OK thank you - I'll drop them a PM as suggested.


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