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Date Registered: 01-2020
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Hello again from Jimbr.
Sorry to bother you all. My recently purchased 2007 T30 Extrail keeps collecting water in the spare wheel well when driven on wet roads. I have again drained off 1/2 litre of water out of there. It appears to be coming from below.The boot mat is always dry.The two large rubber grommets appear to be in good condition I assume these are for drainage purposes.
I have now applied silastic around the grommet holes and refitted the grommets with a smear of silastic around them. I really don't think it is coming in from there but I can't find any other reasonable explanation. Any ideas would be welcome.
Kind Regards.Jimbr.
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Date Registered: 11-2019
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Hi Jimbr

I have the same issue in my a 2002 T30 Ti. I have noticed that the right hand side wheel well has water in it and I think mine is spilling over into the spare tyre compartment, when I turn right.
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Hello CDK1 and thank you for for your reply. We are thinking on the same track this had that problem and I found the plastic drain plug was blocked solid I cleaned it out and replaced it. Just took it down the coast towing the van for the first time the road was very wet and sloshy checked it again and it had more water in there although not as much. Not sure why it should fill up anyway. I am going to remove the plug completely and see if that fixes it. The drain plug hole is only small. I did check that well again but it was several hours later and the water had drained out. I will let you know the outcome.
I am glad I am not the only one with the problem. Collectively we may be able to solve it. Kind Regards Jim.
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I have now removed the drain plastic device altogether. Will now have to wait until the next time it rains..
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Date Registered: 08-2020
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Hello Jimbr and CDK1 - I don't know if you both resolved this issue of water in the boot area, but thought I'd add my experience if it helps!

I just bought a 2006 X Trail ST-S with 165,000km. Seemed like a reasonable deal. Got it home and while cleaning it up inside I noticed rust spots under the boot cover - the spare wheel, the jack, the latch for the boot door, and most of the bolt heads had what I think/hope is "superficial" rust.

It was raining, and I could see it was wet, but no puddles in there like you have both described.

This is what it looked like inside. It can clearly be seen where water has been running:
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It seemed the water was coming in from behind the taillight. In the bottom, rear, left corner you could see a small stream of water.

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First thing I noticed was the rubber wire loom cover on the upper left, near the tail light, was not seated properly.

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I cleaned it up and re-seated it, but the next day saw it was still a bit wet. Water was still getting in from somewhere.

After more rain yesterday, I was hoping it would be dry today, but no luck. I took the taillight off and found a ton of gunk stuck around and on the taillight wire loom. The plug was also a bit loose, but seems to just be the way they are since both the left and right were the same.

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I cleaned it all up and am now waiting for the next rain storm to check again, but I think this is the issue for me.

What did you end up finding was the cause of your leaks?

Where is the drain plug that was mentioned?

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Hello Jeff.
I think it is a different issue. To the right of the spare wheel well I.E . Drivers side there is another compartment inner guard it was completely full of water and I think when you go around a conrner it was sloshing over into the spare wheel well . I ended up removing the plastic plug in the bottom of the inner guard completely. Do to all this virus stuff have not used the xtrail much however I have been out in rain on a few short trips and the spare wheel well has remained dry only time will tell. Regards Jim
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Have you guys seen the video I linked in the other thread here ?

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Sharing is good- nice info!

So it looks like there are two sources,
 
- The 2 rear door frame seams top left and right of the tailgate opening, and
- the rear sunroof drains.

And the most obvious culprit (Rear light housing and wiring grommet seals) is seldom a problem.

Certainly worth looking for before the rust and mould starts.

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