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2005 Lexus RX330 Question: Any experience water leaks from split seams over the back cargo area?

 

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AKMCS, 3.3L V6, Cicero, IL, March 25, 2013, 11:04
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I noticed a large water leak stain on the inside passenger side cargo area. The dealer is checking it out but indicated it may be a body seam split. The car is low mileage and well kept - this doesnt seem right.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13388 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 25, 2013, 12:42
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    poss window leak,let dealer ck and let us know

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    AKMCS, March 25, 2013, 14:59
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    Not window leak. They checked that on Wednesday. Now they are looking for a top body seam break. Seems that this has already been an issue. Now I'm looking to see what others have experienced.

    Car was returned one week later - with no resolution - Dealership states they took the interior apart and ran thru a car wash repeatedly without finding a leak - also noted no water damage on the inside other than the water stain that I pointed out.

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    flewtang, May 14, 2014, 14:31
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    I am having this same issue... trying to fix it myself, have whole interior out of car, it appears to be something to do with an opening around the rear hatch somewhere... leaks down the interior wall along the hatch and down the bottom behind the wheel well. any solutions on this? I am at my whits end here

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    AKMCS, May 15, 2014, 04:42
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    No resolution yet. The dealer took the interior apart and put the car thru a car wash multiple times with no results. They cleaned the interior and now a year later I notice it is starting to stain again. Took it to a private body repairman and he could not find the leak either. He stuffed the inside area with a stain tissue to see where the leak may be after it gets wet again. I have not taken the car back yet for him to look. I did notice however that my rear window washer fluid is NOT maintaining pressure so I am wondering if there is a crack in the fluid line and leaking.

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