Drivers Door Leak

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Drivers Door Leak

Post by Andi licious » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:15 am

Hi All
My drivers side door doesn’t seem to seal up around the top and lets water in.
Is this common or is it something unique to my van?
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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by sausagefingers » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:29 pm

Happens on mine, fitted wind deflectors hoping it would help but still get the odd drip now and then.
The problem is the drip lands bang on the window switches which have been replaced already, the shop where I bought the deflectors from seems to think it's a common problem

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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by Doc » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:38 pm

Has the door dropped?
The top hinge does have a tendency to wear and leaves the back of the door dropping quite low.
This would open up the top seal and allow what you describe.
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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by p1andy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:31 pm

I have the same issue which drives me nuts. I thought the door just needed bent back into shape but not had the time to look at it further yet

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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by Barrydalad » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:06 pm

Having the same issue. Some help would be great

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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by Bigricky95 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:36 am

Common on the T5/T6 vans I believe, not heard about it happening too often on Caddys though?

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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by Andi licious » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:00 am

I’ll have a look when I’m home and see if there’s anything obvious out of line etc.


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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by VOLKS HAUS » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:06 pm

I had this issue. The outer seal on the top of the door looked ok but on closer inspection I could see a 1mm gap. Put the window down and gave the door a tug at the top with my knee on the area near where the door card starts. No more leak.

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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by missyR » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:25 pm

I noticed there were drops of water on the top of the door frame on both sides today when I got in the van. It's a 2016 surely the seals haven't gone? Or is it a misalignment problem with the doors?

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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by VOLKS HAUS » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:43 am

This is exactly what made me suspect the leak was coming from the top of the door. Left the van out over night in heavy rain and water had gathered in the footwell. I could see a visual trail of water, door top, top of doorcard, down the door card, inner plastic sill trim, footwell liner.
With the door closed check the gap between the outer seal on top of the window frame to body. My gap was about 1mm.

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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by Andi licious » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:17 am

I’m going to play about with the bottom hinge bracket this week and see if I can lift up the rear edge of the door rather than trying to bend it.


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Re: Drivers Door Leak

Post by m90stw » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:56 pm

I had a leak but discovered it was not from the door it was leaking through the roof, the seals on the roof rack were perished, so roof rack gone & new gromets in, no more puddles on the floor 👍🤣

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