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Old 30-01-2007   #16
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Re: Water in boot lid? Grande Punto Active Sport

The fix on mine was a new seal around the wiper shaft on the boot lid, and a new light switch assembly due to water damage, 2 days in the workshop all covered by warranty.
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Thanks Fiat House i'll feed that back to the guy thats gonna be looking at mine and hopefully i'll get mine resolved too. Cheers.
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Looking at my hatch/boot lid - it appears to have drain holes at the bottom edge as though water is meant to pass through the inner skin and drain through the holes - much like the side doors ! Bit bizarre if it does !!!
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Got my car back from the Fiat Garage today and this is what they said. There are two rubber grommets, at the bottom and either side of the boot lid. They are designed as drain holes, also there are two holes towards the middle of the boot lid as well...also drain holes. I was told that the boot lid is made of two pieces of metal shaped and welded together. If this seam of the weld is not quite water tight then water could get in and run in to the skin of the boot and out of the drain holes. Sounds odd to me but there you go! Also, they wasn't sure if water could be getting in to the third rear brake light as it dosent seem to have a seal around it. Fiat put some sealent around the edge of the third brake light and put it back in place. (Great! So what happens when i wanna get if off and change the bulb???) Hasn't rained or haven't had a chance yet to test if this has fixed the problem or not. SO...all in all i conclude that Fiat have no idea what the deal is. ALSO they seem to have no idea where the water could be getting in....despite having the car all day today to find that out! Now, ive had plenty of diferent models and makes of cars and this is the first one to have water get in to the skin of the vehicle and piff out of the corners of the boot lid when you open the boot. Stand in the wrong place and you get a steady stream of water over you!! Now either there is a genuine problem and this is not supposed to happen and the grommets are not drain holes OR this is supposed to happen (As fiat tell me...truth or not??) and the car is designed to piff all over the owner when opening the boot after a light rain fall...could Fiat REALY have designed a car this way?!?!?
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Re: Water in boot lid? Grande Punto Active Sport

Take to another dealer.
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Got my car back from the Fiat Garage today and this is what they said. There are two rubber grommets, at the bottom and either side of the boot lid. They are designed as drain holes, also there are two holes towards the middle of the boot lid as well...also drain holes. I was told that the boot lid is made of two pieces of metal shaped and welded together. If this seam of the weld is not quite water tight then water could get in and run in to the skin of the boot and out of the drain holes. Sounds odd to me but there you go! Also, they wasn't sure if water could be getting in to the third rear brake light as it dosent seem to have a seal around it. Fiat put some sealent around the edge of the third brake light and put it back in place. (Great! So what happens when i wanna get if off and change the bulb???) Hasn't rained or haven't had a chance yet to test if this has fixed the problem or not. SO...all in all i conclude that Fiat have no idea what the deal is. ALSO they seem to have no idea where the water could be getting in....despite having the car all day today to find that out! Now, ive had plenty of diferent models and makes of cars and this is the first one to have water get in to the skin of the vehicle and piff out of the corners of the boot lid when you open the boot. Stand in the wrong place and you get a steady stream of water over you!! Now either there is a genuine problem and this is not supposed to happen and the grommets are not drain holes OR this is supposed to happen (As fiat tell me...truth or not??) and the car is designed to piff all over the owner when opening the boot after a light rain fall...could Fiat REALY have designed a car this way?!?!?
See my earlier reply that led me to this same conclusion. I've now had another look and......

the two rubber grommets appear to be threaded - my left hand one was tight - the right one ( which had spilled rainwater on opening the hatch lid, is now tight too ) .

Jsut got to wait for rain now and open the boot lid to see if it's cured it by forcing the rain water that passes through the skin down and out through the two lowest visible central drain holes whilst the hatch is closed!

A strange way to make a boot lid tho IMHO. But then it is FIAT.
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Re: Water in boot lid? Grande Punto Active Sport

yea i have this problem too, i even heard the water sloshing around inside the flippin boot! so i opened and closed the boot a few times and it stopped.
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Jsut got to wait for rain now and open the boot lid to see if it's cured it by forcing the rain water that passes through the skin down and out through the two lowest visible central drain holes whilst the hatch is closed!
A strange way to make a boot lid tho IMHO. But then it is FIAT.
Its not cured if there is any water at all in that double skin, it should be bone dry for longevity.
Hope you get it fixed soon.
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Easy enough saying take to another dealer but who's to say there gonna be any better...if not worse?! And by the sounds of it a lot of them are.
I hear what your saying Archieleggatt but from my experience the water doesn't get the chance to get anywhere near the two middle holes, it just collects at the edges and pours out of the grommets when the boot is opened. Still not had any rain so can't yet comment on if the sealing the third brake light has solved the issue...lets hope so as it's begining to sounds like a common fault OR a design fault. I have to agree with Oilrag water shouldn't be sitting in the double skin of the boot, it's gotta be wrong as it would corrode from the inside out. Lets say for example you never open your boot, must be people out there that never use theres, so what would happen if you don't open the boot and release the water out thats collecting in the double skin? Is it just gonna fill up?? Nah, something just ain't right!
P.s. There ARE lots of good things about this car, it's not all negative....honest!!!
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Easy enough saying take to another dealer but who's to say there gonna be any better...if not worse?! And by the sounds of it a lot of them are.
Because a good dealer would be well aware of this!
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Can you recommend a good dealer that i can call then? Should be simple, call them and they can give me the answer over the phone?

Oh, and it rained last night and...yep you guessed it, water in the boot lid again. So, a) Either Fiat didn't seal the third brake light well enough OR b) Thats not where the water is getting in.

Getting fed up...yeah, you bet ya!
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Can you recommend a good dealer that i can call then?
I dont know what area you live in.
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