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Has anyone else noticed water leaking inside their frunk or passenger compartment? I have noticed the carpet on the front passenger side soaked after a heavy downpour as well as washing the car and also noticed the frunk area being wet.
 

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Has anyone else noticed water leaking inside their frunk or passenger compartment? I have noticed the carpet on the front passenger side soaked after a heavy downpour as well as washing the car and also noticed the frunk area being wet.
Is the emergency frunk release knob in place?
 

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Tucked away in the front passenger leg space there is a large (~2inch) cylindrical knob that screw into a bolt. It is on the outer side of the foot well under neath the glovebox. If it is not there you should see a round hole in the leg space liner.
 

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Thanks, I'll take a look and report back. But would that cause water ingress in the frunk as well?
 

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Is the emergency frunk release knob in place?
My frunk release knob was not installed when I bought the car. As soon as this forum help me figure out what it was, I installed it.

The day I bought the car I noticed it was wet inside the frunk. Not sure what the problem was, but I haven't had it in the rain since so I can't say if it is a trend yet. I'm keeping my eye on it.
 

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Is the emergency frunk release knob in place?
So I took a look and there is a round cover with a pic of the frunk on it in the footwell. I assume that the release knob is behind it. BUT I also noticed that there is a giant gaping hole under the glove box with no cover over it. I am assuming this space is supposed to have a cover to make it look all neat and tidy. Time to call the dealer and see what they did with it. Wonder if that will cause the leak :unsure:

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Frunk - not sealing when bonnet is closed.
Footwell - several possibilities. Bad windscreen seal; bad door seal; excessive water getting into the fresh air intake; clogged drain in the air duct (where AC condensation should drain).

There is no cover that would cover over the fan (the part with the white electrical connector in the picture) and the rest of the area. There are few people who would be down there looking up at it. A cover would be added weight and cost.
 

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Frunk - not sealing when bonnet is closed.
Footwell - several possibilities. Bad windscreen seal; bad door seal; excessive water getting into the fresh air intake; clogged drain in the air duct (where AC condensation should drain).

There is no cover that would cover over the fan (the part with the white electrical connector in the picture) and the rest of the area. There are few people who would be down there looking up at it. A cover would be added weight and cost.
Thanks, Ayepace. So your car does not have a cover in that area either?
 

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Thanks, Ayepace and SteveDesign. Appreciate the confirmation :) I guess I will leave it up to the dealer to figure out the source of the leak.
 

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ryzvy: Drove thru an intense rain storm this morning so popped the hood in my garage when I arrived home. Frunk completely dry (surprised that the bottom of it was definitely warmer than I would have expected considering the rain). No sign of water at all except what little ran in from the open hood. Let us know when you determine the water source in your frunk and footwell.
 

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So noticed water here - was accelerating and felt drips on my foot. Carpet was very wet (not saturated). We have had rain and I left the car outside overnight rather than garage. Do we have a consensus on common cause or is this a combination of things from windshield seals to drains
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I have mentioned this issue to my dealer 2 weeks ago (water in the frunk after heavy rain or car wash), and they have replaced the seal.
 

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The possibilities for a leak like that are (1) windshield, (2) roof, (3) door seal, (4) AC drain plugged up, (5) body seam seal or other gasket not sealed.

Are you located in an area where you're using AC when this happens? That would cause condensation at the evaporator that could fill up to the point of finally draining somewhere.

If not the AC then diagnosis method is with the door shut, carpet pulled back, and using a camera aimed up into that area from below (unless you can contort yourself to look with your own visual equipment), lightly spray or pour water on the outside of the car a little bit and wait to see if water leak shows up.

Start the spray/pour at the lowest point and work upwards a little at a time.

Eventually you'll get to a level where water gets inside. When that happens you'll know the area of the car to investigate for a failed seal.
 

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Left out in the rain overnight. Frunk dry. Completely soaked door sill and under the carpet.
Currently the car is in camper mode 83F to dry and will get a towel. Tomorrow will have to hose down and recreate leak.
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