Citroën DS3 Sportif 2013 | Water Leak Detection

Mar
29
2021

This Citroën has a leak from the panel above the screen which is leaking water down the A-pillar down to the carpet on the driver's side floor panel.

Solution: It's not immediately apparent how to fix this leak. This panel probably comes off which is what we will do if the customer gives us the go-ahead to do the work on this car. Cleaning it up and reviving the rubber seals may fix it, it may be some body-sealant on seams has come away... I'm sure it's not a difficult fix. We will then dry the car, and although it has already been decontaminated with an anti-microbial, it looks like there is some mould on the bottom of the rear seat which requires some attention.

It also appears that somebody has removed a bung from the bottom of the floor pan, almost certainly to allow water to drain out of the bottom. Over the years we have seen this kind of thing a number of times, we have also seen people drill holes to let water out, or even bash holes through with a hammer and nail. For the record, we don't recommend this as a solution!

Many of the leaks we find are caused by water spraying up from the road, so making holes in the bottom of your car is never going to work.

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Question: "Do you guarantee my car will be waterproof?"

Answer: We can only guarantee the work we carry out. There are hundreds of places your car could leak and any one of them could spring a new leak some time in the future. 

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