Ford S-Max 2014 | rain water leaks
This S-Max is still leaking water from the bottom of the doors, despite somebody's previous attempt at repairing the leaks with a very generous amount of sealant.
We will remove the door cards and check out the door membranes and replace if need be.
We are not surprised to find the rear air vents leaking, as they do on all makes of car over a certain age. We'll remove the rear bumper and replace these with new ones.
This Ford also has the issue of cracks appearing around the seams on the rear door hinges. Modern cars are usually spot welded and this doesn't create waterproof seams, so instead they apply a sealant along the seams and paint over it. Over time this can harden and shrink, so as the car flexes as it goes around corners, these seams can crack and let in water. The solution is straightforward, we will just apply new sealant over the top.
The car isn't too wet, but it seems somebody has tackled some of the problems before and may well have attempted to dry the car. There is evidence that there has been water getting into the boot and running under the back carpets for a long time, and there is plenty of mould.
Before we start work on a car, we decontaminate it with an antifungal and antimicrobial for exactly this reason. Otherwise, it isn't safe for us to work on; mould is a problem that needs to be taken seriously. Even so, we would recommend this car be cleaned and decontaminated properly, especially if it's used for the school run.
We have been repairing leaks and drying cars for over 30 years
Up to a third of the cost of your car was computers, processors and sensors. Delicate electrical systems hidden under your carpets, which might now be sitting in water.
Here are some more of our latest #Ford water leak found videos
Ford B-Max 2013 | Water Leak Detection
This B-Max had already been to a garage for diagnosis, but the car was still wet, so the customer brought the car to us for specialist water leak diagnostics.Watch Video
Ford C-Max | Detecting a water leak with ultraviolet
This car has been to another garage who couldn’t find the leak, by running through our 28 point check.Watch Video
Ford Fiesta 2015 | Leaking with wet carpets
There are three areas of concern on this Ford Fiesta, all common sources of leaks that we have found before.Watch Video
Ford B-Max 2017 | Water Leak Detection
This Ford B-Max just has the common problem of water leaking into the boot through the rear air vents. When we say this is a common problem, it is common to almost all cars.Watch Video
Ford Focus | Many Water Leaks
As James says, this car had been driving the customer 'potty' and he had already had a go at fixing some of the leaks and had previously stripped out the interior and had the carpet out.Watch Video
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