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03-11-2013 03:11 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by murphfocus View Post
Just bought a used 2012 focus hatchback 2 weeks ago and discovered water in the spare tire well today. I think it came in during a car wash earlier this week. It has not rained since I bought the car. I would think if it had been wet when I bought it would have smelled musty. After reading this post I am curious what Ford did to repair the leaks and where is the water coming in? My car is still under warranty so I will be taking it in.
Let us know how things go at the dealership, murphfocus. If you need my assistance, just send a PM my way.

Crystal
03-10-2013 08:03 PM
PandT Checked today after car wash, I am OK.
03-10-2013 07:38 PM
spektrum2
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Originally Posted by jpolk84 View Post
I believe they found it was coming in from overhead around the center tail-light assy.
I checked today I'm high and dry.Thanks for the heads up
Been a busy week...checking for paint rubbing off around the tail lights,the plastic piece under the wipers(was unclipped in one spot btw) and now this.Gonna a need a pre-flight check list in the cabin soon
03-10-2013 09:23 AM
Seriously Focused
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Originally Posted by maxknox View Post
hate to make thsi thread wise fwom it's gwave but with superstorm Sandy blowing along the Eastern US making it rain(or worse) for days at a time in some areas(5 straight here in NE Ohio) I noticed a large puddle in the rear footwell on the driver's side. mopped it up with a towel and just hours later, it was back. Repeated the process and upon opening the rear hatch and looking down the spare tire well was FULL of water. Clearly it was spilling over into the rear footwell, seats were getting wet as well.
I hope everyone checks their spare tires and rear carpet post haste if you're affected at all by Sandy.
Unfortunately I'm in a bind and the dealer can't get the car in until next Monday(!)
Good luck.
My brain could not process your first sentence............
03-10-2013 09:18 AM
macdiesel At least it's something minor and easily fixable.
03-10-2013 12:08 AM
jpolk84 I believe they found it was coming in from overhead around the center tail-light assy.
03-09-2013 11:08 PM
murphfocus
Water in my Spare tire Well

Just bought a used 2012 focus hatchback 2 weeks ago and discovered water in the spare tire well today. I think it came in during a car wash earlier this week. It has not rained since I bought the car. I would think if it had been wet when I bought it would have smelled musty. After reading this post I am curious what Ford did to repair the leaks and where is the water coming in? My car is still under warranty so I will be taking it in.
11-01-2012 10:53 AM
engine ear Have moon roof/bone dry everywhere.
11-01-2012 10:33 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by maxknox View Post
no moonroof here. definitely leaking in around or near the hatch.
Looks like the water leaks into the rear, fills the spare tire well and sloshes forward with the movement of the car going under the seats(getting them wet in the process) and soaking the carpet.
Could still be the same c-pillar area for the leak source with or without a moonroof.
Hi maxknox,

Have you considered making an appointment at your dealership so they can take a look? Additionally, I'd be happy to get your case escalated to your regional customer service manager; just shoot me a PM with your details, including VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name. I'll get your information in the hands of your CSM and ensure that things move forward.

Have a great day!
Crystal
11-01-2012 10:26 AM
maxknox no moonroof here. definitely leaking in around or near the hatch.
Looks like the water leaks into the rear, fills the spare tire well and sloshes forward with the movement of the car going under the seats(getting them wet in the process) and soaking the carpet.
Could still be the same c-pillar area for the leak source with or without a moonroof.
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