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Old 06-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Water collecting at bottom of doors after rain

Hi everyone,

Great forum, by the way!

I bought a Focus S sedan at the beginning of May. It has been fantastic so far (though it needs firmer springs/shocks + new wheels/tires - that for a later post). It has a totally different feel vs. my Mk1 2.3 (more like a Golf).

Back to the topic...when you open the passenger front or side door after a rain storm, a lot of water will be released from the bottom of the door (enough to get your shoes really wet). Has anyone experienced that? I haven't noticed this on the left side, though it could be due to the direction it is parked in the driveway. Will take it to a dealer soon...

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Old 06-14-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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yes mt back doors are very bad....open the door and its like a bucket pours out...def going to be a future rust prob
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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Yes my driver door is doing that , Took it to the dealer they checked the drain and it still
has water. Going to make a vidio and show them
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Never bad enough on my car to complain about. Open the doors after a rain, water is pooled there, after driving 5 minutes its dried. Won't rust anything.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:07 PM   #5
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My back drivers side door fills up between the door seals and spills out when you open the doors. I had a post about it a while back. The dealer told me it was common. I think Ford needs to come up with a solution.I think the doors need to be adjusted to some spec.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:41 PM   #6
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Happens with rear doors on mine. Have to remember to warn passengers after a hard rain.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:53 PM   #7
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Have not noticed that at all. I will be on the look out though. My car is parked on a hill maybe the water is running out before I get to it.
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The door sills are level, They should angled towards the outside.
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The door sills are level, They should angled towards the outside.
That has nothing to do with it.

The problem is the doors are sealed, so water drains *IN*, but doesn't drain *OUT* (drains in from the window lining, mostly). Then you open the door, and the seal is broken and the water flows out.

Happens to both of my rear doors.
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That has nothing to do with it.

The problem is the doors are sealed, so water drains *IN*, but doesn't drain *OUT* (drains in from the window lining, mostly). Then you open the door, and the seal is broken and the water flows out.

Happens to both of my rear doors.
Must be bad build quality on the US Built Cars,
I have a German built car and all I get is a small puddle on the door sills.
No buckets of water like you describe.
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