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I've had my b-max since April and have
noticed that when it rains, water is pooling on the inside of every door. It
pools right up to the rubber seal and due to the rear sliding doors, this means that
water is sitting there in quite a large area. I also get dripped on every time
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Ford have had the car in to check and have
completed a 'jet wash' test but said that other than a small amount of dripping
from the top of the door / roof seals, they can't replicate the pooling of
water. However, they advised me that pooling of water inside the car (but not
past the rubber seal) was now standard on all new cars, this is due to the
aerodynamics of the car and it's to be expected. They said that the car is
designed to allow the water to dissipate once I start driving. The salesman
advised me that he is currently driving a b-max and he has noticed the pooling
of water but cars such as Mercedes and Audi let far more water in...!<br style="mso-special-character: line-break;">
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I simply don't
believe that any manufacturer has designed a car which leaks (they don't like
that term strangely enough!). The problem has been reported to Ford UK and also
registered on their Global Concern website. They have advised me that if more
owners report this problem, then Ford will look into it at a global level and
recall if need be. We have really only experienced April/May showers, I can't
begin to think how much water will come in after a real downpour. What happens
when I go away and leave the car for two weeks, if it rains and the water comes
in, how long will it sit there for?





I'm interested to
know if anyone else has experienced this pooling of water after its been
raining? Is it correct that all new cars now let water in? I've spoken to quite
a few colleagues, family and friends all of whom have fairly new cars, none of
which let water in.
Ford have really
made me feel like I'm in the wrong for even reporting the problem and all new
cars let water in, so why do I have an issue with it!





Thanks very much
for reading!
 

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Hi HTW. I am having the same problem. every time i open front and back doors when its been or is raining, i get soaked from drips. the water drips all on the seats and floor. surely it cannot be correct!! I love the car, but this is so annoying .
 

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Hi Sue, thanks for your reply, it is really annoying isn't it! I think the pooling of water at the bottom of the door may be from the problems with the top of the door. It might be worth mentioning it to Ford next time you take the car in for a service as it seems that more owners that state it is a problem, the better chance there is of it being flagged as an issue and therefore a solution.
Kind regards
Helen
 

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Hi, thanks for the welcome. I've found the site really interesting. Thanks also for the Honest John link, I'm gathering as much evidence / feedback as I can to give to Ford!
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I have discovered the floor of my car under seats is soaking and drivers side front floor is wringing I will be reporting this asap.
 
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