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#1 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 01:02 PM
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Hi, I'm new to the forum but wanted to check whether anybody has suffered from leaks into the boot of the Picanto. I bought my son a new 56 plate Picanto Zipp! last September, but it has suffered from leaks into the boot. It has been into the garage 3 times, the first time they said that the seal around the rear lights was twisted, the second time they said is was the rubber bung (it was only loose so we could let the water out) the third time they found 3 leaks which included spot welds that had not taked, leaking jpint at the top and another lit not sealed. After all of the work and re-spray my son got it back lasy week and it leaked again. Garage has been very good, but would just like to get it sorted, antbody suffered from the same? (my son only noticed when he removed everything from the boot)
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Shame to hear about your prob, my Picanto has never leaked and its nearly 3yrs old, just hope you get it sorted out soon.

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hi well here we go again yet another fault on my driving school car you ll all blame on me learners . well shock horror they never go in me boot . right beef over check that the rubber boot seal goes OVER the plastic trim at the bottom and NOT as mine was supplieid ( new ) with the seal UNDER the trim this makes it fill with water . kia gave me the usual crap they spout about light seals ( bollocks ) and bungs . it took me at the dealers to look in the back of another one in the showroom and point it out . kia technicians hey as they say pay peanuts etc
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Actually it's often the rubber grommet behind the tail light that doesn't seal properly around the cables that make Picas takes in water into the boot.
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Just a thought, but i know other cars have suffered with this sort of thing when they have sun roofs with drainage tubes in the corners. Sometimes they get blocked or come detached and the water leaks inside. Might be worth checking out.
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got water in the boot, and traveling down under the rear seat ! any ideas ?
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hi has it ever been rear ended ? this was the final straw to getting rid of mine ,it constantly leaked in,took out floor bung so it leeked out again but thats not the answer.2 places it comes from mainly ,1 the bung the wiring goes thru on the rear light and 2 behind the rear bumper ,their are two air vents to release air from the car if these arnt seated correctly it pours in remove bumper and check . mine was just twisted from the shunts and it was never straightened correctly so hey ,it leaked . swampduck
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I jet washed my mothers Picanto and then decided to have a look in the back and was a bit surprised to find the spare wheel space full of water

Next time I'm home I'll check out the above mentioned problem areas - as far as I know it doesn't normally leak but somehow water got in while washing the car.
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Have you checked the screen wash pipes, I'm new to Kias but have had this on previous cars to find the washer fluid pipe had come loose and was squirting down inside the boot
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i heard of this problem. apparently water seeped in through improper installation of seals by the reverse sensor installers engaged by the agent.

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