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Doors Retain Water?

It seems after rain or washing my 2012 Summit and the truck appears dry, when I open the doors, a half cup of water drips out of the bottom door seals. This water can be retained for days until I open the doors! I'm concerned about premature rust issues.

Has anyone else noticed this on their WK2?
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Yes. I see it too after I wash the car. I haven't seen it "gush" as much, if at all when it rains.
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Re: Doors Retain Water?

I posted this a few days ago. I was surprised at just how much water normally enters the inside of the door:

Normal water entry into the inside of the doors
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Re: Doors Retain Water?

amrunner4- Thanks for the insight! Is water inside the doors suppose to drain out the weep holes when the door is closed? Mine don't seem to drain until you open the door. I've also noticed the driver's side passenger door retains the most water. I live in the Chicago area and the roads are heavily salted in the Winter months. Did you notice any rust protection inside of the doors?
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Re: Doors Retain Water?

Water certainly should drain out right away. Wouldn't hurt just to stick something into the weep holes and make sure they are open. If you are adventurous, pull the trim panel off your door and remove the speaker. Then you can peer inside the door as well as stick you hand down in the door and feel the very bottom just to see how much water may be accumulating.

Just the inertia effects of accelerating and decelerating while driving should be enough to force water at the bottom of the inside of the door to drain out either the front or back weep hole.
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Re: Doors Retain Water?

Just saw your question about rust inside. My vehicle is brand new, so no feedback from me on that question. The comment about salt in the winter is an interesting idea. Conceivably, you could get a plug of dried salt in one or both of your weep holes.

I would suggest starting by testing the drainage by just pouring 8-12oz of water along the outside bottom of the window of the affected door while the door is open. You should see water come out of one or both weep holes right away. If not, try to probe the weep holes with something to see if it dislodges a plg and try the water again. If it still doesn't seem to drain right away, pull the door trim panel and speaker and feel inside for any obvious obstruction. Maybe purposely pour some warmer water in to try to dissolve something that might be plugging. With the door panel off and the speaker out, you can always reach in with a small towel to mop up whatever might be left.

Good luck and report back to help out others here.
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Some of the weep holes have a clear plastic over them, you may want to remove the clear plastic tape so the the water flows more freely.
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Re: Doors Retain Water?

Excellent information! I will try water flushing and weep hole clearing when I get home tonight.
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