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 Post subject: sunroof water leak
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:13 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Bought a 2015 Tekna from a main dealer in Chelmsford, told the carpets were wet from a few valets!
should have set alarm bells ringing but did not think a main dealer would do this.

Paid good money for the car and since purchasing a funny smell started and windows misting up, this was a year down the line put it in to a garage and found the sunroof drains completely blocked and water very deep in all footwells with the latest heavy rain!
The mechanic drilled out the tiny 4mm hole so it will not block up again, is there anything Nissan would do about this or is it too old now to bother trying.
Forgot to mention white mould growing in rear near our little girls seats, so might have to have the carpet taken out cleaned and dried before going back in £££££!

I have removed over 4 litres of water out so far!
Any advice would be great?


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 Post subject: Re: sunroof water leak
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:28 pm 
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My 2015 Tekna is the same - water sloshing around while driving and it stinks.

Where are the drain holes to drill out - I'm happy to do this myself.


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 Post subject: Re: sunroof water leak
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:35 am 
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CRAIGO wrote:
My 2015 Tekna is the same - water sloshing around while driving and it stinks.

Where are the drain holes to drill out - I'm happy to do this myself.


Please DON'T drill the holes out.
They are connected to tubes which run down the length of the A-pillar and allow the water to drain out the end near the bottom of the door surround. If you drill the holes out you run the risk of puncturing the tube at the top and then you will have water draining out directly into your A-pillar where it will be too difficult and expensive to replace the tubing and always leak into the cabin.

The drain holes are located in the corners of the sunroof. It is the front holes which usually block up most.
Best option is to first straighten out a wire coat hangar and use it to initially breakup the blockage at the top of the hole and then get a 1-2m length of electrical cable close to the same diameter as the hole and push it all the way down to completely clear the hose.
Then use this cable periodically before each rainy season to keep the drain holes clear.

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