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Old 07-15-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
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"Soaker" test?

Rear floorboard (only the horizontal foot area) on driver's side was getting soaked during rainstorms outside. Dealer is testing it & said after 3 hours on the "soaker" there was no leak.

Anyone know what they use to "soak" the car to test it?
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:32 PM   #2
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Sounds like you got soaked, tell the dlr. they are all wet.

Perhaps make sure your rain/water mgmt. bags are doing their job. Think 2012's somewhere in the production cycle got new ones, but tough call.

Ask the dlr. to show you said "soaker".............any chance something spilled back there?

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Old 07-15-2015, 05:56 PM   #3
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No chance that anything spilled. It was on 2 separate days, with a 3 day gap in between. I even dried the floorboard out with towels after the first rainstorm, and 3 days later it was soaked again after the rainstorm.

This dealer has been great so far - sent the car to their top shop to replace the fabric twice in the last 2.5 years. they told me today that now they've got to pull body panels off & check the bag & drain tubes.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:34 PM   #4
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Well, quite the conundrum. I am "guessing" it is the water bags over-filling.

Glad your dealer is stepping up, always good to hear.

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Old 07-17-2015, 11:17 AM   #5
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Service manager wasn't available, but the service phone rep said "they've found the leak, they're just not sure how they're going to fix it".

Water bag system & top are all one system right? Sounds like it's time for another top.

Man, the 2016 can't get here fast enough! No more water bags!
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:33 AM   #6
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Wow, been a month, and WTF?

You can't keep us hanging like this..............
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:45 AM   #7
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Well,

Aparently on each side, the water bag has a traingle shaped rubber "hanger" that hangs on a thin metal wall. The service dept. told me that the hanger is called a "water diverter", and that it keeps coming off on the driver's side. They also said tha the drain tube was overflowing on that side, so they cleaned it out.

I asked "why didn't GM secure it better, like with a bolt or something?".

Well, all they did was put duct tape over top of it - and it's STILL loose on the wall it's supposed to hang on. not to mention it slooks like utter SH**.

I called GM 2 days ago & reported what happened. they said to give them at least 24 hours to work on a solution. I'm gonna call them in about 10 minutes but all they're gonna tell me is that they haven't figured anything out yet.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:47 AM   #8
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:08 AM   #9
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WTF kind of fix is that !!!!! this aint pre school Muther Fer!!!! thats my response to the dealer !!!!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:08 AM   #10
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Well, another dealer installed these 2 clamps over the rubber "water diverter" that was hanging on the thin metal wall . But they agreed, it needs a new bag because the water diverters are worn out/deformed.

Dealership told me that the water bag design was changed twice in 2013. Anybody know what changes were made? Supposedly the water diverters were made wider so the bag didn't "bunch up" in the area that the water diverters are fused onto the bag at.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:54 AM   #11
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True, the bag was made wider and the hangers & drains made better. The change was actually started in 2012 for early 2013 cars. My water bag and top were taken off the production line when I had this problem.
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