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Has anyone had any water accumulation in the rear hatch door? When opening and closing the hatch we can hear water sloshing around. We pulled one of the panel clips loose and were able to drain off most of the water any ideas out there?
 

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We have other leaks here, but you are the first with the rear hatch.

If still under warranty, have the dealer look at it.
 

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Did you check to see if there are drain holes on the bottom of the hatch?

I did have one of the rear lamp assemblies fill with water, dealer replaced under warranty
 

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Has anyone had any water accumulation in the rear hatch door? When opening and closing the hatch we can hear water sloshing around. We pulled one of the panel clips loose and were able to drain off most of the water any ideas out there?
Just noticed your ad,its the hose in the hatch for your rear washer fluid,hose --its not connected.
 

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Has anyone had any water accumulation in the rear hatch door? When opening and closing the hatch we can hear water sloshing around. We pulled one of the panel clips loose and were able to drain off most of the water any ideas out there?
Our dealership told us that the water sloshing in our rear hatch door was caused by a seam seal that failed. Terribly disappointed in the way it was handled. Hopefully there will a recall based on manufacturer defect and we will be recompensated.
 

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Has anyone had any water accumulation in the rear hatch door? When opening and closing the hatch we can hear water sloshing around. We pulled one of the panel clips loose and were able to drain off most of the water any ideas out there?
Yes, my HRV has had this problem for 2 years now. Took it in to the dealership many times. They changed the tailgate ruber seal, they adjusted the hatch, changed the wiper motor and re-sealed the screws holding the licence plate, still water comes in when there is a heavy rain. Just yesterday, the dealership now thinks it's the rear spoiler that is not properly sealed around the top of the hatch. ??? Quite discouraged about all of theses repairs that don't solve the problem.
 

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Same case with my HRV2015 , for 2 years now , rainwater enters the tailgate and accumulates at the weather strip and if excessive the water goes into the spare tire well via the tailgate strike area. I plan on boring 2 holes at the inside half of the weather strip to drain down the water . I suspect the gasket of the taillight garnish having shrunk after 2 years.
 

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Yes, my HRV has had this problem for 2 years now. Took it in to the dealership many times. They changed the tailgate ruber seal, they adjusted the hatch, changed the wiper motor and re-sealed the screws holding the licence plate, still water comes in when there is a heavy rain. Just yesterday, the dealership now thinks it's the rear spoiler that is not properly sealed around the top of the hatch. ??? Quite discouraged about all of theses repairs that don't solve the problem.
Ok tell them to check the deal on your attenna on rhe roof,water gets under many,if the car is totally dry after washing you will see still water coming our from the attenna on the roof
 

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Has anyone had any water accumulation in the rear hatch door? When opening and closing the hatch we can hear water sloshing around. We pulled one of the panel clips loose and were able to drain off most of the water any ideas out there?
I just had this happen today for the first time on my 2016 HR-V! Is there no recall for this?
 

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Has anyone had any water accumulation in the rear hatch door? When opening and closing the hatch we can hear water sloshing around. We pulled one of the panel clips loose and were able to drain off most of the water any ideas out there?
Hi, just picked up my car after holidays.. it been sitting for a week , sounds like it has a lake slooshing around in the tailgate. Did hear water previously but this is a whole new level. Did you find this I covered by warranty? I'ts a 2016 model.
 

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I took mine to the dealer and was told it's not covered under my warranty because I was outside my warranty period. The told me my driver side tail light needed silicone to be sealed.. Wanted to charged me $300 to do it. I said no. I'd do it. Problem is that one of the bolts is very hard to get to. I did discover that if you unscrew the rubber stoppers at the bottom of the tailgate, the water will drain out.
 

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I took mine to the dealer and was told it's not covered under my warranty because I was outside my warranty period. The told me my driver side tail light needed silicone to be sealed.. Wanted to charged me $300 to do it. I said no. I'd do it. Problem is that one of the bolts is very hard to get to. I did discover that if you unscrew the rubber stoppers at the bottom of the tailgate, the water will drain out.
yes there is one nut that is hard to get to to remove the rear tail lamp. If you can get it off, just drill a small hole at the bottom of the lamp and the problem will go away. check the thread on water in tail lamp
 

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I had the water in tail lamp a couple of years ago, driver side. Dealer replaced it. The second time (this spring) I got water it was on the same side so the lamp that was replaced once. Decided to just drill a hole to not have to worry about it again. It has worked since.
 

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I'm not seeing water in the tail light. It's inside the tailgate and drains out when I unscrew the rubber bumpers at the bottom of the tailgate.
 

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I'm not seeing water in the tail light. It's inside the tailgate and drains out when I unscrew the rubber bumpers at the bottom of the tailgate.

With that much water leaking you should be able to figure out where the leak is.

The interior panel of the rear hatch pops out very easily. With the panel removed, you may be able to see water trails and stains of where the leak is.

If nothing is obvious, a small container of water, better than a garden hose, dripped slowly in various spots may lead to the leak.

Someone mentioned that water can leak into the rear hatch from under the rear hatch spoiler.
This is true. I hate the way the spoiler attaches to the rear hatch.
Plastic pop pins holding the spoiler on go right into the hatch metal frame.
It's a terrible design and the spoiler is not held onto the rear hatch that securely.
If water leaks into the middle pop pin holes, the inside of the rear hatch window could also be wet.

Removing the rear spoiler quite simple. 2 people is best.
Just be careful since the spoiler is plastic and needs a fair bit of force to release it from the 8 or so pop pins.
The spoiler pop pins are a unique design and quite durable.
None broke when I removed our rear hatch spoiler to eliminate it's rattling and to tint the 3rd brake light in the spoiler.
 
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