Veloster Turbo Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
When I open the car door when parked in my garage (after the car has been outside in the rain) I can see quite a bit of water sitting along the bottom of the door sill. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

It does not seem to be happening on the passengers side.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
The door sill is OUTSIDE the rubber gasket that makes the door seal. The water you are concerned about is not inside the passenger compartment, it's on the sill. There is a big squishy door gasket between the "dry" area of the car and that water on the sill. Nothing to worry about.

There is lots of water flowing in, around and through many areas on every car.

If you are seeing more on the drivers side compared to the passenger side, this probably means your garage floor is slightly tilted to the left, so more water drips down from the roof onto the left side of the car. Or maybe you make a right turn going into your garage and sling water on the roof across and toward the left side of the car, where it drains down and collects on the sill.

Either way, in rain or car washes, there is a lot of water that flows in the cracks and edges everywhere on every car, as long as it does not leak past the door gaskets, it does not matter. Just wipe it off if it bothers you.

By the way, water around gaskets and sills will dry slower than water on the rest of the exposed surfaces of the car because it does not get as much fresh air circulation.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Sorry if I am not explaining it accurately as I am not sure what sections are limited to what one would call the door sill.

The water is just not on the metal at the bottom of the door sill, but actually on that flat piece of plastic as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,294 Posts
Ideally no part of the car should pool water. This not a problem in the short term but it is a big problem in the long term due to corrosion.

If you've ever seen/owned a BMW M or an Audi S or Mercedes AMG or any other variety of guido cars that have leather inserts on the lower door sill, you know that they do not have this problem.

Obviously the Veloster is not one of those cars - but it should still not pool water on any metal surface. If mine does this regularly I will be tempted to drill a drain hole.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I mentioned it to my Hyundai service manager and he wants me to bring the car in so they can take a closer look at this problem. I will post the results.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
I have noticed water on the bottom of the door frame. I don't see it as a problem as it dries up quickly when the rain is gone. It's not really pooling anywhere. It bothers me more that the hood does pool water in the fake hood vents.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Just got done wipping the VT off after a heavy rain. Yes I have noticed the water on the bottom when I open the doors, more than any other car that I have owned and I have owned many. I agree with Stone Axe.
Like any other car, you must wipe the door area dry. Also, do not forget to apply wax to it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,294 Posts
Now that I finally have my VT I think I know what the problem is - the window seals/wipers on the door do not work!

My windows were fogged up yesterday morning I rolled them down and up and they were not cleared. I quickly fidgeted with the driver side seals and it did not help. So I assume that they let water in.

This is the only issue I have found with my VT and I am quite picky. So I'm going to bring it up with the dealer when I get my first complimentary oil change and tell them I want it logged in their system for my anti-perf warranty and then casually mention that this is the only initial quality issue that I will mention in my JD Edwards survey.

I figure that will probably get the problem fixed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I had the service tech have a look at it and he said that one of the four drainage holes was plugged/clogged. He said that they unplugged it so I will have to see if there is any improvement. I didn't see any drainage holes but many I didn't look close enough.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top