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Hi everyone

I have a 56 R5 Touareg. My concern is, after heavy rainfall, when I open the tailgate water flows from two areas, which are oppsite each other at the edge of the tailgate, right into the boot.

I've been to Danes Chester today and have been told all Touaregs have this fault and there is no known fix.

Any information / advice would be very much appriciated.
 

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I'm sure there's a post on here related to this already.....

And I'm surprised at Danes... Did you speak to Jonathan Kingsley..? Cos Bought mine from him, and funnily enough, mine doesn't have this problem... And I'm sure many more people would be complaining on here if it was known problem with EVERY treg....

If you didn't speak to Jonathan, I suggest you do. (Lux manager)

Meanwhile I'll try and find the other trail related to this.. was either on here or US Treg site...
 

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Yep, this is one that has cropped up before and someone put some pictures of re-aligning a seal around the rear hatch frame as a potential solution...I have failed to halt the problem on mine and I think most seem to just accept it on here. :bang: It's not attracted much discussion. I'll have a search for the link, but it was on the old forum.

Being in the Lake District, with quite a bit of rain, I now adopt the habit of lifting the hatch about 2/3rds to let the majority of the water drain before opening it fully. Not a lot of help, I know. Sorry.

Oh, & by the way :welcome:

Rob
 

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Thanks for the two above replies.

Hipflyguy, In a previous telephone conversation with Danes, Johnathan Kingsly was asked his opinion regarding this problem and the response was "its a design falt on all Touaregs" !!!!!!!!!!

CovRob, thaks for the welcome and the tip regarding openining the tailgate.

From my point of view, I think this problem is totally unaceptable. Again I would be gratefull if members of mytouareg read this thread, could post a reply to tell me if you have the same problem or not. If the majority of replies do not have this problem, then, armed with a printout of this thread, another trip to Danes will be in order.
 

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RTL said:
I would be gratefull if members of mytouareg read this thread, could post a reply to tell me if you have the same problem or not. If the majority of replies do not have this problem, then, armed with a printout of this thread, another trip to Danes will be in order.
It might be useful to create a poll for this one...I've taken the liberty of starting one so the numerical responses should be easier to collate with comments from those that want to add one.

http://www.mytreg.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4131

HTH

Rob
 

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Ignore the last post, finger slipped.

Anyway, an update on the tailgate problem. Danes contacted me yesterday and agreed to fit another tailgate seal to see if this would rectify the problem. However if the problem still occurs then, thats it.

I'll let you know the outcome.
 

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This is a known issue easily fixed.

the seal on the tailgate is wrongly tucked in at the ends.

I will post a pic.

5 mins

w
 

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see the pics . the seal should be straight not kinked upwards.

both these shots are of the drivers side of the tailgate.[/img]

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HTF do you post pics ?

RTL you have email with pics

w
 

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I tried the kinky rubber seal thing, but it made no difference.

My solution works perfect however - If its raining, just use the glass hatch instead.
 

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Found some pictures which may help.
The first picture shows how the seal should sit, with the corner of the seal flipped underneath. This is suppose to drain water when the boot is closed, it is supposed to run around the sides of the boot, and unto the bumper.



This second picture shows that the seal isn't draining the rear hatch, water just collects around the bottom of the rear hatch. The techs have admitted it is a crap design anyway.

 

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sorry folks!
Seem to have a problem posting the pictures.
Can anybody help?
 

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staffs said:
sorry folks!
Seem to have a problem posting the pictures.
Can anybody help?
I have found your picture on photobucket...do they show up though? Here goes (just copied "IMG" reference into message):

1st picture with seal underneath


2nd picture with seal kinked over


HTH

Rob
 

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thanks rob.
 

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Rob could you add a zoomed out picture so that we can all see where this seal is. Was anythign removed to uncover this ?
 

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Rob could you add a zoomed out picture so that we can all see where this seal is. Was anythign removed to uncover this ?
I could if they were my pics
They were courtesy of Staffs who was having a little trouble posting :wink:

Rob
 

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The pictures were taken with the rear windscreen opened and rear hatch closed. It is a picture of the bottom corner on the driver's side. To achieve the second picture I just flip the seal up, where it had been folded.
The first picture where the corner of the seal is folded under is the correct position for the seal. The design is flawed (so tech tells me), and water will still run into the boot if it rains heavily.
If you still can't find the position, open your rear windscreen only and follow the bottom seal until it turns the corner and starts heading upwards towards the roof.
 
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