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Hi. My P* boot is filling up with water. Been raining a lot lately in the UK. The pull-up handle to access the bottom boot is filled with water. The bottom of the lower boot is wet and the material under the divider in the boot is wet (but the top of the diver is dry). Very odd! Can't see where water ingress is occurring. I bought a boot liner from a local store and placed it in the boot. No water what-so-ever on top of the lining membrane. All seems to be under. I cannot see where water ingress is occurring. Anyone seen similar?

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Hi. My P* boot is filling up with water. Been raining a lot lately in the UK. The pull-up handle to access the bottom boot is filled with water. The bottom of the lower boot is wet and the material under the divider in the boot is wet (but the top of the diver is dry). Very odd! Can't see where water ingress is occurring. I bought a boot liner from a local store and placed it in the boot. No water what-so-ever on top of the lining membrane. All seems to be under. I cannot see where water ingress is occurring. Anyone seen similar?
Just checked mine but completely dry.
Try sliding your hand down beneath the boot lock underneath the lower boot to see if there is any standing water underneath. Can't think where it would be coming in.
 

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I'm going to run a tissue under the lip of the rear windscreen (underside, inside the boot) and see if there's water ingress from around it.Can't see how water would get in so deep into the boot from the lock - but will check the lock too. Mind you, I doubt it's the windscreen otherwise the boot cover I bought would have water on top - but it doesn't!
 

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When I lift up the lid to access the lower boot space I see some water along the edge under the flap. That whole bottom section is very flimsy. I can partially pull it out but it's night and I didn't want to remove it in the dark. Under that whole cover you can see the metal panels of the car and liberally slathered sealant paste (a sort of salmon orange or light brown shade). That all seems dry.
 

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Could it be condensation?

I think @dave mentioned in his there was quite a lot of condensation and I wonder if that is forming inside and then trickling down to the lowest point it can get to.
 

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Could it be condensation?

I think @dave mentioned in his there was quite a lot of condensation and I wonder if that is forming inside and then trickling down to the lowest point it can get to.
Condensation is not going to cause this much water to pool.

A previous car I had suffered from a persistent leak from somewhere. It took me a long time to identify it but I was confident it was the fitting of the rear glass. I took it to a glass specialist and asked them to just remove it and re-glue it. They told me it was unlikely to solve the problem but agreed to do it. Well, it solved the problem.

So don't rule out glass, it can get in. Then track down to the bottom before it's visible.

Either way as has been said, book it in and let the volvo techs figure it out and fix it. The car in warranty, you shouldn't have to find any fault yourself.
 

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Condensation is not going to cause this much water to pool.

A previous car I had suffered from a persisted leak from somewhere. It took me a long time to identify it bust I was confident it was the fitting of the rear glass. I took it to a glass specialist and asked them to just remove it and re-glue it. They told me it was unlikely to solve the problem but agreed to do it. Well, it solved the problem.

So don't rule out glass, it can get in. Then track down to the bottom before it's visible.

Either way as has been said, book it in and let the volvo techs figure it out and fix it. The car in warranty, you shouldn't have to find any fault yourself.
Indeed. Just called Polestar. They're going to pick up the car and investigate. Oh well, that's a three week streak come to an abrupt end. Such are the realities of being an early adopter, huh.
 

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My money would be on a poorly sealed rear windscreen too; we had that on one of our cars many years ago after it had been replaced. Hopefully they can rectify it quickly for you!
 

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Polestar assistance! I tell you! Turns out they're not Polestar but some farmed out partner who just picks the car up and sticks it in storage and I have to call a local Volvo dealer and book in the maintenance. How weird! Or maybe I'm the one being weird and inexperienced! Mind explode! And since North London Volvo aren't open on weekends my 25mins in a queue to not-Polestar Assistance was a waste of time. So convoluted. I might as well book in the work on 17th Dec when I had the software update booked anyway. Bummer. Probably no Polestar over Xmas.
 

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I had a problem with a lot of water being retained somewhere in the tailgate, and everytime i opened the boot it poured out in a torrent either side. I wonder if, rather than sitting in the tailgate, you have water seeping into the internals of the tailgate somewhere and then into the boot?
 

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I had a problem with a lot of water being retained somewhere in the tailgate, and everytime i opened the boot it poured out in a torrent either side. I wonder if, rather than sitting in the tailgate, you have water seeping into the internals of the tailgate somewhere and then into the boot?
What was the cause of your problem? Assuming it's fixed.
 

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@jupiterorbit i would speak to Volvo direct after calling CS during their opening hours tomorrow. That way you are putting the two parties in contact and not having a random pickup. I would only use a pick up like this if the car was not driveable or the service centre a long distance away. I do agree with you that not the best.

My recent breakdown experience was a long wait time to get through to the breakdown service but the tech came quickly and got me going.
 

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I'd recommend taking the back seats down and look in the back while your partner/wife/child (child would enjoy this the most) spraying your bootlid with a hose. For best results close the boot first. If they spray near the seals slowly it may help. If not at least you are having some family time.
 

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I'd recommend taking the back seats down and look in the back while your partner/wife/child (child would enjoy this the most) spraying your bootlid with a hose. For best results close the boot first. If they spray near the seals slowly it may help. If not at least you are having some family time.
OMG! Just told the kids. They'll never goto sleep tonight in anticipation of dunking the car tomorrow morning! Haha. Great suggestion!
 
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