Rain Water creeping through driver side door

R45HU

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I have noticed recently with all the rain we have had lately that when I open the driver side door there is water always sitting at the top where the “felt” bit is fortunately it is not coming inside the car. I have checked all the other doors and they seem to be absolutely fine and dry . I have booked the car in at the dealers as it is still under warranty but just wanted to know if there was any common cause for this to happen.
 

SRGTD

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Is this the felt surface on the rubber window surround that makes contact with the upper parts of the door aperture when the door is closed?

VW use the same type of rubber window surrounds On my VW this felt surface sometimes gets damp when I wash my car. It’s never bothered me, and when it does get damp, the dampness has never ‘crept’ beyond the felt section, to cause water to drip into the car.
 
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R45HU

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Yup @SRGTD you described it to a T! to be honest with you it would not have bothered me either the only reason it caught my attention was the fact that all the other doors are perfectly dry when this process of rain/wash happens so I automatically assumed that there must be an underlying issue. The car is straight though and the door sits flush along with all the seals and felt in tact
 

R45HU

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Cheers @The Daily Meme i did have a browse before posting this thread but most information I could find was related to the actual rubber seals but i don’t think that is the issue in this instance
 

The Daily Meme

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Cheers @The Daily Meme i did have a browse before posting this thread but most information I could find was related to the actual rubber seals but i don’t think that is the issue in this instance
Here we are:
The first one seems to have a much more extended discussion with lots of photos of possible issues/solutions.

The second looks like it could have been down to an incorectly fitted door.
 

R45HU

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Here we are:
The first one seems to have a much more extended discussion with lots of photos of possible issues/solutions.

The second looks like it could have been down to an incorectly fitted door.
Fantastic seems like it is a common problem then it is booked at the dealers anyways so I will let them deal with it. Thanks for the advice and info chaps
 
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