To fix this, remove the rear spoiler as per service manual, and apply silicone in the side clip hole on each side in the black side skirts area . This is the only fix. In the mean time open hatch for a while until water stops.wow, that looks pretty serious. I wonder if some silicone could help seal it unless this because an issue Mazda addresses. that could also be a problem for those that have rear cameras and what not as it is mounted directly below that point.
You're right about that drain hole.I swear there was a thread on this already, but I'm not sure what forum.
It was noted there are drain holes at the bottom of the hatch that will drain most water that may go into that gap. The problem with this video is they are forcing water into the gap at a much higher rate and pressure than the car would normally encounter. The water likely can't drain out the bottom very quickly.
I think that is a weep hole for natural condensation from cold metal on humid day. My brother said you should not have any water inside a panel like that.You're right about that drain hole.
My car was outside during some pretty nasty weather. 2 inches or more of rain. I popped the hatch the day after that storm and everything appeared dry. I looked at the bottom lip of the hatch door and there is quite clearly a drain hole there.
Yes, if you pop the hatch after washing the car, you will get water running back down from the hatch, but it appears to be draining out of a hole on the bottom lip of the door. Now, sure, you may rather not have the water in there at all, but I don't see this as an oversight on Mazda's part, but rather things going as they intended and designed for, hence the drain hole being there in the first place.
Yes, by removing the spoiler. There is a clip with a seal on it on each side. That seal may not be tight enough.So your dealer said they would fix the water issue for your car?