Doors fill up with water
2014 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Petrol manual 5 speed

2 points

Problem added: Jul 23, 2021 (1 month ago)
First noticed this about 2018 (had the car from new), I heard a sloshing sound and after parking investigated, the drivers door was full of water.
The drainage holes have rubber bungs in them with a rubber flap that one assumes is supposed to release when there is water, but it did not. On removing the rubber bungs a good few pints of water came out of the door.
This has since happened with all the doors at some point since, the latest (summer 2021) it was the front passenger door which up til then had not filled with water.
The Astra must have a very bad seal around the window to let in so much water!
This was my first Vauxhall after being a Ford man for 30 years, not impressed and probably would not buy another Vauxhall.
Car: Vauxhall Astra
Variant: 1.6 Petrol manual 5 speed
Model Year: 2014
Category: Leaks & Noises
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21,029 points

Jul 23, 2021 (1 month ago)
Routinely clear the water drains or leave the bungs out .
2 points

Jul 23, 2021 (1 month ago)
Yeah, I am leaving the bungs out, cannot really see what the point of them is. Rather have water getting out than slowly rusting the doors.
4 points

Aug 18, 2021 (4 weeks ago)
Happened on mine too, only 1 door, mostly.
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