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Workflow for tracing water entry

Sta ge Testing Res ult Action
1st Ask customer for a detailed list of possible reasons for the water entry. Does this information allow the cause of the leak to be identified? Yes Dry out the vehicle and repair the damage.

Perform a water test as a check (see test method).

    No Step 2.
2nd Perform an initial visual inspection on the vehicle.

Look for signs of water entry. Can the cause of the leak be identified immediately?

Yes Dry out vehicle.

Repair damage.

Perform a water test as a check (see test method).

    No Step 3.
3rd Is it possible that water is getting into the vehicle through a seal (door seal, trunk lid seal)?   Check the seal for damage.

Check the creation of the seal using the chalk test (see test methods).

Step 4.

    No Step 5.
4th Is the contact area for the seal adequate? Yes Step 5.
    No Perform work as described under Areas with possible water leaks - Door seals. Dry out vehicle. Repair damage.

Perform a water test as a check (see test method).

5th Before starting any further work, use the VIN to look for modelspecific information in eTIS.

Perform Oasis query and check TSIs. Does this information allow the cause of the leak to be identified?

Yes Dry out vehicle.

Repair the damage using the information found. Perform a water test as a check (see test method).

    No Step 6.
6th Establish the extent of the damage. To do this, expose wet areas. Remove parts. Investigate the suspected area for signs of water. Does an investigation of the suspected area allow the cause of the leak to be identified? Yes Dry out vehicle.

Repair leak.

Perform a water test as a check (see test method).

    No Step 7.
7th Check exterior areas (seals, seal welds).

Check interior areas: Signs of water, plugs, seal welds. Can the cause of the leak be identified?

Yes Dry out vehicle.

Repair leak.

Perform a water test as a check (see test method).

    No Step 8.
8th Perform water test or ultrasound test. Can the cause of the leak be found? Yes Dry out vehicle.

Repair leak.

Perform a water test as a check (see test method).

    No The water entry may only occur under dynamic driving conditions.

This requires intensive tests to be repeated with the corresponding climatic influences (rain)

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