Leak of water into the A-pillar of my 156 (2002)... help!
I've had my 2002 156 JTS for about 4 months, and no leaks of any kind! No sign of staining on the A pillars either, so it sounds like it has never leaked…
It's been very rainy here in Australia over the last week, and the other day I noticed a stain on the passenger side A pillar (front) trim, from water leaking! I was kinda shocked as you'd imagine…
I'd love some suggestions as to the cause. My mechanic checked the sunroof drains and they seem to be working fine, so I don't think it's a sunroof issue.
Here are some thoughts:
- Could the windscreen seal be leaking?
- The car was parked on an uphill slope in heavy rain the other night, could this have caused a problem?
- The other night I opened the door in heavy rain for my wife, who then stood under her umbrella talking for another five minutes… I pulled the door closed but it didn't quite click closed, could water have leaked in that way? I can see how it might trickle onto the seat but having looked at the seal, I don't see how this could have let water run into the A-pillar…
I'd love to hear any suggestions as to the cause / solution / ideas about this problem… I know there are lots of leak-related posts but I'd love to hear thoughts on the A-pillar leak issue as most of those concern leaking to the rear pillars.
Any info or ideas would be really appreciated!