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Mine is exactly the same, I have just checked and as nobody has ever sat in the back it can only be coming from the door seals, as the rear door is effectively the rear wheel arch.
 

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I'm in Australia and considering an I-Pace however dust leaking into the car could well be a deal breaker for me. I haven't been able to find this mentioned on any other forums. Can anyone tell me if the problem restricted to certain I-Pace vehicles or is the dust/sand leak a universal I-Pace issue?
 

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pajo said:
I'm in Australia and considering an I-Pace however dust leaking into the car could well be a deal breaker for me. I haven't been able to find this mentioned on any other forums. Can anyone tell me if the problem restricted to certain I-Pace vehicles or is the dust/sand leak a universal I-Pace issue?
I get a bit into mine from time to time, but its only around one of the rear doors (off side on a RHD vehicle), no other door is affected. I cannot say it has ever caused me any concern though and certainly not a deal breaker.
 

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pajo said:
I'm in Australia and considering an I-Pace however dust leaking into the car could well be a deal breaker for me. I haven't been able to find this mentioned on any other forums. Can anyone tell me if the problem restricted to certain I-Pace vehicles or is the dust/sand leak a universal I-Pace issue?
I don't live in a particularly dusty environment but I have never noticed this happening on my iPace.
 

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It's not bad like dust all over, just near back doors. This is from last spring after 50km on gravel.
That's about what I get too, not really much to worry about.
 

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We know there is a 'partial fix' kit (with a JRL part number) for the dust ingress problem. Jaguar have acknowledged this as a known issue since the middle of last year. They are bound to make a service kit available at some point.
 

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Thanks for posting your document. My I-Pace does not have this issue. But one detail here may be of interest: In my I-Pace the lower edge seal of the door runs under (!) the vertical edge plastic protector, the picture in your document shows it the other way round. This may or may not be of relevance, but maybe other drivers could compare to their car.
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The problem stems from the cars aerodynamic design creating low and high pressure areas on the sides and rear of the car. High pressure outside the car will seep into the vehicle from door and trunk seals that are out of position allowing it to bring road dust with it.

There is two cures - your AC air position (outside or recirculate) and the doors seals.

Depending on if your AC is recirculate or fresh can change the problem. By using outside air, (which I hate) it will pressure the interior of the car somewhat and will help to keep dust out. It all depends on how well or bad the door and trunk seals are.

The best way to cure the problem is to use Silicon spray on all the door seals and "where they mate to the door frame" this allows the seals to slide into their proper positions when closing and not deform themselves when closed.

This is also a major problem with RV's where at times high pressure areas in the lower storage during a rain storm can pump gallons of water into the 30+ feet of storage when driving at highway speed during heavy rain.

Stay Safe - Mike !
 

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The add-on seal feels and looks like an afterthought so I guess JLR has tried to make a "quick fix". Maybe it works on some cars, including mine.
 

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LowOnCash said:
The problem stems from the cars aerodynamic design creating low and high pressure areas on the sides and rear of the car. High pressure outside the car will seep into the vehicle from door and trunk seals that are out of position allowing it to bring road dust with it.

There is two cures - your AC air position (outside or recirculate) and the doors seals.

Depending on if your AC is recirculate or fresh can change the problem. By using outside air, (which I hate) it will pressure the interior of the car somewhat and will help to keep dust out. It all depends on how well or bad the door and trunk seals are.

The best way to cure the problem is to use Silicon spray on all the door seals and "where they mate to the door frame" this allows the seals to slide into their proper positions when closing and not deform themselves when closed.

This is also a major problem with RV's where at times high pressure areas in the lower storage during a rain storm can pump gallons of water into the 30+ feet of storage when driving at highway speed during heavy rain.

Stay Safe - Mike !
I don't agree with the above comments. I generally don't use recirculated air and using silicon spray is going to make the problem worse.
 

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Koala said:
Thanks for posting your document. My I-Pace does not have this issue. But one detail here may be of interest: In my I-Pace the lower edge seal of the door runs under (!) the vertical edge plastic protector, the picture in your document shows it the other way round. This may or may not be of relevance, but maybe other drivers could compare to their car.
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That's interesting. It looks like they revised the design. I'm making my own seal kit. I'm soundproofing the wheel arches and will fix the dust problem at the same time.
 

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Update from my MY 22: there is a significant amount of dust and sand between back doors and seats after 4000 km of driving. Looks exactly as the pictures above. I was only driving alone, no one sitting in 2nd row until now. Hard to believe, it seems that nothing changed so far.
 

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Anyone else noticed that the reardoors seem to leak dirt and sand into the car?
The curved plastic panel below the seat is full of sand.

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Yes I see this a lot. I was surprised that so much sand, debris and small leaves manage to get into the interior boot space via the tiny gaps in the boot door especially when it rains sandy rain as it has done twice recently in London.

I also find that leaves and sand build up in the corners around the wiring under the hood. I’m wondering if rotting small leaves are the cause of the smell entering the AC system?

I find some parts of this car are lovely and I would use the word ‘Premium’ to describe it. Other parts of this car are badly designed and I feel it’s more like ‘Austin’ ‘Rover’ and ‘Renault’ quality of build.
 
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