sand leaking into the car?

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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by Coggeshallman » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:04 pm

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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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by pajo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:54 am

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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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by ChrisMc » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:40 am

pajo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:54 am
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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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by Abu Dhabi Dude » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:13 am

pajo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:54 am
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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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by MjrPayne » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:36 pm

It's not bad like dust all over, just near back doors. This is from last spring after 50km on gravel.

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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by ChrisMc » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:36 pm

MjrPayne wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:36 pm
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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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by Captain.Plummet » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:39 pm

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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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by Captain.Plummet » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:43 pm

Following investigations using some coloured dust particles I've been able to show the cause of the dust that deposits on the rear step inner trim.
The attached PDF explains.
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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by Koala » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:21 pm

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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Re: sand leaking into the car?

Post by LowOnCash » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:55 pm

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.

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