Dampness in rear cargo area

Mar 28, 2018
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Hello,

Wondering if anybody else is experiencing some dampness (the area is about a foot long, from the base of the hatch, and goes just about from left to right, nice rectangular shape) in the rear cargo area. I also keep a weather tech mat and curious if maybe the mat is retaining some moisture or there's a leak someplace. The headliner above the cargo area is dry. Thanks in advance
 

pnwbasic

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Aug 8, 2018
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I had this same issue. I was getting a stale wet smell. I finally traced it to the back trunk underneath a big “bug out/emergency kit” Rubbermaid bin I have in the back. There was moisture collected under the bin and the carpet mat was wet. I think there may have been condensation on the bottom of the box when I put it in but I have no clue really where it’s coming from. Do you have anything in the back?
 
Mar 28, 2018
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Yes. I have tons of gear. Maybe I'll offload everything and see if I still have this issue. I replaced the weatherstripping (~$100) no luck. Threw a towel underneath to help soak up some moisture.

I called weather tech and they've never heard anything like that before. Thanks