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Old 30-11-2017, 10:20 PM   #1
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Boot leak!

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Been into the other halfs F56 Mini Cooper S today and there was water in the boot.

Ive got most of the water out but wanted help as to how I can dry it out as best I can and to stop/remove mould that had started to grow. Ive given it a once over with a wet vac.

Will be going to the dealers as seems to be a few people with the same issue.

Thoughts?

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I'd be straight around the dealership kicking right off. What vehicle is it and age etc? Just thinking about replacement seals and the like.
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I'd be straight around the dealership kicking right off. What vehicle is it and age etc? Just thinking about replacement seals and the like.
Hi Mark,

Its a 2017 F56 Mini Cooper S.

Was brand new in March! Its booked in for Monday morning so leaving it in the garage until then!

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Hi Mark,

Its a 2017 F56 Mini Cooper S.

Was brand new in March! Its booked in for Monday morning so leaving it in the garage until then!

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Was about to suggest a few options to try, but as it's a new car, get it in to the garage, don't forget to show them the pictures and ensure when they've fixed it, you give it a really good dousing to ensure it's fixed....
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Catch 22,
you don’t want to leave it damp as you say mould will set in and the smell takes forever to get rid, but you don’t want to dry it out as the dealership will look and be like, “can’t see anything wrong”.

Is this a common issue with newer mi is only, or does it happen on other models/ years?
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Was about to suggest a few options to try, but as it's a new car, get it in to the garage, don't forget to show them the pictures and ensure when they've fixed it, you give it a really good dousing to ensure it's fixed....
Any ideas to kill off the mould and get it really dry Andy?

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tell em you want new carpets or it put in writing theres no health risk /mold issues
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Once wet vac'd it would be wise to stick a dehumidifier in there and let it run over night or until dry.
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Any ideas to kill off the mould and get it really dry Andy?

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If you're going to dry it out before Monday, then i'd make sure you get plenty of photos to just show the issues you've got.

Personally, I wouldn't clean the carpets - I'd leave them and as Steve said, request a new set of carpets / fittings as they've been water damaged and have mould growing on them...

If they are anything like my local BMW dealer that I've dealt with, you shouldn't have any issues at all - the customer service I've had from them has been superb. An example I can give was my car was in on Monday as 1 of the twin horns had failed and car sounded like postman's pats van - booked in to be looked at whilst I waited, hour or so later, all done, replaced both horns to make sure the other side didn't fail shortly...

Hope you get it sorted out easily
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Catch 22,
you don’t want to leave it damp as you say mould will set in and the smell takes forever to get rid, but you don’t want to dry it out as the dealership will look and be like, “can’t see anything wrong”.

Is this a common issue with newer mi is only, or does it happen on other models/ years?
Ive taken lots of photos so they can't argue with it. Seems to be issues on all the mini models. But F56 has suffered with boot leaks and leaks to footwells.

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