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Leaking side door on X250 panel van
There appears to be an inherent weakness in the water-tightness of the sliding door on the X250 panel vans. It relies solely on the effectiveness of the rubber door seal and ours has developed a slight leak at the top of the door. It's only in one very small spot but it allows water to very slowly seep across the seal, which has resulted in slight water marking on the internal fabric trim of the door.
A couple of days ago I adjusted the door to pull it in closer and, from an inspection this morning after overnight rain, it seems it may have cured it. But time will tell.
Nevertheless, in wet weather, every time the door is opened it allows water that is lying on the top of the door to fall inside as well as onto the fabric door trim.
The side door on our last Transit was completely watertight and it had a gutter rail immediately above which diverted rainwater away from the door. A much better arrangement.
I did think about installing a Fiamma gutter above the door on the Boxer but it's not the prettiest piece of kit so am somewhat reluctant to fit it.
I can't have the only X250 with this problem and would be glad to hear of anyone else's cures.