Question : WATER is leaking from the front
passenger side just below the dashboard of my Viva.
I have sent it for repairs three times
but it still happens.
Should I send my car for anti-rust
inspection at the end of the year? The
car is still under warranty.
You should take the car back to the
franchise holders and make noise until
the leak is repaired.
Personally, I think it is not a leak from
outside the car but rather condensation
from the air conditioning.
Remember that when the air conditioning is working, there is quite a lot
of condensation and the water collects
at the bottom of the evaporator and is
supposed to drain below the car. If for
some reason the drain hose is blocked,
the water will overflow into the passenger compartment.
Modern cars do not rust anymore like
before because of better body preparation before painting. Unless you have
scratched or damaged the bodywork to
the bare metal beneath, it is unlikely that
you will have much rusting.
A better idea is to occasionally go
round the car and check the places
where trim or fittings have been screwed
into the body and if you see indications
of rust forming, spray into the areas with
something like WD40 to disperse the
water and act as a seal.