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Water in charge door?? 💦💦

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After driving in rain, I open charge door to plug in my ariya and lots of water found in there ...

I end up wiping it down BC in the end it's electrical ⚡

Any thoughts? BC my gas cars have never had seal issues that I recall. Or maybe I nvr paid much attention...
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After driving in rain, I open charge door to plug in my ariya and lots of water found in there ...

I end up wiping it down BC in the end it's electrical ⚡

Any thoughts? BC my gas cars have never had seal issues that I recall. Or maybe I nvr paid much attention...
There shouldn't be a lot of water in there and it should drain as well (eg when charging in the rain the door will be open). Did you check the seal/gasket for the outer door and see anything? The inner door is mostly to protect from dust/debris.
It's not loaded with water but let's say it's all wet from splashes of water...

I just thought I'd expect it to b pretty much dry in there regardless of weather. Just like a car door.
It's not loaded with water but let's say it's all wet from splashes of water...

I just thought I'd expect it to b pretty much dry in there regardless of weather. Just like a car door.
Nah, it is not completely sealed as the port should be water resistant. The important thing is it drains and it's not pooling. I wouldn't want an EV that could only charge in nice weather. :)
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Ok. Maybe I'm being overly concerned .... I will take pic next time see what y'all think. Thnks
Ok. Maybe I'm being overly concerned .... I will take pic next time see what y'all think. Thnks
Was it ice that froze inside the charge door? The ice melted and became watery at the time you opened the door….? Any water from the rain would have slipped out the door underneath
After driving in rain, I open charge door to plug in my ariya and lots of water found in there ...

I end up wiping it down BC in the end it's electrical ⚡

Any thoughts? BC my gas cars have never had seal issues that I recall. Or maybe I nvr paid much attention...
Not a problem. The Ariya charging door cavity itself has no seal and that cavity will naturally drain any water that will enter that cavity on a regular basis. However, if you look closely at the two hinged charge cover doors inside the cavity you’ll see a gasket on each of those small plastic doors that will protect moisture from getting to each of the electrical connections. The design is similar to most ICE vehicles where the access door cavity has no gasket but small gaskets in front of each connector works like a gas cap to keep out moisture and other contaminates.
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