Leaking Hatchback Seal - help/ advice needed


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After rain/ car washing, I have water sitting in the groove of the rubber boot seal which when full starts to overflow and ends up inside the car. This is worse if the car isn't on level ground. I think the water find its way past the seal higher up and then ends up at the
lowest point.

The car is a 3 door A3 2009, there is no sign of accident damage or repair. I have adjusted the boot striker so that the boot closes as tightly as possible.

I thought about cutting a small slot along the rubber seal so the water can drain into the seal and out through the existing holes on the bottom edge of the rubber. My preference would be to fix without doing this sort of bodge and I'm wondering (hoping) that someone may have had a similar problem?

thanks in advance, Simon