Water/puddle in boot well

will_0407

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Collected a 2016 S-Line a couple of months ago. After getting it home I went to give it a thorough clean and noticed the boot well was damp. Removed spare wheel etc and took it into my local indy garage (Audi specialist) at the weekend but it had dried. They tried spraying it with a hose for 20 mins with someone in the boot looking for leaks but couldn't replicate.

After taking the car back home, and some rainless weeks, I checked it again last week after some heavy rain- the pics speak for themselves! I thought it must be spray from the road coming up as it was only the base of the well that was wet, not the sides. I dried out all the standing water, but having checked it again tonight before I left work, a bigger puddle had formed. It wasn't wet when I drove to work, but it chucked it down for a while during the day, so now I'm back to thinking it's leaking (rather than road spray). Bit of dampness in the rear right cubby too.

I'm dropping it off again at my garage on Friday but is there anything you knowledgeable forum members would suggest me checking/trying prior to taking it in?
 

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S32B

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Collected a 2016 S-Line a couple of months ago. After getting it home I went to give it a thorough clean and noticed the boot well was damp. Removed spare wheel etc and took it into my local indy garage (Audi specialist) at the weekend but it had dried. They tried spraying it with a hose for 20 mins with someone in the boot looking for leaks but couldn't replicate.

After taking the car back home, and some rainless weeks, I checked it again last week after some heavy rain- the pics speak for themselves! I thought it must be spray from the road coming up as it was only the base of the well that was wet, not the sides. I dried out all the standing water, but having checked it again tonight before I left work, a bigger puddle had formed. It wasn't wet when I drove to work, but it chucked it down for a while during the day, so now I'm back to thinking it's leaking (rather than road spray). Bit of dampness in the rear right cubby too.

I'm dropping it off again at my garage on Friday but is there anything you knowledgeable forum members would suggest me checking/trying prior to taking it in?
Look here mate, looks like the same problem! https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/water-in-boot.393518/#post-3473464
 
Raise the hatch and check that all the waterways around the edges of the seals are free from dirt, leaves etc.

One technique I saw on Wheeler Dealers or such was to hire a smoke machine and fill the car full of smoke and see if you can spot any leaking out.
 
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