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My 2014 Volt gets parked outside in my driveway which has a slight slope. When parked, the front of the car sits higher than the rear. Following a rain, when I open the front doors, water pees out of the drain holes at the front of the doors. I am concerned that my doors are going to rust along the bottom from the inside-out. I could not find anything related to this issue on this forum. I suppose that I could drill drain holes at the rear of the doors, but I would end up creating freshly-machined metal surfaces that would be difficult to protect from corrosion. Any thoughts?
 

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My 2014 Volt gets parked outside in my driveway which has a slight slope. When parked, the front of the car sits higher than the rear. Following a rain, when I open the front doors, water pees out of the drain holes at the front of the doors. I am concerned that my doors are going to rust along the bottom from the inside-out. I could not find anything related to this issue on this forum. I suppose that I could drill drain holes at the rear of the doors, but I would end up creating freshly-machined metal surfaces that would be difficult to protect from corrosion. Any thoughts?
I also have a 2002 Buick Century and the doors haven't rusted yet.
 

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My 2014 is similar. My driveway is pretty flat, it's mainly the rear doors that collect water. I complained to the dealer when new, they cleaned out the drain holes with compressed air, but that's not really the issue. With the doors closed, the drain holes are blocked by the weather-stripping rubber. So I just try to remember to open all doors after a rain, let them drain.
 

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I've frequently wondered where all the water comes from that soaks the garage door mat after driving the Volt in the rain.

Guess the doors then.
 

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My '15 has a drain hole in the front and two rubber grommets with flaps that are sealed when the door is closed. I can't test mine in todays freezing temps but do you know if any water comes out of those grommets when the door is opened? If so try taping the flap open. There is a drainage angle built into the door so water drains to the front. You have exceeded that angle.
Cutting a new drain hole will probably lead to just as much rust as leaving it alone. If you do cut a hole use a dremel to cut a small slot. It is easier to rustproof.
 

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try taping the flap open.
Might as well simply remove those rubber air baffles at that point. I just don't envision someone going out and taping the flaps open when it rains. You can also remove the flaps (assuming you haven't already accidentally knocked them off when wiping back to front (not a good wipe direction in general, lol).

Do not cut holes. You WILL get the rust you were trying to avoid.

Personally, I'd let the car do it's thing and not touch anything.
 

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Reverse into your driveway? :>)
I've surely thought about parking the car the other way 'round, but I think that I would need to run the power cord under the car in order to get it to reach (one such complication with a plug-in vehicle!).
 
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