Q: dust problem rear hatch

asked by on

I am having a real problem with dust with my GMC Terrain. It has a seal on the rear hatch that keeps dust from entering the interior of the car. It works great. But there is a problem between that seal and the outside of the car. When I travel on dusty roads, that area gets a major amount of dust in it. After going through a car wash, there is a major amount of mud. Is there any kind of seal I could install inside the rear hatch that would keep out the dust or reduce it?

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2011 GMC Terrain. There may be a problem with the outside dust cover not sealing properly. This could cause dust to get inside the car. If the rear hatch isn’t sealing properly, this would cause the same problem. You might be able to obtain an interior dust cover from the dealer or as an aftermarket part. I would recommend that you have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, complete an inspection of the rear hatch and outside dust cover in order to pinpoint the problem and make a recommendation for resolving this issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. dust problem rear hatch

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine making humming and bumping noise.

Hello, depending on where the damage is on the car you may have broken or bent something on the outside of the motor. I would say the most common problems would be from a fan that is damaged or a...

Q: Hatchback goes too high up when opened

One way to limit the range of motion in the rear hatch for your Prius would be to use self-tapping screws, and bolt a ratchet strap-type strap of your desired length from the hatch, to the inner paneling of the...

Q: Car jerking forward when stopped.

This may be related to a dirty of failing idle air control valve. This is a unit that monitors the air intake into the motor as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This information...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.