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Hey, everyone! I've been reading these forums a bit before my purchase, thanks for helping me make up my mind :love: Definitely a fine piece of automobile, however.. I picked it up on a real rainy day and drove home for over an hour. Once inside the garage I started checking things over, like the spare tire. When I pulled the carpeted cargo area covers off and removed the plastic tray underneath, I saw water drops on the spare and around the spare wheel well. Popped off the spare and saw quite a puddle at the bottom of the well. I know water did not come from the top since tne upholstery was bone dry so I poked around underneath the car, looking for possible problems. Right away I noticed that the rear wheel wells are lined with some sort of carpet-like material. This is a first one on me, I'm used to seeing metal or plastic there. Is this standard? Am I missing somethig or is my Mazda missing something? From the looks of it, it does not seem like anything else could fit in there. But if this isn't a concern, then where could that water come from?

I sure would appreciate any help from you guys.
 

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Not sure about the spare tire water issue. As for your wheel being lined up with a fabric/carpet material, mine is the same on my '06 Sedan. I thought it was quite odd as well, but go figure :huh:
 

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First of all, welcom to the club.

Check with your dealer first on the water issue because it could lead to major issues. It is possible to have a leak and the water will flow down the frame and pool up under the spare. Not saying that is case here but have the dealer check it under warrenty
 
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