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Maybe you haven't noticed (neither did I until someone pointed it out) that smart has made a running change to the inside cover of the glass hatch - for 2010 models. They've added a drain hole at the bottom of the plastic cover, in the area where the lower end of the support struts are attached. Now, at least if your hatch does get some water in it the water has a place to drain out. Easy DIY for 2008 and 09 models - take a drill (1/8 inch bit or so) and put the holes in yourself. When you're done it should look like this:

 

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yea my dealer [email protected]#$%d me off! they had their workers drill holes in mine and they didnt run a stop on the drill so they ofcorse went to deep and scratched my frit line on the back window so now when you look at it you see these horrable scratch marks from the drill scraping the frit line off.


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I took mine (1/09) into the dealer while still under warranty (water was sloshing in the hatch) and they just drilled holes.
What was not good is all the RUSTY water that leaked out of the hole and left marks on the body. Came off but I'm curious.
Not sure it the water going thru the hatch will cause rust damage eventually.
 

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Just drilled the holes, a surprising amount of clear water shot out from the hole on the driver's side, none on the other side. Thanks JWight for starting the thread and helping me to avoid future issues!
 
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