Water in the right side of the boot.
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Today I found again small amount of water in the right small compartment of the boot. Few months ago, I left there the manual and it was all soaked wet. Today again. Nothing else is wet except the right corner of the shelf and inside this pocket. All sealings are dry. I checked the car under, behind the rear wheel, under the spare tyre and so on. Everything is dry except this spot. Anybody with this problem or any suggestions what it could be?

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Guess you're right. I found some droplets on the lever for releasing the rear seats. Above that it's only this thing. There is a cable separate from the main bundle, which I suppose is for the rear camera, which was retrofitted couple of months ago. It looked like the inner ring of the sealing was not clipped in well, but I'm not sure. Anyway it stays pretty loose, and I'm thinking of putting some extra sealant. Will see if it happens again and then will do it if it repeats.

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I know this is years old but as the OP has replied I'd just like to add this. I have had previous issues with Renault hatchbacks, the Megane estate  to be specific. The wires in the rubber boot have to flex back and forth every time you open the boot. On mine a wire for the hatch central locking broke and allowed water in which corroded the wire, I managed within the 75mm of wire I could expose to solder in a replacement section.

But to the point, the fault was easily found by myself, I later found it was a known if not common fault with certain Renault models. My Kadjar is on lease but our Clio is ours, I have eased out that boot and applied silicone grease, not sealant, to all the wires to ensure they can flex and not tighten up on themselves. The same grease, totally inert, can be applied to the boot at each end and aids refitting and also allows a better but removeable seal. I'd do that to the Kadjar if it was a long term buy.

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The welds are not and aren't intended to be waterproof, it's spot welded not continuous seam welded as in industry. It's sealant that makes it water tight, if they said different then again, they haven't firkin clue.

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