hello folks im at a loss here. i have surface rust in my hatch area where the spare tire is i have since pulled the carpet and flooring from the hatch area. trying to trace where this is coming from.. please help advice is welcome
I can't say for certain, but it doesn't look like a leak, but more like a spill. Are you the original owner? It also doesn't look like rust, more like a stain. If I had to guess, someone spilled a container of coffee.
Was going to say the same thing. Looks like coffee or cola to me, especially where it has pooled in the corners and looks a little thicker. I'd try cleaning it up with a general purpose cleaner. Even if it is rust, it will be easier to see where it is coming from if the rest of the metal is clean.
if you click on the pictures here hopefully this can help someone in the future. passenger side vent is missing flaps and missing the cloth gasket that goes around the edges. so when it rains hard this leaks inside the vehicle. over time this water will fill those areas like it did in my car.