Originally Posted by Bonne99
Is this a common problem/occurrence on these car models?
Along with what the other two members said; this also happens over time because when your car is being driven next to any type of shoulder on the road all the little stones next to the shoulder get thrown up the wheel well causing a sand blast affect on your under body coating. Over time rust will set in and cause that hole you see.
If not fixed the water will get in all sorts of places causing a hole
lot of problems.....
Do you have water in your trunk? Or under the spare tire area? Under the passenger seat and carpet area as Danthurs brought up? Does your trunk and or interior smell musty?
All the more reasons to fix that hole very soon!
It will also cause electrical problems to. Did you know that your Air Bag Module is under your passenger front seat and that if submerged under water it could cause a deployment at anytime?
Real bad cases of water coming in from the wheel well could be the cause for this.
I have had this rust problem area in 2 of my Bonneville'* over the years. It can be fixed pretty cheaply but also a long lasting fix to.
By the way...that is not a small hole you have there.
Does your car have auto leveling rear shocks? also known as Electronic Level Control (ELC)
Do you want help?