It seems even though almost every LEAF in a wet environment has this issue with water filling up the top strut tower area, we haven't heard of ANY vehicle having strut tower failure or rust eating through the bolt. Is it the time needed to do so (10 yrs+) or is the bolt possibly protected well enough in there? I still plan on using the diy olive bar cover though...
I've compared other strut tower designs to random cars, and the LEAF is rather peculiar with the tower hiding nearly under the corner of the windshield, while most other vehicles have the tower at least a few inches in front...and a bulge or flat surface around the bolt, rather than a deep depression in the LEAF.
2018 Leaf SV - In Service 2019 January - Location: Raleigh, NC.
2013 Leaf SL - Original In Service 2013 February - Bar Losses: 2016.10.17 - 25,843 Miles -- 2017.06.23 - 32,080 Miles -- 2018.04.10 - 37,000 Miles -- 4th: 2018.09.23 - 44,255 Miles