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 SL - In Service 2019 JUN - 2020 APR 94.3 SOH
2018 SV - In Service 2019 JAN - 2020 APR 92.0 SOH
2013 SL - In Service 2013 FEB, Sold 2018 JUN (50,050 mi) - 4 Bars Lost (44,255 mi)
Location: Raleigh, NC