Hi @vinny, welcome to the community!
In the Sonar Way quality gate, the coverage that matters is the coverage on new code. This means that, even if your project has less than the desired coverage, the build will still pass. The idea is to focus on the quality of new code. Could that be the answer?
If you navigate to your organization page, and then to Quality Gates, you can see what condition you have on coverage. Try changing it from “on New Code” to the regular one, and trigger a new analysis. That should make the quality gate fail.
However, we do encourage people to focus on their new code. If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to have a look at our documentation: Fixing the Water Leak
Let me know how it goes.