Water Leaking Into a Car

Updated on January 18, 2017
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Eddie spent 33 years in the automotive business with Honda. He is an ASE certified master technician.

If you have water leaking into your car, you need to deal with it promptly because of the many serious problems it can cause. If water sits for too long in a car's carpet, mold can grow and cause bad smells. Other problems can include corrosion of pin connectors, computer failures, sensor failures, rust, and high humidity inside the car causing your windows to fog up.

Where Is the Water Coming From?

A wet carpet is not the only sign of water leaking in a car. If you have an idea of where the water is getting into the car, check for water marks, stains, or even signs of rust. Take a close look at connectors for corrosion and check brackets for rust spots; you will be amazed what you will find when you look for it. I have always said, "Mechanics' best tools are not found in their toolbox, they are found in their heads." Water leaks are hard to pinpoint, but once you find exactly where the water is coming in, you can access the problem spot and repair it.

Leaks from Outside the Car

Improperly installed urethane that caused a windshield to leak water into the vehicle.
Improperly installed urethane that caused a windshield to leak water into the vehicle.

Leaking Windshield

The number one cause of a water leak in a car is the poor installation of a windshield. If you have had a windshield replaced recently, take a look at this possibility. I'm not trying to disrespect windshield replacement companies, it's just that some companies hire people who just don't care; they will cut out the old windshield and slap in the new one without proper preparation.

If a professional replaces the windshield, it will take a minimum of an hour. It takes time to remove the moldings, cut the windshield out, trim the old urethane so the new windshield sits flat, touch up any scratches in the paint from the removal process, prime the glass with a primer, and install a nice bead of new urethane.

If your "professional" replaced the glass in just 15 minutes, his or her work might be not just the cause of a water leak but a safety issue. In the event of a car crash, you could be thrown through an improperly installed windshield and severely injured. I am good friends with a guy who owns his own windshield repair company, and I see and hear the horror stories, so I write to you from experience.

Leaking Body Seams

Body seams are the second major cause of water leaking in your car. Seams that weren't properly sealed at the factory, or seams that were broken open by a car accident, will usually cause the mystery water leak. Finding the point of entry is worth the struggle.

Water-Testing Your Car for Leaks From the Outside

Finding the point of entry is the first step in keeping rainwater out of your car. This investigation is time-consuming, but something you can do yourself. You need to physically see where the water is coming into the car, not just where it is traveling along a panel or a seam. To test your car, pour water on it: start at a low point and work your way up to the roof. If you determine that water is leaking into the bottom of the windshield, there is no need to go any higher with the water test until after you've fixed this first low leak.

Leaks Into the Trunk

A foul, moldy smell in the trunk may result from water getting in around the taillights or the trunk lid. If you can identify these leaks you can get them fixed.

Leaking Sunroof: Finding Clogged or Disconnected Sunroof Drains

Location of sunroof drains in tray
Location of sunroof drains in tray
Sunroof drain in the corner of the sunroof tray
Sunroof drain in the corner of the sunroof tray
Disconnected sunroof drain
Disconnected sunroof drain
Clogged sunroof drain
Clogged sunroof drain

Leaking Aftermarket Accessories

Poorly installed aftermarket accessories are another major cause of water leaking in your car. Anything from a sunroof to a roof rack system, if not installed properly with the right sealer, will cause a water leak in a car.

If you have a factory-installed sunroof, check the drains. Sunroofs leak! That's why a factory-installed sunroof has a built-in tray with four drains, one in each corner of the sunroof. Sometimes these drain tubes become disconnected or clogged and will cause water to leak into the car. Locating the drains and checking them for proper drainage can take some time because they are usually buried in fenders and body panels, but it's time well spent. A shortcut to locating the drains is to fill the sunroof tray with water and watch where it goes when it drains. It will usually spill out in the front and the rear of the rocker panels.

Leaks From the Inside of the Car

Some leaks into the passenger compartment happen when it hasn't even been raining; they involve fluids created by the car's cooling or heating systems.

Evaporator drain location (on most vehicles)
Evaporator drain location (on most vehicles)

Clogged Air Conditioner Drain

When air conditioners take humidity out of the air in the passenger compartment, they end up collecting a lot of water that has to drain out of the car. Water dripping out of the air conditioner drain onto the ground is totally normal; water dripping onto the floor of the car from the air conditioner is not. If you haven't had any rain, and you have water leaking onto the passenger's floor, check your air conditioner drain or evaporator drain; it may be clogged or disconnected. Debris gets sucked into the evaporator from outside and occasionally will clog the drain tube. A temporary quick fix for this problem is blowing compressed air into the drain tube located under the car, but eventually you will have to remove the evaporator and clean out the debris.

Leaking Heater Core

Another possible cause of wet carpet, especially in the front of the car, when it hasn't been raining, is a leak from the heater core. Car heaters circulate coolant through the dashboard area to heat the car, and if the heater core springs a leak, coolant can drip onto the floor.

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      Eddie Carrara 4 days ago from New Hampshire

      Hi BDur,

      Front and rear? Has the windshield been replaced recently? Are your sunroof drains free of debris?

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      Eddie Carrara 10 days ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Sioux-ann,

      I don't have a good answer for you but it doesn't seem like the first leak was ever repaired or found?

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      Sioux-ann Currey 2 weeks ago

      Hi my Audi A4 flooded on the drivers side 6 months ago no leaks from the roof had all the leaves cleaned out under window wipers dried it all out and thought it was ok we have had so much rain over Christmas and on New Year's Day when I got in my car could see water above the carpet no idea where the leak is ? Windows are all fogging up Help

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      D craig 4 weeks ago

      Water leaks onto my left shoe while driving after it rains

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      Eddie Carrara 5 weeks ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Katy,

      At this point, you will have to water test the vehicle to pinpoint the point of entry, it's the only way to figure out your leak.

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      Goitsemodimo 6 weeks ago

      I have a polo 2014 tsi i am having a water leaking at the rear inner roof top on both corners please help the boot seal looks ok

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      Katy 6 weeks ago

      Hi yes I have checked them all only seems to be drivers side, no replacement windshield I'm at a loss

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      Eddie Carrara 6 weeks ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Katy,

      Have you checked all other floors for water? Has the windshield been replaced?

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      Katy 6 weeks ago

      Help needed I have a soaking wet drivers side carpet in a VW polo no sign of where it's coming from. Help

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      Eddie Carrara 7 weeks ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Cathy,

      Most likely the windshield was not replaced properly and not set on the urethane level causing an air pocket that eventually leaks. I recommend calling your insurance and asking them to help with the repair.

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      Eddie Carrara 7 weeks ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Mary,

      Pull up the floor mats in the front foot areas and check for any moisture, if there is none, it's possible the water is coming from the trunk area, ao check there as well. Let me know what you find, thanks.

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      Eddie Carrara 7 weeks ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Arvin,

      Yes, it's very possible. Water test it to see if you can witness any water intrusion in that area.

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      Arvin 8 weeks ago

      Hi Eddie,

      Is it possible that the wet comes from door moulding? we seen that the rubber was actually been removed already. Thanks

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      Mary 8 weeks ago

      I have a 2001 Plymouth Neon. The floorboards have puddles of water only in the back on both sides and no where else. Where could the leak be coming from?

      Thank You

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      Cathy 2 months ago

      Help...my leak is coming in the airbag on the post next to the windshield. I had a windshield replacement a few years ago. I do not have a sunroof. any ideas?

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jamie,

      You can find my contact information by my photo at the top of the article on each page. If the water is coming in from behind the door panel, most likely the vapor barrier is compromised behind the door panel and needs to be sealed with new sealer, maybe a new vapor barrier as well, it's a dealer only item or you could use a thick mil garbage bag, trim to fit and seal with dumb dumb.

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Donny,

      I would start by removing the plastic cowl below the windshield and see if there is a lot of debris under the cover. If there is water could be entering through the fresh air intake.

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Margie,

      If the car didn't get wet in the torrential rain then most likely the AC drain is clogged. I recommend having that checked first, it's quick and easy to check, so it's a good starting point.

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Juzzine,

      Do you have a sunroof or a roof rack? What is the year make and model of the vehicle?

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Mike,

      Most likely the leak is in the trunk and the water is finding its way forward. I recommend you water test the trunk and look around the tail lights for any seepage.

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Navneet,

      Check the sunroof drains in the front two corners of the sunroof tray. If you pour a little water in the tray, it should drain, if it doesn't, your drain may be clogged.

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      donnybk 2 months ago

      Hi Eddie, I have a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited. After a few recent rainstorms my carpet on both the passenger side front and driver side front were wet. Took the car to the dealer and after their diagnostic they determined it was a clogged drain from the sunroof. The mechanic claimed that he also blew out the ac drain. Now a week later it rained and of course carpets are wet on both sides again. I've never had an accident or replaced the windshield glass or any glass on this vehicle. Any suggestions as to where you would look? Thanks.

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      Navneet 2 months ago

      I have 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE with sunroof and I am seeing wet spot near head console where you store sunglasses in car. It is not too much leak but its wait. I don't know from where water is coming as other sides inside the car are dry.

      Can you please help me in figure this out

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      hoopermike85@Gmail. com 2 months ago

      Having a car leaking problem 2011 Hyundi Elantra with 90000 km bought 2013 with 72000km.Leaking on driverseatheated backseat behind driver seat and also complete drunk compartment need help seats already stained .windows started freezing on the inside of car .

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      Juzzine 2 months ago

      Water is coming from the passenger side where you grip the handle to get in and out

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      Margie 2 months ago

      Hi, Eddie

      I have a 2002 Honda Civic and it's been in the mornings, when I notice my driver's side under dashboard being wet and not the passenger side and recently I notice the passenger side being wet and not the driver's side. It's not all the time. I don't run my AC or my heater and I usu notice this in the mornings. I'm not sure if it rained at night but one day we had a torrential downpour all day and there was no water leak. I do park on the grass at night and I can only think that it has something to do with tho inside of my car has been quite wet. I don't have any smell in my car. Any ideas are appreciated.

      Thanks!

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      Jamie 2 months ago

      Hi Eddie it’s coming in via the door. Seems to come in when car is parked when the driver side is parked on the road side at an angle.

      Do you have an email address and I can upload photos as they say a picture speaks a thousand words?

      Cheers Eddie

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jamie,

      I don't know where the water is entering so you'll need to figure out if it's coming in from the door area or if it's entering from under the dash, like near the windshield.

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      Jamie 2 months ago

      Hi Eddie I have a Peugeot 5008 and water is leaking into the driver side foot well.

      The door seals have been recently replaced and the garage where I bought the car are unable to replicate the issue.

      The issue has came back today and seems to come over the top of the seals and into the car. Seems to be more apparent when the car is parked at an angle.

      Do you have any suggestions as hot spots as to where the issue may be coming from?

      Kind regards

      Jamie

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Kaven,

      The vehicle should still be under factory warranty 3 years 36k miles. I recommend you bring it to a Toyota dealership to have it checked.

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Colleen,

      Remember, water runs to the back of the vehicle when driving. Has the windshield ever been replaced? Is there a sunroof?

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jenn,

      Yes, check the AC drain first for a blockage.

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Peter,

      Try using a coat hanger wire to clean out the AC drain. Is the passenger side wet also? If not, it may be the windshield seal.

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      Peter Laponte 2 months ago

      Hi Eddie,

      I have a 2006 Honda CRV and water is dripping down from above the gas pedal when it rains. There is quite a bit of water after 2 days of rain. Do you have an idea of how it is getting in or how I can fix it?

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      Jennifer Go 2 months ago

      Advice please. Water (clear, no odour, no taste) is visibly dripping onto the passenger side floor while the car is operating, mostly when during turns. Enough to fill up the grooves of the rubber matting. Wondering what is best to check first ... ac drain? or ??

      FYI - Car is 2008 Kio Rio 5

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      colleen p manzi 2 months ago

      I found your article very helpful but my leak is on Drivers side front and back ?????

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      kaven 2 months ago

      hey i have a 2015 rav 4 and i just noticed that the back right rear carpet is very wet when i smelled it underneath it was a pretty foul smell i bought the car 3 months ago have not had any issue with that before hand but it seems like its been like that for a little while but we just got a lot of rain not the last couple of weeks and the car hasn't move a lot any idea i think it might be coming from in between the doors

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jill,

      Are the carpets wet? is there a sweet smell in the vehicle? Do your windows fog up with the heat on?

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Patty,

      Maybe there is a disconnected sunroof drain or a leaking door seal? Sunroof drains usually are located behind the rear doors in the trunk quarter panel area and in the "A" pillar and out the front fender near the front of the drivers and passengers doors.

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      LOL Julio,

      Let me know how you make out, hopefully, you can see where the water is entering, sometimes it can be difficult.

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      Eddie Carrara 2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Ron,

      Water runs usually from front to back. I recommend pulling back the carpets in the front and putting a hose on the windshield, then go inside the car with a flashlight and see if you can find the point of entry.

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      Jill Logan 2 months ago

      Thanks for the information! I think my heater core is going out. Is there any way I can tell for sure that that is the problem?

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      Patty daywalt 2 months ago

      Hi I have a 2007 Toyota Camry I have recently had two diagnostic tests done on car my driver side seatbelt is always damp in the middle of seatbelt and car smells like mildew all the time, windshield leaking was ruled out trunk was ruled out and sunroof was ruled out. Thank you for your help

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      Julio 2 months ago

      Thanks Eddie. Why didn't I think of just spraying water at the car and seeing where it's coming in??!!!! Doh...

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      Ron F 2 months ago

      Hi,

      I have a 2014 KIA Sportage and when it rains the carpets on the floor in the back get wet. This happens on both sides. The door seals seem good to me. One time when it rained I got in the car but, could physically see the water coming in. The last time it rained the front carpets were wet. Original windshield and the car has not been in an accident.

      Any ideas of where the water is coming in? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks,

      Ron

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Char17,

      Has the windshield ever been replaced? Is it only happening when it rains? Are you using the air conditioner? Is it humid where you live?

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Eddie,

      Is the complete carpet wet? Is it only wet on one side? What kind of vehicle is it? Was the windshield ever replaced? Are you running your air conditioner? Is it humid where you live?

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Kim,

      There are no holes in a transmission case, it may appear to be a hole, but highly unlikely. I recommend having a mechanic put the vehicle on a lift to inspect the leak, it's possible it a minor leak like an axle seal and a quick fix.

      The water in your car, is it only in the back seat area or is the floor wet up front as well? Water usually travels to the rear floorboards even when the water enters in the front of the cabin.

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Janice,

      It sounds like your windshield may be leaking at the top and bottom. Have you ever had it replaced? I recommend having it checked by a glass company first. Let me know what you find, thanks.

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      Kimberly Spann 3 months ago

      Have a transmission leak it look likes it's coming from a hole and also water is inside my car under the back seat where the seat sits at

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      char17 3 months ago

      hi i have a ford focus an the floor behind passeger seat is wet an also passeger floor comes i loads whenit rains wat should i do x

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      Janice 3 months ago

      I have a Chevy Malibu bought new in 2011. We had rain last night. On the driver's side where the sun visor is leaking and also in the center front where my sun roof button is and is also leaking under the driver's side dash board water is dripping down and the driver's seat was soaked. I did not see any water spots anywhere else. Any suggestions as to who I should take my car too, glass place or mechanic?

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi John,

      First of all the dealer you're buying from (if it is a dealer) should fix the water leak before you buy it, I also recommend running a carfax on the vehicle to see how serious the accident was. It may not be a good buy because of the two key features you pointed out, "the car is perfect" and "the price is right" Do you homework first, water can cause serious electrical and rust problems. Keep me posted, thanks.

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi John,

      It's possible the bottom of the windshield is leaking which is very difficult to pinpoint the leak.

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      johnpassatcc 3 months ago

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      We were buying a car yesterday.passat cc 2009.it doesnt have a sunroof.They found a water leak in trunk at spare tire and said it's because of a side passanger side read accident repair. rubber insulation is perfect,tail gate,windshield,etc.

      they said it might be from the accident, The car is in perfect condition other than that and the price is right.

      any idea what that might be and should I take the risk?

      I appreciate this page so much.

      Thank you

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      John 3 months ago

      Hi, the driver and passenger floor of my 2004 Toyota 4runner gets soaked each time it rains or when I wash the car. I've had the sunroof drain checked but problem is still there. Where else can I check?

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Ann,

      The doors have drains, so if the water is not draining, they are clogged again. I recommend taking it back to the same mechanic to have them clean the drains again.

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jan,

      Most likely you'll need to have the windshield replaced and resealed.

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Do you have a sunroof? The drain for that corner of the sunroof is usually located in the passengers rear quarter. I recommend checking to see if it is connected to the drain.

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      Eddie Carrara 3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jelena,

      Either water is entering into the fresh air intake of the HVAC system or the windshield is leaking. Have you ever had the windshield replaced? How long have you owned your car?

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      Sabrina 3 months ago

      My Chevy tracker has been great SUV, but a few years ago, my head lights began to mysteriously come on. Sometimes there would be a clicking. Then I noticed it wasn't just the lights, but the defroster would run if in the on position when the ignition was off. Replaced the ignition, thought that fixed it. Happened again, put that it was only happening when it rained. Now believe it's the windshield that I had replaced about the time it all started. Last winter I noticed the rubber around my window was pooping up in areas. I believe it's a small leek that gets to the fuse box. Dose it sound feasible or am I a crazy woman and do I need to change the ignition again.

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      Acura Owner 4 months ago

      Hello I have a 2012 Acura TL. I recently had some body work done. It wasnt until I had body work done that water started to collect in the rear passenger floor of my car. I say the rear because the front seems dry until i park on a hill and then the front becomes wet. After every car wash This happens. The drover passenger side is dry. The side walls of the floor are not damp, which rules out water coming from above. All pillars are dry, around windows and seals seem to functioning properly. I ant figure it out. The body shop cant figure it out. I know sometimes mechanics break things and put them in broken (like my rear seat cushion snaps) that are broken now.

      or leaving screws in my car that I have no idea what they go to.

      For my Particular car 2012 Acura tL Any ideas on what could be causing the rear floor flooding?

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      Jan 4 months ago

      My seat an drivers gets soaking wet when it rains. It drips on my left leg when it rains. I know where the spot is that leaks. Please help.

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      Ann Griffiths 4 months ago

      Please can you help i have water getting into my passenger door do not know till i start driving then it sounds like river thames i then have to sit with the passenger door open till it all drains out the bottom of the door takes about 25 minuets inside the car is perfect no water i took it to a garage the guy cleaned out all the dirt bottom of the door the put hose on it has been perfect been to carwash no water at all went for mot tuesday car passed got in the car first time since mot couldnt beleve car door was full of water please can you help me many thanks Ann

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      Jelena Smirnova 4 months ago

      Hi

      I have a leak in my old Corsa. Water goes into the car from underneath the passenger storage compartment.

      After a rain when the car starts moving and tilting a splash of stored somewhere water just comes into my car. I even can hear the noise as if someone spills some water out of glass. And of course I can see silvery drops of splashed water on the floor. As a result the floor is sopping wet.

      Mechanics cannot find the cause. They unblocked roof drainage (it was blocked on a passenger side), but this didn't help. They took out an accumulator, but everything was ok there, too.

      Now they are thinking that it's because of leaking windshield's seal and want to reset it.

      Please help

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      Eddie Carrara 4 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Cindy,

      I recommend having someone pull down the headliner a little near the top of the windshield and then spray the outside of the windshield with a garden hose, have someone in the vehicle with a flashlight searching for the point of entry. You will see water enter the car once the headliner is out of the way. Once you know the point of entry, you can plan to have it fixed. Let me know what you find.

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      Eddie Carrara 4 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Linda,

      Most likely your AC drain is disconnected under the passenger's side of the dash or the drain is clogged. I recommend starting there.

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      CINDY 4 months ago

      It rains in my car mainly on passenger side from roof interior getting wet, interior light fills with water and drips out when I make turns. I also get about an inch of water on both driver and passenger side floors. Water pools very close to center console? And yes I do have a sunroof

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      Linda 5 months ago

      My trunk is dry

      The seats are dry

      But the floor on the passger side is sopping wet

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      Allan 5 months ago

      Hi, recently I had head on car accident in a pretty new car, it was repaired but the front hood's gap seems not flushed with rest of the car and the gap a bit wider. When I wash the car and spray water horizontally, water is seeping thru the front of the hood. Is this normal or would this be a sign that the body shop didn't repair my car correctly, I brought the car in before to have a look again but all they do is adjust the hood higher or lower.

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      Hansa Kumar 5 months ago

      My carpet is constantly wet in my front driver seat car please advice what steps I can take to stop the leak

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Doris,

      Is the trunk wet?

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jess,

      It sounds like you have a leak in the roof. Do you have a sunroof or roof rails? If so, that is where I would start looking.

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Rita,

      You need to take it back to them and have them fix it, they didn't seal the window correctly or use the proper sealing agent during installation. Keep me posted on what happens, thanks.

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Bryon,

      Finding the point of entry is critical, once you find that, you can assess how to repair it. Water can enter from anywhere, I have even seen it enter from behind door panels if the moisture barrier was not installed correctly after a repair. Hope this helps.

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Wtr4u,

      Clogged AC drain.

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Aj,

      If you can find the AC drain yourself, you can use a wire coat hanger to clear the drain, just straighten it and push it up the tube until water starts draining, you could also have a windshield leak. Has the windshield ever been replaced?

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      Jessica 5 months ago

      Hello I have a 05 escalade and when it rains, water is coming through 1 of the vents behind the passenger seat that is located above that seat. I was thinking a seal was broken. Thank you Eddie

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      Rita 5 months ago

      I have a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. I keep a towel across the back seat in my car. Recently, I found the towel was wet at the ends where I tuck it under the seat. I set in the back seat one day when it was raining to see if I could pinpoint where the leak was coming from. As it was raining, I seen that it was wet at the top corners of the back glass. I took my car to a body shop and they replaced the molding (Hyundai part not aftermarket). Unfortunately, the other day it rained and water is still coming in my car. Where could the leak be coming from?

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      Bryon Brill 5 months ago

      Hi Eddie! I just bought a used Nissan Altima 2013, heavy rains causing water to pool in floor behind the driver seat.. I removed the seat cushion and it wasn't wet. It was not wet in the trunk either where the spare was. Only thing I can think of is perhaps the rear factory windshield wasn't properly sealed. Meanwhile I'm waiting on insurance for adjustor and claims to get the ball rolling on fixing this.. From what I know this repair or diagnosis isn't going to be cheap. Any help appreciated!

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      wtr4u 5 months ago

      2008 Aspen Chrysler

      Water in the driver and passenger carpet. Once dry, and it rains, it is still dry. Run the AC and it is damp again.

      What do you think?

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      ajcarey80 5 months ago

      Hi! I have a 2012 Corolla (no sunroof) and both the passenger and drivers side floors are soaked. I tried drying it and not running the a/c but the floors are getting wet again - it did rain really heavy the other night, would that cause that issue? How expensive it is to have the a/c drain cleared?

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      Marco 5 months ago

      Hi Eddie,

      Mine is a honda jazz, Few weeks ago I notice that my floor pad is wet (on the driver side) assuming that only because of my wet shoes. After few weeks (it's already rainy season here in my country) still my floor is wet. I already wipe it out using a rag but it keeps on coming back. I hope you can help me where to find the leak. I tried to open the hood but I really don't know where to start how to find the leak. Thank you so much Eddie.

      Cheers, Marco

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Susie,

      I recommend having the AC drain checked first, sometimes water can leak from the AC floor vents if the evaporator is not draining.

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      susie stew 5 months ago

      i have a 2008 suzuki xl7 it just started leaking on the drivers side floor it is mostly on the middle section of the floor not wet by front by the fire wall and it leaked once on my foot looks like it is coming from the bottom of the steering wheel area i do have a sun roof also

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hello Difarul,

      Cars are not water tight, so if you go through water deeper than the door seals, water will leak in past all seals.

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Mary,

      I would have to say it's either the windshield seal or your sunroof drain has become disconnected by the left kick panel. Let me know if this helps, and if you have more questions I'll be right here.

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Lily,

      It sounds like either your back glass seal is leaking or a sunroof drain is disconnected. I recommend removing the body plug in the spare tire well to remove the water at this point.

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      Difarul Alam 5 months ago

      Today my car floor approximately 6 inches water ingressed . The road I had driven it was around 2 feet Rain water, almost half of my car height. Inside interiors was fully wet but engine still working well, but I am very upset my new car Toyota f premio 2015 model. Why and how water leaked inside my car.

      I wil be very happy if you can give me probable location of leakage position?

      Capt. Didarul Alam

      Bangladesh, Dhaka.

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      Mary 5 months ago

      I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu. It leaks around the emergency break area only when it rains heavy. Any suggestions?

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      Lily 5 months ago

      I have water leaking in my old car - Acura integra after some rain, front and back on carpets, but mostly from rear side and front passenger side. In the back of the trunk with a pond like even water level higher than the spare tire :( is it a good idea use car cover?

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      Eddie Carrara 5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Cheryl,

      I recommend taking it to a dealership and explain your situation, you'll need to find a shop with employees that have compassion and empathy. Let me know if you find someone that can help you out. Thanks.

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      Cheryl 6 months ago

      I did have my windshield replaced and not long after we had numerous days of thundershowers and rain and now I'm having electrical issues. Windshield company is telling me I need to take car somewhere to prove it is because of the windshield leaking. Where can I take it to prove that and also estimate the cost of repairing the problem

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      Eddie Carrara 6 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Eddie,

      Are the front carpets wet at all? Do you have a sunroof?

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      Eddie 6 months ago

      Hi. I have a 96 Camry and water have pooled on my rear carpets, it started on the driver side and now its on both the passenger and driver side.

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      Eddie Carrara 6 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Lisa,

      I recommend having the AC drained checked for a blockage, if the HVAC system is not draining outside, it will drain inside. Keep me posted on what you find, thanks. Let me know if you have more questions.

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      Lisa 6 months ago

      Hi. I have water leaking on both the front passenger and drivers side. The car is in a garage most of the time so not in the rain. Any clue where it might be coming from?

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      Eddie Carrara 6 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Carol,

      It's worth asking him to check it out.

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      Eddie Carrara 6 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Vogue,

      Is the driver's side front carpet wet?

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      CAROL 6 months ago

      it is damp not a puddle, not soaked and after i remove my car mat leave the window open it dries then after a few days its damp again? Just wondering if my mechanic at the end of the block would know if it is related to my ac?