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Dreaded water leak

My 01 vw passat 130 tdi has the dreaded water leak problem.I cleaned all the gunk by the battery and took out the grommet around the drain hole near the the battery but no luck.After the heavy rain last night the floor of front and back passenger side were very wet this morning.This is very annoying and im afraid of the damage this water will do.

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  • nunnenk Nov 11, 2008

    I also get water in my rear passenger floor area after a hard rain.  I brought it to the dealer and they couldn't find a fix. My car is starting to smell since the last big rain we had.  

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    i also have a water leak when i wash my car or when it rains my back footwell gets realy wett

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Take the battery out,clean out leaves and gunge in release drains that carry water away off windscreen,asap or rot sets in on control panel under passanger carpet

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I have a VW passat Estate and have had water in the rear footwell behind the passenger seat, I have tried for a year to find the cause of this as sometimes there is standing water in the well!

I finally found the answer today and wanted to share it so that it may help someone else.

Behind the rear light cluster nside the car is a removable panel, ( mine holds the car tools etc ) while putting my hand up inside to see If there was water pehaps coming through from the light cluster I found that the small pipe for the rear windscreen washer had come apart on the joint!

12 Months of heartache over 100% success, It may not cure everybody's problems but It's certainly worth checking.

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Posted on Feb 18, 2009

It has no sunroof so that is ruled out.Thanks all the same.

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If its got a sun roof check the drain pipe from that it may have come off

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