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Water is getting in to passenger footwell and soaking acrpet

On passenger side - when it rains, water is somehow getting in and soaking the carpet. Any ideas how this could be happening?

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  • violinboy21 Dec 16, 2008

    Maybe your problem is the same with mine. There's some sort of manufacturer defect in the black plastic along the bottom of the window. Temperature changes causes the gluing on the back to loosen, allowing a gap between the plastic and the window. Water gets in through the gap and ends up in the floor.
    I haven't been able to permanently fix mine. I've had the dealer reseal it a few times, but keep a towel in the floor board and something over the section plastic and window externally.

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You may have a bad door seal, check the rubber gaskit strip around your door frame and make sure it's not ripped or simply out of place. Also make sure the door is closing tightly as well. Also check your hinges by lifting up on the end of the door while it's open. if it moves up and down, the hinges are worn, causing the door to sag on the other end.
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