Wet floors (front and back seats) - Toyota Highlander 2002
We've noticed that the car smells musty when it rains so we had the cabin filter replaced. It helped with the smell but we just had some big rains. About 24 hours after driving in the rain, the front and back seat floors are soaking wet and there is a whoosing sound of water when braking or going up or down a hill. The trunk is fine. HELP!!!
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Very strange to come in through the fuse box, unless you have been doing some wiring and left a gromet out of the fire wall, it could be coming from the rear so check that all grommets are in place, hope this helps
take a wet and dry vac and push it all around under the dash do not break anything , turn it on and go to town where you think they are , try it this way you do not have to tear everything apart, let me know how this works out for ya ,
Look under the passenger side of the dash, behind the carpet. Feel the back side of the carpet for dampness. If so, try this: In the same area, look for a black rubber hose that comes from the heater plastic box, and pokes thru the firewall. See if it is plugged up. This is the drain pipe for the AC box, and the cowl panel if the side drains are plugged up. Try that, and please get back to me.
Wow I thought they would have fixed this on the newer body style. My old 2000 A6 had the same issue. There is a drain in front of the bulkhead that gets blocked, in my case by pine needles from my tree. I used a coat hanger to clear it and then cleaned it every couple of months and no more drowning carpet. It used to be next to the battery(which they moved to the trunk) under the windshield wiper motor. I haven't checked the exact location on my 2005 but good to know it's still an issue.