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2004 Acura MDX Water Leak

Every time it rains, the carpet on the front passenger side close to the door sill is saturated. I cannot visually see where weatherstriping is failing. Has anyone had a problem with this? I have Acura MDX 2004 - same problem (water leak) + Navigation, CD, power outlets - shotdown... I don't think my extended warranty can cover this... so...!?!?

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  • jslamp May 29, 2010

    Can you post a picture of exactly where you drilled the hole? Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    water leaking into trunk

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I hv a 2001 Acura mdx I am tried to take out passenger front axel

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I hv a 2001 Acura mdx I am trien to take out passenger front axel

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The 2002 MDX I worked on turned out to be a drainage problem . Seems the factory installed foam in the bottom of the hinge pillar post which blocked the drain holes . Take off the mud flap , remove enough of the splash shield to access the bottom of the hinge pillar and drill a half inch hole at the front lower corner aiming the drill slightly upward ( be sure to protect the bare metal) .Water gushed out when I did this. For extra ins. remove the kick panels and check for two holes a few inchs from the floor, plug and chaulk these holes. Hope this worksfor you too

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  • Richard OR Jan 13, 2011

    Appears its my turn on this probelm with a 2006 MDX. Does anyone out there have any more recent problems with this leakage and/or in deaing with ACURA on it? I live in Oregon and my car is turning into a boat. Dealership said "this is a common problem on MDX, something to to with the way it's manufactured we typically refer these to a AUTO BODY SHOP" - YIKES!. Yet, its not covered under my extended warranty. I asked what do they typically do to fix it? Dealership "I don't know we don't track the repairs after they leave the dealership". ME: I would think if its a common problem you would want to know what the resolution was" Dealership: No comment. They wanted $200 bucks to look at it (yet it's a common problem, so they should know what it is). We took the car home and called ACURA customer service. They said get it diagnosed first then call us back. Sounds like they've done this before, money first. We are in the midst of our own research first. Info appreciated.

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    Angela Oct 13, 2014

    Hi Richard... I'm having a problem with my 05 MDX. Did they fix this for you? I can't figure out where it's coming in and it's driving me crazy. Please help! Thanks,

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Sadly I am 99% sure of what your problem is. I am having the same issue. Here is a link. Read it all and you should be able to figure out what it is. http://www.mdxers.org/forums/showthread.php?s=b3e7b854b0a400b7b0a7b9950c1646d3&threadid=1131&highlight=water+leak

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My 02 MDX has the same problem. Where is the bottom of the hinge pillar post located exactly from Dacre53's solution?

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My 2005 MDX was leaking water into both floorboards.The problem got really bad.Thanks to Dacre53 I have fixed the problem by following his directions that you posted and my nightmare has finally ended. I notifyed Acura in Calafornia and told them the problem and the simple fix.Also said to them that this water leak was due to a manafaturers defect and that there should be a recall,This really is such a simple fix by any dealer. If anyone owns this vehicle they should check under floormats after heavy rain.May have this problem and not even no it.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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