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Water in rear passenger footwells

It rained and rained while we drove to Boston Saturday (3/29/14). We drove from our Motel in Coolidge Corners to our friend's place in Medford. Then to Symphony Hall in Back Bay and then took our friend home to Medford and we finally drove back to Coolidge Corner to our Motel. It rained all day and all night. I got up Sunday morning and began to load the car to drive home and found that the rear right footwell had about a 1/16 inch of water above the carpet surface. Where did that come from? The car was locked all night and all doors were closed while we drove. What is the source of the water and how can it be prevented from recurring?

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    Kevin Apr 02, 2014

    The problem is with the tail lights. What is happening is the tail light seal must have gone bad. What I did was put black silicone rubber sealer on the tag light and body frame. That stopped it for my 2005. I did it on both sides. Make sure you make that u channel go all the way up to the seal. good luck

  • Bruce Zeisel
    Bruce Zeisel Apr 02, 2014

    ?? But how would water from the tail lights make its way to the rear passenger's footwell?

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I have had water intermittently in the right rear trunk area (below the battery) every since an rear end accident. The dealer tells me that there is a vent back there that gets clogged up or opened up and lets water get in there. Not sure that I believe that, but that's the best explanation that they could give me.

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  • Dennis Foster Apr 02, 2014

    I apologize for my recommended fix before. I thought that you were getting water in the back carpet area, trunk area. I also had water that leaked in from the roof area of the hatch back because of the rear end accident. When you open the hatchback you will see a seam toward the top of the opening. Apparently the force of the impact broke the body seal at that area and water leaked into the back seat area as well as the water in the battery area. I hope this helps.

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    Bruce Zeisel Apr 02, 2014

    Wow ! I was rear ended and didn' t think the body work (repair) was in any way deficient except that my rear wheels are slightly out of alignment. I didn't find out about that until long after the repair so I never bothered trying to get satisfaction on that. But it may well be that the same leak you describe has happend to my car.

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    Bruce Zeisel Apr 02, 2014

    Thank you Dennis !

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I suspect that water is pooling in the cowl area (in front of the windshield). Since it's at an angle, the water can't drain out the usual drain. This is also where the air is drawn in for the heat/a/c. I think that the water that collects is flowing in through the climate control system and coming out the floor vent. If you want to test it, jam some paper towels up in the floor vents and recirculating air intake and see if they get wet. If you just want to solve the problem, try backing into the space.

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