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Floor carpet in rear is wet.

Hi, my wifes 2001 VW Golf hatchback (recently purchased second hand) is getting wet rear floors/carpets when parked in the rain. Possible areas that it may be leaking are: door seals, sunroof, or aerial. I am suspicious of the sunroof because I thought that I spotted some water inside the right front vanity light located above/ under the sun visor. I can't see this water anymore but we have been garaging the car whenever possible. I'd rather not have the service people remove the sunroof if someone can suggest a common problem that might help. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    iv been told it could be a drainage hole that is bloked in the sunroof 

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    Same problem in my 2002 Golf. Sunroof drain hoses are clogged or disconnected. Take out interior floor matting and dry out. Clean out sunroof drain hoses carefully with compressed air. This may blow the hoses off the nipples (happened to me) and leaks continue. Good luck.

  • jelly155 Dec 02, 2008

    I hvae the same problem of wet carpet in the foot well of the rear off side seat of my 2001 VW Golf. No sign as to where it is coming from. will check out the leaking sunroof explaination but wont get my hopes up as I dont see how that would get the carpet wet without me noticing?

  • johnnstanfie Feb 22, 2009

    When I park the car (2001 TDI Golf 4-door) in the rain, the front seats and floor are WET! I thought it was the bike rack but after taking it off the problem still exists. I think it is the sun roof but not sure..



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If it is not the drainage holes from the sunroof as suggested above, then it is almost certainly the seal at the bottom of the door nearest the wet patch. Remove all plastic interior door trim and you will see a rubber seal running around the lower part of the door which prevents water ingress. With age, the seal leaks and water enters the inside of the vehicle at the bottom of the door. It is easily resealed with a suitable sealant from an autoparts' shop. About one hour's labour. Good luck.

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SOURCE: water in rear footwell

Look in the front door frame, there are drains from the sunroof that are possibly plugged.
Squeeze the plastics nipples to see if water or dirt/debris comes out.
I took a 10" piece of metal shirt hanger and ran it up the nipple and alot of **** came out. Solved my problem.

Good luck

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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just got our 01 v70 back from the dealer for a brake booster repair and we now have these new problems. we were told to lock and unlock the drivers door with the key 3 or so times and it should reset the computer that they probably changed during the brake work. we will try. if it doesn't work, the dealer will take care of it.

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SOURCE: wet passenger side

I believe the problem is a leak in your heater core. The water would run down the inside of the firewall or near it thus running under the mat.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: sun visor won't go back into place

if its flopping around or feels loose you can try tightening the "hinge" that connects it to the roof and tightening the screws on the visor itself. That might align it enough to fit again properly.

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SOURCE: passener side front carpet always saturated with water

Her is the problem. Sadly it is very common and hard to fix. Read this thread and you will have a few options on fixing it.

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