Question about 2001 Volkswagen Golf
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.
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
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.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
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.
Posted on May 26, 2009
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. http://www.mdxers.org/forums/showthread.php?s=b3e7b854b0a400b7b0a7b9950c1646d3&threadid=1131&highlight=water+leak
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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