I have a Honda Pilot that has developed a bad leak. The floor on the driver and passenger side gets wet. The driver side is usually damp and the passenger side floor is soaked, squishy, like a wet sponge. I have taken apart the dash and cleaned out the AC ducts and replaced the filter.
I found some small leaves, not a lot. No luck, still wet. I took off the plastic cowl under the windshield, it was really clean there, no leaves or junk and no signs of water there at all. Still gets wet. The area that is wet is right along the rocker panel near the plastic cover for the door sill, on both driver and passenger sides of the car. The carpet is only wet in the front seat "foot wells", not the back seat areas.
I looked at the seals, they seem to be working fine and cannot find anyplace water could be getting in. Either from the top side or underneath.
I thought it was drying out then we got lots of rain the other day and the passenger side is saturated and the driver side is damp again. The car is starting to smell! So I have no clue where and how this leak started.
My Honda Civic Ex has miles well earned. This leak has to be stopped. The carpet has been ripped out to dry, but I will probably replace it anyways. Some Ideas have already been given to me. First one, my car does have a system in it meaning sub and amp cords running through firewallso water could possibly pass through that hole. Second is checking the windows, door seals and if any welds or cracks have not been filled by the auto body shop. This would be from the one known accident from previous owner.
Damage was done to the rear left drivers side panels, behind the door. The problem was looked over but nothing was found. Third would be to check, again the windows and doors rubber insulation strips.
Also the fourth and most interesting idea, was that the vents or drains that are responsible for the water that flows down the front window and into those vents, I obviously have no real idea of what these things are called, might be clogged, as well as the channels that the vents are connected too.
When it rains or snows, the floor only of my 86 Civic Si hatchback ends up soaked, sometimes standing water. There is no visible leak anywhere, no water leaking in anywhere obvious. It's just the floor, the water seems to come up from beneath the carpet. Replaced windshield, didn't work. The car is otherwise in great shape, I bought in new in I have a Chevy Equinox that has developed an odd issue.After it rains I notice a soaked carpet on my driver's side floor board.
While I am in the car, I do not see the water coming into the car anywhere. I do have a sunroof and read something about the drain line from a sunroof can leak onto the floor board. Do u think this is the problem? How do I fix it? JP answered 4 years ago. The driver side drain tube runs down the inside of the left pillar. You need to remove the pillar trim and the left kick panel to get at it.
If you are removing the tube you need to tie a long string to the upper end in the A pillar and then pull it down into the kick panel area of the car. The drain tubes are fastened to the 4 corners of the Moonroof tray and can be accessed from inside and outside the vehicle with the moon roof open. I have detailed instructions on the entire set up but am trying to figure out how to copy them so I can paste them or send them.
You sometimes can by using a length of something long enough and flexible enough to work through the tubing, but you do have to be careful because you can actually hit the clog or a tubing joint connector and push the sections of tubing apart causing a bigger headache. I really wouldn't suspect a clogged tube, because if it were, then the water would most likely back up in the tubing and then spill inside the car over your head somewhere around the sunroof privacy panel.
I would more suspect that the tube has disconnected from the roof drain pan nipple, or has split inside the pillar or kick panel, or that the tubing has multiple parts joined by connector somewhere along the length and has come apart. If the drip tubes from the sunroof drain pan, which run down through the A pillars of the roof, disconnect from the pan nipples or at a connector joint, they can most certainly put water into the passenger compartment and the trunk.
Josh answered 2 years ago. If it is in the floorboard, it could also be clogged drains at the base of the windshield. The water then runs in through the cabin air filter.
I was searching for an easier way to fix that problem. What I did was remove both windshield wipers the whole wiper, not just the blades. Then I removed the 5 plastic snaps that hold the large piece of plastic at the base of the windshield.
Water on drivers side floor board after a rain..
Now I could reach in and scoop out the crud plugging the drains on each side of the car just in front of the windshield. I put everything back together then and the leaking stopped. GuruW8GFG answered 2 years ago.Does it get wet all the time? It's possible that the drains from your air conditioning unit is blocked.
Another possibility is that, if you have a sunroof, the sunroof drain may be blocked or disconnected. You could also check for condensation or leaking due to the windows not sealing shut when all the way up. Mrs Smith has nine children half of them are girls. Have you ever crashed a wedding or had your wedding crashed, if so what happened? Is best defined as the total weight of persons gear equipment stores fuel and motor assembly found on a vessel?
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On the driver's side it's smack in the middle of the foot well, on passenger side it starts along the floorboard along the forward half of the rocker panel. I haven't checked the wiring inlet through the firewall yet, but as it's on both sides, I'm not convinced that's going to be the problem. Can anyone shed some light on my situation?
Honda let me down. If electrical system fails causing the sir bags not to work, too bad. Car always smells like wet dog.
Dealer, O'Danial Honda of Omaha, even less help. Honda will not admit to the problem, although I have read about problems others have had. This problem can easily go unnoticed through the warranty problem. Honda quality is defiantly going downhill. Water leaks in every time it rains, water will start showing up under the carpets.
When Honda is asked about this problem it is denied. But when you talk to some others and look on the web they also experience this problem. With the vehicle out of warranty it can cost you hundreds to take it to the dealer.
Should be a mold lawsuit going on. I bought this pilot used in nov. I haven't had any luck tryng to fix it myself so I guess it's off to the dealer I go. There is several Honda pilot owners with the same water problem under the floorboards yet nothing is being done about it model years starting present there needs to be a recall I have bought aaccords never had a problem except the abs which is not a big deal but this I believe is causing my family to be sick since I noticed this water we have all been sick more than once in the last three months and before this had not been sick in over a year my daughter is 13 months old and has never been sick but has been sick twice in the last three months once with an infection in her eyes and nose and I had bronchitis and sinusitis and a bacteria infection I just want Honda to admit when they are wrong hondapilot.
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Visit Edmunds How-To Guides. Service Centers in. Browse Forums by:. What Edmunds Says Pros. February in Honda. Its been almost a year now since I purchased my Pilot. Since then, carpet keeps getting wet. Had it serviced in September of and the service guy said water was coming from firewall, whatever that is.
Meanwhile, the Pilot was sent back for service with the same problem. This time a water doctor looked over my Pilot said the problem was fixed. However, my carpet is starting to get wet again. Is anyone out there having this annoying problem?
February Could be a plugged-up AC drain or check the firewall where the electrical comes through the wall.
The plug could be missing, you could use some silicone caulk to plug the hole. Newer models have had problems with water due to a bad weld in the firewall. Thanks for your suggestion.It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
I have the same wet floor on the passenger side. I removed the interior trim and took the nut off the fusebox so I could pull it back and see what was happening. When I pushed a rolled up paper towel in there it immediately was saturated. I then put a popsicle stick partway in the hole and water rolled out. It is clear there is a cavity behind that hole and it is filled with water.
When I drive it comes out and soaks the carpet. It was hard to tell where it was coming from until I pulled the fusebox away from the body.
I don't know if there is supposed to be a plug in this hole, and if there is a way for the water to drain out of that cavity. Will take outer body parts off on the next dry day to try to figure it out, but that is definitely where the water is coming from in my Pilot.
Please comment if you have the same issue. Thank you. I had wet passenger side carpet on my 04 pilot. I read the comments and removed the seat, and glove box. The carpets were soaked. Water was dripping from the ac unit. I opened a small tab and water poured out. Removing the metal piece behind the glove box, the small tab was part of a door to access the cabin filter. I pulled the filter out, It was filthy. I cleaned the filter real good and dried out and cleaned what i could.
I 'm thinking this may do the trick. The drain was working from what I could see on the ground, but the filter was so clogged it he'd back water from the drain. At least I hope so. Time will tell. Howdy, Stranger! Sign in or Register. On Edmunds. Visit Edmunds How-To Guides. Service Centers in. Browse Forums by:. What Edmunds Says Pros.
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Honda - Pilot :: 2005 - Water On Floor / Carpet Is Soaked
Turned out to be a seal related to the outside air intake ahead of the windshield.I have a Honda Pilot that has developed a bad leak. The floor on the driver and passenger side gets wet. The driver side is usually damp and the passenger side floor is soaked, squishy, like a wet sponge. I have taken apart the dash and cleaned out the AC ducts and replaced the filter. I found some small leaves, not a lot. No help, still wet. I took off the plastic cowl under the windshield, it was really clean there, no leaves or junk and no signs of water there at all.
Still gets wet. The area that is wet is right along the rocker panel near the plastic cover for the door sill, on both driver and passenger sides of the car. I looked at the seals, they seem to be working fine and cannot find anyplace water could be getting in.
Either from the top side or underneath. I thought it was drying out then we got lots of rain the other day and the passenger side is saturated and the driver side is damp again. I looked all over the Interweb, lots of guys trying to seal body seams, taking off the fenders, really going nuts!
It does not seem like it helps either! It appears to be a common problem but I cannot find any solutions. Any ideas? Help quickly, the car is starting to smell! These can get clogged and divert the water into the passenger cabin.
Also verify that water that gets into the cowling under the windshield has a clear path to drain out to the ground. If that gadget gets obstructed with debris this symptom can result. If all else fails just put a lawn sprinkler on top of the car, turn it on and wait until you can see where the water is getting in. The car does not have a sun roof. I will try the garden hose trick. Looking into the cowl area with the plastic cover off, there was no debris int he cowl itself.
Where are these vent thingy parts that will need to be cleaned?? What can I search for to clean out the debris? I had a similar leak in my Blazer, there was a split in the seam between the firewall and the side.