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We've had some very heavy rain over here yesterday. When driving home from work I noticed a sloshing sound from the rear left side. And it was no small amount of water. The water was leaking heavily from the drainage holes. I made a video of it.

This morning all the water was drained. I went to the dealers and they dried it some more with compressed air.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is this normal? Any thoughts on the long term effects? Possible fixes?

Next week I'm scheduled for service (60.000km). I'll keep you posted on how my dealer handles this.
 

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We've had some very heavy rain over here yesterday. When driving home from work I noticed a sloshing sound from the rear left side. And it was no small amount of water. The water was leaking heavily from the drainage holes. I made a video of it.

This morning all the water was drained. I went to the dealers and they dried it some more with compressed air.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is this normal? Any thoughts on the long term effects? Possible fixes?

Next week I'm scheduled for service (60.000km). I'll keep you posted on how my dealer handles this.
Search on "Drainage holes" and you will find 146 answers !

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Hold on a minute - if after a day of heavy rain the door is full of water then there must be a seal issue. The doors shouldn't get full of water even if the drain holes are blocked
 

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Hold on a minute - if after a day of heavy rain the door is full of water then there must be a seal issue. The doors shouldn't get full of water even if the drain holes are blocked

My mate had this with the latest Ford Fiesta. Was quite funny to be honest. His mpg was shocking!
 

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The problem about removing the plugs may be that dirt will bulid up inside the door. Expecially here in Norway they use road salt extensively in wintertime, and I don't like the idea of my doors rusting inside out because of a design flaw... Will mention this on my first 20.000 km service in about a month.
 

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Exactly: Litres of water in my rear nearside door too.

We've had some very heavy rain over here yesterday. When driving home from work I noticed a sloshing sound from the rear left side. And it was no small amount of water. The water was leaking heavily from the drainage holes. I made a video of it.

This morning all the water was drained. I went to the dealers and they dried it some more with compressed air.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is this normal? Any thoughts on the long term effects? Possible fixes?

Next week I'm scheduled for service (60.000km). I'll keep you posted on how my dealer handles this.
Well bobbybliss I do hope your problem is now resolved as it is a scarily accurate record of what happened to me.

I only noticed it last week after thinking the fuel tank seemed rather noisey on a few recent short trips.
Once the rubber plugs were removed... litres of water came out!
(An embarassingly long wait all with neighbours watching too)

NoNumpty you are so right that this situation is so wrong.
A little water can be expected, but should easily drain.

The worst of it is now the door appears to me to be stretched from the inside with the weight of the water. I don't know if I am imagining it but the door appears now to be slightly away from the window meaning the likelyhood of this re-occuring would be higher! It also feels more flimsy than the off side rear door. Is this usual?

Back to Honda under warranty for them to suggest a remedy I guess??
Honda main 0845 No just kept ringing and eventually went to answerphone. Details for a call back had not been actioned for hours and I managed to get through to my local Honda Dealer.
The local Honda staff just said water was normal for all cars - BUT SURELY NOT THAT MUCH - and they knew nothing of any "so call fault". Stiil they are willing to take a look

I saw this on YouTube:
Maybe not my model but it looks like a very similar issue.

If anyone has similar experiences please take the time to post.
I would like to know if this is a design issue or just "my luck".
 

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The worst of it is now the door appears to me to be stretched from the inside with the weight of the water. I don't know if I am imagining it but the door appears now to be slightly away from the window meaning the likelyhood of this re-occuring would be higher! It also feels more flimsy than the off side rear door. Is this usual?


The problem of stretching will occur if the water in the door freezes, then your door will probably distort.
 

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Thanks for all the replies guys. In the end, my dealer removed the drainage plugs and that was that. I guess it's just normal that litres of water pass through the doors of every car. Pitty that ours clog up.

I'm satisfied and I have full confidence in the car again.

I told you earlier that I made a video with my phone. I added it as an attachment. When I look back it's actually quite funny. My collegues laughed their asses off anyway. Make sure you put the sound on en listen towards the end of the video.
 

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Hello everyone.

I'm writing here a similar situation. Last weekend rained a LOT, and monday when preparing go to work i opened the back left car door and noticed a strange slotch inside the door. I must be asleep yet i thought! So closed the door and opened again, and there it was the slotch again. I went to check up the right door, the same.

I bcame a litttle desapointed because this great car has this SMALL problem.
Another thing that i notice was the appearing of rust around the drainage holes.

Well this weekend i would go to te dealer and see what they would tell me. Funny thing is that my warranty expired a couple months ago, and my 2nd service was made 2 weeks ago.

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Hi Everyone, First time poster, long time lurker :p

First thing I'd like to say is that this site is excellent & you all seem a very knowledgeable bunch. Had registered way before I got my Civic to get the pros & cons. Now a happy owner of a 2.2 sport.

Anyway back on subject, I've had a 'sloshing' noise coming from my car this week, after reading this thread i checked the bungs as soon I got home. Each door had one missing so I have now taken the rest off. There wasn't any water coming out & i've cleaned out the holes but I'm still getting a sloshing noise when pulling away & stopping.

I filled the car to the brim with fuel at the weekend & topped up all fluids in the engine bay. Is it one of these that could be making the noise ?

Not sure if I'm being over sensitive about it.

Cheers.
 
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