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Been noticing for some time that the car has been misting up
and thought it was due to the weather.

Anyhow - went to hoover the car and noticed that the rear passenger drivers side foot well was damp when I lifted the car mat.

Lifted the carpet gently and the foam underneath is completely sodden water was clean - any ideas where this could be comming from ? - or should I take it to the dealer..... to be told 'you left the window open when washing the car mate !' car not been washed since Dec.
 

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I would defo take it to the dealers mate get them to trace it and fix it, my windows steam up to but the carpets arn't wet i find if i leave the aircon on at auto all the time this stops the windows steaming up.
good luck at the dealers
 
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I think it's a trip to the dealer with this one :(. But they should be able to sort it out for you, i would think,
 

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Just an update for anyone who is having similat problem, Dealer will have had my car for 4 days tomorrow, apparently it was a bad weld allowing water to pass inbetween 2 seams. Fingers crossed thats is for the future.
 

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Update on the water leak.

Been to dealer who can't find leak so back in on Tuesday for 4 days so that they can strip the car.

The water is collecting in the rear passenger foot well as the car is parked on the drive which is on a slight slope. Not too good for a 6 month old car from new.

I'll update as soon as I know more.
 

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Cheers commander hope you get it fixed, mine is 5 mnths old.
Better check the rear foot wells, as rear seat's never been used yet.
 

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Just an update for anyone who is having similat problem, Dealer will have had my car for 4 days tomorrow, apparently it was a bad weld allowing water to pass inbetween 2 seams. Fingers crossed thats is for the future.
I had this exact problem with an Escort RS2000 almost 30 years ago, I didn't realise that modern cars leaked! - if Honda have such bad quality control as this in 2010, I certainly will not be buying another one. I can't believe how quickly a car manufacturer can lose their reputation.
 

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Have seen the plastic door liners behind the door trim become unbonded before,thus letting water in from behind the door panel.The water should run down the glass into the bottom of the door then out through the drain holes in the bottom,any water that tries to get in should just rebound off the door liner.
 

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I had this exact problem with an Escort RS2000 almost 30 years ago, I didn't realise that modern cars leaked! - if Honda have such bad quality control as this in 2010, I certainly will not be buying another one. I can't believe how quickly a car manufacturer can lose their reputation.
Its mostly with Hondas built in the UK, other Honda's in general don't have quality issues...
 

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I had this exact problem with an Escort RS2000 almost 30 years ago, I didn't realise that modern cars leaked! - if Honda have such bad quality control as this in 2010, I certainly will not be buying another one. I can't believe how quickly a car manufacturer can lose their reputation.
Hopefully its just a slight dimple in their vast impressive reputation.

When i picked the car up the dealer told me that it wasnt a bad weld like his colleage had said, but it was the sealant which covers the welds in the part of the bodywork which acts as gully to disperse rain water. He said he was surprised that its taken me 2 years to notice it but i reminded of the severe weather we had in december and january. Just hope if we have minus 12 condions again all my other seals will ok.
 

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i have found problems with water leaking past the fuel filler seal. water runs down into the passenger rear footwell like you describe. i have not herd of poor sealent or welding causing a leak on civics. perhapse your car is a one off? there are a few problem spots in civics for water leaks, i have not had to deal with many.
 

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Just a quick update on the water leak

Car was in for a week whilst it was dried out etc.

Turned out that the water was comming in from the doors -
front driver and both rear passenger doors.

The fault was due to the inner door membranes being poorly sealed.
 

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Just to say that the water leak is back :(
same as before (water in the rear drivers side passenger footwell)
despite being at the dealers for over a week - so back in it goes.

Will update once I know some more in case others are having the same
fault with the 59 plate onwards model.
 

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Just to say that the water leak is back :(
same as before (water in the rear drivers side passenger footwell)
despite being at the dealers for over a week - so back in it goes.

Will update once I know some more in case others are having the same
fault with the 59 plate onwards model.
That's not good :(.

Rightly so it should go back to the dealer.
 

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the dealer should check the sealent in the gutter above the o/s/r door. there is a hints and tips subject regarding the water leak you describe that the dealer should be aware of.
 

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Water leak resolved.........(hopefully !)

Car back from dealers today - been in for 2 weeks as previous attempt failed.

Turns out there were a bad seal under the dash where the water was leaking in - dealer showed me the pictures they had taken to send to Honda.

Anyhow dash and wings had to be removed to re-seal.

If car hadn't been parked on a slope it is possible I'd never had noticed it
except that it was collecting near the rear seat and the front carpets seemed bone dry.

Wonder how many 59 plate cars have this bad sealant join under the dash ?
 

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There are some rubber/plastic (can't remember which) bungs in the bottom of the doors. Pull them out as the doors can fill up and leak in onto the carpet. Easy free fix and generally seems to be the problem.
 

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There are some rubber/plastic (can't remember which) bungs in the bottom of the doors. Pull them out as the doors can fill up and leak in onto the carpet. Easy free fix and generally seems to be the problem.
That will solve the problem. I got mine with those actually removed and haven't had any issues :)
 
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