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it rained on Tuesday and I had water coming out of the HVAC unit into the passenger side of the car. On a sharp left turn I could here the water slushing around hitting the blower motor.
I am not a happy camper
Any suggestions before the dealer has to rip my dash apart and it becomes a truly used vehicle
 

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Another possibility is that your a/c drain under the car may be blocked. (A comman occurance)
If it was raining, you may have been running the ventilation in defog mode, which triggers the a/c, which drains in the passenger side. Yes, maybe pushing logic, but I've seen it on Hondas and Nissans.
 

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Xcanuk might have a good point,the evaporator is up there under dash on passenger
side and as the water is draining off it is supposed to go out the drain hose,maybe
it is plugged if not possibly right off.
You may be able to see if you swing the glove box down by squeezing both sides of
the box and pulling towards you,this also how you get at the micron cabin air filter
if you have the option with the Security group package.
Good luck!
 
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Water on passenger side of car

After 9KM of driving the Caliber SXT there was about an inch of water accumulated in front of the passenger rear seat (right side). Brought it back immediately and they claim the drain from the sun roof was causing it. Any one else out there had this problem?

It seems like very poor quality workmanship.

Dave
 

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Water leak.

Dave,, I have 350 klometres on mine at present and just recently had heavy rainfall with no sign of leaks anywhere. What is your dealer doing about it?
 
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leak between trim so drain from sunroof wasm"t working. They sorta dried it and apparently fixed the leak.

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After 9KM of driving the Caliber SXT there was about an inch of water accumulated in front of the passenger rear seat (right side). Brought it back immediately and they claim the drain from the sun roof was causing it. Any one else out there had this problem?

It seems like very poor quality workmanship.

Dave
I read on another forum that a wet floor was caused by 2 holes in the
side frame panel that had not been sealed by expanding foam
as should have been done.
 
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Water coming in from heater core

Twice now we have had to take the car in because the heater core has got blocked up and discharges into the front driver and passenger floorboards. Anyone else have this problem? The car is only 5 months old.
 

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I imagine this is what the dealer told you but I wonder if it was aircon/defrost drain to
the outside that was blocked and if so why or what was blocking it.
If it was in fact the heater core you would smell and see the color of the
antifreeze.
There have 1 or 2 instances of the aircon/defrost drain hose being kinked
during construction,I don't believe they can be blocked by anything else
such as tree debris as they are enclosed systems.
 

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water leaking in

i just went into my back seat passenger side floor mat to pick up my phone that i droped noticeing that the floor is totally soaked. dont know what the hell is going on, my car is 1 1/2 weeks old. i went to the dealership after work and said lt make an appointment but with our water specialist that we have come in every wed. SO no i have to wait and see next week. i just wet vac my back floor so it wont smell and so on. but gzzzz a week old car
 

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If you have a sunroof it's a known problem that some of the drain tubes got pinched at the factory. With the water having no place to go it finds its way to the floor. Simple fix by the dealer.
 

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Hope you got a dealer that likes a good mystery.
 

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If it was the front right, I'd suggest the a/c drain (used in defog mod). For the rear, I'd go for the rear door seals, try a little smear of vasaline on the rubber. Don't know just yet if there are any floor drain caps under the carpets?
 

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One other problem area for water penetration was found by an owner
on another forum,it's the water path at the front/bottom of windshield
where the wipers are mounted.It seems that the drain holes or paths
were not proper from plant and water in carwash/rain built up there
until it penetrated a seam at the firewall then went down "A" pillars
to the floor then under carpet to rear of floor pan when the car
accelerated.
 

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Sorry xcanuk, I don't want to step on your suggestion, but Vaseline is a bad idea. Only silicone based dressings should used on weather stripping. Petroleum products will breakdown the rubber.
 

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Correction noted, I use silicone on the weather stripping just before winter, helps prevents freeze ups. I used vaseline more for water rubber leaks, mainly because its thicker. Used it on the bottom seals on my 4runner (which I had for 10 years and lots of low water crossings)
 
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