CRV water leak
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AnnieK

Roseville, CA

#1 Dec 11, 2006
Our 95 has sprung a leak. In heavy rains, the driver's floor fills up with an inch or more of water, whether the car is driven or just sitting outside. The dealer has checked the seals in the doors, there's no sunroof, and the AC isn't on this time of year. Our neighbor, a Honda mechanic, has the same car and the same problem, and can't find the leak... anybody have any ideas?

Since: Jan 07

NJ

#2 Jan 4, 2007
AnnieK wrote:
Our 95 has sprung a leak. In heavy rains, the driver's floor fills up with an inch or more of water, whether the car is driven or just sitting outside. The dealer has checked the seals in the doors, there's no sunroof, and the AC isn't on this time of year. Our neighbor, a Honda mechanic, has the same car and the same problem, and can't find the leak... anybody have any ideas?
My 2004 Civic had the same problem. I took it back to the dealer 4 times and they put it in a rain simulator (it's a hose, lol) and they couldn't find the source of the leak. My best guess is the rubber seal in the door frame has a teeeeny tiny hole. If you have lots of time on your hands, you can look for it and fill it with inner tube liquid patching...I didn't bother because it wasn't that big of a deal, I just kept a towel in the car for after it rains.
Mike H

Cypress, TX

#3 Jan 12, 2007
1. The plastic air inlet cowling attached to the firewall has a very soft seal which has probably failed. On our 2001 CRV this resulted in a leak which was directed down into the heater blower motor squirrel-cage. Some of the water apparently went into the passenger door too. It may depend which way the car leans when it's parked.

2. Also, your door should have some weep holes (slots) at the bottom for drainage which may be blocked. As the door fills up, the water runs out at the first leaky gasket and into the interior.

Good luck.
Dave M

Ormond Beach, FL

#4 Jan 12, 2007
My 2000 has same problem on passenger side in every heavy rain. can't find the source, but noticed a fair amount of debris down in various parts of the engine where water may run in a heavy rain. sounds like it may be backing up and leaking in through a bad seal. thanks for the observations
Arthur

AOL

#5 Mar 3, 2008
I have a 1999 and had the same problem and foun that it was from the roof. I took the black molding lose from the roof that runs from the front to the back. It just slides forward and pulls up. I pulled the plastic off inside the car on the post buy the windshiel and ran water over the car and could see inside the piller and water was running down behind the dash and under the carpet. Above the windshield under the black molding there is body seal that had became hard and cracked. I putt some silicone on the crack andthe problem stopped.
Robert M

Washington, DC

#6 Jun 13, 2008
Had the same leaking problem on the passenger side as above. I finally removed the plastic cover that runs below the windshield and includes the air intake grill. Discovered my problem and perhaps that of others. The design of the gutter that directs the water flowing off the windshield is flawed. It runs across the top of the opening leading to the HVAC fan. If any material such as leaves collect in the gutter it forms a dam which allows the water to fall into the fan and into the car. I cleaned the gutter and haven't had any problems since even in very heavy rain.
MWM

Silver Spring, MD

#7 Jun 1, 2009
I am having the same problem with my 2000 Honda CRV... it has been a pain! The water is comming through the hood release and back door release pulls on the driver side. I get itleast an inch of water onteh drivers side and in heavy rains the entire car floor is soaked. I have taken it to three differnet mechanics and not one of them could solve the problem... dealer wants 250 just to look at it. Any suggestions?
kiwi gaz

New Zealand

#8 Jul 13, 2009
Hi i've recently come across the same problem with my 1996 Crv. After many hours trying to find the source of the problem which by is water in the driver side front footwell. I noticed a little bit of rust around where the windscreen,meets the roof rail channels. After carefully removing the plasic strips that are in the roof rails channles I discovered the body had rusted through into the second skin. The rain is then running down the 'A' pillar I presume and into the driver side foot well. Not to sure how I am going to stop this apart from moving to the Desert! but just thought it may be worth checking if you cant figure out why your car is leaking.
SimonSS

Auckland, New Zealand

#9 Jul 23, 2009
1995 CRV Japanese domestic model = I've had water coming in inside both pillar tops, you can gently pop off the plastic covers and see the rust streaks. I had a hole at the front of the roof rail channel (as above) which I've plugged but it still came in! In desperation I removed the rails altogether and gooped the bolt mountings and all round the windscreen - surely that would do it!- Nope - now I'm stuck. It can't be the door seals as the droplets are higher than doors. The only thing left is the ariel mounting - but I think I tried that at the beginning. Just have to wear my wellies when driving...
Rachel

Ipswich, UK

#10 Oct 13, 2009
I have a rain water leak in my 2006 (56 reg) CRV. This is the 3rd time I've taken the car back into the dealer. Water is leaking in through my light by the rear view mirror (water and electric's go together don't they! NOT) where is collects in the leather liner around the bottom on my gear stick it was 3 inches deep late time it rained! Now waiting for Honda to fix it and get back to me! I am not holding my breath Honda don't seem to care!!!!!!
Kegan

Seattle, WA

#11 Dec 2, 2009
There is probably a piece, or several pieces of the inner front wheel well splash shield missing. It's usually the piece adjacent to the front shock absorber housing, a sort of square area about 4 in. by 4 in. I don't know what honda calls the parts but they get removed during services. Mine were removed when honda serviced the CVT due to the tranny shuddering when starting (2005 Honda Civic hybrid, calif.). You shouldn't be able to look through the wheel well into the engine compartment except for small "peeks". In my case when I got the car back from honda service, I could look from one wheel well all the way across the engine compartment to the other side of the car. Honda dealer then swore there is no splash shields there, which is a load. It is, however, hard to tell which part is actually missing from the various parts diagrams because honda has some diagrams in a/c section and some in body section and it's hard to tell what's what between them all.
Joe Powder Springs Ga

Powder Springs, GA

#12 Mar 13, 2010
I have a brand new 2010 CRV and it is in the shop for the 3rd time with a water leak that soaks the headliner front seat passenger side. The dealership has replaced the windshield and resealed and it still gets wet. I'll repost when and if they repair the problem.
liner

Bronx, NY

#13 Mar 15, 2010
Joe Powder Springs Ga wrote:
I have a brand new 2010 CRV and it is in the shop for the 3rd time with a water leak that soaks the headliner front seat passenger side. The dealership has replaced the windshield and resealed and it still gets wet. I'll repost when and if they repair the problem.
Joe, don't know what kind (if any) lemon law you have in your state, but maybe it's time to look into it.
Pete_B

Brookline, MA

#14 Apr 18, 2010
Any tips/advice for removing the plastic cover that runs below the windshield so I can get in there to inpspect mine?
Pete
Mike

Auckland, New Zealand

#17 May 22, 2010
I just had the same problem in my 1996 Honda CRV only it was the passengers side where the water was appearing in the floor well. He removed the passengers side fron guard to find a small hole in a seam that had been welded. It was sealed and repainted, cost about $160 nz and hasnt leaked since. I took it to a
kiwi gaz wrote:
Hi i've recently come across the same problem with my 1996 Crv. After many hours trying to find the source of the problem which by is water in the driver side front footwell. I noticed a little bit of rust around where the windscreen,meets the roof rail channels. After carefully removing the plasic strips that are in the roof rails channles I discovered the body had rusted through into the second skin. The rain is then running down the 'A' pillar I presume and into the driver side foot well. Not to sure how I am going to stop this apart from moving to the Desert! but just thought it may be worth checking if you cant figure out why your car is leaking.
tik-tok

Kluang, Malaysia

#18 Jul 1, 2010
AnnieK wrote:
Our 95 has sprung a leak. In heavy rains, the driver's floor fills up with an inch or more of water, whether the car is driven or just sitting outside. The dealer has checked the seals in the doors, there's no sunroof, and the AC isn't on this time of year. Our neighbor, a Honda mechanic, has the same car and the same problem, and can't find the leak... anybody have any ideas?
..peel open the carpet in front of the firewall(where the brake pedals n gas pedals are located) pour a lot of water on yr windscreen, u will see the water drips into the car cabin from the firewall overlap join...
Hal

Hempstead, NY

#19 Oct 5, 2010
Own Honda CRV 2006, have standing water near right centerpost floor. Since this is even when parked after a rain I suspect it comes from the roof rail, but not sure.
Gionet

Saint John, Canada

#20 Oct 7, 2010
MWM wrote:
I am having the same problem with my 2000 Honda CRV... it has been a pain! The water is comming through the hood release and back door release pulls on the driver side. I get itleast an inch of water onteh drivers side and in heavy rains the entire car floor is soaked. I have taken it to three differnet mechanics and not one of them could solve the problem... dealer wants 250 just to look at it. Any suggestions?
Did you ever fix the problem. I have the same problem in mine.
Joe

Gresham, OR

#21 Apr 9, 2011
I have a 2010 crv that has a leak in the spare tire area.The surrounding area is dry, going into the dealership this week.
Judy

Deland, FL

#22 Jun 4, 2011
I have a 2002 Honda CRV. The back door has been leaking at the top. There was a slight rip in the seal around the door, so I bought a new one (Honda brand) and had the seal replaced. It's still leaking. I'm not sure what to do now. Working on it.

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