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Wet carpet rear passenger foot well

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Snowwolf, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Snowwolf

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    Hi all, I have just noticed the rear passenger footwell carpet is very wet, I hah jet washed the car today and all windows were shut, must be getting in somewhere, anyone experienced this ?
     
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    Hi, If you use a pressure washer then dont spray the door handles.
    The high pressure water can enter the door through the bottom of the handle
    and if the internal plastic water shield is not in place or has holes in it the water can soak the foam / felt glued to the door card.
    Then the water runs down inside the door card and enters the car and soaks into the carpet.
    Remove the door card and check to see if its wet.
     
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    I had this in my VZ Calais, turned out to be a leaking sunroof.....
     
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    I took the door skin off today, the membrane was nicely glued in place ok, I could see where water had been splashing over the inside of the membrane near the bottom under the speaker, I shut the door and got someone to run a watering can over the window, I could instantly see water running over the membrane and water was coming through where the door skin plastic grommets go through, I decided to mastic a cap over the holes, I will see if this stops the problem. Wish I could add the photos I took
     

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    Wouldn't this suggest that the window seal is faulty?
    If I were you I would be getting the dealer to fix this under warranty or they will wipe their hands of it if you start applying mastic to your door.
     
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    That just Holden updating the Commodore leak as the VE’s used to leak onto the driver’s floor from water getting in through the roof and running down the ‘A’ pillars and also down the front of the firewall as there was no splash back membrane installed.

    When I got my first couple of VE’s I could feel the water cascading down on my feet while driving in the rain and it was often a worse problem if you allowed too much water in while washing the car.

    Thumps up to Holden for keeping a tradition alive.

    As dpg said, complain to the dealer quick smart and demand a fix.
     
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    We had the same issue with our VZ
    Turned out to be the boot wasn't sealing.
    The rubber stoppers were wound out by our mechanic at the time
     
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    Good find.
    I doubt if you can prevent water entering the inside of a car door.
    There are drain holes under the door
    to let it out again.
    The sealed plastic water shield is there
    to prevent the water getting into the
    cabin.
     
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    I had a ongoing problem with a VE Calais - rear passanger footwell always wet and ended up rotting the carpet. After quite a few visits to Holden (all under warranty) is was established that the condensation pipe from the air conditioning was leaking inside the cabin and running down the transmission tunnel to the back footwell.
     
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    Yes that happens in the VR as well when the AC drain hose gets blocked.
    There is a rubber plug in the pass side of the water tray that you can remove to unblock the drain hose.
    Can remove any obstruction in the tray then poke a cable tie down the hose.
    Saves getting underneath.
     
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    Just dragging up an old thread in case anyone in the future may be interested.
    I have a 2016 SV6 Black edition that I purchased privately about 5 months ago. I just noticed 2 weeks ago when vacuuming the carpet that the carpet was wet on the passenger side both front and rear
    Jumped on this forum and read about the known air conditioning leak issue. Took it to Eagers Holden in Brisbane today for a service and they checked it out It was indeed this issue and I'm booked in next week to have it fixed and the carpet replaced at no cost.
    Can't say enough about the great service I received from them.
     
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    Yeah, some dealers can provide great service in sorting issues but usually all dealers provide good service when you highlight that there is a service campaign on the actual fault you’re suffering ;)

    All I can say is that it’s great that such forums exist as life would be more difficult without them :cool:
     
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    Yup, I agree
    Sunroof.

    Compress Air would fix that,

    Hint: don't blow the crap out it, take your time to clear it.
     
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    Peter Anderson on Youtube has a video on it.
     
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    here’s Pete’s video of his VE sunroof leak repair

    You can find more of Pete’s videos here.
     
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