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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016 Thread Starter
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Unhappy wet driverside carpet

Last week I discovered that the carpet under my feet was wet mainly in the corners and breaks. I used a roll of paper towels to soak it up and also put a very strong car wash vacuum pressed onto the carpet to suck some of it up. I suspect that it's been leaking since I bought it July 2014. Anyone have this issue?

I had the same problem with my 2012 but much worse. After 4 trips to the dealer and having to listen to "We can't find anything wrong" it turned out to be a bad seal in the lower corner of the windshield. But DAM that was frustrating and time consuming to finally get it fixed!!

Before I start that journey again, I'm gonna try and see if I can come up with something. If not, I'll just get ready for some frustration.



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Delete the carpet? ....or delete the car?


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Delete the carpet? ....or delete the car?
hahaha no I wrote something and then wanted to delete it.. but the whole 15 character thing.. BUT I mean you cant get wet carpet if you don't have carpet to begin with

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But deleting the carpet will make it noisy. I drove my brand new 1969 mustang thru a flooded mockingbird lane in Dallas one night. My carpets were soaked. I had to remove all the carpets to dry them out. You'd be surprised at the amount of noise dampening carpets provide.


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I had water leaking from my ac it wasn't draining and all my carpet was flooded because i didn't catch it till it hit the driver side

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But deleting the carpet will make it noisy. I drove my brand new 1969 mustang thru a flooded mockingbird lane in Dallas one night. My carpets were soaked. I had to remove all the carpets to dry them out. You'd be surprised at the amount of noise dampening carpets provide.
sounds like when I pulled the carpets out of my 70 boss 429 to replace them and took the beast for a drive . noisy is not the word, just as bad as driving my factory 5 cobra with a full race 347 under the hood. wear hd ear protection
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I had a problem with water on driverside..
Only noticed because I drove barefoot to get a burger after a big rain. Took her in and they found a gasket in the firewall had been kinked during assembly. If you take it in... tell them to look for slightly rusted bolts in firewall up behind the gas pedal.
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Had the ac leak also on a 2014. Dealer took care of it.
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It really hasn't rained since I discovered the wet carpet until today. It rained like a cow pi$$ing on a flat rock and I was driving around in it for some time. As of now, no wet carpet! However I did stay away from deep puddles (axle high) which is a good thing to do anyway. I remember having gone thru some high stuff prior to the leak issue. Maybe that was the cause. Or maybe it was that bottle of water I temporarily lost control of while driving in traffic.....


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My passenger side carpet was wet and I had a few drops of water hitting my leg on the driver side (leaking down from under the dash). I looked into it and I had my assumptions as to what it could be but I have factory warranty so I took it in.

It ended up being the cabin air filter area. Dealer said something about it not being sealed up properly. Anyway they kept my car for 4 days and had a specialist come and fix it. Because the dealer was aware there was a problem but they couldn't find it (they had a sprinkler over my car and the tech was elbow deep under my dash), so a local specialist that they deal with was contacted.

They fixed it and I haven't had any leaking problems. They also sprayed my carpet with some anti-fungus or mold whatever.... it's an over the counter product (I forgot what it's called) but ya... so no more wetness, no mold smell... all appears squared away.

There is a fuse box on the passenger side and the service department told me it had moisture on it but it wasn't effected and or damaged so I guess I was lucky.

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I think I've figgered out what caused my leak onto the driver carpet. One thing I noticed about my car early on was water puddling on the door sill aft of the MUSTANG placard after a car wash or heavy rain. That ticked me off, so I glued a thick piece of insulation tape on the aft sill that would interrupt a seal of the rubber weather stripping when the door was closed. The intent was to allow the water to drain off the sill to the outside. I got to thinking that maybe water was getting up into the car through that interrupted door seal. I took that insulation tape off last Spring and have not had wet carpet since. So I guess that was it?


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