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#225 of 305 Wet Carpet in 2001 GS 300
May 15, 2008 (1:31 pm)
I have a 2001 GS 300. My wife had a VW Beetle that got water in the carpet and started smelling bad. The other day she told me that the Lexus was starting to smell the same. We checked, and the carpet on the passenger side (front) was wet. I had my son remove the mat, which was also wet, and soak up as much water as possible.
Today I asked my wife if the carpet was dry, and she did not know, so I checked. It was very wet! However, only the carpet directly on the floor is wet. If you check the front of that carpet, either side, or the part under the seat, those sections are all dry. All of the other carpet in the car is dry.
We suspected clogged drains in the VW, and after we cleared them that seemed to solve the problem. However, I can't see any clogged drains on the Lexus. It has rained pretty hard here the last two days, so I suspect that the water is coming in when it rains, but I just can't see how.
#226 of 305 Re: Wet Carpet in 2001 GS 300 [geunger]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 15, 2008 (2:58 pm)
If the center of the carpet only is wet, one would have to suspect the sunroof, which is the only drip location that makes sense, right? A clogged sunroof drain could cause such a leak.
There are two types of clogged drains as well. One beneath the fresh air vents (under the wipers) and another that drains off condensation from the AC. This drain might leak from behind the console to the center of the mat.
#227 of 305 Re: Wet Carpet in 2001 GS 300 [Mr_Shiftright]
May 16, 2008 (7:37 am)
I thought about the sunroof, but if it were actually leaking there the water would fall onto the seat. The sunroof is well to the rear of the carpet. It does not appear that the sunroof is leaking in any case.
When I put water into the vents below the wipers on the passenger side, it ran out a couple of places on the bottom of the car. The hole that is apparently the main drain outlet had some debris in it, so I cleaned it out. I suspect that was the problem. The outlet hole on the driver's side was pretty much clear. It does seem like the water runs through some cracks on both sides in addition to the main vent hole. When I put water in the center vent below the wipers it also ran out of a hole in one of the (metal) "channels" that run along the bottom. I suppose this is normal, but I don't know for sure.
We just had a cold front come through or I would check the AC condensation drain. It will certainly get hot here (central Texas) shortly, so I can check that later.
Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.
#228 of 305 Re: Wet Carpet in 2001 GS 300 [geunger]
May 17, 2008 (4:58 pm)
Did you have your windshield replaced recently?
I had the water leaked underneath the dashboard on the passenger side after having a windshield replaced for a couple
years on my 89 Accord.
The leak was not severe so I didn't do anything. Then the next
windshield replacement fixed the problem.
#229 of 305 Re: Wet Carpet in 2001 GS 300
May 19, 2008 (3:00 pm)
The windshield has not been replaced, but I will do some additional checking around the seal.
We took a long trip yesterday with the air conditioner running the whole time, and we did not get any water in the carpet. So I'm pretty sure that's not it an AC drain leak.
#230 of 305 Re: Wet Carpet in 2001 GS 300 [geunger]
May 19, 2008 (5:03 pm)
Does the leak only happen when it rains?
How's about put some paper/newspaper on the carpet to see where the water
#231 of 305 CD Name & Track Data Display
May 31, 2008 (6:13 pm)
I just bought a new GS350. What a great car! But when I put my factory CD's (not copies or MP3's), the system does not display the CD name & track info. I can get to the menu where the info is supposed to be but it says "". They work fine when inserted into my PC (displays info for every track). Looked thru the manual which says the data is supposed to be displayed automatically. Anyone seen this before and know the fix? Thanks.
Jun 11, 2008 (1:47 pm)
I just finished the extended warranty i tink it was 8 yrs. It saved us tons of money b/c i moved the car from phily to LA and the moving company must have bottomed out the car b/c when i got to la had to replace the intermediate pipe, and the front bushings on my strut. Just 11 months after the bushings had to replaced, when i picked it up from the dealer the car started making clunking creaking noises, but when i went in 2 days later they kinda disappeared, however the steering now feels a lot more vague than before. Anyone know what to do, the service is still covered for another 11 months
#233 of 305 Lexus GS >2006 Engine Noise
Sep 10, 2008 (11:13 am)
I recently brought a GS AWD . However I feel the engine too loud and can hear the humm inside the vehicle. Thought my earlier Camry was better shielded for noise.
Is this common for a GS ? Thats what the dealer personnel said.
#234 of 305 Re: Lexus GS >2006 Engine Noise [satyarg]
Sep 10, 2008 (6:49 pm)
Maybe they increased the sound deadening between 06 & 08, but my 08 GS350 has to have the least engine noise of any car I have ever owned (incl Infiniti, Cadillac & Lincoln). Totally silent amazing (for a V6) power.