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#64 of 171 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2007
Aug 10, 2007 (9:11 am)
Just bought this car. Haven't even washed it and had no rain, can't understand the huge water puddle on the floor board in the back seat. Took it back to the dealer and they dried it and dried the carpet, but they don't understand where the water came from either. Can anyone help. This is a brand new car. I have a garage that it gets park in and have only driven the car twice. The dealer had it back for a week trying to find the problem.
#65 of 171 Re: Leaky Trunk [jesussavedtiff]
Aug 10, 2007 (9:10 pm)
No, I wish I had. i got in the trunk and closed the lid only to find light coming around the seal, but I don't think that is it.
I drilled a 3/16 hole in the tire well and it has stopped the water collecting.
I read last week that it is probably a seal on the convertable top, but I run water down the top and it doesn't collect.
Let me know if you have any ideas, and in the mean time, drill a hole.
#66 of 171 Re: Chrysler Sebring Limited 2007 [tseivers]
Aug 15, 2007 (10:11 am)
Just had my car in the shop for the same reason. Whenever I ran the air conditioner or defroster, the puddle grew to inches. Come to find out, there is a hose that can get kinked and run the condensation into the car instead of outside the car. This occurs during the factory build.
There was no evidence of water running from the front to the back until they started pulling the carpet and padding up. I fought with the dealer on this for a long time, until they finally called a 'leak doctor' who found it in one day. Now I just hope it dries out fast enough after two weeks to not mold!!! Good luck!
#67 of 171 Re: Chrysler Sebring Limited 2007 [gypsy0529]
Aug 27, 2007 (4:15 am)
Ok, do you know where the hose is that is getting kinked up? Is it under the car? or under the hood somewhere?
#68 of 171 Re: Chrysler Sebring Limited 2007 [bilkee]
Aug 27, 2007 (5:55 am)
My understanding is that condensation collected in a 'boot', and a drain hose was supposed to run the condensation from the boot inside the dash of the car to the outside of the car through the firewall. My hose was kinked, so the water was building up in the boot, and overflowing inside the car as centrifugal forces sloshed it about. It is hard to locate because the later models have a rubber mat in the front to suppress noise, so the water ran under that mat without getting the front carpet wet, and ended up in the back passenger floor. The mechanic said that about two in a hundred have these issues. They added some kind of hose set up that runs the condensation outside of the car. It's all good now.
#69 of 171 Re: 04 chysler sebring [mirthrindr]
Aug 29, 2007 (12:45 pm)
I have a 96 that has the same problem with the water inside. I did take out the rubber plugs at the front of the rear tires (rocker panels) and when I take off from a light I get rid of most of the water trapped there. Still looking for the leak, but I get rid of some of the water.
#70 of 171 Re: 04 chysler sebring [mark_383]
Aug 30, 2007 (3:33 pm)
We have found the problem but of course I got the answer here and not at Chrysler. The air conditioner seems to be leaking inside the car. Apparently there is a hose that is twisted and it empties onto the floor board of the back seat. They are trying torepair this now but I think the carpet will be ruined, they wil have to replace it.
#71 of 171 Re: 04 chysler sebring [tseivers]
Aug 30, 2007 (5:24 pm)
For all you folks whose carpet has been soaked in standing water, the carpet may not be ruined but don't let a dealer ever convince you that it has not been damaged. I spent about 20 years in the floorcovering business and I can assure you that no carpet is ever made to withstand such a soaking.
For the same reason that car manufacturers should never honor a claim for carpet damaged because windows were left open during a rain storm, consumers should never let a car manufacturer insist that carpet soaked in water caused by an unrelated defect hasn't been damaged.
#72 of 171 Re: Leaky Trunk [clockman_mike]
Sep 05, 2007 (2:22 pm)
I finally fixed it! It was the drain holes after all. I kept cleaning them out and it didn't work. It was something that "ingrammc" said that got my attention. He had mentioned that you can crush the seem that the drain holes are on and therefore plug one or more of the drain holes. That's exactly what happened. I must have ran over a curb of something. The last drain hole closest to the trunk was plugged because the seem was bent. My dad unbent it and it hasn't leaked since. Problem solved in ten minutes!
#73 of 171 Re: Leaky Trunk [jesussavedtiff]
Sep 13, 2007 (5:00 pm)
I have the same problem w/my 2001 Sebring that I just got and was told that it was the air conditioner leaking into the car. I have also noticed that the trunk release on that side doesn't work and was wondering if someone hitting a curb or a speed bump could cause both problems. The washer fluid is also not squirting. For reference, where are these drain holes so that I can check? The driver before me was blind in one eye, older and a scary driver (we're related!). Everything worked before he got a hold of the car so I am wondering what he has done to it.