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#12 of 58 2004 pilot interior water
Apr 16, 2010 (6:13 am)
EVERYONE who has this problem needs to call Honda Corp and put in a complaint! I also went on line to US DOT NHTSA and complained.
After 2 years and different mechanics, we still can't find the problem. It's not the A-pillar, not the AC drain or electrical comes through the wall, not the cabin filter, not the windshield.
We will try to find it ourselves whenever Boston decides to warm up and stop raining.
#13 of 58 Re: wet carpet [defenselm]
May 04, 2010 (7:06 pm)
depending on which side, the problem is the rubber molding at the lower corner on the cowl. the molding over time will degrade and shrink. water is supposed to be deflected or routed to the outer edge of the sheet metal. once the seal has been compromised, the water is routed toward the inner edge of the metal. once inside the water seeps down inside the cabin. the seeping water can be seen seeping thru the the hole on the drivers side kick panel. the drivers door can be opened while taking notice of this. my remedy was to clean of the mating surfaces very well and a tube of rtv silicone. seal it very well otherwise the water may find a way in. keep in mind the water has to be routed to the outboard side. let me know if this helps. the dealers couldn't find the leak and won't give me credit. I hope it helps out.
#14 of 58 Re: wet carpet [deeboo]
May 05, 2010 (4:50 am)
thanks Deeboo. But what is the cowl and where?
#15 of 58 Re: wet carpet [defense3]
May 05, 2010 (1:02 pm)
the cowl is the plastic piece at the bottom of the windshield that covers the wiper motor assembly. the two pieces i'm referring to are on the lower windshield, left and right. carefully lift the rubber piece and you will see two pieces of sheet metal welded together. the outboard side is where the water should run. the inboard side is where the water goes in and ultimately into the cabin. i'm going to take pictures and i can email them if needed or i can upload them but not sure how. dboue31gmail.com. and by the way, my passenger side carpet is wet as well. would be a good idea to do them both.
#16 of 58 Re: wet carpet [deeboo]
May 05, 2010 (1:22 pm)
thanks. I just sent you an email so you can email me back the pictures.
#17 of 58 Re: wet carpet [deeboo]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 05, 2010 (1:25 pm)
If you'll post the pics on your CarSpace page, then everyone who visits this discussion will be able to see them.
#18 of 58 Re: wet carpet [steve_]
May 05, 2010 (4:59 pm)
ok steve, good idea. I've posted the pic on carspace page. It won't cost anything but a tube of rtv, towels and time for the carpet to dry. don't forget a mild mildewcide and "no bleach". It will corrode your honda very fast.
#19 of 58 Re: wet carpet [deeboo]
May 06, 2010 (7:27 am)
thanks for the picture. I don't believe that's where the water is coming in, we've had those two area looked at & resealed before, but I will give it another look. thanks again!
#20 of 58 Re: wet carpet [defense3]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 06, 2010 (8:02 am)
Here's this post again for those who didn't start on the first page:
Interior Water Leaks
#21 of 58 Re: wet carpet [defense3]
May 06, 2010 (3:17 pm)
defense3, I posted more pics on my carspace page. If you remove the drivers side kickpanel, lift the rubber seal from the lower left corner of cowl, then apply running water thru that entry point, shortly after you will see the water trickling into the cabin at the kick panel.