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#10 of 58 Re: wet carpet [ivy427]
Feb 20, 2010 (7:42 am)
I've had the same problem for over 2 years now. I don't understand how Honda doesn't have any recalls on this problem! I have read so many people have the same problem and can't seem to find the exact cause. Of course It's out of warrenty. Honda Corp. said to bring it to a Honda dearlership. I can't afford their costs!! So we went to local mechanics. We were told it's the windshield, that it wasn't properly installed, so we replaced it, still problems. Next guy said the same, replaced windshield again cleaned out drains. Still problems. Next guy removed both front fenders and sealed anything & everything he could find. Still problems. It's going back in shop monday to check out what other areas that I have read in different forums. Maybe one will be the right one!
#11 of 58 Honda Pilot wet carpet driver and passenger side
Apr 15, 2010 (7:38 pm)
Bought my 2003 Honda Pilot in 2009 and my floors are soaked after a heavy rain too. It's so annoying!! There really needs to be a recall on these vehicles.
#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.