Superchewie
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Damp Driver's Footwell Carpet

Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:54 pm

Hi folks,

As the title says, I've noticed that my new-to-me '13 Leaf has a tendency to end up with a damp driver's side footwell now and then. Seems to correlate with when it rains; unsure if I can make the same happen when I wash the car.

As far as I can tell, just the flat footwell is wet, not any of the sides leading down to it. At least, the carpet isn't wet...

Any thoughts? I'm hoping there's an obvious and easily accessible rain gutter that might be clogged.

Thanks for any ideas!

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:43 am
Delivery Date: 03 Dec 2012
Leaf Number: 23156
Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: Damp Driver's Footwell Carpet

Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:14 pm

I think was occasional problem with some cars. Try the search function. I'm sure there's threads about it. But I think the problem was a coolant hose connection issue, or maybe a hose that was damaged in manufacturing and would drip on the driver's side.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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LeftieBiker
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Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Damp Driver's Footwell Carpet

Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:32 pm

The A/C condensate drain hose wasn't connected at the factory, or was connected poorly and came off. If this happens when it rains, though, and with no A/C use, it sounds like a leaking windshield seal.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Superchewie
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Re: Damp Driver's Footwell Carpet

Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:38 am

Absolutely amazing. You were both spot on; it appears the A/C condensate hose was never attached. Thank you so much! Fingers crossed the footwell dries up and stays dry from his point on.

I'll take better advantage of the search function next time!

Thanks again.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Damp Driver's Footwell Carpet

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:05 pm

You're welcome. You may want to treat that carpet with a mold inhibitor, because of existing exposure.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

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