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Water leaked inside when driving through rain - known issue?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Gizmo17, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Gizmo17

    Gizmo17 Member

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    On my way back from a road trip, I noticed the front passenger carpet very wet (underneath my Tesla rubber matts). At first, I thought I tracked in water from walking in the rain. But upon further investigation, it was very soaked. I drove through some heavy rain while in GA, I think somehow the water splashed and the rubber seal didn't keep the rain out. I didn't see any signs of water on the headliner or the pillars, just the floor.
    Anyone else have this problem on their MS?
     
  2. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    That's really weird. You didn't see water anywhere else in the car - just on the floor mats? Not on the dashboard, seats or center console?
     
  3. Gizmo17

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    Not on the floor matt, but the carpet underneath it and only on the passenger side. I didn't see any other signs of water in the areas you mentioned, but I did notice some moisture on the door sill, but didn't think much of it. :-(
     
  4. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I've been through many heavy rainstorms and the car is parked outside and haven't had a leak in over three years. Your case is definitely not normal.
     
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    That almost sounds like your AC condensation drain is plugged up...

    Jeff
     
  6. Gizmo17

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    I've washed the car several times, been through rain, not as heavy as the one I went through last week though, with no problems.
    I don't think it's he AC drain, car was fine all the way to FL from NJ. It's only got 3k miles also.
     
  7. Snerruc

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    Either ac drain plugged or windshield leak. Hope for the first. Crawl under car with ac running and look for the drip. If no drip find the drain and rod it out with a coathanger .If a drip, water is probably coming in and going through the dash which if not fixed could short something. In rare cases the drain doesnt get hooked up at the factory.
     
  8. Sather

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    Happening to me too. New MS 90D purchased in March.

    Only wet place is the passenger carpet. Discovered last week because of a bad musty smell. No leak/leak damage visible anywhere in the car (roof, pano, etc). Took to SC, who thought possibly was the AC drain but unlikely, but did something to it anyway. I had gone through a car wash and the car also sat outside in an overnight rain. It finally dried out during good weather. Then it rained on Monday, when I left it out again. Yesterday (Tuesday) morning was the first time it was wet again and just happened to be the day scheduled with the SC for a more in depth look. They wanted it two days, but didn't get it back to me today due to other issues (rattles, etc). So I don't know the final outcome. Will post.
     
  9. Sather

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    SC had for 3 days. Said fixed. Day after I got back (yesterday) the passenger floor had a huge puddle again after leaving out in an overnight rain. They can't look at again for 2 weeks. Very disappointing.
     

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