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Volkswagen Passat water in back footwell

2003 Volkswagen Passat Problem

The Problem:

i get water in the back passenger footwell mainly after it has been raining the water not coming from the door saels or the heater the water seems to come up from the floor as the sides do not get wet i have had carpet up but cant find where water is coming from hope you can help i am runing out of idears of where water is coming from thank you

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CarVolkswagen Passat ce tdi 1900
Year2003
Ownermickylr
Posted09/02/2011


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Solution 1

wiggy4170 | Driver | Since: Jan 2009 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 425 | View Garage
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it it probably running down the glass then into the door and out of the holes in the bottom of the door.get someone to pour some water down the glass and between the weather strip and watch it inside


Posted on Thursday 10th of February 2011
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Solution 2

whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 9036 | View Garage
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Here is a walkthrough with pictures on that problem that might be worth checking out ,

http://www.weirdlittlebiscuit.com/passat/leak/


Posted on Thursday 10th of February 2011
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Solution 3

2145simon | Driver | Since: Apr 2010 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1029 | View Garage
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check the pollen filter is`nt blocked,make sure the water is`nt coming in at front of car and running back,as suggested already you need to remove trims and carpet for access and spray with ahose to find point of water ingress,could be a seam needs sealing up or a leaky seal


Posted on Thursday 10th of February 2011
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Solution 4

whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 9036 | View Garage
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Would try my suggested link re. pollen filter first before considering unnecessary removal of trims and carpets .As step 11 shows , sponging and a hairdryer will be suffice for drying up .


Posted on Thursday 10th of February 2011
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Solution 5

Tony99 | Driver | Since: May 2012 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 10 | View Garage
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what side rear foot well I have a wet n/s well ( under investigation ) ! but when i first got the car I noticed the rear washer wasn't that powerful a jet after taking kick plates etc. from passenger side I found the hose that takes washer fluid to rear washer runs under the capping ! It had a tiny pin prick hole in it so every time I went to use rear washer it was putting water into underlay and hence not much of a jet @ the rear wiper !! insulating tape did the job and two years on the passenger back foot well is lovely and dry ( touch wood it holds as it was just supposed to be a quick fix ! ) its just the other side I need to sort now !! as suggested prob pollen filter housing or drain holes ( both bad design and common faults on these ) !


Posted on Tuesday 15th of May 2012
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Solution 6

Tony99 | Driver | Since: May 2012 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 10 | View Garage
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vimalv617
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here is my little guide to how to fix it... hope it helps..i acutually fixed this a year and a half ago so that is why i didnt show completley, but you will most likley under stand what you need to do..


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^apply some silicon carefully on the edge of the plastic and you windshield. This seems to be the area where the water most likely comes in through. You can get rid of the excess silicon when it dries by running along the windshield with a razor blade..

once again hope it helped..


Posted on Friday 18th of May 2012
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Solution 7

Tony99 | Driver | Since: May 2012 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 10 | View Garage
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sounds like a good idea esp if you can get it in black eh


Posted on Tuesday 22nd of May 2012
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Solution 8

greatuncle | Driver | Since: Jun 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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I had the same problem and found the water was coming in through the heater vents. The battery box was full of water due to a blocked drain plug. It is necessary to remove the battery to gain access to this plug and remove the debris, which in my car was dead leaves. I removed the drain plug and drilled another two drain holes (belt and braces), and have not experienced the problem since.


Posted on Friday 8th of June 2012
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Solution 9

almort | Driver | Since: Aug 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 2 | View Garage
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location of pollen filter please


Posted on Friday 9th of August 2013
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