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2013 acura ILX - carpet all wet!

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2013 acura ILX - carpet all wet!

I have a 2013 acura ILX and the carpet is all wet! The whole carpet in the car is wet. Last week it rain pretty heavy in Guelph. The windows and sunroof were closed. I don't know where the water came from. There must have been several liters of water for the carpet to be that wet.

Dealer does not know where it is from at this point.

ANY IDEAS?
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Check the sunroof drain holes.
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x95zsk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 9:28 pm
I have a 2013 acura ILX and the carpet is all wet! The whole carpet in the car is wet. Last week it rain pretty heavy in Guelph. The windows and sunroof were closed. I don't know where the water came from. There must have been several liters of water for the carpet to be that wet.

Dealer does not know where it is from at this point.

ANY IDEAS?
It's most likely one of these that's causing your problem but you'll probably need a pro to diagnose it. It could be a leak from the windshield, a clogged drain on the sunroof, a misaligned sunroof or it's coming from the AC drain line/evaporator coil box. I've also seen water leak through a seam in the roof that had seam sealer missing. It really could be a number of things. Is there a smell to it and does your windows fog up ?
Last edited by mer1ion on Nov 9th, 2016 2:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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A pro is coming to the dealer tomorrow to find the water source.

I hate this car. Lots of provlems with it.
mer1ion wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 9:42 pm
x95zsk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 9:28 pm
I have a 2013 acura ILX and the carpet is all wet! The whole carpet in the car is wet. Last week it rain pretty heavy in Guelph. The windows and sunroof were closed. I don't know where the water came from. There must have been several liters of water for the carpet to be that wet.

Dealer does not know where it is from at this point.

ANY IDEAS?
It's most likely one of these that's causing your problem but you'll probably need a pro to diagnose it. It could be a leak from the windshield, a clogged drain on the sunroof, a misaligned sunroof or it's coming from the AC drain line/evaporator coil box. I've also seen water leak through a seam in the roof that had seam sealer. It really could be a number of things. Is there a smell to it and does your windows fog up ?
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sunroof drain. they typically drain around the mud guards. if you pour a bucket of water on your sunroof and nothing drains around your wheel wells then you have plugged sunroof drains.
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x95zsk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 10:06 pm
A pro is coming to the dealer tomorrow to find the water source.

I hate this car. Lots of provlems with it.
mer1ion wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 9:42 pm
x95zsk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 9:28 pm
I have a 2013 acura ILX and the carpet is all wet! The whole carpet in the car is wet. Last week it rain pretty heavy in Guelph. The windows and sunroof were closed. I don't know where the water came from. There must have been several liters of water for the carpet to be that wet.

Dealer does not know where it is from at this point.

ANY IDEAS?
It's most likely one of these that's causing your problem but you'll probably need a pro to diagnose it. It could be a leak from the windshield, a clogged drain on the sunroof, a misaligned sunroof or it's coming from the AC drain line/evaporator coil box. I've also seen water leak through a seam in the roof that had seam sealer. It really could be a number of things. Is there a smell to it and does your windows fog up ?
sad to hear. I love the ILX. sounds like you got a lemon? hopefully the issue gets resolved. I suspect it's the sunroof but curious to get an update.
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There is a battery leak in the car somewhere. I had already 4 boost on this car and 1 battery change. I had a blower motor changed and probably will get another one changed. now water. sigh - i should just dump the car. I bought the car thinking i will keep it for 10 years and justified buying it new.
otaknap wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 8:37 am
x95zsk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 10:06 pm
A pro is coming to the dealer tomorrow to find the water source.

I hate this car. Lots of provlems with it.
mer1ion wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 9:42 pm


It's most likely one of these that's causing your problem but you'll probably need a pro to diagnose it. It could be a leak from the windshield, a clogged drain on the sunroof, a misaligned sunroof or it's coming from the AC drain line/evaporator coil box. I've also seen water leak through a seam in the roof that had seam sealer. It really could be a number of things. Is there a smell to it and does your windows fog up ?
sad to hear. I love the ILX. sounds like you got a lemon? hopefully the issue gets resolved. I suspect it's the sunroof but curious to get an update.
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x95zsk wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 9:19 am
There is a battery leak in the car somewhere. I had already 4 boost on this car and 1 battery change. I had a blower motor changed and probably will get another one changed. now water. sigh - i should just dump the car. I bought the car thinking i will keep it for 10 years and justified buying it new.
otaknap wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 8:37 am
x95zsk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 10:06 pm
A pro is coming to the dealer tomorrow to find the water source.

I hate this car. Lots of provlems with it.

sad to hear. I love the ILX. sounds like you got a lemon? hopefully the issue gets resolved. I suspect it's the sunroof but curious to get an update.

You are like that l4ky (misspelled probably) person that was on RFD before... Lemon Acura
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what the hell are you talking about??
george__ wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 9:41 am
x95zsk wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 9:19 am
There is a battery leak in the car somewhere. I had already 4 boost on this car and 1 battery change. I had a blower motor changed and probably will get another one changed. now water. sigh - i should just dump the car. I bought the car thinking i will keep it for 10 years and justified buying it new.
otaknap wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 8:37 am


sad to hear. I love the ILX. sounds like you got a lemon? hopefully the issue gets resolved. I suspect it's the sunroof but curious to get an update.

You are like that l4ky (misspelled probably) person that was on RFD before... Lemon Acura
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x95zsk wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 9:19 am
There is a battery leak in the car somewhere. I had already 4 boost on this car and 1 battery change. I had a blower motor changed and probably will get another one changed. now water. sigh - i should just dump the car. I bought the car thinking i will keep it for 10 years and justified buying it new.
otaknap wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 8:37 am
x95zsk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 10:06 pm
A pro is coming to the dealer tomorrow to find the water source.

I hate this car. Lots of provlems with it.

sad to hear. I love the ILX. sounds like you got a lemon? hopefully the issue gets resolved. I suspect it's the sunroof but curious to get an update.
out of curiosity. is the car still under warranty?
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x95zsk wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 9:19 am
There is a battery leak in the car somewhere. I had already 4 boost on this car and 1 battery change. I had a blower motor changed and probably will get another one changed. now water. sigh - i should just dump the car. I bought the car thinking i will keep it for 10 years and justified buying it new.
otaknap wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 8:37 am
x95zsk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2016 10:06 pm
A pro is coming to the dealer tomorrow to find the water source.

I hate this car. Lots of provlems with it.

sad to hear. I love the ILX. sounds like you got a lemon? hopefully the issue gets resolved. I suspect it's the sunroof but curious to get an update.
Sell you my ILX if you love it that much lol. I want to get rid of it.
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I wouldn't be surprised if most of the problems are related to the water leak. Keep us posted. I'm curious where the water is coming from.
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you and I both. I don't LOVE the car. I am itching to go back to a volvo for my daily driver. WHich ILX did you end up getting? do you still have the volvo? see you on swedespeed! :)
geokilla wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 1:02 pm
x95zsk wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 9:19 am
There is a battery leak in the car somewhere. I had already 4 boost on this car and 1 battery change. I had a blower motor changed and probably will get another one changed. now water. sigh - i should just dump the car. I bought the car thinking i will keep it for 10 years and justified buying it new.
otaknap wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 8:37 am


sad to hear. I love the ILX. sounds like you got a lemon? hopefully the issue gets resolved. I suspect it's the sunroof but curious to get an update.
Sell you my ILX if you love it that much lol. I want to get rid of it.
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Dealer called. it came from the windshield.
mer1ion wrote:
Nov 9th, 2016 2:12 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if most of the problems are related to the water leak. Keep us posted. I'm curious where the water is coming from.

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