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I searched and didn't see anyone mention my exact experience, so hopefully this will help someone in the future

I bought a 2012 about 3 months ago, and the previous owner mentioned that the passenger floorboard flooded once and the dealer "fixed" it. We just had torrential rains in northern AL and i vacuumed at least 3 gallons (not an exaggeration) of water out of the passenger rear and front floorboards.

It was way too much water for an a/c drain or antenna leak, so i figured out it was coming from the fresh air intake area at the base of the windshield by tracing the wet jute padding. This intake is under the plastic cover at the base of the windshield that the wiper shafts come out of.

So, i removed the passenger side wiper arm, took out all of the plastic fasteners, lifted it up and looked in from the passenger side. You'll see a large air intake in what is essentially a tub (great for holding water evidently), and a rubber drain hose at the bottom. My hose was stopped up (tested by pouring in water), and the blockage was near the bottom. I guess the PO parked under a tree with small leaves or the like for a couple of years.

Anyway, i'm still trying to dry the carpet out but at least it won't do it again.

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I searched and didn't see anyone mention my exact experience, so hopefully this will help someone in the future

I bought a 2012 about 3 months ago, and the previous owner mentioned that the passenger floorboard flooded once and the dealer "fixed" it. We just had torrential rains in northern AL and i vacuumed at least 3 gallons (not an exaggeration) of water out of the passenger rear and front floorboards.

It was way too much water for an a/c drain or antenna leak, so i figured out it was coming from the fresh air intake area at the base of the windshield by tracing the wet jute padding. This intake is under the plastic cover at the base of the windshield that the wiper shafts come out of.

So, i removed the passenger side wiper arm, took out all of the plastic fasteners, lifted it up and looked in from the passenger side. You'll see a large air intake in what is essentially a tub (great for holding water evidently), and a rubber drain hose at the bottom. My hose was stopped up (tested by pouring in water), and the blockage was near the bottom. I guess the PO parked under a tree with small leaves or the like for a couple of years.

Anyway, i'm still trying to dry the carpet out but at least it won't do it again.

jasonson,
I searched and didn't see anyone mention my exact experience, so hopefully this will help someone in the future

I bought a 2012 about 3 months ago, and the previous owner mentioned that the passenger floorboard flooded once and the dealer "fixed" it. We just had torrential rains in northern AL and i vacuumed at least 3 gallons (not an exaggeration) of water out of the passenger rear and front floorboards.

It was way too much water for an a/c drain or antenna leak, so i figured out it was coming from the fresh air intake area at the base of the windshield by tracing the wet jute padding. This intake is under the plastic cover at the base of the windshield that the wiper shafts come out of.

So, i removed the passenger side wiper arm, took out all of the plastic fasteners, lifted it up and looked in from the passenger side. You'll see a large air intake in what is essentially a tub (great for holding water evidently), and a rubber drain hose at the bottom. My hose was stopped up (tested by pouring in water), and the blockage was near the bottom. I guess the PO parked under a tree with small leaves or the like for a couple of years.

Anyway, i'm still trying to dry the carpet out but at least it won't do it again.

jason

Jason,

You probably just saved me many hours of troubleshooting and probably months of frustration. My drain was clogged too and I just got it cleared. Thank you so much for posting this fix years ago! Take care.
 

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Hey Guys, @ikejtaylor, could you tell me what you used to unclog it? I believe I found the spot. I attempted to use a siphon hose to blow in and out, but its still not draining properly. Am I suppose to see it rapidly draining?
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I just wanted to clarify, I didnt see a rubber "hose" for sake of the post.. but I did find this opening below the air intake and to the right a bit and its the only thing around the area that could look like a potential drain. Hopefully this is what you all were referring to.
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