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pjacob17
post Mar 10 2008, 01:46 PM
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Hello everyone,

I am new to these forums and am having a major problem with my 2004.5 S40 T5.
I have a severe waterleak on the floor behind the driver's seat anytime that it rains. I have brought the car to my service center and they have not been able to find anything wrong with it (the checked all of the drain holes for the sunroof, trunk, ect..) I have also called the Volvo customer care # and they basicly told be that my car is out of warrenty and I would need to bring it to the service center. I am getting very frustrated. we had rain this weekend and I vaccuumed out almost 3 gallons of water from the back seat floor. Has anyone else had this problem, or any suggestions
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post Mar 11 2008, 01:08 PM
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Update on my water problem. Driving home from work last nite I heard what sounded like running water coming from the back seat. I pulled over and tilted the seat forward and saw a steady stream of water coming from the blower vent under the driver seat. When I turned off the fan the water stopped when I turned it on high water gushed out (like turning on a faucet). I brought the car to the dealer this morning and demonstrated this for the lead mechanic. They are going to show this to their water leak specialist this afternoon to see what he thinks. Sounds like it is going to be expensive!
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post Apr 1 2008, 10:58 PM
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I'm having the same issue. Water on the floorboard behind the drivers side. Not exactly sure what the issue is but I think it may be related to the heater under the car seat. I'm going to try and see if I stop using that it will stop and wait to see if it is just the rain with me. I'll let you know if I find out what my issue is please keep me informed of yours. Thanks.
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post May 3 2008, 09:24 AM
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Did you get this problem resolved?

and did they cover it under warranty?

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post Mar 16 2009, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE (pjacob17 @ Mar 10 2008, 02:46 PM)
Hello everyone,

I am new to these forums and am having a major problem with my 2004.5 S40 T5.
I have a severe waterleak on the floor behind the driver's seat anytime that it rains. I have brought the car to my service center and they have not been able to find anything wrong with it (the checked all of the drain holes for the sunroof, trunk, ect..) I have also called the Volvo customer care # and they basicly told be that my car is out of warrenty and I would need to bring it to the service center. I am getting very frustrated. we had rain this weekend and I vaccuumed out almost 3 gallons of water from the back seat floor. Has anyone else had this problem, or any suggestions
Thanks


I am having this exact problem. Were you able to resolve??? HELP!
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post Mar 21 2009, 07:45 PM
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QUOTE (pjacob17 @ Mar 10 2008, 10:46 AM)
Hello everyone,

I am new to these forums and am having a major problem with my 2004.5 S40 T5.
I have a severe waterleak on the floor behind the driver's seat anytime that it rains. I have brought the car to my service center and they have not been able to find anything wrong with it (the checked all of the drain holes for the sunroof, trunk, ect..) I have also called the Volvo customer care # and they basicly told be that my car is out of warrenty and I would need to bring it to the service center. I am getting very frustrated. we had rain this weekend and I vaccuumed out almost 3 gallons of water from the back seat floor. Has anyone else had this problem, or any suggestions
Thanks


Hey! I'm having the same problem! I did check my hose and no trace of water leaks when I dump some water in my sunroof hose. What I did is, I vaccumed all water behind the driver seat and put water in my sunroof hose...I can see water coming out of my car under the tires but it seems that the water goes also behind the driver seat carpet. Where can it come from since the hoses are not passing near the driver seat?
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post Apr 6 2009, 05:49 PM
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I had a similar problem. I could not figure out what it was. After taking half the car apart and thinking my welds broke. As it turns out the sunroof drain was clogged. There is a small seep hole at both of the corners of the sunroof. One of mine was clogged. All I need to do was stick a small plastic tube about 4 inches and push the dirt out.
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post Jun 19 2009, 07:26 AM
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I've got wet carpets from under the drivers seat to the rear footwell on my S40. It's only just happened and was spotted by the mechanic who was replacing a split cover on the drivers seat. The dealer thinks it's the A/C drain that's blocked or split. They have the car booked in for 2 days next week. I think they are going to strip out the seats and carpets to investigate.

I must admit I haven't noticed any wet patches under the car when it's parked up. Thinking about it there should be some water draining out from the A/C.
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post Jun 19 2009, 06:47 PM
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Update:

Being an engineer I couldn't wait for the verdict from the garage, I pulled up the carpet in the drivers foot well. The drain pipe to the A/C is just rattling around in the hole. It is supposed to be a tight fit with an 'O' ring seal. I think it must have been like it from manufacture. The whole of the underside of the carpet must be wet right through to the back seat. Heaven knows what it's corroded as the car is 18 months old.

I shall ask the garage to strip out the carpet and drivers seat and then give me a ring so that I can go down and have a look.

The only saving grace is that I have faith in the main dealer to get the matter put right. It's one of the main reasons that I stuck with Volvo.
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post Jul 5 2009, 06:56 PM
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I've just posted on a similar topic in the v50 forum. (This thread didn't show on a search.)

A dealer sprayed high-pressure water under the car, on the sides and around the sunroof - He couldn't make it leak. I asked about the AC drains and was told that they are OK.

The front carpets are dry; it's just the carpet behind the driver's seat (There is a raised 'bump' on the floor to which the front of the driver's seat is mounted. - Forwad of that bump, everything is perfectly dry.

The area immediately behind the vent under the driver's seat is also (fairly) dry - some moisture has wicked back from the rear foot well, but I doubt that the water came out of that vent.

The carpet in the rear passenger footwell is sodden and if I poke my finger through the hole in the carpet and underlay at the rear driver's seat mounting, there's about half an inch of water.

Volvo have suposedly 'cured' the fault 4 times (It's intermittent and it's been occurring since a few months after we bought the car.) The first two times were 'no charge - under warranty' but the last 2 times have cost me money. I'm not at all happy.

My wife and I have owned Volvos for the past 26 years (for much of the time, we each had one) and I was about to buy another.

I don't think that's going to happen.
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post Jul 18 2009, 08:35 PM
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Hi everyone,
No resoloution here from me, rather a similar problem in a different part of my V50. My front footwell (drivers side) is filling with water. very frustrating.
we park garage at night but during the day in the city the rain gets in. I had thought perhaps a window seal or something of the like???
Volvo dealer in Auckland charges' like bull to a red rag, and I have never had good service from them so it wont be going back.
I think Ill try fix the problem on my own. If anyone else with a V50 has had a similar exp and knows a fix would be great to hear...
Thanks, Tom
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post Oct 27 2009, 06:52 PM
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Same problem here! I'm a first time Volvo owner, with a 2005 V50 purchased used, with 100K miles on it. High miles, but I understand these babies should last a long time. One of the most puzzling things I've enountered it the wet carpet behind the drivers seat, or the passenger foot area. The driver well is dry, but the back was quite wet. After reading all these posts, I'm still not sure what the cause is.

Has anyone come up with a good fix without having to head to a dealer?
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post Oct 27 2009, 07:41 PM
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I had that when our s40T5 was newish. It was a split airconditioner drain (or something). It was certainly a known fault in the T5 - I had one of 04 models, and when it happened to me probably in mid 05, the dealer had already had a few come back with it, so they knew exactly what it was. I dont think it was a problem in the other models, though, or at least it wasnt then. This is water in the rear footwell, not the front.
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post Nov 2 2009, 09:33 PM
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Same problem with 2004.5 S40 T5, water saturated carpet under driver seat.

I will try to clean out the sunroof drains first. I really wish I could find a good maintenance manual?
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Man oh man!

I had original thought the water was only under the drivers seat but come to find out it was under the drivers carpet as well. I just finished ripping out the driver side carpet and the drivers seat, all to find out when I poured water into the sunroof tray the water just flows from somewhere up inside the dash below the A pillar.

I tried to get at the source but for the life of me I couldn't. It seems the drain hose is stashed away somewhere up in there?
Any ideas on how to clean it out? I don;t see where the outlet for the drain is located. I'm thinking it is in the wheel-well behind the plastic cover.
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Found them. Removed the a-pillar cover and behold the problem or problems as it may be.

the drivers side hose was completely free. I went out and bought a hose of similar diameter to blow clean elbow through wall fitting, totally clogged. I would like to attach the hoses with some goop or silicon, but I worry that in doing this if they clog again the water will sit up in there until I open the sunroof.

Any Ideas?
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I have had two water leak problems with my V50. The first one was when it was under warranty. The rear passenger foot well behind the driver's seat was saturated; I took it back to the dealer and they initially stripped the rear door seal out and replaced it, but the problem persisted. I had to take it back three times in all. I eventually did a bit of detective work myself and found that the water appeared to be being sprayed out of the rear of the horizontal pillar in between the driver's seat and passenger seat. I took the car in again and they said that it was the air con hose which had perished ( the car was only a year old!). To their credit, they stripped all the hoses out and replaced them and provided me with new carpets on the affected side of the car, all under warranty. The problem seemed to be solved.
Three years down the line a new leak has suddenly become apparent, this time in the front passenger well. The carpet is absolutely saturated. I don't think it is the air con this time, as I can see moisture coming in at the bottom corner of the door, closest to the dashboard. I have checked the door seals, and they seem ok. Could it be a blockage somewhere in a drain hole? Can anyone enlighten me? You do not expect to have to deal with problems like this when you have shelled out a king''s ransom for what is supposed to be a high quality vehicle.
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read my entry above if you have a sunroof. behind the cover in the a-pillars are drain hoses, make sure they are seated and that the elbows the seat into below the windshield are clear (i.e. blow some air into the elbows)
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Hi all, I have a 2004.5 S40 T5 with the same problem which I just noticed today. I noticed a strange funk smell and was looking under the seats etc to see if something was under there stinking. I found the rear foot well behind the drivers seat soaked. I pulled the plastic vent under the drivers seat out and sopped up about a quart of water. All is dry in the front foot well, just under the drivers seat and rear foot well is wet. We have had a lot of rain in the last week so I assume this is the culprit. I'm not too knowledgeable as to these sunroof drains etc mentioned above and not sure how to decide exactly where and how the water is getting in. I actually have the car scheduled for an oil change this week and will have them check it out. What should I make them check. Also how can I get the rear carpet out so I can try and dry it out? Can I unbolt the rear seat and take out the rear bolts to the floor rail the front seat rides on and pull the carpet out? Is there a known service bulletin regarding these leaks? Any thought or help is most appreciated as I can't afford to get screwed for an ungodly service bill to diagnose and fix the problem ( I still have 10 mos on my platinum extended warranty but I assume if the leak is caused by a blocked vent it won't be covered). FWIW I just shelled out $7K this week for a new roof on my house because it was leaking (IMG:style_emoticons/default/crying.gif)
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QUOTE (tjbitt @ Nov 21 2009, 11:51 PM)
Hi all, I have a 2004.5 S40 T5 with the same problem which I just noticed today. I noticed a strange funk smell and was looking under the seats etc to see if something was under there stinking. I found the rear foot well behind the drivers seat soaked. I pulled the plastic vent under the drivers seat out and sopped up about a quart of water. All is dry in the front foot well, just under the drivers seat and rear foot well is wet. We have had a lot of rain in the last week so I assume this is the culprit. I'm not too knowledgeable as to these sunroof drains etc mentioned above and not sure how to decide exactly where and how the water is getting in. I actually have the car scheduled for an oil change this week and will have them check it out. What should I make them check. Also how can I get the rear carpet out so I can try and dry it out? Can I unbolt the rear seat and take out the rear bolts to the floor rail the front seat rides on and pull the carpet out? Is there a known service bulletin regarding these leaks? Any thought or help is most appreciated as I can't afford to get screwed for an ungodly service bill to diagnose and fix the problem ( I still have 10 mos on my platinum extended warranty but I assume if the leak is caused by a blocked vent it won't be covered). FWIW I just shelled out $7K this week for a new roof on my house because it was leaking (IMG:style_emoticons/default/crying.gif)


Hello there
Check also that it is not your air conditioning. Sit in the driver's seat with the air con on and the engine running and then put your hand through the gap between the seats and run it along the middle horizontal pillar (the air con hoses are in there). If you can feel a fine spray on your hand, it is your air con and one of the hoses has come adrift. If that is the case and you are still under warranty get them to replace your hoses and your carpet like I did.

Kind regards
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