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Re: Water leak in footwell

My 18 year old Grandaughter has the same problem but her dealer wants 432 to clear it and dry out interior.
She bought the 11 reg car in April 2014 with 29k on clock, the car is garaged and she works on industrial est. with no trees.
Her dealer knows of this problem and has two mods to solve problem. Is it likely that this blockage existed when purchased and if so should dealer have checked for this known problem.
We have only had 2 or 3 months of autumn/winter so is it likely that this would happen in this time.
I have spoken to Renault and whilst they don't recognise this as a fault they are willing to go 50% of cost.
Should I push hard with Lookers, ie small claims to get her money back, as it was vital to have work done as damage could get worse, or should I just tell her to put it down to experience although at her age even 50% of the cost is crippling her finances.
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Re: Water leak in footwell

hiya all - i have a 2000 scenic alize and after leaving her for ten days over xmas got in her this am and found the pass well a small version of teh mediterrean sea..

i am new to renaults - i have been in the past an austin, Ford and Vauxhall driver, love the scenic as it feels like a bus and is massive inside..

back to the water ingress

I located the drains on the sunroof...they are clear.,use some stiffing wire to poke in or curtain wire to push inside and clear any blockage

..checked the flappers under the screen scuttle they are clear...

I was directed to the drain pipe under the front wheel arch on the passenger side - there is a flapper valve on the end of the pipe - god knows why - pull the thing off and clear the crap - that should solve the issue - i hope it does

to clear the water i have got a load of cat litter place a towel on the carpet and dropped a bag on it will leave it 24 hours and clear tommorow - hopefully this will clear the water ingress...

anyway see what happens with RLC - will let u all know
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Re: Water leak in footwell

I like the idea of the cat litter.... clever.
Pls let us know how well it works.
Under the carpets is going to be right soggy.... if you can remove them, will help in drying out.
Don't forget that under both driver and passenger seats are subterranean cubby holes. With wires and junctions inside. And now probably lots of water.
Remove the drawers and check them.

In a previous car with similar issues (and all the security and electric window electronics) I drilled a 4mm hole to drain and then stuck a self tapper in to seal.
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Re: Water leak in footwell

Originally Posted by Matt586 View Post
Hi guys I've got a 2004 clio 182 which has quite a bad water leak.
The water is getting into the right hand side sill and then overflows into the driver's footwell. It only seems to be getting in whilst the car is stationary.

Just wondering if there's any common problems with them or, if not, what's the best way to see where it's coming from?

Thanks in advance
I have had a wet footweel on my Scenic 3 there is big fault with most modern car the bulkhead water drains over time they get cloged with leaf and general dirt which blocks the rubber drains under the car.

I have today had to clean out the two drains on my Scenic they are hidden in the front wheel arches under the black wheel are covers (felt things) they are retained with large black popper clips.

remove the arch linner and you will see a rubbber drain valve whcih will be blocked.

I really dont know why renault dont indicate this in their servicing scheduals.

I was very lucy i managed to fix the issue with some flexable currtain cord and saved the cabin fan by spin it with a long stick before sezised.

to get access to the fan take off footwell pannel in the passager side and turn the fan on to recirclate the fan is then visable and just needs a careful push a few times with the power of to get it working again
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