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Old 05-14-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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Has anyone had issues with water getting into their Camaro during heavy rain???

I was wondering if anyone out ther has came out to their camaro after a heavy rain and noticed that water got in to the vehicle that was not easily explainable. We got a heavy downpour of rain during the night Friday and I thought nothing of the rain possibly getting in the vehicle until I got some things out of the car on Sunday morning and behind the drivers seat the floorboard was soaked!!! I was in the front of our driveway so it was not from flooding into the vehicle, I had the windows and sunroof fully closed so I am really confused as to how my back seat driver floorboard was wet and I luckily had the back seat floor mat actually act like a sponge. I checked the functionality of the windows because the windows actually drop down about a quarter of an inch when you open the door and once you close the door they raise back up ( It is supposed to help with the sealing of the windows by depressurizing the cabin of the vehicle and then sealing the cabin once the door is closed again ) I have owned this 2012 Camaro for all of 2 weeks and needless to say I am hoping this is a fixable situation and not an ongoing problem. If any of you good people have any information that might help with troubleshooting the problem or any experience with a similar problem it would very much appreciated, Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Are you crazy. Half of these nut cases on this forum think it's a sin to have your car in the rain.

I personally haven't experienced this problem. Good luck
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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Sorry your having this issue. I have not had a problem and i have been in some extra heavy rain and i've had no leaks, but i do not have a sunroof. Is there any signs of moisture around the roof area?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
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Call the dealer; I believe there are various TSB's out there addressing possible sources of this, as it is a known issue.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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You might try this thread. http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread...32#post4383532 You might try the search function at the top right of the forum.

ETA: a search revealed similar issues related to everything from a problem with the a/c drain tube, weather stripping, window indexing, unsealed joint/hole, etc. Some related threads in the Camaro Issues/Problems sub forum.

Hope the dealer can solve and fix quickly for you!

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Old 05-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #6
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Sorry your having this issue. I have not had a problem and i have been in some extra heavy rain and i've had no leaks, but i do not have a sunroof. Is there any signs of moisture around the roof area?
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I do have a sunroof but, I do not see any evidence of leakage from the sunroof area. I will have to do the " sit in the car and have my other half put the water hose to it " and see if i can see any leaks. I went to a thread that another Camaro 5 member linked to me and there are some horror stories about leak issues. I think they are rather isolated and hopefully I can diagnose and treat the problem quickly, Thanks to all for the advice.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
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Nope, I haven't had any weather related issues with mine.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #9
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no problems here, and Roxanne sits outside all day everyday rain or shine. no cover.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:34 AM   #10
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No problems here, although mine has never been in the rain
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:46 AM   #11
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I get water inside if it rains and the window is down.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #12
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Been in rain a few times now, and its always been dry. Sorry.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:51 AM   #13
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I was wondering if anyone out ther has came out to their camaro after a heavy rain and noticed that water got in to the vehicle that was not easily explainable. We got a heavy downpour of rain during the night Friday and I thought nothing of the rain possibly getting in the vehicle until I got some things out of the car on Sunday morning and behind the drivers seat the floorboard was soaked!!! I was in the front of our driveway so it was not from flooding into the vehicle, I had the windows and sunroof fully closed so I am really confused as to how my back seat driver floorboard was wet and I luckily had the back seat floor mat actually act like a sponge. I checked the functionality of the windows because the windows actually drop down about a quarter of an inch when you open the door and once you close the door they raise back up ( It is supposed to help with the sealing of the windows by depressurizing the cabin of the vehicle and then sealing the cabin once the door is closed again ) I have owned this 2012 Camaro for all of 2 weeks and needless to say I am hoping this is a fixable situation and not an ongoing problem. If any of you good people have any information that might help with troubleshooting the problem or any experience with a similar problem it would very much appreciated, Thanks.

I can only imagine how frustrating this situation may be. If you would like to private message me your name, VIN, address, best phone number to contact, and mileage, I will be happy to look into this further for you. I would consider going to the dealership first to see if they can assist you.

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #14
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:52 PM   #15
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Are you crazy. Half of these nut cases on this forum think it's a sin to have your car in the rain.

I personally haven't experienced this problem. Good luck
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #16
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We just drove my wife's 2010 SS from Ft Worth Texas to Savannah and back and three of the four travel days were driving through some huge thunderstorm downpours. No trace of a leak anywhere, and it does have a sunroof.

We drove a total of 2,300 miles and the car ran just fantastic, not any problems at all. Now to get it cleaned up will take some time but it was worth it.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #17
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None here...and we get 8 or 9 months of rain a year :(
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #18
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Take it to a drive threw car wash and see if you can see where it leaks.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #19
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when I first bought my camaro I worried that the design of the upper door would lead to water coming in, but no matter how hard it rains it never gets in.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #20
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Speaking for this "Nut Case", no issues!
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:35 PM   #21
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I realize now that you cannot leave the sunroof popped open when it rains hard. The sunroof by default is up maybe 3 inches at the back. This is wide open, and if the rain is anything but delicate you'll have a wet interior.

Otherwise, no problems.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:36 PM   #22
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I never had issues with leaking to the floorboard out here in Seattle.

I did, sometimes, get a large amount of water that would drip onto the sill from the roof as I sat in the car, and tilted the roof to start draining into the open door area (or down the outside of the window if I closed the door quickly enough.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #23
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #24
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I have had a problem with water leaking into the trunk. The problem was with the drain line from the sunrooof. It had become disconnect inside of the trunk area. You may have a similar issue, just somewhere else inside the car. If the headliner is not wet then check in the rear seat area for moisture.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:48 PM   #25
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I have sunroof and drove mine in pouring rain all day. Bone dry. Hope you find the culprit.
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