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Old 06-30-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Leak on passenger side... 2012 2lt RS

This is the second time i noticed that my carpet had been soakedon the passenger side and i was wondering if anyone knew the cause.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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not sure if its the same thing, but my wife had that happen to one of her cars once, and i think it had to do with a a/c drain hose that was pinched, causing water to back up and somehow end up inside on the passenger side carpet
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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Yikes! I hope you find out what the cause is, and that it's nothing major. Do you have a sunroof? Maybe there's a leak in it?
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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No sunroof, il probably be taking it to the dealer tomorrow, thanks for your replies btw.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
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if its water then your a/c drain is plugged, coolent and your heater core is leaking.The plugged drain isnt anything serious just need to get it cleared out
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This is the second time i noticed that my carpet had been soakedon the passenger side and i was wondering if anyone knew the cause.
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Sincere apologies to hear about this leak you're experiencing. I know that must be displeasing for you. Have you considered taking the vehicle into the dealership for a diagnosis? I'd gladly schedule an appointment on your behalf. Feel free to message me regarding your concerns!

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:14 PM   #7
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Ya il be taking it to the dealership tomorrow. Thanks for all the help!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:32 PM   #8
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Ya il be taking it to the dealership tomorrow. Thanks for all the help!!
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I mistakenly overlooked the post where you stated the vehicle was going to the dealership. That's great to know! Let me know how the appointment goes and/or if you may need additional assistance!

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:33 AM   #9
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Just found water behind my passenger seat. I just passed 36k miles looks like I am out of luck. OP... Please let us know what the outcome is.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
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What do the gaskets at the bottom of the door look like after it rains? I had a similar issue where water was collecting on the gasket by the speaker and leaking under the molding onto the carpet. It ended up being the water deflector inside the door. Apparently it can get warped or it could come apart from the seal. They put a new one on and there have been no issues since it was fixed 3 months ago.
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Just found water behind my passenger seat. I just passed 36k miles looks like I am out of luck. OP... Please let us know what the outcome is.
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Also sorry to hear about that. If you'd like, I can research any recalls on your vehicle that may address this concern. Feel free to send me a PM and I'll explore these matters further for you.

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:42 PM   #12
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I got my car back today... The dealership couldnt find the problem, or get it to leak again, but when i went back out to the car about an hour after i got home there was already a small puddle...
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I got my car back today... The dealership couldnt find the problem, or get it to leak again, but when i went back out to the car about an hour after i got home there was already a small puddle...
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #14
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if its water then your a/c drain is plugged, coolent and your heater core is leaking.The plugged drain isnt anything serious just need to get it cleared out
THIS!

I've had both of these happen to my 2010. The first summer, after I ran the A/C for a long time, a large wet spot formed on my passenger side floor. There is a TSB, and if I can find it, I'll post it, but basically what happens is that a rubber grommet that is part of the A/C condensate line (the water that condenses on the chiller coil as it's running - like water forms on a cold glass on a hot day), is "collapsed" during the assembly of the vehicle, and it causes a blockage in the drain line. The water backs up into the fan casing, which is just inside the dash on the passenger's side and it then leaks onto the floor. The dealership was able to pop the grommet back open and all was good. Again, there was a TSB on this for the 2010's. I figured GM would have figured it out by now and fixed the issue somehow.

Last summer, I found another wet spot on the passenger side, but this time it smelled sweet and was orange...it was coolant! The heater core, which is also on the passenger's side, formed a leak. This really sucked because the dealership (glad it was still under warranty) had to take the ENTIRE dash apart. The car was in there for several days while they replaced the heater core.

Funny thing after that repair...during a long trip with the A/C on, I started hearing the sound of "running" water from in the dash on the passenger's side. It wasn't water, but it was "sloshing" in the fan casing. I also found a wet patch on the passenger side floor. Basically what happened, when they put the car back together after the heater core repair, they crushed the grommet again, which caused the caused the condensate to back up back into the fan and leak into the car...so the dealer fixed this again as well.

Now, assuming GM figured out how to prevent the grommet from being crushed during assembly after the 2010's, you may have a blockage for some other reason...spider web, mud...anything like that. Even that kind of blockage can be taken care of easily. I wish I knew exactly where that drain line dumps out under the car - you could put a shop-vac to it to suck anything in there out.

Let me see if I can find that TSB and my old posts. But it is likely a plugged A/C condensate drain line, assuming what you have is water and not coolant. Probably not too big of a deal.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #15
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Ok, here's a link to the TSB
which comes from this post
from this thread

Hope this helps!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:56 AM   #16
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What do the gaskets at the bottom of the door look like after it rains? I had a similar issue where water was collecting on the gasket by the speaker and leaking under the molding onto the carpet. It ended up being the water deflector inside the door. Apparently it can get warped or it could come apart from the seal. They put a new one on and there have been no issues since it was fixed 3 months ago.

which peice is the water deflector exactly? cause i think that may be my issue. gaskets look extremely wet and it seems like the water is coming in at edge of door around speaker and all the way down that trim peice beside seat.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #17
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which peice is the water deflector exactly? cause i think that may be my issue. gaskets look extremely wet and it seems like the water is coming in at edge of door around speaker and all the way down that trim peice beside seat.
It's a thin plastic/rubber piece that covers most of the door inside the panel and acts as a barrier when water runs down the window and enters the door. I couldn't find a diagram for the camaro specifically, but the top part of this post from a different forum shows what happens if it is damaged. This is exactly what happened to mine and replacing the deflector worked perfectly. http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com...opic11470.html
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #18
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was that sonething the dealer had to.fix? and how much was it? those symptoms look exactly like mine. getting a good.bit of water in my car makes me unhappy lol
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I'm probably going to be taking my car back to the dealer Wednesday, i will let you all know what the cause was... if they can find it this time.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #20
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which peice is the water deflector exactly? cause i think that may be my issue. gaskets look extremely wet and it seems like the water is coming in at edge of door around speaker and all the way down that trim peice beside seat.
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was that sonething the dealer had to.fix? and how much was it? those symptoms look exactly like mine. getting a good.bit of water in my car makes me unhappy lol
Haha yeah I feel your pain, it was a very long frustrating process for me. I went to the dealer at least 3 times before the real problem was found and it was fixed. The first time they did a water test and replaced the seals around the window, both of which I paid for out of pocket because my car was out of warranty. Eventually I called GM customer service and they did the final fix free of charge.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:59 AM   #22
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Got my car back today, they think the leak is from a broken weld, i will be taking it back friday hopefully to get fixed this time
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Got my car back today, they think the leak is from a broken weld, i will be taking it back friday hopefully to get fixed this time
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