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Water leak. (1/8)
 6/28/05 4:53pm
Bob
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Anybody have any problems with water leaking from under the driver's side of the dash, on the left? Washed my car and found water dripping from inside the dash.

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Water leak. (2/8)
 9/21/05 10:35am
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Bob,
Did you get this fixed?
What was the cause?
Water leak. (3/8)
 9/27/05 5:18pm
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Nope, it hasn't happened again....yet! Very strange.

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Water leak. (4/8)
 1/5/06 6:16pm
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I found the source of the water leak. The leak only happened when I washed my car, it would not leak in the rain when driving or when parked in the street. I finally realized that because my drivway is on a slight slant it made a difference. I searched and searched, and after several hours I found it! The factory forgot, missed or ran out of sealer on a body joint under the windshield area on the drivers side. When in my driveway the water would run down the windshield then down onto this area under the windshield support structure, then because the car was slanted back the water would run back under this area that was missing the sealer and into the car. My car is now leak free!

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Water leak. (5/8)
 1/7/06 11:06pm
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Water leak. (6/8)
 9/18/07 11:34am
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yes I did, on my 2005 Coupe. Factory problem with poor sealing on the firewall inside the engine compartment.
Had to take it back to the dealer to have the work done.

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Re: Water leak. (7/8)
 9/18/14 10:20am
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I had the same water leak problem regarding my 2012 C6 Grand Sport. The leak would occur primarily during heavy driving rain storms when the car was parked on my slightly elevated driveway. A continuous dripping would take place under the dashboard close to the footrest.
It got so bad, that I had to place a container under the drip area anytime I traveled to a location and parked the car, based on the possibility that it might rain.
 
How did you seal the area where the water was entering the car. What type of sealant did you use. Also where did you make the repair, at the bottom of the windshield, along the firewall,  etc.
 
I've already taken this problem to the dealer once and he didn't have a clue.
 
Thanks,
 
Neil
Re: Water leak. (8/8)
 4/7/15 12:47pm
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Yes I had the same problem.
 
Tried using some silicone sealant at the base of the windshield on the driver's side but it didn't help, the leak continued. It got to the point that I carried a plastic paint roller tray in the back of the car and I would place it on the floor under the dashboard on the drivers side if it looked like it was going to rain.
 
I noticed that when the car was on flat level ground the leaking stopped. But when parked on an uphill grade the leaking returned.
 
Took the car to my dealer but he couldn't locate the cause of the leak. He felt that it was probably the result of the firewall sealant not sealing completely.
 
Lately it hasn't been a problem, but I still don't park on inclines if it is raining. And I still have the paint tray in the back, just in case.
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