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Just wondering if anyone has had any trouble with water getting into drivers footwell. As all it seems to do in this country is rain so this is a big issue! I have noticed since I got my take up! in April there being condensation inside the car. Now on Friday after a good rain spell, the drivers footwell was swimming in it. Im sure the window and door were closed properly, the car was parked on a hill (back high) but surely this should make no difference?
towells in car now, any thoughts? keeping a eye on it

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There was another post about some cars being recalled due to this type of thing. Seemed to be a fault in drainage somewhere and the water would not get out... I would suggest you go talk to your dealers. If anyone, they can help you.
 

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thanks, least I'm not imagining it! I thought I could'nt have shut the door properly. :-(
 

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take it to your dealers and see what they say.... then let us know what they say too!
 

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will do! had lots of cars, this is the first one thats let water in, mmm
 

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Do you have the sunroof?
 

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i had a similar problem in a different car it turns out leafs blocked the bulkhead drainage system and water came in through the pedal holes.
i cleaned it up and didnt have a problem ever since.
 

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My take up! Has no sunroof, strange this one. Guy in the other thread says vw rang him, saying there's a recall drainage problem ???
 

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well the other car i had was an audi and quite a few other people had water leaks because they didnt screw the ecu bracket in properly.
The other thread states there might be a recall involving ecu bracket and a drainage plug. to me i believe both items are related together but ill have yet to confirm.
i suggest visit the dealer asap, leaking water inside can cause electrical damage.
 

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Had it in a Peugeot years ago, was a windscreen seal fault....had to drive in Wellies til fixed
 

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My vw high up is still currently in the garage due to a leaking problem...
The offside back window was leaking water due to the seal not being done properly trapping the roof into the window seal or something...It's been in the garage for a week now and still not repaired...
Defiantly go to the garage and get them to do water tests on the car!!
Hope it gets sorted soon
 

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There is a post I put up a few days ago about this, may be a manufacturing fault :(
 

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Mines at garage being water tested too. Appears to be coming down brake pedal :(
 

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Oh really, that's weird :( hopefully its got a quick solution! Not long winded like mine! :( how longs it been in there for?
 

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Hi Bek, only took it in today, it rained really hard last night. My carpet (drivers footwell) was saturated this morning:-(

Did this about 2 weeks ago last time it rained hard. Gave it benefit of the doubt and thought Id left door ajar, though this was extremely unlikely,

it felt wet to me at top/front of brake lever this morning. I know its strange!

Dealer is investigating. :-(

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Oh no! That's not good! Poorly UP!

Yeah hopefully it'll get sorted quickly just make sure its not done any damage inside! Mine damaged the roof Lining of the car but got to make sure the water didn't erode the roofing!
You not get a courtesy car? I got a 5 door silver up for my courtesy car :) not as good as my one though.
My fingers are crossed for you and the UP!!!
 

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Hi Bek :) thanks for keeping your fingers crossed that cheers me Up! ;-)
Dealer said they sort a courtesy car out if it drags on. My carpet is very wet and damp smelling, I'm bit worried about electrics.

Im changing its name to Leaky!

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Haa, I like what you've done there!! & i'm sure it'll be fine, oh good!

I need a name i havent named it yet :O..my Lupo was called Lexy the Lupo/sexy Lexy lol
 

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I'm sorry to hear about another water leak issue - at least the dealers in both caseshave beenprompt in trying to rectfy the problems.
The last water leak I had in a car was when I owned a Mk1 Ford Escort. A weld rusted away between the inner wing and bulkead andany passenger in the front seatwould getsprayed with water, from knees to ankles, whenever it rained! Also, the footwell would contain about an inch of water by the end of a typical journey.



It was too expensive to get the car fixed, so I plugged the hole up with the sticky stuff cowboy plumbers wrap around leaky pipes. This did not entirely keep the water out though and to stop it building up in the footwell, I just drilled half a dozen holesin the floor.




I scrapped the car about eight months later when it failed its MOT; among other things the floorpan where the leaf springs were attached had rusted away. Strangely, I got a call two months later from a woman who had purchased the car (with a valid MOT) anddiscovered it had a large number of faults!
 
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