There's a pond in my car!

honda
cr-v

#1

Every time it rains my car collects water on the front passenger side. It seems like it’s coming from behind the glove box. If you sit there during a storm the water drips directly on your feet and forms a small pond! The dealer has no idea what it is after looking at it multiple times during routine visits. Now they’re saying that it will cost a minimum of $200 to really research the problem. I’ve tried cleaning out the well between the hood and windshield - you know, the place where the leaves collect, but that hasn’t solved it. Any suggestions?


#2

If you have a sunroof look at that.


#3

There are three common sources of water there.

That grilled area in front of the windscreen has a drain.  If it gets blocked, that water ends up where you found it.  It can also get water there from a blocked drain from the A/C.  Finally, if you have a sun roof, it may also have a blocked drain.  

The standard tools for each of those are the same; “String trimmer line” from the garden store or compressed air.

In any case, be careful that you don’t damage anything trying to clear the blockage.


#4

Aha! Thanks. I guess if I just poke around by the windscreen, I’ll find the drain? Or maybe it will be in the book? Not sure, but I’ll start the investigation. And, no, I don’t have a sunroof. Thank you!!