Water getting into 2001 Honda Insight


#1

Water occasionally gets into my 2001 Honda Insight after a rainy or snowy day. I am worried that it might be going somewhere dangerous. But I am also worried I might spend a lot of money trying to fix it, and I may not know if it is really fixed because the problem is so intermittent. At first I would occasionally see a tiny puddle - maybe 1/4 cup of water below the right rear window. But twice I have found the seatbelt wet in the morning. So now I am worried the water might be going somewhere I don’t know about. A couple of people have asked me if the car was in an accident. I bought it second hand. Car Fax does not find any accident on it. Any ideas?


#2
Got a sun roof?  My guess is the right rear drain is clogged.  Not difficult to figure out and usually is cheap to fix.

#3

Which seatbelt is wet?


#4

Driver’s seatbelt.


#5

Does it have a sunroof? Sunroof leaks seldom show up at the sunroof, but they are the #1 source of cabin leaks.


#6

It does not have a sunroof.


#7

This is just a WAG but there MAY be a crack in a weld that allows water in.

The crack may open with body flexing when the vehicle is in motion then leak when parked.

If you leave the vehicle parked (overnight) during a rain, is the seatbelt ‘freshly’ wet the next day? The complete belt, top, bottom section or what?


#8

BTW it is not really dangerous. But I would still want it fixed.