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I think my 2005 Element leaks rainwater into the cabin area, dripping onto the floor from under the dashboard. I have done some looking under the hood but don't find anything that looks unusual. I am pretty sure its not the A/C drain. Any ideas:confused:
 

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Let me know when you find out----

If you can fuid out where the leak is, I would love to know - I can't figure out how the mice get into the car..
 

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AC drain

I would bet real money that it is the AC drain hose. Easy to fix, and a fairly common issue.
 

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Water in the cabin

My element is also leaking water into the cabin on rainy/snowy days. I haven't search around to try to find the source, but it's at the dealership today with their "water specialist", so I'll be sure to update you when I find out the results.
 

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rain, rain , go away !

I've had this same problem since day one , it was back to the dealer several times , rain guy , huh , along with the grinding right rear issue . Dealer never did nothing and I got tired of bringing it in again and again , I've checked the a/c hose , fine , redid the rear brakes , still these problems persist ? The only thing that helps with the rear brake issue is , every time it acts up , I just pull up on the emergency brake while holding the button ! The water issue , I have put a sham-wow to soak up the mess , also i've seen it under the rubber mat itself on this site , I've never looked under mine , too afraid , I guess !

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Re: water in the cabin...possibly resolved

Just got the box back from the dealer and they said their "water dr." couldn't make water go in the cabin, but a lot of water was collecting in the door, which would, after a while, end up on the floor in the cabin, so they resealed both of my doors. It has been raining every since I picked it up yesterday...my husband drove it down to hockey last night (about 45 min each way) and I drove it to work this morning...no water inside.

I'll be keeping an eye on it, though. It never was consistant.
 

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Some Progress

You are all helpful. This is new to me so I don't yet have a profile set up. So to summarize:
1. I have read about the AC drain problem and I will check/clear it but there is no AC going on in upstate NY these days and I am still leaking.
2. I do have a sun roof.
3. I did install a Thule roof rack this summer but installed it on the standard hardware that comes with the car (I drilled no holes.)

I am working on getting a dealer appointment before I exceed 36K, which is real soon. I will keep updating with new information.

Ken
 

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no AC going on in upstate NY these days
Ken,

Anytime you put the heat on feet/defrost or defrost and turn on the fan, the a/c kicks on. Not necessarily the cause of your leak but be aware that Honda designed the a/c to run a lot more often than a typical owner would command it to.
 

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I think someone posted here recently that their dealer, it troubleshooting their "water on the floor" issue, found it to be bad seals on the side windows, allowing water to drip down inside the door, and then leaking from the doors onto the floor.
 

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The service bulletin says

There is a bulletin to dsay to check the plastic seal inside the dooor. That would be the sheet of plastic behind the inner panel
 
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