Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Water is leaking into the front cabin

asked by on

I have a real issue with water- leaking into the front cabin. How can I divert the rain from coming into the car and how to get rid of mold smells?

Thanks, Crystal

My car has 97000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The procedure for keeping the water from getting into the cabin will depend greatly on figuring out where the water is coming in. It could come in at the sunroof, door seals, windshield seal, window seal, or any place else that there is an opening to the outside, and uses some type of seal or gasket to keep the water out.

Until you know where it’s coming in, it would be impossible to offer a repair. As far as the mold smell, there are several types of mold and mildew neutralizers available from auto parts stores or possibly from the dealer. In severe situations, it may require you to replace any carpet, or interior, that has been exposed to moisture for any period of time. If you need to have the leak scoped out, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the water leak and proceed with repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My dodge Dakota revs rpms extremely high when I start the truck vacume lines are good what else might it be?

Hi there. Typically a high engine RPM is caused by a vacuum leak or idle control valve failure. Although you've indicated that the vacuum lines and throttle control sensor are good, you might want to verify all vacuum line connections...

Q: Blown head gasket with blue b evil in it now lost power on 2005 Chevy Equinox

The sealer is for a temporary fix and it did work for a few weeks. You may now have to get the engine fixed. The head gasket may be blown more than the sealer can fix. If you need to...

Q: Jeep wrangler with sbc 350. Rain getting into engine,i havent ran it n theres no coolant in the block or rad.Where could it get in

Hi there. If you have not run the engine after putting it into the jeep and there is no water in the block or radiator and after it rains for 2 days you find water in the engine oil, there...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.