Dampness Inside the Vehicle Due to a Water Leak on Dodge Journey

Dampness inside the vehicle may be the result of a water leak, most commonly caused by improperly sealed body seams. Once the source of the leak has been determined the affected area should be properly sealed.

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Average mileage: 59,814 (4,349–150,000)
6 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, more2014, 2015
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I first found a saturated floorboard under the drivers seat. When I investigated I found the water filled storage unit in the drivers side passenger floorboard. Nothing else wet-not the passenger seat, or door--not the drivers seat. I cleaned it all out and it stayed dry until it rained again last night. I checked it this morning and the storage unit was completely full again--still dry seat and surrounding area--wet under the drivers seat. I'm stumped!
2009 Dodge Journey 40,000 mi,
Floor on driver side is always wet. I thought I had fixed the leak by sealing a plug in the floor board, but its wet again.... The floor box behind driver seat is always full of water. Dodge said oh well your over your 30,000 mi warranty sorry!
2013 Dodge Journey 4,349 mi,
Our new Journey has been leaking into the vehicle from down through the headliner, the rear heating vent, from the rear DVD player, from the sunglasses visor and the side-impact air bag compartments. This first happened two months ofter we bought it brand-new off the lot. It has since been "fixed" three times and has reoccurred. The last two repairs I've been told they "adjusted" the sunroof- whatever that means. The first time it happened, I was told that the drains had not been installed properly at manufacturing. I'm not waiting for it to rain again to see if the leak has been permanently fixed, though I'm not holding my breath. Buyer beware if you're looking at a Dodge with a sunroof!
2010 Dodge Journey 35,000 mi,
Water in the storage container behind the drivers seat
Driver side floor fills with water and saturates under the carpet after rain. It takes a few days time to seep in. A water quantity significantly enough to to cause squishing sounds when stepping into the car. Shop vacuuming can remove up to 2 liters. This past winter, the dash was removed to replace the heater core because only driver side was heating up. I don't know yet if the replacement is the cause however I did not have this problem before this. The car is no longer covered so if they find the problem not to do with the heater core and dash replacement, I will have to pay. I am not happy and am nervous of what the cost may be. A 2010 vehicle? I didn't think a heater core would get clogged and full of dirt that young a car. And now this water problem. I don't want my floor to start rotting. PROBLEM SOLVED! Last year the dealer changed the heater core(as I explained above). They pinched the drain hose during replacement. The A/C drained directly into my car. SHODDY WORKMANSHIP was to blame. I did NOT have to pay for the repair but , shoot....they had to take up the carpets, sidings, seats, liner...??? what else?? What is weird is that I was on vacation while they did the job and they called me to tell me that is WAS NOT THE HEATER CORE so I gave the okay to continue the work (at my expense @ $92+/hr, which I ultimately did not have to pay, fortunately since it did end up being their fault). My car is nice and dry now. If this helps anyone, I will be very happy for you.
2010 Dodge Journey 99,500 mi,
Both of my floor boards in the front of my car had puddles after it rained... gurgling sound when my ac or defrost is on and make a left hand turn
Water inside the coolers behid the front seats. Problem have not been corrected. Just discovered the issue.
2009 Dodge Journey 42,000 mi,
Noticed it before, but thought it was melted snow. Had heavy rain in the past couple of days, I found the rear floor compartment behind the driver's seat full of water. Waiting for tomorrow to call dealer.. I'm happy with this Journey, I'll think twice about buying another Dodge.
2010 Dodge Journey 90,000 mi,
Head liner wet over both front doors and left and right front carpet wet after raining please help thanks
Its not fixed. Every time it rains, my feet get wet when I get in. Now Dodge says they don't have to pay for it. I've driven Dodges since 1995, and I'm considering a damn Nissan because of this.
2013 Dodge Journey 30,000 mi,
Had my journey for a couple years now and noticed my windows are always foggy inside and feels humid. Opened both floor compartment's and I sucked out 3 gallons of water from them.
Repaired! I had water in the storage compartment and the carpet was soaked on the drivers side. I removed the seat and trim, and took out the carpet which is necessary to get the carpet dry. It will take 2-4 days for the carpet to dry outside of the car. I ran a hose over the windshield and found water entering the car from the left door sill. It was obviously running down the left door pillar and into the sill, but was not draining from the sill. In a breathtaking example of incompetent engineering, sound deadening foam had been injected into the sill, preventing the water from getting to the drain in the bottom of the sill. I cleared a path from the pillar to the drain holes by digging out a channel through the foam with a wire hook. This is all done through the holes in the top of the sill after removing the plastic trim sockets. There are holes in the side of the sill where the wire harness connects, these were sealed with silicone caulk then the wire harness re-attached. I then took steps to stop or redirect the water that was entering the top of the door pillar. This included sealing holes behind the trim piece next to the left mirror, and forming a rubber gutter above the pillar to redirect the water into the engine compartment. There have been no more floods after this fix.
Rear doors fill with water during rains. Window seals so poor they allow pine needles to pass through plugging drain holes.never corrected. I now clean out pine needles from door on regular basis
2013 Dodge Journey 34,000 mi,
Water leaks inside vehicle whenever it rains. Staining around headliner sunroof area and rain puddles on passenger side floor.
2012 Dodge Journey 77,000 mi,
I am not sure how long this problem existed because the car was garaged until recently. Now that it is parked outside when it rains the driver side floor carpet gets saturated along with the storage compartment fills with water
2013 Dodge Journey 60,000 mi,
Condensation in floor storage
2012 Dodge Journey 44,000 mi,
Storage bin behind driver seat fills with water; nothing else gets wet. Have not taken in for repair yet.
2009 Dodge Journey 76,000 mi,
Just bought the vehicle. I really like it but unfortunately my sunroof seal needs replaced I had to close it a fee times in order for it to.stop leaking g when it started raining.
2009 Dodge Journey 30,000 mi,
I have a 2014 Dodge Journey. The extra storage under the rear of the car had a few transvestites in it to give more room in the back. When I opened the storage compartment it was soaked and you could see water sitting in Sidebottom of it. The seal around the window of the back rear "hatchback" was determined to be the cause and it was replaced. There is currently a leak around the driver's side door that I need to have them replace before my warranty is expired. When it is raining you will see an occasional leak fall down on the inside of the door and the window is shut right.
2009 Dodge Journey 120,000 mi,
Just purchased this car and love it, except every time it rains, the driver's side floor board and cargo hold in the back seat fill up with water. Could not figure it out. I pulled the carpet out this weekend and found the hole. Just trying to figure out how to fix the issue. In the meantime, I have no carpet, since the carpets is basically trashed due to water damage. Seems like it is a Dodge design issue.