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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 54,321 (4,349–150,000)
7 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, more2014, 2015, 2016
62 people reported this problem
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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!
Water in the storage container behind the drivers seat
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!
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!
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.
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.
Head liner wet over both front doors and left and right front carpet wet after raining please help thanks
Leak in rear of vehicle repaired once by dealer but still leaking. Headliner is stained on drivers side. Has roof factory roof racks. Going back for second repair?
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.
Water leaks inside vehicle whenever it rains. Staining around headliner sunroof area and rain puddles on passenger side floor.
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.
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.
2014 DODGE JOURNEY
TOOK DELIVERY OF VEHICLE 1/28/14- 3 DAYS LATER WHILE CLEANING INSIDE NOTICE DRY WATER STAINS ABOUT 20" IN DIAM. AT RT REAR HEADLINER AROUND A/C VENT ( AREA IS DRY SO I KNOW THIS HAPPENED WHILE DEALER HAD VEH IN THEIR LOT) CONTACTED CHRYSLER CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE, I AM WAITING FOR ANSWER.
WILL KEEP UPDATED
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.
Water leaking on passenger side, not fixed yet
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.
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
Carpet on drivers side is wet from front to back seat. Foam under carpet is full of water- like a sponge. Compartments on back floor board on both sides have water in them.
I have had a water leak problem inside my vehicle when it rains since i bought it new. It's been in the shop 4x and again as of now in again. It leaks from the back headliner and through the side paneling water comes pouring in. Ive requested a replacement vehicle and chrysler is telling me that it doesn't qualify?!?!? I'm beyond pissed at this point and trying to work with the dealership to get a new vehicle. I hate dodges and new better...but the price was right.