Water Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain on Chrysler Sebring

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

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Average mileage: 88,624 (20,000–225,000)
12 model years affected: 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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2002 Chrysler Sebring 150,000 mi,
There is water on the floor of the front and back driver side.
Leaking, passenger side feet, dripping from above and also running into the carpet, noted when A/C running. Not an issue in Colorado...but visiting Louisiana...a MAJOR problem here, sponging out upwards of 2 cups of water from front passenger seat compartment after a 1-2 hour drive, not to mention the wet shows, pant-legs, etc. WHERE exactly is this drainage tube and how do I get to it in order to unblock it, if that might be the problems?????
Problem: Water pools in passenger floor board when AC has been running. Solution: OK...My dad and I were able to stop the leak. He has a wrecker so we lifted the front end of the car up off the ground. I went to the local hardware store and got a 12 inch piece of plastic hose (the thick stuff) sorry I don't remember the exact size...and a hose clamp. There is a black plug (for lack of a better word) It is the drain where the water from your ac is supposed to drain out. It comes out of my car (2004 Sebring) on the passenger side. You want the car to be cool as it is hard to get to, and you can get burned trying to get to it. We took that plug off. there was a little metal tube/hose that stuck out. We took and put the plastic hose I purchased and used the hose clamp to hold it on. Note: it was a very snug fit. It has been over a month and no more leaks. Hope this can help you.
2007 Chrysler Sebring 85,000 mi,
Run the Ac and water run's down the passenger side from under the dash. Floor board is soaked beyong belief. Goes all the way to back seat floor board, car smells of mildew!!!!
2004 Chrysler Sebring 135,000 mi,
A garage has tryed to fix the problem 2 times but it still gets wet. I'm almost ready to give the car away. No more Chyr. products for me.
Water is pooling on the passenger side back floor board only. Check AC drainage last week, shop vac the puddle of water and it dried out that has started fooling again today. Why is pooling only in the passenger back floor board?
2008 Chrysler Sebring 26,600 mi,
I am looking for the drain now
2005 Chrysler Sebring 83,000 mi,
Water accumulation in passenger side front and rear from running a/c in hot, humid weather (our entire summer). Solution: I removed the passenger seat, peeled back the carpet and padding to let the sun dry it out. I also lifted up the noise barrier on firewall side of passenger footwell to dry out. I put the car up on oil change ramps and by hand removed the rubber boot covering the a/c drain (engine side of firewall). I cut a 4 inch length of 5/8 heater hose and slipped it onto the drain tube to extend it. Sat in the car running the air during pouring rain: no leaks! Then I put it back together. Now I can run the a/c in the muggiest weather full blast with no worries! Had the same exact thing happen on another Chrysler product: 2002 Dakota Quad cab. Same fix was needed. Chrysler's engineer who designs a/c drains should be fired, retire, or change careers! This is NOTHING BUT inept design. As for the rest of the car: I live it, just like I loved my Dakota!
2005 Chrysler Sebring 30,000 mi,
ac drain was plugged, which caused it to leak inside the passenger compartment.
Water on front passenger side floor, caused by AC, mechanic added a short hose at the end and stopped leaking in.
2005 Chrysler Sebring 48,500 mi,
Water in front and back floorboard
2008 Chrysler Sebring 87,000 mi,
discolored water on passenger floor board ac then stoped blowing cold chrysler wants 1200 to fix it they said the evaporater needs replacement we just had the ac serviced there 3 weeks ago some type of switch needed replacement kinda strange 3 weeks later evaporater needs replacement 6 months ago car got stuck in park neeeded a clip in the shifter replaced then 1 month later needed altenator replaced last month transmission needed replaced now it needs cv axeles replaced and front left brake soleniod All i have to say is these newer chryslers are great cars untill about 60,000 miles then they fall apart anyone thinking of buying one do your homework first look at all the negative reviews on these cars they really do suck
2008 Chrysler Sebring 68,000 mi,
You hear a "shifting sand" noise when turning, which I assume is the junk that somehow gets in to bloke the tube. This leads to the water build up and the wet passenger side carpet. A bad design!!
2007 Chrysler Sebring 122,000 mi,
Water leaks into floor on passager side after rain never had problem before tried unstopping drain holes underneath the car on passager side only worked for a couple of days tried again problem still occurs
2004 Chrysler Sebring 98,000 mi,
The same situation. Water leak due to plugged ac drain. It is not fixed yet. Still looking for a shop to take care of it.
2005 Chrysler Sebring 22,000 mi,
when a/c runs the passenger floor board gets soak all the way to the rear floor board. Shop blows out the line every time I get an oil change. The service bulletin issued for this problem is WAY TOO expensive to get done. Been driving it this way for 3 summers and I live in Florida. Every weekend I use a wet vac to soak up the water, about a gallon each time.
2002 Chrysler Sebring 122,356 mi,
Leak driver side beside feet
1997 Chrysler Sebring 44,000 mi,
AC drain clogged. Makes swooshing sound when turning corners and condensation pours into passanger then drivers side (under the dash). Mechanics cleared our the drain (clogged with pine needles) for $20. Additional problem: AC stops running after 2-3 minutes. Unsure whether it is related. There is a grinding noise from the fan/motor, then all stop.
2003 Chrysler Sebring 100,000 mi,
Run The ac long your feet will got wet.
2008 Chrysler Sebring 74,704 mi,
It has not been fixed but I noticed it today for the first time. The water was under the car mat on the passenger side. I just bought the car from a friend in April 2016.