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Dodge Stratus Water Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain

Dodge Stratus Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Miscellaneous Affected: Sedan

Average Mileage: 83,695 mi (39,000 mi - 153,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    all right side of the car front and rear completely wet 1 inch of water
    this should be factory recall
    will not buy this brand again
    piece of s...t

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  •  Rookie

    well i got the old water in the floorboard of the rr passenger they sell a 15.00 kit and charge 150 to 175 to put it in why isn't there a recall for this issue!!!!!&%$^_no more chrysler products for me

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  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    When using the A/C the drivers side floor board fills with water. There is no water on the ground under the car as you would expect.

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  • Visitor, , 87,962 mi

    Same problem, but I can not locate the evaporator drain hose. This Stratus has the 3.0. engine and auto transmission.

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  • Visitor, , 117,500 mi

    I live in South GA and run the AC constantly in the summer time. Every summer the AC drain gets clogged and water builds up in the passenger floor board. I have measured as much as 2.5 inches in the rear passenger floor.

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  •  Rookie

    leak in rear somewhere. It appears as a puddle of water on rear left passenger floor. Cannot find where t is coming from. Mechanic hubby things it may be air conditioning leak.

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  • Visitor, , 77,000 mi

    clear water is leaking into driver side front seat when I use air conditioner.

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  • Visitor, , 112,000 mi

    Water in the d/s floorboard when you run the a/c. There is supposed to be a hose sticking out of the firewall to drain water under the car, but it tends to either get clogged or the hose comes off completely, and the water runs back into the car. Should be an easy fix if you have a lift and a little know-how. Otherwise it will cost a couple hundred in labor to get it fixed at a shop.

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  • Visitor, , 153,000 mi

    Havent found a solution yet! My floorboard stays soaked and now water is even dripping down on my leg and getting my shoes and socks wet from under the dash somewhere! Have put in new radiator bypassed heater core and still dripping water! My water is never low in my radiator usually so I think it has to be the ac hose like I have been reading about in this forum ! This should be a stinking recall! But the weird thing is that I had to get the o2 sensor replaced and the very next day my floorboard started getting wet? Coincidence? bad luck? Not sure but will update when or if I figure out what the stinkin problem is!!!!

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  • Visitor, , 77,500 mi

    Water is filling the front and rear floorboard on the passenger side. I know it is the AC drain but haven't found the drain tube yet. Normally on household systems I would use a wet vac to suck out the clog but don't if I can get to it here.

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