Water leak from cowl area on Honda CR-V

A leaking cowl (at the base of the windshield) can leak water into the vehicle's cabin. The cowl has to be resealed to stop the leak.
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Average mileage: 122,055 (39,000–200,000)
14 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
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2006 Honda CR-V103,000
Leaking windshield cowl that drips into passenger side foot well and stagnates, soaks the carpet and leads to odor.
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I have a leak in heavy rain but only on the driver side. No leak in light rain. Looking for the problem. And solution!
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Will take car into shop next week for this problem
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1999 Honda CR-V55,000
When it rains, there's a leak on the passenger floor side.
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Bend the cowl in toward windshield to fix
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2008 Honda CR-V39,000
same problem with water leaking into passenger floor mat and had glass company to check drain tubes in sun roof but they were ok. no fix yet
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It appears my new 2012 CRV EX is experiencing the same symptons. I noticed the passenger carpet was damp and I saw water droplets on the passenger side plastic trim. I initially thought it was from the door mouldings and from opening the passenger door to load the vehicle. Further investigation showed that the water was dripping from under the dash. I will contact the dealer and hope for the best. At least I have gained some information from other owners experience.
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2014 Honda CR-V55,000
Also have a leak in passenger side lower wind shieled
After washing vehicle, floormats are puddled up with water!
1999 Honda CR-V96,000
Researched problem and will attempt a repair soon.
Have water leakage with water soaking passenger floor mat if car is parked in heavy rain. No problem with light rain while driving.
1999 Honda CR-V200,000
same. I goouped it with cauking and bent the vent opening inside so the water no longer leaked into it.
1997 Honda CR-V200,000
1996 one owner crv cowl leak ..have been unable to remedy 200 000 kilometres , non usa
2006 Honda CR-V106,000
Not yet fixed. Surprised that Honda would not have come up with a manufacturing fix for this way before 2006.
2003 Honda CR-V95,000
It hasn't been fixed and my truck at this point, is pretty much ruined
Have same problem and into the Honda dealer 3 times - $100 later still no fix - seems like the dealer would know this a common issue
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