Honda CR-V Problem Report
Honda CR-V Water leak from cowl area
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.
I have a leak in heavy rain but only on the driver side. No leak in light rain. Looking for the problem. And solution! - Visitor
Leaking windshield cowl that drips into passenger side foot well and stagnates, soaks the carpet and leads to odor. - Visitor
When it rains, there's a leak on the passenger floor side. - Visitor
Bend the cowl in toward windshield to fix - Visitor
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 - Visitor
Will take car into shop next week for this problem - Visitor
Also have a leak in passenger side lower wind shieled - Visitor
After washing vehicle, floormats are puddled up with water! - Bradey
Researched problem and will attempt a repair soon. - Visitor
Have water leakage with water soaking passenger floor mat if car is parked in heavy rain. No problem with light rain while driving. - ellenmcneill
same. I goouped it with cauking and bent the vent opening inside so the water no longer leaked into it. - Visitor
1996 one owner crv cowl leak ..have been unable to remedy 200 000 kilometres , non usa - Visitor
Not yet fixed. Surprised that Honda would not have come up with a manufacturing fix for this way before 2006. - Visitor
It hasn't been fixed and my truck at this point, is pretty much ruined - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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 - dalsec
Would like to see pictures or video to see how to remove cowl and reseal it.
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