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: 125,555 (39,000–200,100)
14 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
33 people reported this problem
18 people shared problem details
I have a leak in heavy rain but only on the driver side. No leak in light rain. Looking for the problem. And solution!
2006 Honda CR-V103,000
Leaking windshield cowl that drips into passenger side foot well and stagnates, soaks the carpet and leads to odor.
Bend the cowl in toward windshield to fix
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
Will take car into shop next week for this problem
1999 Honda CR-V55,000
When it rains, there's a leak on the passenger floor side.
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.
1998 Honda CR-V200,100
I have a leak into passenger-side foot well. I drained the plastic tray under the passenger dash by sliding a small door. It seems to have stopped for now. I will seal the window with clear sealant today. This problem just started after 17 years of no leaks.
Leaking cowl.... take it to the windshield people every 2 years for new sealant bead..don't know what else to do... Part is to expensive to buy and then to pay someone to install..... cannot afford on social security.....
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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