Wet Carpet Due to Plugged Evaporator Drain on Dodge Avenger

The carpet under the right side of the dash may become wet with water. This can be caused by the AC evaporator drain being plugged with debris. Our technicians tell us that once the drain is clear, a cabin air filter should be installed to keep debris out.

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Average mileage: 73,834 (7,000–360,000)
7 model years affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, more2012, 2013, 2014
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problem details
2010 Dodge Avenger 84,110 mi,
Started hearing a weird sound when turning or quickly slowing down. Then when I got back in the car later I drove about 1 mile and started hearing water pouring inside the car on the right side under the glove box. The floor was wet and I saw water driping from a hose that ran down under the rightside of dash to the floor under the carpet.
2011 Dodge Avenger 66,000 mi,
Noticed the floor on the passenger side was wet... saw water draining from under the dashboard
2009 Dodge Avenger 48,000 mi,
Carpet soaked on passenger floor and some wetness on drivers side
2013 Dodge Avenger 24,000 mi,
Huge amt of water in passenger front floor area - happened before, but i did not know what the cause was (thought i left a window open) - then AC did not blow - took to the dealer, not covered because they said Dog Hair got into the filters and it needed to be cleaned so that is maintenance. 1 week later, the water was pouring onto the front passenger floor area, i heard it while i was driving but did not see anything until i got home to find the soaked floor. Went to dealer again, who said without looking at it, based on previous filter issue, that the hose was clogged with dog hair, needed 4 - 5 hours to repair, again, maintenance not covered by their "bumper to bumper" warranty and service only Monday thru Friday. Have to take a day off of work, cab it back and forth to home? Not taking it to the dealer, i would rather support a local repair shop, not lose the day's pay or the 50 cab fare. Seems only the Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler has this design flaw, no one i know ever had this problem and i understand it did not exist in the previous models.
2014 Dodge Avenger 7,000 mi,
Passenger side floorboards soaked, front and back. Could hear the water running out of the dash into my car. Hope they will clean or replace carpet as I don't want a new car that smells horrible.
2011 Dodge Avenger 70,000 mi,
2009 Dodge Avenger 72,000 mi,
water on passenger floor carpet is soaked car sat all weekend an yet the floor was still wet
2013 Dodge Avenger 34,000 mi,
Water comes in on passenger side no matter if ac was running or not was told same. plugged line, had car in 3 times to change heater core, have line unplugged, then this last time I was told they flat didnt know? Really!!!? So basically this is a ongoing problem that I have to deal with? Come on dodge this is your design flaw quit screwing the people and help fix the problem!!!
2008 Dodge Avenger 65,000 mi,
wet cartpet - air conditioner making noise
2013 Dodge Avenger 29,900 mi,
Passenger side carpet drenched with water after the air conditioner is turned on. Water sounds like it is sloshing somewhere under the dash board. I brought it into the dealer and was told it was not under warranty because it was a clog caused by leaves getting in from the plastic grid by the windshield wiper. So $150. later it was repaired. Its a shame that I would never buy another Dodge because of a problem like this.
2011 Dodge Avenger 62,000 mi,
Same as everybody else. Water is pouring into passenger side floor. Took it to dealer and he said without looking it's a clogged drain. Looks like Dodge has a flawed design.
2010 Dodge Avenger 133,000 mi,
Water leaking in vehicle when air conditioner runs
2012 Dodge Avenger 48,000 mi,
Water spraying on passenger floorboard when turning left with heat on. Problem not fixed yet.
2013 Dodge Avenger 360,000 mi,
Carpet wet on driver and passenger side when using. Ac
2013 Dodge Avenger 53,000 mi,
Drain line clogged and leaking water on the floor. I am going to loosen it with my air compressor. I will let you know if it works.
2013 Dodge Avenger 20,000 mi,
The backseat'so floors were wet. I googled the problem, related to clogged ad ducts, & the dealership fixed it.
Have had this issue for years but had no idea what it was from
2008 Dodge Avenger 105,210 mi,
Purchase and every time it rains the car in the inside is flooded. Carpet sinks and will mess up anything on the floor.
I had my transmission rebuilt.. When u got it back my carpets were getting wet. Took it back and the mechanic blew a bunch of leaves from my ac underneath the glove box.. Problem solved
2012 Dodge Avenger 60,845 mi,
I noticed this problem last week and have yet to get the situation resolved though I do know this is due to the A/C evaporator drain line either being clogged or kinked. I plan to remedy this problem myself today and save myself the added bill with a mechanic. Searching online for tutorials.