Water leak from cowl area on Honda CR-V

Problem Description and Possible Solution
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.
Problem Data
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Average mileage: 125,025 (10,500–219,000)
14 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
48 people reported this problem
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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!
Leaking windshield cowl that drips into passenger side foot well and stagnates, soaks the carpet and leads to odor.
same. I goouped it with cauking and bent the vent opening inside so the water no longer leaked into it.
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.
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.
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
Not yet fixed. Surprised that Honda would not have come up with a manufacturing fix for this way before 2006.
Brake light turns on when very cold outside turns off after driving the car for a block or so..clock goes off sometimes then turn on. Water come in through windshield when washing it. Haven't fixed any of the problems.Cant put windshield wiper fluid in
Just realized I have a leak way down at the very bottom of the passengers side of the windshield. When using the wipers it spits the water through the cab and all over my dash. I don't know what to do about it. I'm sure this means a visit to my friendly Honda dealership.
After driving in a storm I noticed the driver side floor matt was damp. Pulled up all of the floor matts and the carpet is soaking wet throughout the car. I have a service appointment tomorrow to diagnosis the problem. I am very surprised that this is a somewhat common problem over many model years I am interested to see if Honda and or the dealership will cover any or the repair cost. The leak will have to be fixed and the carpet will probably replaced.
Water accumulated in passenger side floor. Took to Honda Dlr who immediately referred me to 3rd party repair shop. Had it sealed & it has started to leak agin - 105M miles. Vehicle has been basically good. Dealership poor.
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.....
Have water leakage with water soaking passenger floor mat if car is parked in heavy rain. No problem with light rain while driving.