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I am one of the selected few owners that have noticed a puddle of water or wet area on the passenger side front floor area of my new Mustang. I have been in a couple other forums to find out, that I'm not alone. The problem is the dealers can't seem to fix it on any of the cars that show this problem.
My vehicle was sent to an outside body/trim shop in the Detroit metro area, that specializes in water type leaks. They have not seen it before in a 2005-up Mustang, but have seen it on other Fords in recent years. Here is the fix, this may save you much time and money.
The leak is from a inproperly sealed seam between the A-pillar/bodyside and the cowl/firewall. Some of you may not understand this, but show this email to your local Ford dealer if you experience this problem. My vehicle seam was sealed, but not correctly at the factory. The outside source after removing the passenger side front fender was able to expose the complete problemed area. The dealer had sealed this seam before, but only what they could see of it. To really fix the leak, you must re-seal the entire seam. My vehicle has been fixed, and the carpet pad replaced to avoid any mildue or odors in the future.
This problem has led to electrical gremlins and all sots of problems that become untraceable. Do yourself a favor and watch your interior after a hard rain, your car may be doing it and you don't even know. Watch for moisture on the inside of windows and such. One person whom I spoke with in another forum, could not get his car fixed at the dealer no matter how many times they tried to fix it. He also had one other problem, nobody would take the car in on trade because of the mildue smell and fear of a water damaged vehcile. He can't sell it of trade it in, and has contacted the Better Business Bureau.
I hope this helps!
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Yep, that's what the dealer did to mine too. Replaced and properly sealed the bottom window molding.
They removed the hood and passenger fender to see what was going on. While they were in there, they saw the door seal, next to the fender side, was not making full contact. SO they replaced and seal that too. I didn't get new carpet pad, they just pulled my out and let it dry in the shop over the weekend. Water gone. I never had the smell. I caught it early because of this forum.
Now my driver side window is leaking, just a tiny drip, but it's still doing it. I have to take it in next week for that one.
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THis is a well known issue. Please see this link, and continue to add to it. If you haven't done so Bascho is a Ford Rep who is collecting data about this problem and would help if you contributed the Vin #.
The leak is from a inproperly sealed seam between the A-pillar/bodyside and the cowl/firewall. Some of you may not understand this, but show this email to your local Ford dealer if you experience this problem. My vehicle seam was sealed, but not correctly at the factory. The outside source after removing the passenger side front fender was able to expose the complete problemed area. The dealer had sealed this seam before, but only what they could see of it. To really fix the leak, you must re-seal the entire seam.
Could someone post a photo of this area / seam or somehow put a [factory] schematicor drawing of it here so we can all understand it better. This seems to be a serious - and fairly common - problem with the 05/06/07 vehicles, and even for someone like myself who has been following this issue closely, it is hard to really understand where the problem seam is without some form of visual.
Can Bascho or some other Ford rep / engineer help us out with this?
Also - for all of those with apassenger side leak, it does not appear that the leak can be completely nullified if you or your dealer has not removed the passenger side front fender [to get at the entire seam]. Is this correct?
I have experienced the same thing 5 times now, and a guy that I work with has had it happen to him twice. While I was on vacation, my girlfriend and I went out to dinner with a couple of friends of ours and we took their vehicle. While we were gone it rained pretty hard. When we got back to the condo, there was about 1 1/2" of water in the floorboard on the passenger side. The dealer has sealed the wiper cowl and has replaced the door seals, but they haven't resealed this A-panel. I don't know about other states, but WV has a lemon law, and I'm looling into filing. I haven't yet experienced the electrical problems, but you can see a white "film" on my fuses from that fuse block. I love my car, but I just don't know if I can trust it after all of this. I also have bought a body kit from Cervini's to put on my car, but I've been waiting to see if we get this leak fixed. This is my first Mustang, and all the guys that I work with are giving me a hard time over it. They keep telling me to buy a Chevrolet, but I usually reply that they don't make a muscle car.
My 2005convertible also had this problem. I just happened to be driving in a down pour when my fuse box got wet and set every alarm on the thing off andkilledthe enginewhile on the expressway!
Needless to say the service department at the Ford Dealership had no idea what could have done that but insisted that my less than 2 year old vehicle had a molding loose that must have caused water to get into the floorboard or better yet the top wasn't tight enough. Needless to say that was not the problem but several hundred dollars were paid becasue as we all know a molding is not covered under warranty!
The very next week I had to take it back for water in the floorboard again. I took with me all the internet research about the seam leaking and they refused to believe this was the problem and stood by the leaky window theory. When I went to pick the car up they told me they sealed the underside and it was good but "don't go through the automatic carwash." I haven't had any more problems so I guess they sealed the leaky seams correctly or I hope they did because I am so ready to call it a lemon and move on.
I love my 2005 model but I have never had a problem withmy 1994 model (well except that whole head gasket issue).
Check your window sticker and see if you got the
underdash water dispenser option. It was no extra charge for me.
Mine seems to be leaking at the seam on the passengers side.
Or under the cowl panels below the windshield. No driving in
the rain for me and carwashes are out of the question.
We can send a man to the moon but......
Had the water problem too . Took it to the dealer twice. I had all the info I could find on this forum. The dealer was very cooperative, and used the threads to help them figure it out. The first visit almost cured the problem. The second visit was the charm. They sealed the firewall / rocker panel seam. They were great to work with. I know others have had problems with their dealers in getting the job done. I will still keep checking the pass side area for as long as I own this car. Never know if it will start leaking again.
I have a 2005 conv. with 40,000 miles. It just started leaking. Have had as much as an inch of water on the front pass. floor and now that its cold, ICE!!! I see these posts are pretty old. Has Ford done anything to service this issue? Are they making repairs out of warrenty? I thought this issue stopped after the cowl leaks in 65-68's. Don't have the odor yet.
Ford knows about this problem with the Mustang and has made it a major point to lie to the public about it.
I am a 2 time loser and victim of Ford's piece of crap Mustang ....
2005 Redfire Convertible V6 -Ford was forced by the Better Business Bureau to recover this vehicle after 8 attemptsof trying to fix thewater leak. I was forced to pay approximately $10,000 on "usage" fees AND was required to take a replacementMustang (a 2006 Mustang GT.) As an added insult I was forced to pay sticker for the car.
2006 Tungsten Gray Mustang GT - Ford was given 3 attempts to repair the water leak on the passenger side of this vehicle. Two of the 3 times the car was basically disassembled to look for the leak, however it just ended up getting worse. I gave up after 3 the third time ... I took ANOTHER $7,000 hit and traded the water soaked piece of junk in.
No more Ford motor company junk for me. Quality job #1 ??? Uh huh RIGHT.
As a goof I recently called Ford Customer Care posing as a potential Mustang buyer. I mentioned that I had heard there was a problem with water leaking on into the cabin on the passenger side. I was told that there were NO REPORTS THAT EVER HAPPENING. I then identified myself as a past Mustang owner that had turned in a car to Ford recaimation for the leak problem and had just traded in another Mustang that had the leak problem. I was promptly hung up on.
I have noticed that on the late 06 and 07 Mustyang (not a typo) that they now incorporate a styrofoam sheet over the smart junction box. It looks like this is an after thought to prevent water that MIGHT leak inot the junction box and cause an electrical problem to leak onto the floor instead.
So now if you don't look for it you'll never know you have the leak unless it REALLY soaks your carpet or your car starts to stink. How bout that for Ford engineering ? If you can't FIX the water leak ... lie about it and divert it to the floor. Thenhope the owner gets over 36,000 mi before he discovers the leak. Then Ford can CHARGE to fix it.
Ford continues to lie about the problem and probably will never admit the car was a slapped together, shove it out the door piece of crap that looks pretty. If that was what they were trying to achieve ... they dida GREAT job.
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