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Did you trade it for another Honda? Or something else. I am wondering how my situation is going to unfold...ugh.
No," fool me once shame on you fool me twice... ." I went for the cheapest of a quality brand that starts w the letter L model starts with UX since we are not allow to promote brands here. After trading it (was paid for) I ended up w less than what I paid for the HRV and the difference is from earth to heaven. With this of the virus now is the time to do it since most dealers are ready to sell is a buyers market
 

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No," fool me once shame on you fool me twice... ." I went for the cheapest of a quality brand that starts w the letter L model starts with UX since we are not allow to promote brands here. After trading it (was paid for) I ended up w less than what I paid for the HRV and the difference is from earth to heaven. With this of the virus now is the time to do it since most dealers are ready to sell is a buyers market
Good deal. :) Mine is just at a year old. I put 10K cash down and owe about 18K...don't want to lose on it. Bought the extra warranty etc. I am seriously thinking about doing something though..grrr. I have had two Mazda's with sunroofs parked in the same spot as my HRV and NEVER had an issue. I just got a call and they said someone is going to check on the seal of the sunroof to see why so much debris is getting in...I don't know...
 

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Car leakings BUCKETS OF water inside the car (rear door ad spare tire well) after 3 years and 34k miles ( I waited to 38K to take it and that is why dealer wanted $330 to strat gueassing wich seal was leaking) In 40 years of car shopping this one is the first time I see this poor craftsmanship/materials and then the refusal of the dealer to fix it under waranty. Those were bad omen for the car. This was a bad sign. Here is a tip for you for car shopping if you go that way. After you do your on line reasearch of prices features etc., of what you want you go car shoppig in a rainy day. You will get a get better deal in a car if you go at the end of the month and if rainy day preferable, dealers are more willing to negociate. I traded it at the end of Dec because did not want the HRV to depreceiated another year before trading also look for the 0% these corona virus days. Good luck. Let me know how it ends :).
 

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Hi. I have a 2016 HRV which I bought brand new from a Honda dealership. This year, after it rains, there is a large water puddle inside the car on the front passenger floor bed. This has happened quite a few times. I did not leave the window open if anyone was wondering. I took it to the Honda dealer service and they basically said it was a clogged air conditioner. They apparently fixed and I paid $150 for the diagnostic and repair out of pocket though I was still in my 3 year warranty. 3 weeks later, after it rained, there is still a puddle in my car. The interior now has a foul odor due to the water damage. I take the car back to the same Honda service. It’s been over a week and a half and they never contact me to update me. I call and the mechanic says he still can’t find the source. My warranty expires in a few days.
Has anyone had this issue with the leak? I called Honda and made complaint. I don’t know what to do at this point. Please help.
Same problem after 12 months the drivers side floor is a swimming pool, Honda have no idea clogged water water drain maybe, but Honda cannot tell me where the drain is, bloody hopeless for a 4 year old car.
 

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Hi. I have a 2016 HRV which I bought brand new from a Honda dealership. This year, after it rains, there is a large water puddle inside the car on the front passenger floor bed. This has happened quite a few times. I did not leave the window open if anyone was wondering. I took it to the Honda dealer service and they basically said it was a clogged air conditioner. They apparently fixed and I paid $150 for the diagnostic and repair out of pocket though I was still in my 3 year warranty. 3 weeks later, after it rained, there is still a puddle in my car. The interior now has a foul odor due to the water damage. I take the car back to the same Honda service. It’s been over a week and a half and they never contact me to update me. I call and the mechanic says he still can’t find the source. My warranty expires in a few days.
Has anyone had this issue with the leak? I called Honda and made complaint. I don’t know what to do at this point. Please help.
I had the same problem along with water inside of the rear door. Water accumulated there after every rain by the buket also and you can hear it slushing when you take a curve. Took it to a Honda dealer with 38K miles and 3 and 1/2 yrs. Honda refused to fix it under warranty and wanted $250 labor and $85.0 in parts. Honda refused to fix it since it was out of warranty after 36k mi. I refused to fix it also since in 40 years of buying cars this is the first time that after 3 years water gets in the car by the buckets. sign of cvraftmanship/part problems. I traded the car in at the end of the year before depreciated one more year.
 

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Hi. I have a 2016 HRV which I bought brand new from a Honda dealership. This year, after it rains, there is a large water puddle inside the car on the front passenger floor bed. This has happened quite a few times. I did not leave the window open if anyone was wondering. I took it to the Honda dealer service and they basically said it was a clogged air conditioner. They apparently fixed and I paid $150 for the diagnostic and repair out of pocket though I was still in my 3 year warranty. 3 weeks later, after it rained, there is still a puddle in my car. The interior now has a foul odor due to the water damage. I take the car back to the same Honda service. It’s been over a week and a half and they never contact me to update me. I call and the mechanic says he still can’t find the source. My warranty expires in a few days.
Has anyone had this issue with the leak? I called Honda and made complaint. I don’t know what to do at this point. Please help.
I found a rubber cap that fits into a hole high up on the drivers side under dash and under the carpet, the black cap had fallen out of the hole when it rains very hard the water gets in the hole, the cap need to be put back maybe glued in, i fond it today after looking all day when the drivers side was flooded. try dry out the carpet now easy but glue the plug back in the hole.
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I found a rubber cap that fits into a hole high up on the drivers side under dash and under the carpet, the black cap had fallen out of the hole when it rains very hard the water gets in the hole, the cap need to be put back maybe glued in, i fond it today after looking all day when the drivers side was flooded. try dry out the carpet now easy but glue the plug back in the hole.
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that side of the plug for a better name goes into the hole, the other side is flat
 

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I have a 2016 HRV and have had this problem "fixed" twice. Both times I would accumulate tons of water in the passenger slide floorboard when it rained. The first time I thought maybe it was because I'd had the windshield replaced and there was a problem with the seal, but they ultimately told me there was a kink in the hose that drained the sunroof, and that it was a manufacturing error, and so didn't charge me. The second time I came back (two years later) they told me that I had too much leaf mould accumulated near the windshield (true, haven't been driving much lately and didn't notice) and charged me $250 to clean it out. and told me to take the car to the carwash on the regular to prevent buildup. Fine, but that didn't help, so went back again after the next rainstorm led to a new passenger-side pond. That time they told me the sunroof drain was clogged again and charged me $150 to clean it out. The day I brought it for the second leak/third fix, in the technician who checked me in noted that he'd had someone else come in that day with the same problem. Aside from being annoyed, I'm wondering if there is anything preventative to be done - other than moving to a place with a garage, which seems an excessive response. Oh, and I have a tub of DampRid in the car in hopes it can finish sucking up any remaining moisture. The trade-in temptation is strong...but I just made the last payment., and I do mostly like the car otherwise. :( Anyone know if the newer models have the same issues?
 

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My daughter has the 2017 HRV and she has suddenly developed the same problem of finding a large amount of water on the passenger side floor. And when I say a large amount, it was about a quart or more that I vacuumed up. Based on Youtube video, I opened the moon roof and cleaned the area near the vent tube opening and blew out the vent tube. But I really don't think that much water could come from the rubber seals leaking water into the moon roof rack. More likely is that the drain tube located under the plastic cowling that lies below the windshield wipers is clogged and letting water enter the cabin by way of the clean air/cabin filer area. Due to the amount of water that comes in, I think it has to be off the windshield and not draining correctly. But that fix exceeds my capabilities so we will ask a mechanic to fix.
 

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My daughter has the 2017 HRV and she has suddenly developed the same problem of finding a large amount of water on the passenger side floor. And when I say a large amount, it was about a quart or more that I vacuumed up. Based on Youtube video, I opened the moon roof and cleaned the area near the vent tube opening and blew out the vent tube. But I really don't think that much water could come from the rubber seals leaking water into the moon roof rack. More likely is that the drain tube located under the plastic cowling that lies below the windshield wipers is clogged and letting water enter the cabin by way of the clean air/cabin filer area. Due to the amount of water that comes in, I think it has to be off the windshield and not draining correctly. But that fix exceeds my capabilities so we will ask a mechanic to fix.
I took mine to the dealership twice and had it "fixed". I live in the PNW and this isn't going to fly if it keeps happening. They in fact told me its the drains by the sunroof that are getting clogged..so it diverts inside. I also called Honda directly and opened a claim so they know. The more people that do this..is what allows fixes and recalls. We shall see how it goes this winter.
 

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Hi. I have a 2016 HRV which I bought brand new from a Honda dealership. This year, after it rains, there is a large water puddle inside the car on the front passenger floor bed. This has happened quite a few times. I did not leave the window open if anyone was wondering. I took it to the Honda dealer service and they basically said it was a clogged air conditioner. They apparently fixed and I paid $150 for the diagnostic and repair out of pocket though I was still in my 3 year warranty. 3 weeks later, after it rained, there is still a puddle in my car. The interior now has a foul odor due to the water damage. I take the car back to the same Honda service. It’s been over a week and a half and they never contact me to update me. I call and the mechanic says he still can’t find the source. My warranty expires in a few days.
Has anyone had this issue with the leak? I called Honda and made complaint. I don’t know what to do at this point. Please help.
I bought a 2016 new and it started leaking before 36k mi. I took the car in Dec 2019 with 38k mi and I was told that it was going to be $250 labor ang $85.00 in parts to start changing seals to start guessing. I had water in the rear door about half a bucket of water inside it and another half in the spare tire well . In 40 years of buying cars I never had one that at 38k miles leaks water that bad. Since I was not going to pay for fixing what is a body defect and since Honda did not want to fix it and this situation been proof of poor craftmanship in parts and labor, I tradede it in Dec for something with better craftmanship and better quality parts before the end of the year as it would depreciate another year in Jan. My advise cut your loses before Dec get better craftmanship in parts and labor. .
 

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Hi guys, I have the same issue too. Couldnt locate where leak is but I noticed a leak on the rear passenger side pillar area. upon closer, noticed there are some rust marks on an area that is now dried, looks like its always been there. Water seal strips on the roof looks intact.Mines 2015 Honda HRV SE (no sunroof). I cleaned the tyre well area completly four days ago and today its filled up again but not as bad as before. I have book an appointment with Honda on the 20th, let see how it goes. I have Honda's extended warranty too.any suggessions would be helpful, I will also update, post visit to garage.
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I had a similar problem with water on the driver's side floor after a heavy rain. Since my car (early 2016) was out of warranty I tried to fix it myself but could not find where the water was coming in. Seemed like somewhere up in the firewall area. So I had the windshield replaced and that seems to have solved the leak problem. The windshield installer did not see any obvious seal problems but no leaks after many weeks.
Hi. I have a 2016 HRV which I bought brand new from a Honda dealership. This year, after it rains, there is a large water puddle inside the car on the front passenger floor bed. This has happened quite a few times. I did not leave the window open if anyone was wondering. I took it to the Honda dealer service and they basically said it was a clogged air conditioner. They apparently fixed and I paid $150 for the diagnostic and repair out of pocket though I was still in my 3 year warranty. 3 weeks later, after it rained, there is still a puddle in my car. The interior now has a foul odor due to the water damage. I take the car back to the same Honda service. It’s been over a week and a half and they never contact me to update me. I call and the mechanic says he still can’t find the source. My warranty expires in a few days.
Has anyone had this issue with the leak? I called Honda and made complaint. I don’t know what to do at this point. Please help.
If you have a sun roof, what it is clogged is the drainage of the sun roof. I had a problem that the water was getting inside the rear door and in the spare tire well, a full bucket of water was inside every time it rained. Blow the roof drainage holes/lines with compressed air. I took mine in Dec last year with 38K mi and the Honda dealer wanted $80.00 in parts and $250.00 in labor to start guessing and changing gaskets. In my 40 years of buying cars this is the fiirst time that water gets by the buckets inside a car after 3 years and 38k mi and the manufacturer wants money to fix a "manufacturing defect" that let's water inside the car. This is a sign of poor craftsmanship and parts. Since Honda was not going to fix my car and since I was not going to fix it neither as I do not think I should fix a manufacturer's defect, I traded it in for a quality car in Dec since it was about to depreciate another year the following month. My experience with my 2016 HRV
 

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I have a 2016 HR-V and found front passenger floor very wet after driving in rain. Puzzled, I took the car to an independent mechanic, and he found that the sunroof drain channel on the passenger side was completely blocked by dirt and debris. It cost me $150 to clear the drain tube.

The mechanic removed kick panel on passenger side and found moisture around clear drain tube coming from sunroof. Opened sunroof and poured water into drain channel. Water flowed only towards driver side drain hole. Passenger side was completely blocked by dirt and debris.

I think what happened was that the sunroof was not completely closed so dust and debris had been entering for a while. When it rained, water flowed into the slightly open sunroof and got trapped by the clogged drain tube.

This issue can cause either driver or passenger floor becoming wet during rain if the sunroof is not 100% closed. The sunroof drain are on both sides. I'd suggest taking to a reliable mechanic to have the tube cleared. My mechanic used solvent, air gun and hot water to clear the drain.

Lastly, be sure that the sunroof is always completely closed. The sunroof button can be accidentally tapped while searching for room light, making the sunroof slightly ajar.
 

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I'm just joining this forum as my 2016 HRV has started to puddle up with water since last week. Has anyone had any real satisfaction with fixing this??
 

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I'm just joining this forum as my 2016 HRV has started to puddle up with water since last week. Has anyone had any real satisfaction with fixing this??
For me (LX - no sunroof) the solution was to have a new windshield put in. Puddle was on the passenger floor. No evidence of any defect but apparently the factory windshield seal was the culprit. Insurance paid for the replacement since the windshield had a small crack anyway.
 

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For me (LX - no sunroof) the solution was to have a new windshield put in. Puddle was on the passenger floor. No evidence of any defect but apparently the factory windshield seal was the culprit. Insurance paid for the replacement since the windshield had a small crack anyway.
Thanks. My HRV has a sunroof so at this point I guess I have to take to a mechanic and see if it is this sunroof drain channel that others are talking about. I'm going to call Honda also and ask if they are aware of this problem with a lot of vehicles.
 
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