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Water inside of Car HELP!
hello guys, first post on these forums. I own a 07 C200 Mercedes Benz and live in the UK. I bought the car around 6-7 months ago. Good Quality always been a Merc fan since my dad had a 300d 79 model.
here is my problem, recently it has been raining alot in the UK (floods and everything). I recently placed some scarfs on the floor behind the co-driver seat where the back passenger would put their feet. After a trip i picked up the scarfs and noticed that they where wet, so i ran my fingers over the floor of the co-driver seat and noticed a little puddle. Now, im not sure what caused this. Straight away my mind went that because it was raining that day that water got in from the bottom of the car and somehow my car was cracked on the bottom.
I got home and dried as much water as i could, straight away i drove 2 miles to pick up my son, when i got back water formed a puddle again. Same thing has happened over 3-4 days (let me state that the water still returns even though on one of the days the weather has been dry), i dried the water and then it just comes back, every day i used 1-2 towels to get it as dry as i can. Let me also state that i press down with force on the bit where it gets wet and u can hear the sponge under full of water.
I rang a friend of mine who is the manager at Mercedes Benz and took it for a checkup today to see where the problem was. He said that they didnt know where the water was coming from and he said they tightened the doors (i didnt even know you could do that) so the doors would shut tighter. He then said that they sprayed alot of water on the outside of the car (they used a machine of some sort to do it) and the back bit stayed dry. He did say that water would still return cos under the carpet bit there is big sponge and eventually it will dry out. He brought it back tonight, so I will see what happens in the morning, i will keep on drying it out and see if the problem has been really fixed.
But... im still not convinced that the problem is with the doors. Ive heard people say it has something to do with the aircon.
I will also leave the engine running for a couple of hours with the heating up on max and leave the windows slightly open too and see if that will help.
im really baffled. Any help would be appreciated.
Last edited by TZAA; 11-28-2012 at 06:37 PM.