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Wet passenger side foot well 2018 California Ocean T6 with 4000s miles only.
Just noticed a very wet carpet under the passenger foot well mat. No obvious leaks in the cab or from the roof, the seat, dash and door card all dry.
Any ideas ?? Is this a common problem ?? Or will the local dealer be "unaware" .
thanks Alison.

Possibly leak from front roof drain which runs internally to the inner wheel arch? This issue has been covered on the forum previously.
 
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Wet passenger side foot well 2018 California Ocean T6 with 4000s miles only.
Just noticed a very wet carpet under the passenger foot well mat. No obvious leaks in the cab or from the roof, the seat, dash and door card all dry.
Any ideas ?? Is this a common problem ?? Or will the local dealer be "unaware" .
thanks Alison.

Hi and welcome on your first post.
If you read this topic from the top on you will find a bunch of things to look at , non of these where the cause ?
 
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It could be that someone has tried cleaning the drains before and caused the damage.
Unlike the rear drains which can be cleared with bit of wire because the tube is basically straight the fronts have a plastic ninety degrees bend a few inches in. This can get pushed off the tube and the water simply runs down inside the A pillar. Using an air line can also push the tube off.
 
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its easy to test the drains to see if they work
 
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Possibly leak from front roof drain which runs internally to the inner wheel arch? This issue has been covered on the forum previously.

Thank you. Will investigate this first.
Best regards. ALi.
 
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The roof drain runs to a rubber valve in the scuttle panel
 
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Thank you. Will investigate this first.
Best regards. ALi.

I check my drains two or three times a year, elevate the roof, use steps so you can get high enough to remove the plastic covers and see the front drain inlet. I use a 6 mm bit of hose pushed into an old silicon nozzle and push this just into the drain opening and blow, lung pressure only, this check it is clear. To test the inner hose is complete simply run some water into the drain inlet, you should see it dripping out at the inner wheel arch.

Do not push anything hard into the drain.

It is surprising how much debris you can get in the roof drains, especially from camping near trees.

Rear drains are easy as you can see from one end to the other and there are no caps to remove.
 
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the drain also works on water pressure so dont be surprised if you see nothing coming out at first there is a rubber valve in the scuttle panel that will open once there is enough water in the pipe
 
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Calikev can you help solve a mystery we have just discovered the water in footwell problem and put it down to the brown pipe coming disconnected behind the glove box on investigation this seems to be the case but cannot for the life of me find anything that this pipe connects to. Above you mention the water coming through the valve into the scuttle on our T5.1 we have a corrugated tude coming through that valve but the brown tube doesn’t seem to have any think to connect to. Pic attached

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