November 23, 2009, 8:30 am
[quote name='Jcoventry' post='50275' date='Nov 23 2009, 02:08 PM']On my 2008 Ford Ka with just 6,000 miles from new, I noticed on Sunday while doing the weekly checks, that there is water underneath the carpet in the driver's footwell. If I press down on the carpet, lots of water comes up. It's been raining a lot here lately. The passenger's footwell is completely dry. All around the driver's door is dry, around the door seal is dry, carpet near the pedals is very dry. I can't really figure where all this water is coming from - looking underneath the car didn't help either.
Called the dealer, got it booked to go in on Wednesday. I asked if this is covered under the warranty, the service advisor wasn't sure - he said it probably isn't. Can anyone tell me if footwell leaks like this are covered? If not, then I really think Ford's warranty is the most useless thing ever printed on paper.
I had the same problem last week , just bought daughter a 2001 ford ka, and now its all dry.here is what i did....
1, But a pair of heavy duty black rubber gloves.
2. Cut out a oblong about 6" to 8" long from the glove.
3. open the bonet, and remove the coolant expansion tank., with 8mm socket.( you can leave the hoses on )
4.were the water runs from the window onto the bulkhead there is a black flap which can be pulled out,( pull this out for now, ) you can feel a steel lip just ub=nder were this flap is, all you need to do is put a good bead of silacone sealant on the long edge of the rubber that you have cut from the glove(better if its black) , and now seal it to the underside of the lip.just above the drivers peddles on the engine side of the bulkhead.
This helps the rain run from the window and off the bulkhead, and on down the bulkhead were water can get inside the car.
Woked for me 100%