Autodata Technical Issue 61 – Front footwell carpets wet after heavy rain in 2011 Nissan Micra
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Q. We are having trouble diagnosing a water ingress on a 2011 Nissan Micra. The front footwell carpets are wet after heavy rain. We have carried out several water tests but cannot see how the water is entering the vehicle. Have you got any advice for us?
A. Yes, we are aware of this fault and the cause is water ingress through the bulkhead bodywork joints due to insufficient quantity of sealant. Remove the side trim panels in RH and LH footwells. Inspect the bodywork joint in LH footwell. Apply sealant to bodywork joint in the affected area (Fig 1.1).
Inspect the bodywork joint in RH footwell. Apply sealant to bodywork joint in the affected area (Fig 1.2). Dry out carpets as necessary.
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