Water Soaked Carpet

dageaux61
0

Asked by dageaux61 Mar 11, 2010 at 04:01 PM about the 2006 Kia Spectra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 Kia Spectra which has been kept under a carport since new. Recently i moved and it has say outside for the past month not under cover. I noticed a musty smell and upon investigating I found the carpet on the passenger side front, back and drivers side back soaking wet. I brought it to a KIA dealership in Baton Rouge and they sais it was coming in from the firewall around the blower motor seal. I disagreed and said I needed a second opinon. Another shop took everything out seats, carpet, etc and ran it in a high pressure drive through carwash. Wah Lah, the water was coming in from under the doors right past the door seals which were not even touching the door jams since they had shrunk or stayed compressed. This car is less than four years old and the door seals failed, but yet KIA was going to charge me $900 to tear out the dash and fix a blower seal that was not leaking. The seals have been replaced ,the interior reinstalled, and the timing belt replaced while I had it in the shop. Now its for sale and I will never buy or recommend a KIA vehicle to anyone as long as I live. Thank God I didn't buy this one, as I inherited it from a new relationship. DON"T BUY KOREAN JUNK CARS LIKE A KIA!!

6 Answers

Shelley Bolick
10

Hmm. I have a 2010 Kia Forte, and after the first snow, discovered a salt ring around the carpet on the passenger side. The dealer couldn't figure out what the problem was. Hopefully these two potential issues you mentioned will find me a fix.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Michael Martineau
95

Wow! i have a 2006 also, and have not had any issues with water getting inside except when a dumb co-worker left my window down on the passenger side. I have had no serious issues with mine thus far. I have just turned 45,000 miles and all from me. I bought mine with less than 3 on it, and pulled the plastic off myself. All I can say is atleast you got your money out of it!

joewoo
0

I encounter water leak into front passenger compartment.Lost hope in kia car. Will not buy any korean car forever.

joewoo
0

Kia spectra problem head light gets blurr, water leak into front passenger Compartment,Dash board deform,etc

Shteiner
0

I have the same exact problem.. Had 2 mechanics look at it and neither could tell me where the water is coming from.. If you find a solution let me know, I really want to figure this out.

kas045
0

I am having the exact same problem in my Kia Soul. The passenger floor is very very wet every time it rains.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Spectra
Looking for a Used Spectra in your area?
CarGurus has 1,418 nationwide Spectra listings starting at $2,250.
ZIP:

Search Kia Spectra Questions

Kia Spectra Experts

#1 Christina Rosario
Christina Rosario
Reputation 230
#2 Christopher Taza
Christopher Taza
Reputation 150
#3 Jeffrey Foster
Jeffrey Foster
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
839 Great Deals out of 47,620 listings starting at $1,295
Used Hyundai Elantra"
700 Great Deals out of 46,873 listings starting at $1,799
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,287 Great Deals out of 45,665 listings starting at $990
Used Kia Rio"
167 Great Deals out of 6,618 listings starting at $3,395
Used Kia Optima"
547 Great Deals out of 36,047 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Focus"
1,662 Great Deals out of 60,852 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,397 Great Deals out of 76,861 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Accent"
267 Great Deals out of 13,916 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Sentra"
636 Great Deals out of 28,480 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Altima"
1,731 Great Deals out of 73,569 listings starting at $1,587
Used Toyota Camry"
1,977 Great Deals out of 75,246 listings starting at $1,291
Used Chevrolet Cobalt"
456 Great Deals out of 8,469 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Aveo"
170 Great Deals out of 3,208 listings starting at $1,400
Used Hyundai Sonata"
1,131 Great Deals out of 49,170 listings starting at $1,400
Used Kia Sorento"
615 Great Deals out of 26,728 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Kia Spectra For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 301 listings starting at $3,494
2008 Kia Spectra For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 205 listings starting at $3,275
2007 Kia Spectra For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 228 listings starting at $2,900
2006 Kia Spectra For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 244 listings starting at $2,300
2005 Kia Spectra For Sale
120 listings starting at $3,000