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Water in front footwell of my Renault Grand Scenic?

I have been looking around for a solution to both my front storage compartments filling up with water, I have now found the problem, which I very much think is a design fault by Renault. Should our cars be wet and being damaged for months on end before we find a solution? I contacted Renault UK this am, they want to charge me £86 to have a look at it, despite being aware of the problem!! If this is a general Renault problem, then shouldn't they sort it out? If there is a number of us, can we not join forces to sort this out? I fear that my electrics are also slightly damaged by months of this, I think it should be Renaults responsibility to sort this out! Cars are expensive enough as it is, should they not look after their customers??



Michele
February 2016


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If you have a sun roof the drain off is blocked it is located rear of front wheel behind inner wing cover it is a valve on the end of drain off pipe remove it and give it a good clean in sink be careful when you remove it as water shoots out

Geoff britton
February 2016

Good Luck does not even know what a Renault Grand Scenic looks like - but he has just last week spent half a day removing condensation mould from a Ford Focus - whichever way the moisture might be entering ventilation will be needed to dry it out.

Once moisture gets into the passenger compartment of a car it's difficult to dry it out - don't you think?

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February 2016

Never buy a Renault!!!!!!!!!!!

cdc
February 2016

I am unsure how familiar "Good Luck" is, with the Renault Grand Scenic, as water in the front footwell - and in the storage compartments under the mats in the front footwell - is not uncommon, as a simple Google search would have indicated, along with the cure.

See this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVNStlZLqts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vDAOsGU7rk

http://stevelitchfield.com/scenic/water.html

http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=135902

>sigh
February 2016

By front storage compartments you may well mean the map pocket in each front door panel - the other compartment with a lid on the passenger side is the glove compartment.

If you leave the vehicle with no ventilation then as the car cools the warm air inside will dump the moisture it contains on the inside surfaces. The floor mats and seats will act like a sponge and soak it up. Moisture will condense on the windows and drip into the map recesses in the doors.

When you next use the car the air inside will warm up and absorb some of the moisture - but not necessarily all of it.

And the process repeats - eventually things will go mouldy.

The solution is ventilation - let the car cool down completely before putting it into a garage - leave a gap in each window if you can.

Alternatively water is entering from the outside which it should not do - but ventilation will help to dry it out anyway.

£86 is very reasonable for an inspection - have you told them about the design fault that you've found?- you do not say here.

Also you are not specific about the damage to the car's electrics.

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February 2016

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