2013 FIAT 500e
Absolutely one drain hole can plug, & overflow onto the other. Just open the hood, pour some water on the windshield below the wipers, & see where it comes out in front of the firewall.
I have fiat 500 2012, and have just discovered this leak. So, well, that is why I am here on this forum. Trying to figure out my options, and how 'common' this problem is. Wish me a good luck.Hoping someone may have advice or a pointer...
Found wet padding/carpet in the driver's side footwell. Must have been there for a while, but recent heavy rains made it obvious (heavy fogged windows and visible water under floot mat). After drying it out carefully (pulled up carpet+pad and used towels and blowing air under the foam padding), water has returned with the rains again. So it is definitely rain water, and an overnight rain added approximately a half cup of water, so not caused by driving (i.e. wheel well splash).
I looked all around the floor pan (lifing the entire carpet+pad, and the only place wet is the area just in front of the seat mount pedestal, mostly closer to the center console. I can't see any way the water is getting there, with the possible exception of through a floor seam. No stream trails or evidence of water anywhere in the cabin. The firewall and rocker panel areas are bone dry, so not the usual hood hinge or pillar area.
The only clue at this point is the padding seems wet where it climbs up toward the center console. Has anyone ever heard of a water leak under or near the center console area?
Thank you. I will try couple of options before I go back to mechanic. I will keep you posted. And I forgot to mention: of course I live in Portland, Ore. and only have option of street parking. Fun!
I think I may have this happening. My 2015 Pop seems to store up water somewhere. I nearly had the carpets dried after what I thought was an isolated incident. I let the passenger side air out with foreign objects crammed under it for a couple weeks. I was just about to put it back together, but I'd notice a decent sloshing sound in the car if I jerked the wheel left or right at slow speeds. Then when I stopped on a hill pointing upwards, it all gushed out from somewhere and flooded the right-hand footwell once again.Mine was an easy fix. I removed both wipers. I then removed the cover to the windshield drain tray. There were 3 push screws with a pin in the center. I pulled these out and removed the tray. It became apparent that the drain in the tray, which was now visible was clogged with debris from the tree I have parked under for 6 years. Once I removed the debris, the water still in the tray drained out. I noticed some debris in the air intake just to the left and above the drain. This allows fresh air into the HVAC system. The level is lower than the top of the tray so the the water will overflow into the air intake and drain out into the passenger side footwell heat duct. That explained why there was just water on the passenger side. I really cleaned out the drain, which just drains into the engine compartment, and also the entire tray. There was also some debris in the tray on the driver side but it is very hard to get to. I shop vacuumed the carpet and turned on the heat for a few hours with the windows cracked. I am now praying it dries out well and doesn't mildew.