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!