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Old 04-20-2019, 05:17 PM
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Pillar water leak

Anyone ever figure out where on earth is this stupid water leak is from??

My passenger pillar is soaked. I taped the windshield trim with electrician tape, it still leaks.,

If from sunroof, well it should drain down....

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Old 04-20-2019, 07:19 PM
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I had the same issue, try putting sealant on weather stripping where windshield meets roof.
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:12 AM
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Try Search? I believe there are posts that indicate those drains can become clogged, and need to be cleaned.

I keep my sunroof closed for that reason.
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You can quickly tell if it’s the drain hole by pouring water into it. With mine, the back end of the drain hole had become disconnected from the tubing that runs down the pillar caused by a ham fisted windscreen fitter. Took ages to dry the car out afterwards, I was misted up for weeks. It was fixed by the dealer who I believe accessed the connection from inside the car pulling back the roof lining.

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I also had a leak in the same place. For my car the seal over where the roof sections had been welded together cracked and I fixed it by putting silicone caulk over the area. I had to remove the trim piece that covers the weld. This is done by pushing the piece forward and lift it up. It is not difficult.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by deepa1600 View Post
I had the same issue, try putting sealant on weather stripping where windshield meets roof.
I taped that whole area to test, and it still didn't even reduce it a bit. Even lifted it up and put tape inside it.

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Try Search? I believe there are posts that indicate those drains can become clogged, and need to be cleaned.

I keep my sunroof closed for that reason.
I searched. and obviously by sunroof's closed.

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You can quickly tell if itís the drain hole by pouring water into it. With mine, the back end of the drain hole had become disconnected from the tubing that runs down the pillar caused by a ham fisted windscreen fitter. Took ages to dry the car out afterwards, I was misted up for weeks. It was fixed by the dealer who I believe accessed the connection from inside the car pulling back the roof lining.

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I did. They are clear. That's my mechanic's plan. Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by dapqam View Post
I also had a leak in the same place. For my car the seal over where the roof sections had been welded together cracked and I fixed it by putting silicone caulk over the area. I had to remove the trim piece that covers the weld. This is done by pushing the piece forward and lift it up. It is not difficult.
You mean on the inside of the car right?

That was my mechanic's idea. He wants to remove the pillar trim next week as he thinks the tube inside may be dislodged. He may find out the weld is a manufacturing default and epoxi or silicone it.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:53 AM
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Will try and take pictures and/or update.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:24 AM
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Cause this be caused by the windshield change? Now they wanna change it again. I'm reluctant, as i don't think its the reason.

Originally Posted by dapqam View Post
I also had a leak in the same place. For my car the seal over where the roof sections had been welded together cracked and I fixed it by putting silicone caulk over the area. I had to remove the trim piece that covers the weld. This is done by pushing the piece forward and lift it up. It is not difficult.
Could you please specify where is the location you speak of?

The other ideas I tried.
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My car has the same problem, Honda is now replacing the whole roof on warranty Totally rusted from inside. 2008 Legend.
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My car has the same problem, Honda is now replacing the whole roof on warranty Totally rusted from inside. 2008 Legend.
They are replacing it 11 years later under warranty? Good deal! Is it because the windshield had been replaced?
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:32 AM
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My car has the same problem, Honda is now replacing the whole roof on warranty Totally rusted from inside. 2008 Legend.
Thanks for the info.

I took out those plastic rails that run across the roof from front to back, I have zero rust there.. Actually there's some metal dust in there... is that since production or accumulating from some grinding somewhere?

I just have grey/silver metal powder.. and the roof under than trim is totally rust free. Yet, pillar leaks from the exact same location as yours.
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I see, well it seems that the rust comes from the inside. So you may have the waterleak nearby and in the future it might pop up in the rails as it did with mine.
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They are replacing it 11 years later under warranty? Good deal! Is it because the windshield had been replaced?
They are replacing it because we have a 12 year "rust warranty". (only for rustholes and so) not common rust
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cool...hopefully they take care of you. good luck!
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I see, well it seems that the rust comes from the inside. So you may have the waterleak nearby and in the future it might pop up in the rails as it did with mine.
No, actually you may be right. The rust is a thin line not is eyesight.. I had to climb on and look backwards.... There's some rust but only on the front from the sunroof and on, it's a line, and bubbly underneath.. I suppose in time this will look like yours.

The body shop couldn't have guessed until i removed that molding just to show, and he saw it not me. He thinks its a manufacturing defect. It's not sealed properly to avoid getting rusted.... Honda actually really sucks that way.

Did you have to have bought that rust warranty or is it on all cars? I mean its their freaking fault...
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It seems to be a defect in the manufacturing yes. Honda said they have never seen this and said no in the begginning. But after a long time with much work they said ok.
All Hondas in Europe has a 12 year old warranty since 2007. But only if the car has been serviced at the dealer every year. Luckily for me mine is thanks to the first rich owner ha ha.
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