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Old 15th September 2016, 10:26   #16
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On seeing water inside a car, the first thing which comes in to the mind of most of the people, is the beading problem. This detailed write up is an eye opener on how many things can go wrong. Thanks for sharing this wonderful compilation.

Correct me if I am wrong here but, isn't it a good practice to use car's AC in lowest temperature setting, once in a while. It ensures proper condensation and removal of moisture.

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Need some advice , yesterday i found out good amount of water in rear passenger footwell area of my swift dzire , not sure of the reason but might be because of a house shifting activity I was involved in, never had any leakage issues.

My main query is - the carpet area is pretty wet , looks like 1-2 liters of water spilled
plan is to dry off using , towels, newspaper sunlight - i.e all means

but is there any chance of the metal beneath the carpet area getting rusted , shall I see a svc centre or local worshop , gents/ladies any advice will be highly appreciated .

Thanks in Advance
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Carpet will need to be removed . If you try to clean and dry it without removing the carpet it will start smelling bad .
Unlike older Maruti cars , the DZire may have to have the front seats removed to take the carpet out for drying .
Had the same problem with my alto in the front foot well . Tried drying the carpet in the car , soon enough it started smelling bad .
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A couple of days back, it rained heavily in chennai and I parked my Celerio outside. Water level rose and entered in my car through the door gap. I mistakenly started the car in a panic to move it out of that place. Then I regretted doing that.

I took the car to the nearest authorized Maruti service center. They said they will dry things up, replace the cables such as hand brake etc. and gave a bill of 4600.

The service manager said, water has came into contact with the ABS Module as well which is mounted in the floor. he has dried up but warned me that fungus may come and there might be a need to replace it in the future if there is a warning the dashboard.

I have not claimed insurance for this as I dint had the picture showing that rain water affected the car and neither i called Maruti road side assistance. A couple of questions

1. How much will it cost to replace ABS module? will it malfunction even after drying?
2. Is there a way I can claim insurance for this case?

Kindly advice :( I know I have done a stupid thing by not clicking picture and taking the vehicle directly out of the water logged area. Your advice will help me save my hard earned money
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I have not claimed insurance for this as I dint had the picture showing that rain water affected the car and neither i called Maruti road side assistance. A couple of questions

1. How much will it cost to replace ABS module? will it malfunction even after drying?
2. Is there a way I can claim insurance for this case?

Kindly advice :( I know I have done a stupid thing by not clicking picture and taking the vehicle directly out of the water logged area. Your advice will help me save my hard earned money
Sorry to hear this. These ECM's are usually water proof, so chances are less water would get inside. Maybe the connectors might get affected but usually a clean up will get them back in sharp.

Claiming insurance later would be a difficult task since proving this would be a difficult process.

Hope for the best for now. Cost might be around 10-15k if it is a separate module for ABS.
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Dear members,

A couple of days back, it rained heavily in chennai and I parked my Celerio outside. Water level rose and entered in my car through the door gap. I mistakenly started the car in a panic to move it out of that place. Then I regretted doing that.
Hi Guru.
Sorry to hear about your ordeal. As rightly pointed by Jaggu ABS modules are waterproof. Its the connectors which get affected and i am sure a good cleaning will set things right for you. I faced a similar problem with my ABS connectors and got it cleaned at the service centre and touchwood its been 2 years and have not faced any issue till date.
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A couple of days back, it rained heavily in chennai and I parked my Celerio outside. Water level rose and entered in my car through the door gap.
How high did the water get inside the car?

I'd assume the entire floor carpet was completely drenched. Make sure that it is taken out completely and put out to dry. I'm saying this from personal experience, that thing will take weeks to dry completely and will still stink for quite a while.

Check the entire floor and boot area for residual water and make sure it is completely dried out to avoid any rusting.

Check any other fabric/leather material (seat cover, mats, gear knob, door pads) as that can attract fungus as well.
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Honestly I'd suggest not claiming insurance, as people might look at the history and assume flood damage worse than it is. In that case, the hit on your depreciation would be far more
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I took the car to the nearest authorized Maruti service center. They said they will dry things up, replace the cables such as hand brake etc. and gave a bill of 4600.

The service manager said, water has came into contact with the ABS Module as well which is mounted in the floor.

1. How much will it cost to replace ABS module? will it malfunction even after drying?
Firstly, how deep was the car in the water? Was it till the seat level or just the floor?

Secondly, the ABS module is not located on the floor. It is located in the engine bay as high as the engine air intake itself. It is the airbag controller which is located on the floor. Though I am not sure if it is completely water proof, if the water level was not beyond the seat slider, it would not have enough pressure to enter into a controller since they are sealed to a certain extent if not completely water tight.

As they said, do wait for some time to see if there is really an issue with the controller. You will get an error light in case there is an issue and you can replace it if so. I am not sure about the price but you can refer to the relevant MGP price thread by Leoshashi for the same. The part numbers are 38910M76M10 for the dual airbag version and 38910M76M10 for the ZXi variant with single airbag.
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Dear sir,
The water level was in the floor level. You can assume it as 5-7 cm, well below the seat slider. I am not sure about the airbag controller. The service manager did not mention anything about the same. will wait for some time to check the performance
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Water leakage in Passenger footwell : Swift first Gen

Hi,

Have noticed today morning that water was dripping into the passenger footwell in swift.

Not sure the cause of it, but was wondering what all needs to be changed.

Believe the cowl might be clogged. It may have to be removed and clean the drain channels.

Do I need to change the fresh air filter also ? And Do the carpet needs to be replaced ?

Appreciate your guidance.
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Water leakage in Passenger footwell : Swift first Gen
Not sure the cause of it, but was wondering what all needs to be changed.

Believe the cowl might be clogged. It may have to be removed and clean the drain channels.

Do I need to change the fresh air filter also ? And Do the carpet needs to be replaced ?

Appreciate your guidance.
That's a clogged AC condensation drain pipe. It's just behind the cooling coil visible in the last picture, and can be pulled out with a bit of effort. It's not quite straight, so tends to clog easily. Can be easily cleaned as a 5-minute DIY. Place a towel there to soak up the surplus water as you open the pipe. Clean the slimy muck and refit. Check the AC filter anyway, if you have one installed. Take a call on replacing the carpets after they dry out.
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