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post #1 of 44 Old 05-29-2015, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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The car leaks water

Well I haven't seen anyone else post yet but with all the crazy rain we had in Houston and the garage being taken up by a friends car over the weekend we got to find out the MKC leaks.

Wife and I go out to the store in the evening and I say your car smells damp did you drive through standing water this morning? Her reply is no, I feel of the carpet and it's damp and think yeah right, u didn't and yet the carpet is damp. Get home and pull the seat to toss a couple box fans in and find a seam under the seat so pull it back to take a peak and find about 1.5" of water on the floor pan. Pull front carpet out and fold back rear carpet. Toss in a few fans and takes 48hours of non stop fan to get everything dry then put it back together. Take the car for a test drive and make a turn that's when water pours out the dash on the side that had previously been dry and onto my foot. Guess wife was right she didn't drive through water the car just leaks and leaks pretty **** bad.

Guess I'll be calling Lincoln to come get the car Monday and bring me a loaner while they figure out how to fix their problem. Now I have to decide how much bitching I want to do, I really want new foam padding under the carpet cause it took forever to dry but to change it they have to pull the dash and I really don't want them to do that because I will end up with annoying rattles or misaligned parts / broken tabs. Guess I will see what they have to say first....
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Holy smokes! I'd make them replace everything! Mold can take over. I had a leak in my back hatch. It wet the carpet and filled my little storage containers on the sides. The leak was fixed (at least it's not collecting there anymore). I've actually been concerned about another leak because when I put my A/C on I smell mustiness like something is or was wet.

Please let us know what dealer says and where your leak is coming from. I want to double check mine.

Hope it gets cleaned up and resolved quickly for you.
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Sounds to me like there is a much bigger problem. If the water is in your dash, then that is the equivalent to it being in a flood and the entire electrical system being in question as things continue to dry out and/or cause condensation over everything. I'd be looking at a buy back/lemon law type thing. Good Luck!
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My thoughts exactly. I've never heard of water coming out of a dash, I'd be very concerned with that like Bradford said for anything electrical on top of mold. My leak was just in the back and I fortunately caught it the first time I washed the car. They said it was a seal and everything seems fine back there now. I do have concerns about the musty smell when I first turn on my A/C though. Don't notice anything wet down there but maybe I better start looking more after its out in the rain or I wash it :-)


Again when you find out I would appreciate it if you share what they tell you the leak is from. Good luck.
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I know there's a smoke test dealers do, smoking up the cabin to look for leaks.

Hopefully this isn't a wide spread issue.
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It rained today(although it wasn't heavy when we were out) and I checked mine carefully. It looks OK, I think if this were a problem for me or most of us we would all know by now.


Sorry for Mayday, that's not a fun issue to have. Mold is very bad thing for me (myself and son have severe allergies to it) so anything that has to do with leaking/water and the possibility of mold in the car is scary to me. I hope either its something simple they can fix and ensure no mold/damage or they give you a new car. I can understand you not wanting them to rip your dash apart but they are most likely going to have to disassemble it somewhat to troubleshoot and more importantly to make sure nothing is still wet in there. Again good luck.
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It rained today(although it wasn't heavy when we were out) and I checked mine carefully. It looks OK, I think if this were a problem for me or most of us we would all know by now.


Sorry for Mayday, that's not a fun issue to have. Mold is very bad thing for me (myself and son have severe allergies to it) so anything that has to do with leaking/water and the possibility of mold in the car is scary to me. I hope either its something simple they can fix and ensure no mold/damage or they give you a new car. I can understand you not wanting them to rip your dash apart but they are most likely going to have to disassemble it somewhat to troubleshoot and more importantly to make sure nothing is still wet in there. Again good luck.
Thankfully so far it doesn't seem to be a wide-spread issue, can't say i've seen any other reports like this.
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Got car back was told they couldn't find any leaks and did water tests and left out in 2 rains. Delivered car back to us stuck my hand under the seat and was wet. Checked driver side even more wet. Told them find the leaj and replace all carpet and padding. Decided to open the hatch for kicks and found this. Told them nevermind in the carpet I'll let lincoln deliver me a 2016 yall can keep this and my wife will just drive the loaner till the 2016 comes in. They were so embarrassed they didn't say anything but we are sorry and will get to working everything right away. Talked to sales guy and he didn't think I was out of line either. Took video of water coming out of side panels and carpet when pushed on. Car is total loss as far as I'm concerned and will accept nothin but a new one.

That said **** happens, not even really mad yet. If lincoln steps up and does what I want I won't ever be mad they try to fight us they will end up in court and my wife will be getting the Porsche Macan she saw after the lincoln and wants. But honestly I expect Lincoln to go above and beyond and make this right .
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That is crazy that they tried to give you back the MKC in that condition. Almost seems as if parts were completely forgotten during the build process for you to have water in the front and the back.

Interested to hear how they resolve your issue. Hopefully it's with a new vehicle, otherwise, I'd start the lemon law process pronto on that.
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That is crazy that they tried to give you back the MKC in that condition. Almost seems as if parts were completely forgotten during the build process for you to have water in the front and the back.

Interested to hear how they resolve your issue. Hopefully it's with a new vehicle, otherwise, I'd start the lemon law process pronto on that.
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