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Angry Wet carpets, again. But not what you might think

To my surprise and high frustration, I discovered the passenger side carpet was thoroughly soaked. Further, I found damp carpet in the second row. Back in the winter water froze in the sunroof drain passenger side blocking it and spilling into the interior. Luckily I quickly became aware of the water then. No problem since until today.

After removing all the Weathertech rubber carpet covers and checking all carpets I learned that the underside of all the Weathertech pieces were heavily coated with "dew". The sunroof drains are clear, so is the A/C drain. This part of the South has had a good amount of rain and off and on cool nights. As best I can tell condensation has been the culprit.

There has been no need for A/C or heat in the car so no drying by those mechanisms. Now I'll have to keep an eye on the carpets until it turns much warmer and the solar gain or A/C can keep the interior dry.
Have any other Weathertech users experienced anything like this?


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Toyota had an issue with the A/C drains. It attracted bugs and was the perfect home for these critters. They can out with a hose with built-in bug repellant/killer to prevent the drains from clogging.

Yes, I've dealt with sunroof and HVAC clogging drains, along with other rainwater drains a little too much. Damn insects are the worst. But leaves/seeds/pineneedles decomposing are major culprits.

Do you park your car on a level surface? or is your driveway a hill? Rain days on hilly steep driveway caused some problems too,

https://attachments.priuschat.com/at...SB-0033-14.pdf

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Toyota had an issue with the A/C drains. It attracted bugs and was the perfect home for these critters. They can out with a hose with built-in bug repellant/killer to prevent the drains from clogging.

Yes, I've dealt with sunroof and HVAC clogging drains, along with other rainwater drains a little too much. Damn insects are the worst. But leaves/seeds/pineneedles decomposing are major culprits.

Do you park your car on a level surface? or is your driveway a hill? Rain days on hilly steep driveway caused some problems too,

https://attachments.priuschat.com/at...SB-0033-14.pdf

Thanks for the TSB, GMT! I'll check it out, too.

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