Got the Carpeting Wet in Your Newer F-150? No Problem…
There are various ways how water can make its way into the interior of 2015-and-newer F-150s. Fortunately, the issue has an easy solution.
The newest generation of the Ford F-150, introduced for 2015, offers interior features that rival the cabins of the world’s priciest luxury cars. When you have premium leather and state-of-the-art gadgets, you don’t want water accumulating anywhere in the cabin, especially not in the carpeting. However, citing various circumstances, some owners of the current F-150 pickup have mentioned in our forums that this is a problem they have encountered. This subject was most-recently brought up by “EdO,” who made a fairly vague post explaining his issue, but the results have been very helpful.
When the OP started his thread, it was titled “Front passenger floor is collecting water” and the entire body of his post was:
2015 F150 Platinum
That was literally all of the information that he provided, but it was enough to lead to some great information for others experiencing this problem.
Check the Roof
The first person to reply was “Serotta,” who offered information on the problem in his own truck, as well as a similar problem with a friend’s truck.
My 2017 Platinum was collecting water mostly near the A pillar at the carpet. I have a sunroof. It had a crimped drain tube on that side from the factory. Dealer pulled the molding and replaced the drain tube. Carpet dried out and hasn’t leaked again.
Friend has a 2016 Platinumwith same issue. They roof rail indentation was leaking at the seam on the passenger side. He got some color coded seal/caulk and ran a bead all along the seam. Problem solved.
Those are both issues that could be fixed under warranty for those folks with newer trucks, but for those do-it-yourselfers, both of these problems can be fixed at home. Obviously, the person referenced above fixed the leaking body seam, but for someone with sunroof drain issues, that is an easy project as well. It should be noted that the sunroof drain issue happens in many vehicles, not just newer Ford F-150 pickups, so if you have any sort of vehicle with a sunroof and mysterious moisture in the carpeting, you might want to seek out the drain tube.
Check the Doors
The other person to reply with unique information was “Crazynip”, who brought up the drain holes at the bottom of the doors.
This is a problem with all the current trucks. There’s these little drain holes at the bottom of the doors that get plugged up and you have to clean them. Kind of lame, but an easy fix. Both my rear doors do it occasionally.
When these holes get plugged up, they can cause water to back up and make its way into the cabin, but if the accumulating water isn’t drained over time, it can lead to early rusting of the door skins. This is another problem encountered by many vehicles, but by keeping the lower portions of your doors clean, you can minimize the risk of this flooding issue.
If you have experienced some other issue with your newer Ford F-150 that led to water in the interior, head into the forum to share your problem and the fix. If you don’t have a fix, share your problem and perhaps someone from the forum will have the answer.