Porsche Water Leaks and Electrical Problems – Drains Aren’t Just For The Sink

Drains aren’t just for bathtubs, or the kitchen sink, they also exist in your car to drain away from the effects of rain, ice, and snow. Yet, they’re one of the most neglected of service items. Often considered only when it's too late. The Problem If your car has persistent condensation in colder weather and damp mildew smell, chances are that the foam pads in the footwells and on the floor behind the seats are saturated with water. A cursory check will confirm this for you: have a feel around the join of the floor carpet and rear carpet behind the [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|Case Studies|Comments Off on Porsche Water Leaks and Electrical Problems – Drains Aren’t Just For The Sink

Audi Allroad – Water Leak – ABS/ESP Brake Module Damage

When this Audi was serviced, the previous service shop neglected to properly clean the water drains under the hood. On many of the Audis leaves and other debris will block the drains and allow water to build up and enter the interior of the car via the cabin air intake. Water build up will overflow and enter into this opening. In this case the electronic module which control ABS brakes and ESP - traction control, was damaged by the water entry into the car. We cleared the drains, replaced and coded the ESP module, and the car was fine. It [...]

By | August 9th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Audi Allroad – Water Leak – ABS/ESP Brake Module Damage