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Hi all, had my xfr 4 years now and after a storm yesterday i noticed lots of water in the footwell Nothing has changed on the car and no sunroof.

Any ideas?

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I don't know about the XF's but on my previous X Type the drain under the windscreen scuttle used to occasionally get blocked with leaves etc and caused water to leak into the passenger footwell. Might be worth checking?
 
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Not sure if you have driven the car during the storm or it has been static. Here are a few things I have come across over the years that could cause this issue.

I would start by drying out the footwell carpet thoroughly and then start troubleshooting all the various possibilities of where/how the water is entering one at a time. A fast way to dry your carpet is a carpet vac if you have one, then finish off with a hairdryer or heat gun. On completion and during every individual check, then recheck the carpet.

In extreme weather driving rain or surface water penetrating a door seal is a strong possible. I would check for a damaged or deformed door seal. This would be my first check. Ask someone to spray a garden hose around the complete door whilst you observe for leaks from the inside - feeling the carpet. Give the windscreen seal the same treatment, especially the lower section of the seal. Ricardo has already mention the windscreen scuttle drain. A leak in the heater matrix system is also a strong candidate for water in the footwell, before drying up the water does the water smell like coolant or normal water? If it smells like coolant, you probably have a leak in the heater matrix radiator core or hoses in the system. Blocked air-conditioning drain hose. Hope this helps (y).
 

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Thanks guys i think it was a blocked scuttle drain. Cleared loads of crap out of it so it drains out of the wheel arch freely. Will see whay happens in the next storm.
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