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Hi all - first time to this forum - very useful so far but need some help please (assume I am posting in the right place?)
2010 Kuga 2.0 titanium AWD - love the car other than:
water found in passenger front footwell, passenger rear footwell, drivers front footwell, drivers rear footwell; None found in boot (so far);
Taken a steer from advice on here, removed front seats, front carpet and dried out - also discovered big cracks in bulk head weld mastic - so have filled with Tiger Bond :)
Thought I had dried carpets out but still have lingering smell - don't think water still getting in but don't know;
Also, keyless entry fob intermittent (have changed battery, tried spare etc with no joy) - not sure if this started around the time I noticed water? anyone else with similar problem?
Also - any ideas how much a new set of carpets would be? to get rid of smell?
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I got so fed up of what you have stated that I got rid of it,I was speaking to an ex ford employee who used to work in the Bridgend engine plant and he said that the Kuga was unfortunately American cr*p and that the Focus ST I bought would be a different car and that was from a former engineer in charge of whatever !!!
Sorry can't say what but he is a brilliant bloke who used to drive rally cars and loves talking cars, trouble is when I go to his house I cannot get away as he is an education in anything to do with cars and it is so sad that he has a serious respiratory problem.
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Thanks - sad thing is I do love the car - when it doesn't smell and the key works........
Spoke with ford parts today to get costs   
Front passenger - £61 +VAT
Front driver - £68 +VAT
Rear one piece - £209!!!!! +VAT
On the bight side, key started working again this evening ?????
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Just to add to the leaky woes, my 61 plate Kuga has also developed a leak. The first thing I noticed was water dripping down the passenger side of boot (near to the boot light) in the recent heavy rain. 

Having looked through the entirety of this thread, I think I've tracked the source of the water ingress to several cracks in the roof rail seal close to the tailgate hinge. I've got no idea why this has suddenly just happened, but I suspect it might be because I took the car for a full valet in which it appears the roof rails have been cleaned. There was a load of "green gunge" in the rails which probably sealed the cracks, and upon its removal the water could penetrate. 

As a temporary measure, I've used some clear PU sealant that appears to have stopped the leak for now. However, once the weather improves I'll use some Tiger Bond to to the job properly. 

Incidentally, does anyone know how end caps of the roof rails come off? I've found the fixing instructions, but all they helpfully say is "Click!".

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Yup that is exactly what's happened to my Kuga. 

Roof rails caps do ping off but they are rather stiff and you need to use a screw driver or something to get in the crack. However, if the cracks are lin the same position as are on my car then I don't think you need to get them off. 

I have also used sealant which seems to be holding. Let me know how you get on with the Tiger Bond as I need a more permanent ways of stopping the ingress.

Good luck.

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I didn't really want to have to remove them, but given that this seems to be a failure point I thought it might be prudent.

My plan is to take them off, clean the rails, address and cracks with tiger bond, then overprint with a touch-up pot.

Disgusting that Ford quality control is so poor. This should be a free of charge repair in my opinion as it is obviously a fault from the factory.

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Does anyone know where drain holes are and how to access them.
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I'm pretty sure there aren't any. It is a question of mopping up the water and drying it out. The biggest issue is the sound insulation which acts as a giant sponge and is impossible to dry out. I ended up cutting mine out and drying it on a rad. And using newspaper to soak up excess water in the car. Right headache.

best to stop the water ingress point first and stop it keep happening.

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