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Hi All,

Been noticing that in my staff carpark my car seems to get very misted windows when no one has been in it for a few hours? I’m concerned there could be water or damp somewhere causing this but not sure.

Has anyone else had this issue with their Kuga? How did you eliminate the problem going forward or do you just live with it?

I’ve got a 2019 Ford Kuga ST Line 1.5 diesel. Brought new from the dealership in April 2019.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Couple of points to help.

1. Check recirculating button has not been activated. (Short term use only)
2. Is air con on?
3. An old fave, was a water leak around the rear upper brake light allowing water into the boot.
4. Footwell water ingress.
 
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Thank you for your reply.

the recirculating button is never used unless we’re driving into smoke or something but i just tried pressing it and couldn’t tell if it was on or not (other than the light) as couldn’t hear a difference in the fan noise when activated.

Air Con Is not usually on unless it’s hot but I do click it on every now and then in the winter as i was advised by a mechanic to do this a while ago in a previous vehicle.

not sure what you mean by the upper rear light sorry? Whenever the boot is open there is usually water by the boot opening mechanism but nothing inside that i could tell?

Inside the footwell feels dry too. Im really confused by this now as was hoping to find something to be the cause.
 

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I had a MK1 with glass roof that used to get condensation, plus there has been a lot of humidity at moment. would have thought if you had a leek it would smell. I did have a leek in the car but it filled the boot up water came in through flange by the tailgate hindge not sealed properly.
 

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The upper brake light on the boot can let water pass by a poor seal.
The air con is not a fridge unit like a few think. Yes it cools the cabin but it also removes moisture from the air.
check the spare wheel area for dampness. It is designed to be on.
the air circulation button closes the cabin intake off from the outside and you won’t hear anything.
 

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Hi All,

Been noticing that in my staff carpark my car seems to get very misted windows when no one has been in it for a few hours? I’m concerned there could be water or damp somewhere causing this but not sure.

Has anyone else had this issue with their Kuga? How did you eliminate the problem going forward or do you just live with it?

I’ve got a 2019 Ford Kuga ST Line 1.5 diesel. Brought new from the dealership in April 2019.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Message..... @andspenka ,he has a leak on nearside roof rail. Might be able to help
 

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My car is around the same age as yours and I noticed my windows were streaming with condensation. Started to look around the car and found the rear LH seat and seat belt wet and the corner of the roof lining by the windscreen and the rear window wet. It went in to the dealers and they decided it was a leak on the sun roof. The saga started from then, they removed the roof, called the screen people to seal it and found it was clamped in not stuck, couldn’t get the parts, didn’t know how to put it back so sent it to a body shop, came back fixed and as soon as it rained it was soaking again. They admitted they couldn’t fix it so it went to another dealership who traced the leak to one of the rubber bushes above the tailgate. They replaced it and it has been fine since. It took over two months to resolve which was a nightmare. Once I emailed the Ford CEO it seemed to move a bit faster and to a satisfactory conclusion. I was also provided with a number of loan cars which for a couple of days were fine but as I explained if I had wanted to drive a year old manual fiesta I would have bought one. After I involved the CEOs specialist team they only dealt with the dealers manager and I was loaned a new Kuga Vignale demonstrator and told to keep it until I was completely satisfied with the repair. It was quite amazing to see my car with the headlining and sun roof out and the senior mechanic standing there and admitting they couldn’t remove the captive bolts and would have to send it to a body shop. Once I said I didn’t want it driven there due to wind damage distorting the roof they got a bit stroppy and started telling lots of lies, but at least the next dealer got it resolved in the end, but I would never go to the first dealer again.
 

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Check your spare wheel well as a few people have discovered theirs are a small swimming pool.
Sunroof and bad sealing around the boot floor panels are the usual leak sources.
Try searching for boot leaks or spare wheel well full of water, there have been quite a lot.
 

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Thanks everyone for your replies and help with this.

@Dibble can't smell anything to be honest when in the car so no warning signs there.

The upper brake light on the boot can let water pass by a poor seal.
The air con is not a fridge unit like a few think. Yes it cools the cabin but it also removes moisture from the air.
check the spare wheel area for dampness. It is designed to be on.
the air circulation button closes the cabin intake off from the outside and you won’t hear anything.
@Psshaw I can't see anything concerning when looking by the light in the boot, however i've spoken to the dealership and they are going to investigate next week, hopefully they can explain and correct what's causing this. Air Con - i'll be sure to use this more often going forward. Spare wheel area is spotless no signs of water anywhere once I removed the wheel.

@balders will message him and see what he found and where - thank you.

@Les only difference between our cars by the sounds of it is yours has a sunroof, mine doesn't. Definitely not noticed anything wet from inside but will be looking more closely at things going forward when it next chucks down with rain. Just want to get to the bottom of this.

Check your spare wheel well as a few people have discovered theirs are a small swimming pool.
Sunroof and bad sealing around the boot floor panels are the usual leak sources.
Try searching for boot leaks or spare wheel well full of water, there have been quite a lot.
@Ozekuga The boot was dry when I checked - I kind off wanted there to be water as then that would be where the issue was but the search continues...

Thanks again to all for your contributions - as mentioned above we have it booked in with the dealership so fingers crossed they can spot the issue. I will be sure to report back with their findings.
 

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Hi All,

Been noticing that in my staff carpark my car seems to get very misted windows when no one has been in it for a few hours? I’m concerned there could be water or damp somewhere causing this but not sure.

Has anyone else had this issue with their Kuga? How did you eliminate the problem going forward or do you just live with it?

I’ve got a 2019 Ford Kuga ST Line 1.5 diesel. Brought new from the dealership in April 2019.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Hi
akchpmn I'm having the exact same problem I’ve got a 2019 Ford Kuga ST Line 1.5 petrol.
I have even got grit salt on the back door siles. ?
 
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