Hey all, water seeped up through the floorboard of my 2000 Accord during
a flood last summer; now I'm having a big problem with an increasingly
bad odor. Any suggestions for how to get rid of it (not the car, the
Start with "Febreze," available in the detergents section of
Man the weather is taking a toll on cars lately. If it's not
the heat, it's the snow. If it's not snowing, someone is
recovering from a flood.
At this point it's too late to salvage the carpet. It's a health issue too.
We had the same think hapen in my '96, but the dealer removed the carpet
from the car within a day, and it was shampood and dried completely before
installing it again. No odors and no rust. The brain box under the seat
was trashed. It was an insurance claim. They wanted to total the car (it
had 140k on it, but I talked the into repair. Cost was $1700. I have owned
this car from new. It now has 181K on it and going strong! I run
Synthetick oil, and it only uses about 1/2 qt between changes (which means I
never have to add oil).
I have a 2006 EX-V6 NAV, but I drive this old car most of the time. I don't
have to worry too much about door dings, and where I park it. Still looks
like new though.
Take care of your Honda, and it will take care of you!
The best thing is probably to replace the whole carpet. They sell these
on ebay, and such. It would cost you less then 1k, and your car will
look nice and clear. I doubt there is any other way, because your
carpet is full of mildew and has rotten.
Drink It. Feel It. Share It.
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