How can I tell if my car has suffered water damage after flood?

Asked by Aug 08, 2017 at 02:17 PM about the 2015 Honda Civic Coupe EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It recently flooded where I live and I had to drive through some standing water.
The carpets feel dry to the touch, its been two days but theres no smell of
wetness and the car seems to be functioning as normal but I'm still worried
water may have gotten into the car. How likely is it that my car could have
experienced some form of water damage that just hasn't become noticeable
yet?

1 Answer

21,555

If no water was in the cabin then your computer is fine, If car did not loose power or die while in the water then engine is fine. Once I dropped my Honda in a Hole that was in a flood and the car was pointing down so most of engine was under water but the air filter and top of motor was not but at this angle the cabin was flooded up to the bottom of dash and to the front seats it set running for three hours while I finally got it towed out as it would not back up in that position, I drove it the rest the way home dried carpets out and never had a issue with electronics, let also say this was at night and headlight were on under water and never went out, the car never lost power or shorted out. The battery was fully under water.

Your Answer

Honda Civic Coupe Experts

  • #1
    deb5deb5deb5deb5deb5
    Reputation
    1,780
  • #2
    elmerenzo
    Reputation
    1,490
  • #3
    kd5qhr
    Reputation
    1,200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
286 Great Deals out of 4,290 listings starting at $1,815
Used Honda Accord Coupe
18 Great Deals out of 308 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
63 Great Deals out of 1,175 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Tacoma
37 Great Deals out of 1,236 listings starting at $4,444
Used Toyota Corolla
201 Great Deals out of 3,594 listings starting at $2,411
Used Ford Mustang
5 Great Deals out of 1,036 listings starting at $3,995
Used Toyota Camry
79 Great Deals out of 2,182 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
916 listings starting at $12,498
Used BMW 3 Series
173 Great Deals out of 2,078 listings starting at $2,500
Used Hyundai Genesis Coupe
16 Great Deals out of 255 listings starting at $6,290
Used Mazda MAZDA3
150 Great Deals out of 2,624 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Honda Civic Coupe EX For Sale
18 listings starting at $14,995
2014 Honda Civic Coupe EX For Sale
20 listings starting at $12,993
2013 Honda Civic Coupe EX For Sale
27 listings starting at $9,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.