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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Unread 08-07-2019, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Green fluid leaking from back passenger side

After over 16,000 relatively trouble free miles (and no need to post here!!!!) we have a leak of some sort on our 2018 Hybrid. I'm guessing its the battery coolant since nothing in the front in the engine compartment is a green liquid. The connectors that go to and from the box that is leaking are pretty thick, I doubt its washer fluid - although it may be green in color? Anyone seen a green fluid coming from their van?

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That doesn't look good. Looks like it's coming out of a vent of some sort? The viscocity looks like coolant. Definitely recommend taking it in for service. Let us know what they find.

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After over 16,000 relatively trouble free miles (and no need to post here!!!!) we have a leak of some sort on our 2018 Hybrid. I'm guessing its the battery coolant since nothing in the front in the engine compartment is a green liquid. The connectors that go to and from the box that is leaking are pretty thick, I doubt its washer fluid - although it may be green in color? Anyone seen a green fluid coming from their van?

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We certainly understand why this may be concerning. If you decide to have your dealer address this, we would be happy to get you connected with a case specialist to assist with this process! We are available via private message.
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Being and Automotive Technician, that green fluid is actually oil with a green leak detection dye installed at the factory. That hole is for water to escape from the rear A/C evaporator. How is your air conditioning doing? I'm going to guess that it is not cooling well or at all. You probably have a leak in the rear evaporator.

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After over 16,000 relatively trouble free miles (and no need to post here!!!!) we have a leak of some sort on our 2018 Hybrid. I'm guessing its the battery coolant since nothing in the front in the engine compartment is a green liquid. The connectors that go to and from the box that is leaking are pretty thick, I doubt its washer fluid - although it may be green in color? Anyone seen a green fluid coming from their van?

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I’m thinking it’s the evaporator in the rear. They put a dye in it to indicate leaks. That looks like a condensate drain area. Is your air conditioning working like it should?

I never messed with a hybrid but I thought the coolant was a purple color even for the batteries.
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I love smart people on the internet.

I don't drive the van much my wife does. She hasn't complained about the AC but it just started Sunday or Monday. Have an appointment for early next week. As long as the battery is all good I'm not too concerned!
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I think you hit a frog....




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I think you hit a frog....
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There. That’s the real cause. Ha ha. 😄.

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As other's mentioned, rear passenger quarter is where the rear A/C guts are located.

There are underbody coolant lines and A/C lines that connect to the rear heater core and evaporator, which is independent from the main system up front. Something back there is leaking on you for sure, either a connection gone bad or as others have mentioned the evaporator.

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