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So, I live in Toronto. Park most days at Islington subway station for those who know the GTA.

Today, it way about -6 celcius when I was strolling back to my car at about 6pm - that's around 19 or 20 degrees F.

I could see my car in the distance in the parking lot and noticed ice rime on the windshield. Didn't see any on the other cars. Strange.

Got closer to the car and realized this was an ice rime not on the outside of the glass but the inside.

Started the car, took about 6 minutes idling with the blower on full blast to clear the frost on the inside.

So - I know that if you have a lot of moisture on the inside of your car, like saturated floor mats, it can accrete on the windows.

My floormats were almost dry (rubber mats that I empty daily), and it was just my windshield that had ice on the inside - no other windows.

I should mention that the car was hit on the right side on Dec 24th by an inattentive lane changer - geezer who wasn't checking his blind spot and did need $3900 in collision repairs.

Still, the body shop did a great job (or so I think) and this is the first time since I got the car back 3 weeks ago that I've had this issue with ice on the windshield.

Basically, WTF? Did a seal fail? I don't see a chip or other damage.

Any ideas? Thanks folks.
 

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I don't know if anything is wrong with your car. However, my car had the same thing today. So I would assume its normal. I went to work at 12pm, and never got back in, until around 9pm. Today was a bit on the warmer side. As I left work, it got colder, so I would say its probably because the change it temperature.

This has happened to me a few times already. It doesn't happen every night though. I would say its normal, but I'm not an expert on this topic though. Just stating what I see in my car.
 

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I've been having frost on the inside of my windshield as well , and last night I had the entire windshield covered on frost ,the one to blame in my case is my drivers side floor mat which is kind of weathertech carpeted 3d style ,excellent to keep water, snow ,slush from coming in contact with the carpet, unfortunately the downside ,it takes way longer for it to dry ,stays wet and keeps the interior with excess moisture ,which causes the windshield to get frost on the inside .
 

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This was happpening to me when it got cold after a mild spell with rain. I cleaned the inside of my window really well and then put Fog-X on it. You can get it in the wiper section of Crappy Tire. Works really well and no more condensation, aka. no more freezing.

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It happened to me once this year. Now I tend to drive to work with the Defrost running to avoid any moisture build-up. It never occurred again.
 

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Thanks for the replies folks. Interesting to see that this has happened to others.

What I find very strange is that it's JUST the windshield.

I learned the hard way over the years that if you don't empty out your rubber mats or if you have fabric mats that get soaked with melted snow, you'll end up with condensation and then frost on ALL windows.

Is it possible that some Elantra sedans and GT windshields have weak seals allowing moisture to come in??

I'll try the Fog-X, and I always do run the windshield defrost blower in the winter with the AC compressor going to avoid condensation buildup, but this was just weird. We'll see what she looks like at 6pm today...
 

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Posted in this thread this morning before driving to work, go out and start my car 10 minutes later and every **** window except the back had frost built up on the inside..time to dump my floor mats I suppose lol
 

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same...happens to me on days where the temp changes drastically -- when its warm/slushy in the AM, and colder at the end of the day. I think the car is so well sealed that the moisture doesn't escape at all, and gathers in the largest surface it can.

I wonder if the carpet under the weathertech is wet ... ?
 

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Try driving to school at 6am in -35.... heat cranked and blasting on the windshield, yet it still freezes over from my breath lol
 

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Both my GT and Rondo have been doing it a lot this winter. Never noticed it once last winter in the GT...I laughed when I saw this thread now as it has been bugging me (never ever had such frost buildup before).

Today I parked my car with the windshield facing the sun so that when I went home it was not a problem.
 

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I can't remember this happening at all. And we've had a really cold winter so far. Maybe the crack in my windshield is letting the moisture out?
 

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Something else I discovered. I park in a warm indoor parking lot. During the winter, my car has a bad smell when I enter it in the morning. But when I leave the rear windows open just a bit when parking at night the odor isn't there the next morning.
 

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This is shaping up to be one of those "Winters to Remember!" I'd just as soon forget it! Enough is enough. "Uncle!" "...I give..."
 

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Happen me too several time in January (frost inside windshield)

I notice one time in January I've wash the car at the car wash, then 5-10 minutes after, I saw 4-5 drop flows along the windshield inside the GT...

I will re-check when I'll wash the car again...
 

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I never experienced frost on the inside part of the windshield until I bought this car.
 

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6 years in Toronto, never a winter like this. 23 years in Ottawa, yeah, it's winter there 9 months of the year or so. :)

Update - the day after I posted this thread, parked in the same lot @ Islington, similar weather conditions - NO frost on inside. Nothing on outside either.

Very bizarre... Maybe I need to drill a small hole in the windshield to let moisture out? :)
 

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I think it"s a conspiracy it seems that all people having this problem are from Canada ......
Hummmmm :=)
 

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Happened to me last year after an unexpected snowfall. Freaked me out, it hit like a blanket over the windows about 20 seconds into my drive. I wondered if humidity got trapped in the seat cushions during manufacture. But I think now it was just wet snow blocking the outside air vents. No problems since, and no snow while driving.
 
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