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Old 12-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trunk opens over bumps a tiny bit... ???

So I noticed that my "rattle" over bumps on the highway is actually visible. If you stare into your rearview mirror... I can see slivers of light from the upper corner of the taillight area, as the hatch lifts off the car maybe 1-3mm. Is this normal? I cannot open the trunk without turning the key and pressing the button... would fixing the latch eliminate this rattle? It's also worth mentioning I have no leaks in car washes... it just seems so strange that bumps would cause the hatch to lift off the car like this.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How loose/stiff are the struts?
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So I noticed that my "rattle" over bumps on the highway is actually visible.....
There are rubber bumpers on the underside of the rear hatch. Mine have taken a compression set to the point that I added some thin shims to the sheet metal in the same spot that the rubber stops touch.

I used silicone adhesive to hold the shims, and now the hatch is quiet again.

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Old 12-27-2013, 02:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have seen the same problem on my Red one. I think the problem is that the area of the hatch where the U bolt attaches is bent down and loosening the latching action. I hammered my U bolt directly upward to tighten the hatch.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You might take some black type electrical tape and wrap it around the little horizontal bar on the latch to take up some of the slake in the latch mechanism that comes from wear. I've used this little trick on older cars and it works quite well!
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None of these suggestions worked.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Same problem for me. You can adjust with shims, but my lock does not have any shims. I also try to hammer the U clamp. It is better but not perfect. I aslo changed the 2 rubber bumpers for nothing.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Any of you found good solution for this trunk hatch not holding the hatch down tight? Here's what I'm trying, I think similar to what 3-Wheeler did.





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Maybe check the three screws that hold the trunk latch mechanism. On my car those had come loose and when I hit a bump the dome light would flicker on and off.
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