Front grille coming apart.

  1. Jay.DeVries

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    #1 Jay.DeVries, May 10, 2016
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    So, as the title says, the front grille is coming apart. Curious if anyone else has had the same issue or if anyone has taken it apart and might know what the issue is. It almost acts as tho it is supposed to clip in but you can push it in and nothing happens. Not only is the plastic piece coming off but the rubber in between is trying to come off too.
     
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    Haven't had this issue, but some have had a similar one with the trunk trim. I'm sure if you bring it by the dealer they can install a new clip / trim piece for you. I'd ask if there was any chance you / someone else hit it, but I feel like any impact hard enough to damage a clip would have left some kind of paint damage.
     
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    it seems like you probably removed it to paint it black and that might be an issue there
     
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    It is just plasti dip and I didn't have to remove it. I just masked it off
     
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    I will say this, do not use a towel with loops. I use a synthetic shammy. The loops catch this corner here real easy. It's really pointy and sticks up a bit.
     
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    So I just got the car back from service. Apparently you need to be very careful with the front grille. The tabs that hold in on are actually part of the bumper cover not the grille. they told e it wasn't covered under warranty and I would have to get a whole new bumper cover and get it painted to fix it.
     
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    Why wasn't it covered under warranty? How long have you had your car?
     
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    They said it wasn't covered because they believe I tried to remove it. Even tho I didn't and I just masked it off and plasti dipped it.
     
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    Oh man that sucks. Wonder if a different dealership would give you the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    Not sure. The worst part is I work for this dealership. So I was hoping they would.
     
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    Wow you work for the dealer and they won't help you out?! That seems pretty f'd up.
     
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    Yea. I can get employee cost on fixing it and whatnot. But not covered under warranty
     
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    That's some horse crap if I've ever heard it.

    That exact area on my Touring is very loose. And I have never touched it outside of washing it.
     
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    Peal off the plasti dip and try a different dealer. Perhaps they wouldn't assume that you tried to remove it then and you could get this fixed under warranty. If you didn't try to remove it then they should be able to help you out.
     
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    The service department is often times almost a completely different world even in the same dealership. That said, guys that work on either side know each other so I also find it odd they won't just slap a new one on there.
     
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