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Old 04-26-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: Ugh, just noticed hatch misalignment?

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It doesn't matter if he is making the dodge dart or the rolls royce.

Well, we agree that the price of the car is not the determining factor.

Sorry, my wife has been nasty to me this morning, and just got back from a business trip, so I am maybe crusty this morning, but thats how I feel.

No need to be sorry, we can disagree.

I wish that the cars were perfect. But, I'm not going to inconvenience myself to have something fixed that I never knew was broken.

I'm retired and don't have time for that stuff. Maybe when I was working and could tell my boss I'm taking off to get my car fixed. But now, everything I do is on my time, not the bosses.



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Old 04-26-2013, 08:55 AM
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Ok Rigs. I'm to old for that stuff. More important things to do like fishing and woodworking. Lol
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:56 AM
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Re: Ugh, just noticed hatch misalignment?

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No car will be perfect, as that definition is variable for sure, but somewhere along the line of people who had eyeballs on a misaligned door, the QC process fails. My point (if I really have one) is that if we don't expect near perfection, and don't complain or push when we don't get it, we will be driving Johnny Cash's cadillac some day (reference "One Piece at a Time")...lol.

Hahaha I understand completely what you are saying. I think what happens is after a robot doing so many vehicles, maybe its system gets bogged down like a computer and starts throwing things off a little bit. maybe Chevy can chime in and see if I'm close to what could be happening with misalignment's? What we as consumers look at as a flaw and we hone in on things differently than what manufacturers do. In this case a mass produced vehicle and QC. If QC is done by humans or robots I'm sure there probably some measurements that these must meet before leaving the plant. There are things that we are going to notice because it's our individual purchase. When you have a job in a mass produced plant for QC I'm sure things we notice are not even seen by QC because they have so many things to look at in an allotted time frame that things we see are things that they may not even have time to even notice. I think my Jeep overall is a great product and to be honest I haven't enjoyed any vehicle I own as much as I have my 2012. So here's to Chevy and Marlon!!!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:03 AM
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If QC is done by humans or robots I'm sure there probably some measurements that these must meet before leaving the plant.
The problem might be that even if the laser QC equipment rejects something, a human can still decide to let it pass. Until the robots are put in charge there will be some things that pass based solely on having too many burritos for lunch and running out of Tums.



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The problem might be that even if the laser QC equipment rejects something, a human can still decide to let it pass. Until the robots are put in charge there will be some things that pass based solely on having too many burritos for lunch and running out of Tums.



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Re: Ugh, just noticed hatch misalignment?

Good insight guys, thanks.

I'll mull it over a bit and may or may not run it by the dealer.

I mean, did you notice it when I posted these photos last week in my show-off thread:


Like Bill said, if it took me having to closely inspect to discover and take close up photos to prove, it should probably just be left alone.
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Good insight guys, thanks.

I'll mull it over a bit and may or may not run it by the dealer.

I mean, did you notice it when I posted these photos last week in my show-off thread:


Like Bill said, if it took me having to closely inspect discover and take close up photos to prove, it should probably just be left alone.
only way I can notice it is if I look close. Honestly Only way i would have it re-aligned is if your Jeep dealership uses a very reputable body shop for the adjustment. If not I can hardly notice it unless I look specifically at the place of misalignment. You are the one paying for the vehicle, if it bothers you have it fixed, if not then use your new Jeep in good health and use the jeep like it should be used!!! Enjoy it!!
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Re: Ugh, just noticed hatch misalignment?

I don't understand how just the left side can be off? And not both?
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I don't understand how just the left side can be off? And not both?
I remember reading in another post, someone said it could be the rear fascia that is off kilter a little bit. If that's not the case then maybe you have a deformed tailgate?
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Re: Ugh, just noticed hatch misalignment?

Open your rear hatch and watch it close, you'll notice as it start to catch on the latch and lock the to the latch it shifts to the left in my case thus leaving the gap on the right. I am stilling trying to figure out how to move the latch a hair to the right and see if it fixes the problem.
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Re: Ugh, just noticed hatch misalignment?

To me, if it's purely cosmetic (and not something I readily notice) I have to think:

"Will having someone mess with it potentially cause other issues?"

In order to adjust your rear door, will they have to remove anything and/or potentially break/mess up something else in the process?

If the answer is yes, ask yourself, "Does it really bug you? Will it impact the resale of the vehicle?" Does it impact the functioning of the vehicle itself?"

If "No" then forget about it.

And yes, while, generally, the more you pay for a car, the more QC one would assume you'd have. But really, that's a fallacy. While more expensive cars maybe more cosmetically "clean" when they come out of the factory, they are generally pieces of sh!t mechanically.

Drive a Merc some day. Pretty car, great panel gap alignment, total nightmare to maintain. Honestly, the only expensive cars I've owned that were low rent on the maintenance scale was BMW, Acura, and Lexus. Audi and Merc are (were) nightmares, and don't even get me started on Land Rover or Ferrari.

Sure, they look great, but are piles of crap mechanically usually.
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