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JeepersCreepers 03-11-2013 02:08 PM

Rubber trim imperfections.
 
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Curious as to whether or not anyone else has this and whether I should have the dealer repair (replace?) the trim here or not risk possible further damage from them doing so.

This is in front of the side view mirror, notice how the trim is bubbling up slightly in a few sections.

(The rubber trim/gasketing on the right side of my two rear windows is definitely going to get replaced though, as it looks pretty bad there -- can't believe I didn't notice it when inspecting it before I bought it, I guess I was too focused on the paint.)

AussieJeep 03-11-2013 10:11 PM

Re: Rubber trim imperfections.
 
its not normal so I would definately get their opinion, it really isnt good enough though so why not get it replaced.

Northland 03-12-2013 12:46 PM

Re: Rubber trim imperfections.
 
I've noticed the same in a different area on my Limited. I firmly believe the local dealership would do more damage by replacing it, however, so I probably won't take it in for just that.

bill_de 03-12-2013 12:53 PM

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Even if you want to live with it now, I would get it documented with the dealer, in case it gets worse.

My Acura dealer was happy to put some pictures of my leather in a file, knowing if the imperfections started cracking that Acura would try to claim normal wear and tear.

Northland 03-12-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bill_de (Post 778873)
Even if you want to live with it now, I would get it documented with the dealer, in case it gets worse.

My Acura dealer was happy to put some pictures of my leather in a file, knowing if the imperfections started cracking that Acura would try to claim normal wear and tear.

I don't want any of the local dealers even taking a picture of my Jeep - I'm afraid that would steal its soul, never to be seen again. :eek:

bill_de 03-12-2013 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Northland (Post 778940)
I don't want any of the local dealers even taking a picture of my Jeep - I'm afraid that would steal its soul, never to be seen again. :eek:

I understand. I took the pictures myself and brought prints to the dealership. :thumbsup:

doulos4JC 03-17-2013 06:29 AM

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I've got 3 flaws in the paint. E mailed dealer for a paper trail. Don't know if they are repairable without repainting whole panel. I just wanted to let them know that I know so they know....I am gonna see what I can do to work them out. I went over my truck with a fine toothed comb, didn't let dealer "prep" it for me....I removed all plastic and detailed it myself.

Scottina06 03-17-2013 07:30 AM

Re: Rubber trim imperfections.
 
what am I missing here?

JeepersCreepers 10-24-2013 04:29 PM

Re: Rubber trim imperfections.
 
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Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 781999)
what am I missing here?

The rubber trim that's bubbling up in some places.

JeepersCreepers 10-24-2013 04:32 PM

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Does anyone else's passenger power window rubber trim look similar to what's shown in the attachments (notice how it appears damaged and is unsecured in some places)?

The dealer I purchased from said this is normal. Another dealer just told me they checked 4 other 2014s and they look the same and that's just how they're molded.

If they did look like this, any luck getting it replaced?

ernestd 10-25-2013 07:49 AM

Re: Rubber trim imperfections.
 
Looks fairly normal to me.
My 2011 had the same issues .
Lubricate it really well with Aerospace 303 and park it in the sun for a day or two and the rubber trim will go back to its original shape.

JeepersCreepers 10-25-2013 10:54 AM

Re: Rubber trim imperfections.
 
Interesting, did that work for you?

I tried tucking it in myself, and it worked fairly well for the middle areas, but at the top there it appears (to me) to be permanently damaged and disfigured and won't remain tucked in or secured to the vehicle unless it's replaced. I'm also concerned about it getting worse in the future.

I did see some other 2014s on the lots with the issue, but I've also seen some 2014s in parking lots that don't have it. I seem to remember a few people here saying they had it too but I forget if they were able to get it replaced or not.


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