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Cracked weld? Please confirm

glusc2002

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today I noticed my 2019 X with less than 1000 miles have a split in the FWD frame and it’s consistent on both sides. Can anyone confirm this is normal?
 

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Saghost

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The crack I see in your photos is in the paint - it may or may not extend further into the weld, but it's certainly worth looking in to.

It's inconvenient to check the passenger side in my garage, but I don't have that on the driver's side on my 4 months old, 13k mile X. I do have a raised lip about there at the forward side of the weld, but no cracking at it:

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tyfon

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today I noticed my 2019 X with less than 1000 miles have a split in the FWD frame and it’s consistent on both sides. Can anyone confirm this is normal?

If you hadn't made these pictures I would have been scared to death seeing this on my own X (from June 30 2019), but it doesn't look quite as bad here.
The car has done 12000 km in about 3 months now.
 

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aesculus

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I am not sure that this really is a weld but just a seam with strong filler that can crack. As others have reported it's not unusual to see a crack in the paint at this spot.
 

jboy210

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It is a plastic seam filler that was painted over. The filler shrinks as it cures and paint cracks.

They use this stuff all over modern cars And it seems to always look poor. Here is a video on the stuff.

 
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