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Trunk hatch scrapping side when opening

Cfelix

Member
May 26, 2020
26
4
Florida
Has anyone noticed this? When I open my MY trunk, it looks like the plastic light/reflectors on the hatch touch the passenger rear lights and makes a sound like it wants to get stuck. You can also see the hatch move sideways when this happens. This does not happen when I close it. My guess is that the mechanism to open the hatch is only applying force on the driver side and hence the hatch comes up a little crooked. Thoughts? Thanks!
 

noshadow

Member
Mar 18, 2020
433
255
Berkeley, CA
It happened on both sides of my hatch. They adjusted the taillights, and then they adjusted the actual hatch alignment for the other side. They even shaved off some plastic on the headlight housing. Crazy.
 

DAJ8895

Member
Mar 18, 2021
14
14
Northern Virginia
Hello all, yes I am also having that very same issue with my tail hatch, funny thing is, it was fine up until this evening. I purchased the car last November and have had no issues and I come out to leave for work tonight and the problem was there, hatch pulling to the passenger side of the car and this huge gap is on the driver's side. Totally freaked me out. I am opening a service request, just very strange.
 

Vitiate

New Member
Apr 20, 2021
3
0
Alberta
Hello all, yes I am also having that very same issue with my tail hatch, funny thing is, it was fine up until this evening. I purchased the car last November and have had no issues and I come out to leave for work tonight and the problem was there, hatch pulling to the passenger side of the car and this huge gap is on the driver's side. Totally freaked me out. I am opening a service request, just very strange.
The exact same thing is happening to me, just started about 15 minutes ago
 

DAJ8895

Member
Mar 18, 2021
14
14
Northern Virginia
The exact same thing is happening to me, just started about 15 minutes ago
Hi Vitiate,
So I took my car into service, they had not seen this issue until I showed up, they took my car and had to send it out to a third party, a body shop, to have it repaired. It took three weeks but it is finally complete and I got my car back. There is a weld at the very top of the trunk hinge, that's what broke on mine, I have attached a photo of the hinge. It isn't a quick fix.
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Vitiate

New Member
Apr 20, 2021
3
0
Alberta
Hi Vitiate,
So I took my car into service, they had not seen this issue until I showed up, they took my car and had to send it out to a third party, a body shop, to have it repaired. It took three weeks but it is finally complete and I got my car back. There is a weld at the very top of the trunk hinge, that's what broke on mine, I have attached a photo of the hinge. It isn't a quick fix. View attachment 655639View attachment 655640
Where did the weld fail? I am looking and not seeing anything that would indicate a broken weld
 

DAJ8895

Member
Mar 18, 2021
14
14
Northern Virginia
Where did the weld fail? I am looking and not seeing anything that would indicate a broken weld
It failed at the very top.
That is really going to suck. 3 weeks without a vehicle is going to be impossible for me.
Oh no, I am sorry I left this part out, but they gave me a loner vehicle, a Model S, it was a 2018, but it kept me going...Lol...I don't see you not being treated the same or better.
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And attached you will see the broken weld.
 
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