Vantage Tailgate Mess!

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KevinBird

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512 posts

141 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Is this mess a common problem where the tailgate touches the load area cover?



Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 24th April 13:43

bogie

13,526 posts

206 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Not seen that before....on my old Vantage over 73K miles and 10 years it never wore in that place. Perhaps someone got something trapped there before ?

KevinBird

Original Poster:

512 posts

141 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Its done less than a 1000 miles!

bogie

13,526 posts

206 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Its not your new car ? or one in a showroom ?!

KevinBird

Original Poster:

512 posts

141 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Yes my new car
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Tyre Smoke

10,670 posts

195 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Looks like something has been jammed/shut in that and ripped it.

Felonious

51 posts

108 months

Tuesday 24th April
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It might not be common, but you're not alone. Mine's done the same. It's on the list for when the car's in at the dealership next week. Along with a rattle behind the satnav, another behind the passenger and a rear bumper mesh which has come unfixed on two corners and makes a nasty tinny rattle when you close the boot (and probably at other times as well).

bogie

13,526 posts

206 months

Tuesday 24th April
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KevinBird said:
Yes my new car
Strange....maybe was not glued down correctly during production

I guess you can claim under warranty and get it fixed next you visit the dealer

Ian_UK1

1,484 posts

128 months

Tuesday 24th April
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KevinBird said:
Is this mess a common problem where the tailgate touches the load area cover?
Not sure if it's common or not, but it's happened on my car too (both sides). Seems to be down to really poor quality adhesive.

nickv8

374 posts

17 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Not to that degree, but yes, a small amount of peeling back (14k miles, 4 years old). I could easily re-stick down as the material is not damaged but I think yours needs to be corrected under warranty.

RL17

525 posts

27 months

Tuesday 24th April
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I don't think the adhesive can take the heat. If you drive on a hot day and park a coupe in the sun somewhere the heat from outside etc and inside from engine heat soak behind dash and coming up from exhaust area melts adhesive and makes that fabric slip IMO.

chrisV12VS

43 posts

84 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Same has happened on one side on my 2017 Vantage V12S.
Had it replaced at e dealership. But it’s come away again .
So I’ve put some black duct tape over it and had to clean the glue residue off that transferred onto the edge of the parcel shelf to prevent it sticking to it and pulling it off again.
Not very good to be honest

Manx V8V

237 posts

16 months

Wednesday 25th April
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I would say 'not very good to be honest' is a bit of an understatement!!

I wouldn't expect to be applying duct tape to a year old £7k Korean import let alone a year old very expensive prestige vehicle!!

First off, this simply shouldn't be happening, and secondly AM should be engineering a permanent dealer fix for all affected cars asap.

Edited by Manx V8V on Wednesday 25th April 00:41

PUMPMAN1860

231 posts

145 months

Wednesday 25th April
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Mine does it slightly..not as severe as that.
It is caused by the edge of the alcantara parcel shelf rubbing/fretting at that point on both sides. Everytime I stick it back it happens again.

starlight225

162 posts

145 months

Wednesday 13th June
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As mine have half peeled off I have decided to remove them as they don’t seem to serve any purpose anymore other than leaving sticky residue on the shelf.

I notice that V8V’s have a tab that sticks out in the middle of the tailgate carpet - the slot is already pre cut in my carpet. I’m presuming this serves the same purpose?

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Murph7355

20,398 posts

190 months

Wednesday 13th June
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starlight225 said:
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I notice that V8V’s have a tab that sticks out in the middle of the tailgate carpet - the slot is already pre cut in my carpet. I’m presuming this serves the same purpose?...
The tab retracts the two retaining pins at either side of the parcel shelf to allow the whole lot to lift rather than just the back.

OP - like Bogie I never had an issue in 55k miles, 8.5yrs from new. But...I don't actually recall seeing a patch of material like that at all...

KevinBird

Original Poster:

512 posts

141 months

Thursday 14th June
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Seems this issue is on all the late cars. Consensus is the jig for making the shelf is worn so its too short on the right side and misses the tailgate when closed and then flaps around causing the mess

A new one is on the way but the suspicion is it will be the same

starlight225

162 posts

145 months

Thursday 14th June
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Murph7355 said:
The tab retracts the two retaining pins at either side of the parcel shelf to allow the whole lot to lift rather than just the back.
That must of been on very early V8’s as the later parcel shelf is carry over onto V12V and V12V S and does not have retracting pins. As the tab is under £7 I’ll order one and see if it just pushes the shelf up to stop any potential rattling about.

starlight225

162 posts

145 months

Thursday 28th June
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Update... Removed what was left of the two pieces of material at the side and fitted the support tab. Job done.



KevinBird

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512 posts

141 months

Monday 6th August
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UPDATE - The parcel shelf was incorrectly made, probably due to a worn jig. Now replaced under warranty and perfect

There are sure to be many more with the same issue

My final inspection was done by Joseph Rush, either done in a rush or he was Stevie Wonder's apprentice