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Balvaig



Member Since: 19 Feb 2016
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Scotland 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 Landmark LE Corris Grey

Sounds a bit like the warping dash on the Disco 1 when the wrong glue was used to fix the top of the dash. This lifted and distorted in the sun and heat.

Post #913349 21st Jul 2021 8:21am
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Digger2000



Member Since: 19 Sep 2020
Location: Newcastle
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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 90 Other HT Tonga Green

I will monitor my new trim and update if it starts to warp or come away from the bodywork

Post #913384 21st Jul 2021 10:56am
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tjf323



Member Since: 30 Jan 2021
Location: Melbourne
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Australia 

Picked up my 110 and noticed the same problem immediately. The top section of trim is held by double sided tape that has let go in some areas. Can push it in and pops off again. Sounds to me like they need to remove and re-apply the tape assuming the trim is not warped. Dealer is having a look on Monday...


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Post #913680 23rd Jul 2021 3:03am
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Al_Ra



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Three of mine are looking similar to your second shot. Interesting that on your first and third shot you can see the tape/adhesive so clearly?

Let us know how you get on.

Post #913693 23rd Jul 2021 7:51am
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Tim in Scotland



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IIRC these are dealer fit options not factory fit - possibly the surface wasn’t properly cleaned then wiped down with the supplied wipes before the apprentice was given the plastic bits to stick on the car. Epsom Green Tdi300 County HT is now an SW
Defender D240 1st Edition in Pangea Green with Acorn interior. Now with a host of accessories

Post #913720 23rd Jul 2021 9:37am
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Al_Ra



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oh I've got more noticeable separation/buckling on the lower door trims which are factory fit.

Post #913729 23rd Jul 2021 9:56am
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Tim in Scotland



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When my car was delivered last year I had a water leak into the rear seat that took a long time to trace its origin………… the small section of the signature square on the door glass had sections of the sticky pads/tape missing and there was no sealant on the pegs that hold the plastic styling bit to the door structure so it filled up with water when it rained and then dripped down the inside of the door between the card and the casing…….. so I agree the factory still isn’t getting the use of double sided sticky tape right! I also had a tapping noise coming from the door frames at the top of the windows - again rubber trim was held on by double sided sticky pads but one side had lost its stick allowing the curved rubber trim to tap on the metal, I fixed that myself with some silicone adhesive after seeing a video on YouTube about fixing the issue posted by Mark Anderson. Epsom Green Tdi300 County HT is now an SW
Defender D240 1st Edition in Pangea Green with Acorn interior. Now with a host of accessories

Post #913735 23rd Jul 2021 10:05am
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Al_Ra



Member Since: 03 Mar 2021
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Quite hard to get a photo that focusses on the right bit but here's the view of my front passenger lower door trim.



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It's not that bad - but then I've only had the car a week and ALL of the lower door trims are showing it to some extent...

I keep flip-flopping between J77's view of not worth the hassle of booking it in with dealer and risk them doing some other damage and Digger2000's successful outcome.

Will be interested to hear if Digger's fix has lasted.

Post #914144 26th Jul 2021 7:55pm
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tjf323



Member Since: 30 Jan 2021
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Australia 

Dealer looked at my trims on Monday.

When they removed the trims, they said there are multiple areas supported by clips in various locations and double sided tape.

Apparently, some of the double sided tape still had the red plastic strip over the adhesive on one side... factory hadn't removed when installing the trim (can only put this down to human error). They have ordered a full new set of trims due in 4 weeks.

Dealer has been fantastic and very transparent.

I think people should ask their dealer to pop the trims and check.

Post #914358 28th Jul 2021 3:04am
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Digger2000



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 90 Other HT Tonga Green

So far so good with mine…no movement but if they do I’m not changing again I’ll live with it.

Post #914792 30th Jul 2021 5:56pm
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Al_Ra



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Good to hear. Mine is going in to get sorted soon too.

Post #914795 30th Jul 2021 6:06pm
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Digger2000



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 90 Other HT Tonga Green

It’s worth a shot that’s for sure

Post #914801 30th Jul 2021 6:33pm
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