Roof trim to keep an eye on...

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by Bavarian, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Bavarian

    Bavarian Member

    I had this taken care of by the dealer about a week after I picked the car up... It's held on by glue and clips from what the service tech told me. Once one clip comes undone you basically have to undo the entire piece to fix it.

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  3. Blinkrz

    Blinkrz Member

    Wondering if Ford does extreme climate testing, I think this could have been avoided with such testing. The contraction of rubber and glue that most likely became brittle with severe cold weather like this. This is the kind of attention to detail Ford and other automakers need to have to prevent these things from happening. Yeah quick fix at the dealership, but also an inconvenience for the customer. Will this occur again? Most likely yes, unless a modification is made to prevent it from happening again. :/

    Thanks for the heads up. Luckily in Miami I think the coldest it'll get is 45, and thats a stretch. ;)
     
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  4. Flaco1

    Flaco1 Member

    I've had this problem with my previous Fiesta SE and now my ST. Its and easy 5 minute fix in warm weather. When the trim begins to lift get some 3M90 (not 3M70) spray adhesive, shake well and spray some in the cap. Using a Q-tip or really small paint brush put a few dabs under the trim let it tack, then press the trim down. Tape it or weight it down with something until it dries. The trim won't come back up. Its a $5 dollar fix. I don't want to sit around at the dealer 1/2 day or more to get those guys to fix that, besides I like tinkering with my car. ;)
     
  5. Bavarian

    Bavarian Member

    From what the tech said , there are clips in there as well.
    I had to go away for a couple days for work so I left it with them, they took care it, no skin off my back, I would say it's also better to have it documented for warrantee anyways.
     
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  6. Bavarian

    Bavarian Member

    Bump... It came up again, so it's going back to the dealer. I can see where the dealer used adhesive to hold it down. This shouldn't be happening to a 4 month old car...
     
  7. smatty

    smatty Member

    I had this happen to mine. The dealer ordered a new strip of molding and the next day they installed it in less than 15 mins. It may have helped that Meagan (the ford rep on here) started some type service order on my behalf from ford hq. The manager seemed to be on his toes and at one point stated, "you are guy that called ford, right?" Anyways, it hasn't come back up yet!
     
  8. boost rooster

    boost rooster New Member

    Well my weather striping is popping up in the front. I'm just going to take it to the dealer though, I bought a warranty might as well use it. I agree with the cold to warm weather thing causing it
     

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