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Factory Damage or Poor Craftsmanship

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Can someone take a look at the rear hatch, specifically under the area where the rear license plate lamps are. (where you grab to open).

I was taking a look at it to help me decide on how I want to go about adding a rear view camera.
I should have brought it back to the dealer in the first place for a small paint chip that was repaired terribly, but honestly after detailing it forgot all about it, but now I found this, Im thinking they put on a terrible damaged piece and gave it some crap repair job.

left side of grab area

Ceiling Material property Metal Leather Silver

here you can see along the edge, the paint is a different color almost doesn't look painted at all in person. maybe one coat

Auto part Metal

right side
Black Sky Darkness Night Nature

Its a crappy picture, but just for reference of where the paint chip repair was done, its not even sanded or completely filled in. Look like someone took a price and put a glob of paint and called it a day. maybe in the day light i can snap a better pic, but in the garage it didnt want to come out very good)
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Thanks for taking a look for me. I didn't think it was normal, the dealer it will go.

I have a few other things, like the back little window on one side sticks out 1/4 - 1/2 inch more than it should. The fender lines don't match up as well as they really should on one side.

I feel as if gear changes aren't as smooth to go I'm as they should. Little extra resistance on the lever a majority of the time. Then other time smooth as butter.

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wow that is no good at all. id def be taking that back.

other than the horrible paint chip repair i dont think i would have noticed, but if my plastic is cracked and i go to a drill a rear view camera in, im afraid it may crack further,.
I also have tiny pin head chips upon delivery... Hood, mirrors, roof... Etc. I can handle minor imperfections as it cost me 21k.. Which is why I'm glad I had no options. I'd not accept this in the 25-26k range.. I just don't like crappy repair work. If they broke the piece during install it should be tossed and a new one installed , after all we all did buy a new car.

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Thanks for that picture. At least I know now what the lines should look like. Yours I can tell it's normal. Mine I wasn't sure if it was cracked or what. I'm not super Concerned but will address it when I goto the dealer

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If you wan't any other shots, let me know.

If you wan't any other shots, let me know.

Nah that's good thanks.

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