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Old 08-25-2015, 08:14 AM   #1
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Panel Gap

So I noticed this morning that the passenger side door on my 2015 gt pp, when closed passes the rear fender panel by a substantial amount. Has anyone had this issue and or had it fixed. I'll post photos soon.


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Pics of where and what you are talking about would, I am sure. help us all here.
Some of my panel gaps on my 2015 'vert are a bit inconsistent as well --- particularly where the front fenders meet the A pillars............I just figure it's a tribute to the original 1964 1/2's panel gaps......
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Pics of where and what you are talking about would, I am sure. help us all here.
Some of my panel gaps on my 2015 'vert are a bit inconsistent as well --- particularly where the front fenders meet the A pillars............I just figure it's a tribute to the original 1964 1/2's panel gaps......

Yea I already said I would post some later calm down.


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Yea I already said I would post some later calm down.


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Calm down? I was merely agreeing with you...........sheesh!
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I might have had the same problem. Do you have any pics?


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Alright there Boyd, I've calmed down the best I can for almost a week but now I'm gettin pi$$ed! You said you would post pics.
Don't you know we all have better things to do than wait around on here for your pics? Maybe this was all just a sham! Whoever heard of panel gaps on a brand new car!? I certainly haven't, especially on an S550.
Oh.... Wait a minute... Yes I have.
If I remember correctly...90% of them have it. And the common fix for it is....take it back to the dealer....point at it....and say "Fix this".
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Alright there Boyd, I've calmed down the best I can for almost a week but now I'm gettin pi$$ed! You said you would post pics.
Don't you know we all have better things to do than wait around on here for your pics? Maybe this was all just a sham! Whoever heard of panel gaps on a brand new car!? I certainly haven't, especially on an S550.
Oh.... Wait a minute... Yes I have.
If I remember correctly...90% of them have it. And the common fix for it is....take it back to the dealer....point at it....and say "Fix this".
This^ This exactly. I think he was a troll.
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Sorry just been super busy and keep forgetting I'll do it today promise!


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Been over a week again. We've been trolled.
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Panel Gap

Figured i already had my answer but here you go.

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Figured i already had my answer but here you go.
Did you buy this car new? If not, check the carfax..........that, at first blush, looks like a poor repair job.
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Did you buy this car new? If not, check the carfax..........that, at first blush, looks like a poor repair job.

Yea brand new off the truck.


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Alright there Boyd, I've calmed down the best I can for almost a week but now I'm gettin pi$$ed! You said you would post pics.
Don't you know we all have better things to do than wait around on here for your pics? Maybe this was all just a sham! Whoever heard of panel gaps on a brand new car!? I certainly haven't, especially on an S550.
Oh.... Wait a minute... Yes I have.
If I remember correctly...90% of them have it. And the common fix for it is....take it back to the dealer....point at it....and say "Fix this".

Before I ask my stupid question just know I mean no malice or smart mouth tone. But how exactly would they fix it? I'm noticing it more now than when I bought it (from weekly wash and clay bar to just admiring it after I park it) I was under the impression that's just how the panels fit since they have so many lines with the "euro look"


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Old 09-09-2015, 01:24 PM   #15
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most cars you loosen the hinge and align the door as best you can then re-tighten hinge (or at least that's how you did it back in the day)
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most cars you loosen the hinge and align the door as best you can then re-tighten hinge (or at least that's how you did it back in the day)
The fenders are, I think, bolt on as well....so that whole area should be able to be adjusted.

To the OP.....drive by a body shop and have them take a look at it. They will also be able to spot any overspray anywhere on the fender area in case it was damaged during shipment to you, and they fixed it before you saw it.....
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The fenders are, I think, bolt on as well....so that whole area should be able to be adjusted.

To the OP.....drive by a body shop and have them take a look at it. They will also be able to spot any overspray anywhere on the fender area in case it was damaged during shipment to you, and they fixed it before you saw it.....
No need for all that. This is a very common issue on 2015's. Try looking more closely at your rear window alignment now and the third brake light. I bet that's way off too. Also, trunk lid making contact and rubbing paint off rear bumper. Next time, before grabbing the keys, signing the papers and fishtailing out of the showroom...check out these wellllllll described issues ahead of time on a model specific forum...like mustang6g? That way you know what to look for even though you don't want to and shouldn't have to.
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We are having same issues poor build quality only we pay nearly $70k and a min 12 month wait for them....... is the build quality going to improve

I dont think so
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i too have huge issues with mis-aligned panels! like where the tail lights are, the curve that wraps down around the tail light it's like the machine didn't fold that part of the body far enough... i pushed on it with my thumb slightly and it bent in a little, but i wasn't gonna push much harder. I have done "backyard body work" so i'm not awful, but i know at a certain point the clear coat won't flex that well.
As of this point, i don't really care, i think our cars are "cheap" considering what kind of performance they are up against in the world... and it's a brand new body style. they MIGHT fix it, but again, it doesn't affect significantly how the car looks or how it drives at all *shrugs* i still love my car
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