Panel fitment

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Mar10
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Post by Mar10 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:51 am

Hi All, I wanted to sense check this issue with other Tucson owners and see whether there is, in fact, an issue or I'm being picky.

I picked up my N-line S hybrid Tucson a week ago and so far I'm really happy with everything, apart from one little niggle relating to the panel fitting around the rear wheels. To be more specific it's the plastic wheel arch section that is mounted to the rear doors and opens with them. The section that is body coloured on the N-line but is black plastic on other models.

I've tried to illustrate the concerns below. Basically the left rear door arch section isn't tight up to the rest of the door at the top, whereas the right rear door is a tight fit at the top. The right rear door however has a slight gap lower down.

Left door

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Right door for comparison

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Right door lower down

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Left door lower down for comparison

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I'm not sure that I would have noticed had it been the other models with the black trim, but when it's all the same colour it seems like it should all be more seamless.

So, what does anyone think? How is your car in comparison? I'm not sure that I can be bothered with going back to the dealer (we have a lot going on at the moment) but if it's clearly not right then I will get in touch with them.

old man
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Post by old man » Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:01 pm

Both of mine are a nice even fit all the way round, but I think mine wouldn't be as noticeable as yours as my car is black.
Looks like yours slipped through QC unnoticed.
Tucson N Line S 2WD Hybrid

richarde
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Post by richarde » Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:13 pm

It is definitely worth mentioning to your dealer, and it’s hopefully an easy fix for them.

Mine had a loose panel (the strip that runs right below the boot window), which my dealer fixed while I waited.
N Line S in Polar White - Hybrid 230ps

Mar10
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Post by Mar10 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:37 pm

Thanks for the responses guys. It seems like these panels are clipped on so hopefully an easy fix for them.

Do you think it’s a good idea to email the photos or just call up and book it in?

richarde
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Post by richarde » Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:17 pm

All depends on the dealer. With mine, it was actually easier to show them.
N Line S in Polar White - Hybrid 230ps

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