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Old 01-08-2019, 03:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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For what it's worth:
I've had the "fifth bow rubbing" issue since day 1 of my 2017 touring roadster. I did have the dealer replace the bungees within the first couple of months, and it "fixed" the problem for like 3 times of opening the top. Then the top starting hitting the tonneau cover again. I have tried the adjustments described in the manual, but the problem persists. I finally gave up, and just live with the extra noise and clunkiness.
As you'll see from searching this forum, it's a very, very common problem, and most dealerships have so little experience with the roadster that they really lack the skills to work on the top mechanism.
I hope your dealer is correct in claiming that Nissan engineers are designing a fix, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The earlier "fix" of new bungees certainly hasn't helped, in my experience.
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I've had the "fifth bow rubbing" issue since day 1 of my 2017 touring roadster. I did have the dealer replace the bungees within the first couple of months, and it "fixed" the problem for like 3 times of opening the top. Then the top starting hitting the tonneau cover again. I have tried the adjustments described in the manual, but the problem persists. I finally gave up, and just live with the extra noise and clunkiness.

As you'll see from searching this forum, it's a very, very common problem, and most dealerships have so little experience with the roadster that they really lack the skills to work on the top mechanism.

I hope your dealer is correct in claiming that Nissan engineers are designing a fix, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The earlier "fix" of new bungees certainly hasn't helped, in my experience.
I noticed the lid scratches the roof cover material when opening/closing. The dealer told me not to open the roof until it's fixed.

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That's a good point. I may take the car in again, and have them change out the bungees again. At least then if the roof fails, I have a record of having brought the issue to their attention more than once.
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Use your left hand to hold the door unlock button down to open the roof, and when the 5th bow unlocks and moves up, use your other hand to swing the 5th bow up towards the front of the car. The top will clear the storage compartment.

Yes, it shouldn't be necessary to do this, but until the top is fixed by a tech who knows what he's doing, its your best recourse for not doing any more damage.

I've been using this method for some time now and it works very well. When my toy comes out of winter storage I'll try the TSB solution to see if it corrects the issue on my car.
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That's a good point. I may take the car in again, and have them change out the bungees again. At least then if the roof fails, I have a record of having brought the issue to their attention more than once.
The video is new roof and a new bungee. So the new bungee isn't working on my car...

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Hi All, I have been following your forum since I bought a 2012 Roadster here in Australia a few months ago and I have just joined up. Excellent forum, so much great info so thank you all. Sound like a broken record I guess but i to am having the same problem of deck lid hitting the 5th bow. I just read the Nissan NTB14-063 and this fix looks reasonably straight forward,adjust coupling nut/move lid hinge forward a bit etc, probably prefer to do this myself than go to Nissan. My question is has anybody actually tried this fix, yourselves or at Nissan and has it fixed the problem.
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My dealer mechanic told me he followed the tsb bulleting moved the lid as far back as possible and put new bungee cords in, and it only worked for a few times. After which he contacted nissan engineers. waiting till this spring to take it back in. What's worse after he moved the lid back i started getting rattling noises (metal against metal - lock against - striker) from the lid locking system. But the lid was still hitting the roof. he moved the lid forward again to at least get the rattling noise out.

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