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Here is a video from 8/29/19 of the new bungee with lid still hitting roof. It was in the morning about 7am with 62 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Little chilly with

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Old 08-30-2019, 08:28 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Here is a video from 8/29/19 of the new bungee with lid still hitting roof. It was in the morning about 7am with 62 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Little chilly with some humidity.

I had the new bungee fix installed by dealer/Nissan engineer on 8/13/19. On 8/26 I noticed the first time the lid hit the roof as I was about to drive to work at 7am. It was about 65 degrees Fahrenheit outside and lots of humidity. The lid hit again on 8/27, worked fine on 8/28 and then again hit the roof on 8/29 as I recorded the video below.
Also want to point out that on those days it worked fine in the afternoon/evening when the temperature was higher (80 or so). The dealership did tell me that these bungees are rated to work at temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit, so not sure why they are failing at 62 degrees.


This video was taken on 8/29/19, approximately two and a half weeks after new bungees were installed by dealer.
https://youtu.be/kDD-V69RAhg

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i recently saw an article online where a 2017 nissan 370z roadster was reviewed. it's interesting that a brand new roadster would have an issue with the lid hitting the tonneau cover (roof).


https://www.motor1.com/reviews/10153...adster-review/

"This has got to be one of the slowest, clunkiest convertible tops Iíve used in some time. Itís alarming that this test car, with only 1,900 miles on the odometer, makes so many horrible noises during roof operation Ė at one point while retracting the roof, the soft top and body panel actually scraped against each other".
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I don't find it all that strange given it is a known defective part. When mine was being serviced I went out with the service manager to look at the brand new 370's sitting on the lot. 2 out of 3 had the same issue with tonneau cover contacting the rear of top and the cars were brand new.

Lawyer up, collect several thousand dollars (probably more, mine was a 2010), and don't let the dealer touch your car ever again. The best fix is to have a local convertible top specialist install new, higher quality bow straps and make all necessary adjustments. It is a very easy fix and does not cost much at all (I think I was quoted $300-$500 before selling the car).
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Same issue as you, vman. Iím having some health issues and do not have time to deal with Nissan right now. But, I think this is it for me and this car.
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Don't let the dealer touch your car ever The best fix is to have a local convertible top specialist install new, higher quality bow straps and make all necessary adjustments. It is a very easy fix and does not cost much at all (I think I was quoted $300-$500 before selling the car).
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I'll go first to help out my SoCal peeps. The Prestige Companies have done several 370z/350z's and the owner Eric seemed like a true artist/craftsman. He immediately knew what problem I was having over the phone and stated that they have fixed several cars having this exact issue.


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I have an appointment for my 2019 to fix the top issue the day after tomorrow. I'll keep you guys posted. In other related news, my check service engine light came on today. Only have 4,700 miles on her. That mid engine Vette is looking pretty good right about now.
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I had check engine evap code come up last year took 3 trips to the dealer for them to figure out. They kept changing things and resetting ecu, but 2 days later it would come back. After third trip it was gone for good.

Here is something interesting. Few months ago took a coworker (he's overweight - maybe 350lbs) to lunch. Turned car on with him in it, fuel cap warning came on. I turned it off but it turned into check engine light p0457 evap code and wouldnt go away. After a week or so i just reset the ecu codes, it worked and never came back. I think there must be a hose or something, that the extra weight cause the car to press on or squeeze. But thats crazy if loading up your car will cause various systems to fail....
The quality just isn't there in nissan/infiniti.



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