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Originally Posted by ZForce Added my comment from a linked similiar new thread. ok...I checked with my dealer and the weight is for throw weight on closing the hatch, remember

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #796 (permalink)
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Added my comment from a linked similiar new thread.

ok...I checked with my dealer and the weight is for throw weight on closing the hatch, remember there is hatch shock that has resistance and the weight is to close the hatch with some weight behind. Funny they said "also maybe for petite woman".

So there you have it...it's like a pendulum weight to assist with closing the hatch. If you guys are not noticing any additional force required to close the hatch after removing the weight...that's odd then.

One additional note and VERY IMPORTANT, the part is NOT covered after the 3 yr 36k mile warranty runs out. They have revised the part 5 times, as currently for ALL year models they are on part rev "E". And here is the kicker, they are bending us over big time for this non warranty part for a mere $37.77 per spring. Yup...can you say bend me over !

The bros Z 2009 with 42k and out of warranty was replaced under warranty. They are family with us and I applaud them. So go with the mod mentioned on this thread or the penny mod. But $37.77 per spring is outrageous.

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Wellllllll... There is "more" resistance with closing the hatch, but I have found that the 2 pounds hinders the popping open more than the actual closing. And since the struts are probably wearing out, it'll seem like a brand new setup

And to make sure, you're talking about the SPRINGS not being covered past the 3/36k (Although an extended bumper to bumper SHOULD cover it)

And yes $37.77 is a (bend over) price, but if a member has an issue with theirs NOT being covered, PM me, and we'll figure something out
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Wellllllll... There is "more" resistance with closing the hatch, but I have found that the 2 pounds hinders the popping open more than the actual closing. And since the struts are probably wearing out, it'll seem like a brand new setup

And to make sure, you're talking about the SPRINGS not being covered past the 3/36k (Although an extended bumper to bumper SHOULD cover it)

And yes $37.77 is a (bend over) price, but if a member has an issue with theirs NOT being covered, PM me, and we'll figure something out

Right on, good to know. I imagine many will be jumping on your mod.

Regarding warranty, we are talking the same and INDEED the bros extended warranty (SEC PLUS PREF PREOWNED GOLD with ZERO deductible) and it did cover the part and labor cost = Zero dollars out of pocket. So it was written up as warranty, they may have fudged it....dunno.

At that price I am sure many will be going with your fix it route. Good find and write up
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You need a new dealershit...
All 2011's should have the new springs. The Nismos DO/should also have clear rubber bumpers/feet where the spring closes. (It will be located on the car, not the springs)

Try this:
DIY: Weight reduction/Fix hatch not opening issue


To be 100% honest, I'm not sure if the Nismo has this weight, but it will DEFINITELY help, especially to compensate with the weight of the wing
Andrew so you say that if i remove the metal square like you did it will be healthy for the trunk?. I got the amuse wing as you know and i don´t know why i got open the trunk 2 times...and then lift it up until the shocks start working.
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Andrew so you say that if i remove the metal square like you did it will be healthy for the trunk?. I got the amuse wing as you know and i don´t know why i got open the trunk 2 times...and then lift it up until the shocks start working.
Try it out, tell us how it works for you
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I have had the same issue begin to crop up. I intend to call Nissan today.
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I've been having this same problem for a while now, and it's annoying as hell. I took it to the dealership the first time and they lubed it up and said if it keeps doing it we'll replace it. Well I took it back and my service rep quit and I have this new guy, and he's totally by the book so now I'm gonna have to try the weight trick. If it doesn't work I'll have to shell out $60

I'm really upset about my extended warranty, every single thing I've taken it in for they have not done a damn thing about. Ecu whine? "the ecu tested fine, can't replace it". Driver seat shifting and popping? "can't replicate problem". Replaced window motor, now there's a rattle in the door? "we didn't do that". Stuck hatch? "not covered under your bumper to bumper warranty". FML...


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There is no weight attached to the trunk. I opened the plastic attached part and nothing
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There's a TSB for the stuck hatch - you should still be covered.
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Even if it's not under warranty? I was under the impression that only for a recall would they fix stuff out of warranty.


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It's not an actual recall, just a TSB, like that '09s are "prone" to oil consumption
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I've been having this same problem for a while now, and it's annoying as hell. I took it to the dealership the first time and they lubed it up and said if it keeps doing it we'll replace it. Well I took it back and my service rep quit and I have this new guy, and he's totally by the book so now I'm gonna have to try the weight trick. If it doesn't work I'll have to shell out $60
If you reported the problem while the car was under warranty and they still haven't fixed it, it should still be covered. If your dealership disagrees, find another one. If all else fails, contact Nissan.
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Ok that's what I thought. The car was Just over 3 years old when I bought it, so the factory warranty had expired. I purchased the extended warranty, but it apparently doesn't cover this problem. So no, the bad springs were not reported under the factory warranty, therefore I'm SOL.


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My dealer was jerking me around as well. Called Nissan and they got in contact with the dealer. Dealer agreed to replace springs (warranty expired 6 months ago) under warranty. Never hurts to call Nissan and make some noise. You know the expression, "squeaky wheel gets the grease!"
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I had my springs replaced last year. The new longer ones still don't pop the trunk. Virtually no difference from the original short ones. I wasn't charged anything for them, but was a waste of time.
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