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It appears as though there isn't a permanent fix for this yet. Even with the new springs and the "penny" or "nickel" fixes, the springs just compress again over time.

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Old 06-14-2016, 08:14 PM   #856 (permalink)
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It appears as though there isn't a permanent fix for this yet. Even with the new springs and the "penny" or "nickel" fixes, the springs just compress again over time. It's a design flaw in the hatch. The load of the hatch is not enough for two springs. If there were more springs to share the burden of initially lifting the hatch, it likely wouldn't be an issue. This is something Nissan should take back to the drawing board and fix in future models. Unfortunately for us, there's not much we can do other than temporary fixes.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:30 PM   #857 (permalink)
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all good still. Forgot to mention I have about 5 lbs of dynamat in the top on the hatch
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Still no problems... I think this seriously may be the most simple solution
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Finally found a way to fix mine cheaply and now it pops open every single time even with all the dynamat I placed in the top of the hatch. I glued 1/4" thick rubber washers to where the springs meet on either side of the hatch.

Kudos Delirious - I think this is the answer! I got rid of the stock weight and added the Nismo wing to a sport yet still have this issue despite trying the fixes mentioned. The thicker rubber adds longterm springiness whereas the pennies, nickels, Nissan's springs, etc. don't. Do you remember where you bought the washers?
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Kudos Delirious - I think this is the answer! I got rid of the stock weight and added the Nismo wing to a sport yet still have this issue despite trying the fixes mentioned. The thicker rubber adds longterm springiness whereas the pennies, nickels, Nissan's springs, etc. don't. Do you remember where you bought the washers?
I'm pretty sure they came from Lowe's. Honestly I just found them laying in the garage
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problem popped up again after a while of not opening the hatch. Left the hatch open for 10-15 minutes to let the washers regain their shape and all good again...
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