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Old 08-19-2010, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default Cracks in polymer panels

OK fellow Canucks. I have owned 4 Saturns in the last several years and 2 of which had developed cracks along the inside edges of the door panels. The first vehicle was a 2003 VUE. 3 or 4 hairline cracks started showing on the forward edge of both rear doors (the aprox 2 inch part of the panel which curves in toward the hinged area). These panels were replaced but from what I recall, one of the cracks developed again (we traded this one in on a 2007 model). The second vehicle is our 2007 ION which I was washing just last week and noticed a single crack on the rear edge of the passenger side front door which curves inward about 2 inches. The single hairline crack is located about 6 inches above the 'U' latch. I am presently speaking to GM about this. I think many cracks go unnoticed because of their location and people just don't notice them. I don't know if they will work their way to the outside skin but don't want to wait to find out either. If anyone knows the technical term applied to these locations, I'd appreciate it if you could let me know.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:00 AM   #2
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I think I have encountered this on a discussion on cartalk forum.

If I remember correctly, they regard these cracks on the Polymer as "Polymer Fatigue"

Will post back once I gain further info, thanks for your patience until then.
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