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Old 12-24-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Is there trunk lid/bumper issues for 07QC

Browsing the boards to learn what I can about these cars I noticed trunk lid rear bumper issues with some earlier Ions . Is this rubbing/scratching thing still an issue on our new '07 Ion3 Quad Coupe? We have only had our car for a few days so if I need to address the problem now would be the time to do it, before there is any damage.

I noticed there is two long rubber bumpers on the lid, one on each side near the corner. Is that a fix? Or is there anything else for me to look for or anything I should do? Not slam the lid obviously.

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Old 12-24-2006, 09:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is there trunk lid/bumper issues for 07QC

Given that the Ion bodies haven't changed for 2007, there is probably still a technical service bulletin (TSB) for the trunk lid chipping away paint on the bumper cover.

I had that happen to my Ion earlier this year. The retailer installed three small rubber stoppers on the trunk lid where it meets the bumper. The body shop repainted the scraped portions and put down three circular body-color decals where the stoppers touch the bumper when the lid's closed.

It's been nearly a year and so far, no more scratched back bumper for me. Check with your service department about the TSB and see if it covers your car.
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is there trunk lid/bumper issues for 07QC

I only have two rubber bumpers and no body colored decals so its safe to say this car does not have the fix from the TSB. I just thought by now maybe they had so I will check with the service dept.
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:26 AM   #4
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The bulletin came out in '05 and addressed the issue for the '03-'05 Ions. The issue has been addressed in the later models not necessarily in the same fashion as the TSB. Is the paint on your fascia scuffed or damaged from the deck lid hitting it?
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:22 PM   #5
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No, no damage yet on deck lid or bumper cover. Our car is only 5 days old and came out of the dealers storage compound so it was never used as a demo or been in the show room, so basically the trunk has only been opened/closed a couple times. I will post a pic of our trunk lid in the up position showing the two long rubber bumpers, one on each corner. They measure about 1 1/8" long. Are these bumpers different than on the 05 or earlier models? If so maybe thats how Saturn addressed the problem on these late models?

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Old 12-27-2006, 01:14 AM   #6
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I have a 2 week old 07 QC and I am having the trunk lid/bumper issue. It's actually at the dealer as I type getting fixed. I'll attempt to take a pic of the fix. Might be hard though, the car is black.

Not trying to hijack this thread, but has anyone else heard a "knocking" sound coming from the rear of the car when starting it up? It only happens sometimes, and there is 4 right in a row, like someone knocking on a door.

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Not trying to hijack this thread, but has anyone else heard a "knocking" sound coming from the rear of the car when starting it up? It only happens sometimes, and there is 4 right in a row, like someone knocking on a door.

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What you might be hearing is na normal sound. The evap emissions vent valve cycles after a cold start. It is loud enough in the Vues that there was a service bulletin issued saying that it is a normal sound.
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I noticed there is two long rubber bumpers on the lid, one on each side near the corner. Is that a fix? Or is there anything else for me to look for or anything I should do? Not slam the lid obviously.
That sounds like a good fix. In fact, you can probably use something from around the home. I plan on gluing in some rubber baby buggy bumpers.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:44 PM   #9
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Can anybody tell me if the rubber bumpers in the pic above of my 07 QC are any different than other 07's out there? or for that matter 2006, 2005 etc? Does it look to you guys like they made any changes or are these the same trunk lid bumpers they have been using for years?

bryank930 I would be interested to see a pic or know what the dealer did for your car. Looking at my car it seems like there is lots of room between the trunk lid and bumper cover, but then its the middle of winter here and maybe summer time may differ.
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Can anybody tell me if the rubber bumpers in the pic above of my 07 QC are any different than other 07's out there? or for that matter 2006, 2005 etc? Does it look to you guys like they made any changes or are these the same trunk lid bumpers they have been using for years?
I have an 06 Ion-2 Sedan. Your's is a QC..... I don't recall seeing one of those rubber stoppers/bumpers in my car. I have just opened trunk may be 3-5 times since, owning it from Oct, 06. But I sure have those rubbing scratches on the bumper(since I bought it used), doesn't seem to get bigger since day 1.
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Pics of the dealer fix for the trunk lid/bumper issue:



The first pic shows the "tacks" as they're called, and second pic shows rubber bumper installed on trunk lid.

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Thanks for the pics. I will check with my dealer one of these days and see what they have to say.
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