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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar

Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:05 am

EVDRIVER wrote:Clearly they are having issues, it is showing up and they keep using "quality" control as an excuse. It is evident the cars we rushed to market.
It's clear to me that's your opinion and nothing more.
EVDRIVER wrote:I'll take a bet that there will be plenty of fixes and oddities on early cars, that's a fact of rushing production. Even well run lines have issues that get worked out after year one. I worked in manufacturing for a few years and there were always patches made along the way.
So is it clear that any supposed issues they are having are above and beyond normal new vehicle launch issues? In my opinion - no.

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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar

Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:16 am

drees wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:Clearly they are having issues, it is showing up and they keep using "quality" control as an excuse. It is evident the cars we rushed to market.
It's clear to me that's your opinion and nothing more.
EVDRIVER wrote:I'll take a bet that there will be plenty of fixes and oddities on early cars, that's a fact of rushing production. Even well run lines have issues that get worked out after year one. I worked in manufacturing for a few years and there were always patches made along the way.
So is it clear that any supposed issues they are having are above and beyond normal new vehicle launch issues? In my opinion - no.
I never said that all new vehicles do not have some issues. The issues are reported facts not opinions. Please don't say Nissan did not rush to get cars here in Dec, they set the delivery start point based on a Dec target not when they were ready to go into full production. There was a market push.

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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar

Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:25 am

Evdriver, are you saying Nissan should have stockpiled cars for 4 months and then start delivering?

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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar

Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:30 am

I was confused because the topic title said "sealant outside" ... not inside.

Then, the thread went off topic into a discussion of Manufacturing Defects here instead of starting a new, properly-titled thread. Yes, seems to happen a lot. (No, do not discuss this here).
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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar

Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:23 am

I'm still waiting for the clearer photo -

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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar

Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:00 am

Is the sealant INSIDE or OUTSIDE?
The thread title says OUTSIDE, but the picture looks INSIDE.

If it is INSIDE, perhaps edit the first post, and correct the title. :)
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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar

Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:04 am

As it says, it's outside of the A-pillar, not outside of the car. I'll add "cover" to the title.

I looked at it more closely yesterday. The sealant is actually only attached to the a-pillar cover, not the window. I can only think that there was some rattle there. If you tap the A-pillar cover there it definitely sounds like it could be a source of a rattle. I tried (not very hard) to pull off the a-pillar cover, but seeing the SRS emblem, I didn't try too hard.. I'm just going to leave it.
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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar cover

Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:54 pm

Nothing like that on either pillar on my Leaf.
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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar cover

Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:34 am

If thats windscreen sealer looks like there could be a foam strip missing (runs top to bottom on the actual sceen) when the winscreen was installed which they use as a dam to stop sealer ouse

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Re: Window sealant outside A pillar cover

Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:23 am

Do we have a good, sharp, closeup of what a proper A-pillar looks like?
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