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#1 hawkeyemeds

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:15 PM

We've had three fusions and all three have had a problem with the black side panels coming loose and flapping around. Its quite expensive to replace especially as all four become loose after time. Im getting to the point of just super gluing the things into place.

Any one else had this or are we just jinxed lol

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:00 PM

Do you mean the external pillar trims?
On the Focus there is a triangular panel in front of the external mirror base.
It covers a wing bolt and tends to warp over time pulling the clips out.
I move the clips around periodically to allow for any warping or pulling.

#3 hawkeyemeds

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:11 PM

Yes those are the ones right in the middle though it looks like the glue that connects the clips to the panel is just worn out. I'll have another look at a panel that's still solid. :)

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:17 AM

Always had same problem as the OP, they're just cheap clips holding them onto the car.. Mines now stuck on with Double-Sided sticky tape to strengthen it up and that's worked perfect over the last few years!


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:56 PM

My car has the same problem, I was riding on the motorway, heard a loud bang, and the plastic panel "waved horizontally" in the air, just before it broke, and a big lorry ran over it...........crack :(

 

After that little incident I used Silicone-glue to fix the other plastic panels to my car.

I have asked a Ford Dealer, this is a common problem with these models, the original glue just worns out over time

The one strip on my leftside backdoor costs EUR 33,00 including fixing it on my car. 

 

Going to get a new one asap, as winter is coming, and rain/snow can enter the inside of the door without this panel.




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