windscreen external plastic trims

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tobes
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windscreen external plastic trims

Post by tobes » Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:27 pm

Photos to follow as they are on my other phone.

Drivers side external windscreen trim blew off today whilst on M26.

Bottom section luckily got trapped in bonnet edge/joint.

It's a piece of t shaped plastic which clips into a stainless channel.

Why didn't they just use a rubber seal like every other car?

Not impressed for this to happen on day 2 of Jaguar ownership. Taken my old beast to 150mph and never lost any trim even on the 'ring'

Someone in another thread told me to look at the outside if I question the xe build quality. Unfortunately I just have on the hard shoulder.

So two lifetime firsts for me this week.

1) got a Jag
2) stopped on motor way hard shoulder
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by Pickle77 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:33 pm

:( That's a real bummer Tobes.


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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by gsb1970 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:21 pm

Oh :(
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by Mrxes » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:24 pm

Did you have to use the emergency button.
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by jcook » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:18 pm

Tobes- I'm sorry to hear your having problems. Hope you get it fixed pronto. Mines back in the garage too :-(


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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by Pickle77 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:19 pm

I must say that the number of faults reported so far, amongst a relatively small number of deliveries, is cause for concern.
I suppose that the truth is that the cars are being produced in a brand new facility (which is fine) by a largely brand new workforce (which possibly isn't fine!) In theory, the much revered Quality Assurance should detect any mistakes made by the newly trained operatives, but the system doesn't appear to be working well.
I only hope that they can get it together before JLR's reputation, sales, and future are damaged.


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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by jcook » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:23 pm

I couldn't agree more.


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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by gsb1970 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:53 pm

I wonder how many have been made?
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Post by jcook » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:58 pm

I have a feeling quite a lot, but from my understanding not that many sold yet. I was one of 1st XE's from the Pererborough garage, but I'm aware that they have at least 7 -10 on the forecourt ready to be purchased.


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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by gsb1970 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:06 pm

How did you get on with your gearbox problem by the way?
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