windscreen external plastic trims

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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by tobes » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:13 am

I never drive over 70. Honest.
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by Skinflint » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:34 pm

tobes wrote:Ok Jags corporate reply to my email and photos of the windscreen trim

'With regards to the trim around the windscreen, this does clip in no need for a glue or sealant. If it does come out again let us and we will get it looked at for you.'
Must be what they mean by the XE being designed for easy servicing! I'm sure they'll find a way to turn this into a 'feature' in their publicity....


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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by tobes » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:09 pm

I thought it was all part of their owner involvement programme
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by gsb1970 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:14 pm

:)) :ymapplause:
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by Portfolio180 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:19 am

I'm wondering how many people have experienced this trim issue? I've had my XE 8 days now and completed a long journey today only to find the driver's side trim had come loose hallway along the windscreen and sticking up like a C B radio antenna. Don't have much confidence in the crimping used to hold everything in place so it will be a trip to the DIY store for some duck tape before embarking on the long journey home!
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by tobes » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:11 am

Portfolio180 wrote:I'm wondering how many people have experienced this trim issue? I've had my XE 8 days now and completed a long journey today only to find the driver's side trim had come loose hallway along the windscreen and sticking up like a C B radio antenna. Don't have much confidence in the crimping used to hold everything in place so it will be a trip to the DIY store for some duck tape before embarking on the long journey home!
Hi portfolio 180

Really sorry to hear you've had this as well.

I know I have laughed a little about the windscreen trim issue but it was more to cover my annoyance.

It's not only a poor detail but also an expensive one which as already apparent will not stand the test of time.

A component that falls off at motorway speeds is dangerous and does seriously make me wonder what else hasn't been built to withstand even modest speeds.

I was going to put a few beads of silicone behind the trim if it showed any further signs of movement.

When You Contact Jaguar be sure to tell them another you are aware of has suffered the same fate and show the pic I posted if they have any doubts.

I sense a recall :(
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by Pickle77 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:55 am

Worrying indeed.
That trim has a distinct spear shape.
And ,as you say, what else?!
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by XEFTW » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:52 pm

had my XF for 24,000 miles and not a single issue


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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by tobes » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:59 pm

XEFTW wrote:had my XF for 24,000 miles and not a single issue
Had my 535d for over 130k and no issues. Not sure how that or your XF for 24k fault free miles affects the XE windscreen trim though.
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Re: windscreen external plastic trims

Post by ianbruce » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:02 pm

To introduce a (strictly, off topic, but relevant) modicum of humour into this discussion. Some years ago I was being driven down the M5 by my father in his Rover 3000 - a real "gentleman's carriage - when something very large came over the top of the car. He didn't stop - later questioning revealed that he thought it was a just another overbridge. It was, in fact, a large arrow shaped chrome trim which framed the radiator grille. In the 1970's, it cost around £50 to replace it - serious money.


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