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    Rear bumper, poor fit

    Anyone else notice that the rear bumper on their V-wagon sticks out on the sides? Both sides of my rear bumper, where it comes to a point under the tail light, poke out a bit. It's flexible urethane, so I can push on it and it flexes into normal position. But its resting state is sticking out 1/4". Sigh.
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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    Mine does too, left side only, about 1/8" I used my wife's Mega-Hairdryer to heat it up, and pushed it back flush. Lasted about a day until it worked it's way back out again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    Anyone else notice that the rear bumper on their V-wagon sticks out on the sides? Both sides of my rear bumper, where it comes to a point under the tail light, poke out a bit. It's flexible urethane, so I can push on it and it flexes into normal position. But its resting state is sticking out 1/4". Sigh.
    Mine does this too, only on the left side. I went to the dealer and it looks like all of the V cars have this issue. I've decided to live with it.

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    Mine is the same way on my 11 wagon.

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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    Quote Originally Posted by RGaret View Post
    it looks like all of the V cars have this issue...
    this...beginning the first V2 rolled off the line.

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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    Hi all,

    I apologize for the rear bumper sticking out on the sides. I understand how this can be annoying for everyone and I am sorry for those who went to the dealer and are choosing to live with it. If anyone has concerns or issues they would like to further discuss, please private message me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Cust Svc View Post
    Hi all,

    I apologize for the rear bumper sticking out on the sides. I understand how this can be annoying for everyone and I am sorry for those who went to the dealer and are choosing to live with it. If anyone has concerns or issues they would like to further discuss, please private message me!

    Sincerely,

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    Laura,

    For me at least, I understand it may be a design flaw and not something the dealer can fix. That's why I decided not to complain about it. All of the CTS-V's I saw at my dealer have the same issue.

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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    Thanks Laura. Given this seems to be a broader manufacturing issue, I'm going to sit on it. If I feel motivated enough, I'll take off the bumper and epoxy a small aluminum strip to the inside of that area to hold it in better shape. A new bumper would mean painting by the dealer and color mismatch. Not worth it.

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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    Quote Originally Posted by RGaret View Post
    Laura,

    For me at least, I understand it may be a design flaw and not something the dealer can fix. That's why I decided not to complain about it. All of the CTS-V's I saw at my dealer have the same issue.
    Hi RGaret,

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. We appreciate our customer feedback. I am sorry there is not a current fix for your vehicle.

    Laura M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    Thanks Laura. Given this seems to be a broader manufacturing issue, I'm going to sit on it. If I feel motivated enough, I'll take off the bumper and epoxy a small aluminum strip to the inside of that area to hold it in better shape. A new bumper would mean painting by the dealer and color mismatch. Not worth it.
    Hey spearfish25,

    You are welcome. If there was an available fix, I would be sure to let everyone know. I understand how issues with a vehicle are frustrating when there is no available or easy solution.

    Laura M.
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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    I would rather just leave it alone, really don't notice at all. I would be more worried taking it to a dealer and being made worse, bumper scratched, etc. you know what I mean.

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    My 13 sedan has the same issue on the left side. I noticed it the other day in the garage.

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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    Same here, both sides. The amount of protrusion does seem to fluctuate with temperature changes. It seems odd on this caliber of car but it is what it is. Old style GM fit and finish is not totally gone.

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    My wagon had rrear bumper cover replaced(great allignment, only issue is driver side tail lite(top) align.

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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    Yeah, my rear bumper doesn't quite align with the quarterpanels either. It's basically flush at the lower end and protrudes slightly at the upper end, a little more on one side than the other.

    I don't know that GM has ever gotten good alignment on any car in this area. It's probably an old-GM thing.

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    Re: Rear bumper, poor fit

    Thanks everyone for the comments. Now I know it's a manufacturer issue. Since I bought a used cts, i was worried that the bumper was removed and fixed for whatever reason and put back on.

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