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Imperfection at rear wheel well on both the 2019 XTS and CT6

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I have found a possible flaw on both the XTS and CT6 that IMO, should have been caught by Quality Control that probably no owners have notice.
On both the drivers and passenger side at the rear wheel well at the point that the bumper meets the rear wheel it comes to a point. Directly above that point there is an imperfection on the body of the car that gives the appearance of a dent. It is hard to see because it almost looks like it is just the way the light reflects on that area but it is a bend in the metal. The best way to see the imperfection is to look at that area at an angle. You can also feel the area and you will be a able to feel the bend. It is more noticeable on the passenger side than the drivers side. Once you see it you will know that it is there. It is something that is better off left alone than try to have corrected but I am surprised that it was not caught by quality control.
If you have notice it and thought perhaps someone hit your car with their door, probably not, what you may be seeing is this imperfection that is probably due to something that probably was not quite right when that rear panel was formed.
I checked other 2019 XTS and CT6 on the dealers lot and found the same. I also saw the same on my brother in laws new 2019 XTS.
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I was at the dealership on yesterday and decided to take another look and every 2019 XTS and CT6 had this imperfection.
I have checked my 2019 (CT6 #3) and I haven't noticed the imperfection as described. Now I wish I hadn't looked, because I discovered a loose gap between the entire plastic lower trim panel and the upper rear fender. These vehicles are hung together with plastic clips. It's a large body panel wraps from the wheel wells all the way around the rear bumper. I was hoping that I would get a CT6 that stays intact within its first 3,500 miles, but at least this is a minor flaw that can be repaired at its next service visit, I hope.
Sorry, but I just thought I would share so if anyone does notice it they will know that it is probably not ding from a car door.
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