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Went for a 6 hour drive on the interstate and when we get home and started getting things out of the trunk I notice that there are rub marks on the bumper cover around where the trunk lid sets. So I look at the edge of the trunk lid and it has matching rub marks. So I shut the trunk and it has a nice 3/16" gap all the way around. So I try lifting up the bumper cover to see if maybe the air flow under it is raising it. Nope can't move it up. So I put pressure on the trunk lid and guess what, the little rubber bumpers are soft enough that I am able to push the trunk lid down against the bumper cover. So I guess while running 70-80 mph on the interstate there is enough down force flowing over the trunk to force it down onto the bumper cover. Thought I would share this with everyone and see if anyone else has had this problem.

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heh, i hope you remembered to take your keys out of the trunk before you closed it :laugh:

i guess other than that i dont have too much to add. those little stops might be adjustable, but if they're too soft, then they're too soft. hmm.....
 

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Are you sure it isn't from slamming the trunk down to hard?
 

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Well you just made me go outside and look. But that is what I always do when someone point something out like this. I have 5500k miles on mine and I have done a trip from NC to NY and back I don't know if you have ever traveled on Hwy 95 if you don't do at least 90mph you will get run over by a tractor trailer. Anyway no my paint is not rubbed off my bumber cover. Sorry this has happened to you but your dealer if a good one should take care of this for you.
 

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lordkevork said:
Are you sure it isn't from slamming the trunk down to hard?
Tried that but I could not get it to hit by shutting the trunk. Oh well just thought I would share it with the group.
 

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no nothing on mine either and i have a little over 8 grand on my baby....take it back to dealer and make them fix the paint, bumper and reset the trunk....i wouldn't except anything else.
 

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there was a TSB about this when I had my redline. Its something to do with the weight of the spoiler that made it do it. Do you have one? Regardless there were a few little stickon things they used to stop it.
 

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I just checked my SXT and I have some rub marks too (and no spoiler). I'll definitely have this checked and fixed.
 

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If this is the first "Real" problem that any of us have had with our Chargers (Goofy excluded since he's had enough problems for us all) I'd say we're sitting pretty good. :wink:
...leaves computer to go check bumper for rub marks...
 

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i have the same rub marks on my charger, only 2400 miles too :mad:
 

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Aaaaargh.
I read this and thought, nah, I haven't seen that mark.
Then as I go out to the garage to look, there it is!

Mine's fairly minor, it looks like I could buff it out it I tried. It does make you wonder if there's a trunk lid adjustment somewhere. The mark on the bumber isn't even all the way across. If it was the wind, you'd think the trunk would come down on the bumper all the way across.
 

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I have the marks also. I plan on calling the dealer to have them fix it. I also have a ticking sound at 4750 to 5500 rpms that I want them to also fix.
 

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I've got the marks also, 2500 miles! Going to the dealer tomorrow for an oil change, will check it out.
 

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Just got back from my first oil change at the dealership and I pointed out the "marks" on the bumper below the trunk lid. He was quite interested to hear that all the people on this forum had the same problem. By the same token after the mechanic looked at it they had no solution in mind. Standing still the trunk lid is perfectly in align and the little rubber grommets that cushion the fit are not adjustable. We discussed the fact that if this problem was widespread a technical service bulletin could be forthcoming from Dodge.

I guess my question is what procedure does Dodge follow to recognize a widespread problem like this and issue such a bulletin? Is it consumer driven? or Dealer driven? Curious to hear what others with same problem have experienced at their dealerships.
 

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I also have the same rub marks and I only have 200 miles. There is definitely something rubbing from the trunk lid.

I also have broken lumbar spring in my driver seat that pokes towards the back of the car when you're sitting in the seat. I plan to ask about the trunk scratches when I take the car in to get the seat fixed.
 

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After reading this tread I went and checked my trunk. Sure enough, there is a small white mark...about 3/8's of an inch in the lower right corner where the bumper/boot do contact. Dealer is checking it out Monday along with my driver door placement...gap between driver and passenger door is maybe a 64th of an inch..cause I get a minimal wind sound. Right side door gap is 3/8s or so. Also getting the a/c checked to specs of the service bulletin. Will post Monday afternoon if anything goes wrong.
 

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I’m just checking in for an update on how everything is going for you all with this problem I found that same thing this afternoon after I came home from picking up my new pressure washer for the baby. (The Charger not the real baby. Hmmm maybe it would make bath time a little more fun though :whistle: ) Sorry back to topic I plan on calling my dealership first thing Monday when I get to work.
 
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