Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

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PASSATB7PDP
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Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by PASSATB7PDP » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:52 am

Got an issue the bumper is hitting the tailgate when it’s closed

The centre part of the bumper can be pushed down with my hand as it’s raised slightly

Is it attached to the crash bar atall or simply resting on it once fitted and bolted down etc

Btw it’s a 2011 Estate 2.0tdi bluemotion

Thanks all

Duall
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Re: Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by Duall » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:43 am

I have this exact same problem. I have electric tailgate so slams against it. It’s caused paint to chip on tailgate. When shut the sides are ok but the centre bulges up. A friend who works at body shop at vw garage is going to take a look when he’s free.. I’ll let you know the outcome

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Re: Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by PASSATB7PDP » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:40 pm

Looks like the bumper has come out of the bumper support- going to bodyshop tomorrow for bumper to get removed and refitted

Hopefully solve the issue?!

Duall
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Re: Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by Duall » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:12 pm

Hi mate what was outcome? Hopefully get mine off tomorrow. Did it require any parts swapping

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Re: Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by PASSATB7PDP » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:30 pm

Mines all sorted

It had come off the support rail underneath

Best way to do it is to place your hand on the flat part of the bumper to apply pressure then hit the bumper towards the car to relocate it - I heard a locating snap - it’s perfect now

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Re: Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by PASSATB7PDP » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:31 pm

Btw bumper didn’t need removing

My bodyshop mate did it in 5-10 seconds lol

Duall
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Re: Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by Duall » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:11 pm

So did your bumper have a lot of play when you pushed down on it?

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Re: Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by Duall » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:16 pm

And did you just hit with hand?

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Re: Help...Bumper hitting tailgate when closing

Post by PASSATB7PDP » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:12 am

Yes it had lots of play

It was relocated by simply using the method above

It’s very firm now

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