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Has anyone else had an issue with front fender flairs detaching at point where they align with front fascia ????
Looks like adhesive strip is breaking down or had a greasy finger touch it when applied <:)
It's on a 2014 GC Summit.
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No one has reported that issue here but I'm aware of the complaint raised on other forums.

That's something that the dealer should fix for you. :)
 

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MDBones,
Had the dealer pull off flairs, clean surfaces, and apply with new 3M strips. They're coming back off again.
I think the flair design does not take into account the inward curve of the fascia and therefore the molded straight flairs don't flex to the contour. Design issue. a shame for a $55K vehicle.
 

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Damn... I hate stuff that's stuck on with tape. And if the surfaces don't mate properly that makes it even worse. :(

Is that something that could be screwed or somehow clipped together in that area?
 

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Contacted Jeep Customer service. They say they don't have a history of the problem so 'take it to another dealer for repair'.
It's not an area where you could drill thru or clip from behind unless you epoxy a post to the back side and drill hole in inner fender to attach.
 

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You should tell Jeep Customer Service that they now have "a history of the problem" with yours.

But taking it to another dealer is probably your only option at this point.
 

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I've got a brand new 2014 JGC Summit Eco-Diesel. The passenger side rear door flare is peeling off as well. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. MRSP in Canada is $71K. This shouldn't happen on a $71K vehicle.
 

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Front passenger flare is coming off now. Just noticed it today.
 

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I know they should be properly engineered and properly attached but a secondary option I have seen from rocky road, some more aggressive aftermarket flares, I'm not sure how they attach there website is not too specific, and the aesthetic is not for everyone, but I think for some might be a great option to replace the janky factory ones
 

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Has anyone else had an issue with front fender flairs detaching at point where they align with front fascia ????
Looks like adhesive strip is breaking down or had a greasy finger touch it when applied <:)
It's on a 2014 GC Summit.
Thanks
Same car, the front edge of driver's fender flair caught on shopping bag. I had it reattached at an independent body shop using some kind of special adhesive rather than the double sided tape. It seems to be holding-up well. I was a little dismayed that Jeep could not find a better way.
 

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After having them detach 4 times now, dealership has approval from Chrysler to remove and use a urethane adhesive to reattach.
It was pointed out that the 2015 JGC Summit has different flairs - does that make you suspicious that they figured out the 3M adhesive tape wasn't working ?
 

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I have seen this issue with our Overland Diesel. Ours has been the rear driver side fender flare. The plastic connectors are junk. Going into the second winter with the jeep so we will see how it goes as grime and gunk gets in there
 

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I have seen this issue with our Overland Diesel. Ours has been the rear driver side fender flare. The plastic connectors are junk. Going into the second winter with the jeep so we will see how it goes as grime and gunk gets in there
My first post on this concerned my 2014 JGC. Since that post, my fender flare detached again. This time the dealer completely removed it and reattached it. The first time, it was not completely removed. I believe the '15 &'16 flares may have been redesigned. I also do not believe that this is a common problem.
 

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I agree with you that this is unlikely a common problem. Why is it happening to begin with it my question. Whether mass reports of this happening or not are out there I would reckon to say that the use of these cheap plastic materials and fasteners are allowing this to continue to happen.
 
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