Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

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QQuestions
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Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by QQuestions » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:40 am

Take a look at this guys ... one of these is my car - can you guess which one?

The bonnet does not lie flush with the grill. I've tried opening and closing it, still not aligned. Should I be worried that the car has a hidden history? Is this a normal manufacturing issue?

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Noddy1875
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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by Noddy1875 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:20 am

How does it fit where it meets the wings ?
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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:10 am

You have a new J11B which I would think is with a Guarantee, if I was you I would get down to your Dealer and get it corrected. When we got our QQ in 14 we also had a Bonnet Problem but left to right misalighnment, I complained and it was corrected. Your problem seems to be that the Bonnet sits high, there are a couple of rubber buffers on our model which are adjustable attached to the underside of the Bonnet which could be the problem that it sits high. As mentioned by Noddy what does the sideways alignment look like, if you are worried about body damage then take a close look. But in the end I would get the Dealer to correct it - Dave 😉
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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:42 pm

These were what I was mentioning - Dave :)

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You can see the round contact marking on the dirt :oops:

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OR :

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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by QQuestions » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:05 pm

Guys, here's what the side alignment looks like.... I'll book it in for a dealer check too.

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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by coys84 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:34 am

Those rubber bits dave mentions above adjust the height. Just turn anticlockwise i think


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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by Noddy1875 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:18 pm

Try winding the bungs in 1st. The reason I asked about the side view is, if you google j11b qashqais some look as bad as yours, some worse & some better. I'm not sure if it's a fault as such, or just poor finish. Could save yourself some hassle by having a good, nothing there to break.
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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by QQuestions » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:36 pm

Yep, I tried winding the bungs, no change. I don't think they are connected to anything to be honest (see attached).

Gosh, it's worrying to think that it's a manufacturing quality issue. Surely a bonnet is something Nissan has got used to fitting properly :)

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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by Noddy1875 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:03 pm

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None of these look much better than yours. I'm not sure it being black doesn't make it look worse.

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Re: Bonnet not sitting flush to the grill

Post by DaveBerlin » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:34 pm

QQuestions, I reckon that Noddy has “Hit the Nail on the Head” if you look at nearly every photo there does appear to be a “Mismatch” of the Bonnet to the Main Headlight. If you look closely the “Mismatch” is from the Side Edge of the Headlight to the Front and the Gap gets Bigger. This appears to me to be a basic error in the positioning of the Headlight on the New QQ or we have a steel Bonnet Form that the Plastic Molding form does not match - Dave 🤨

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This is our QQ in 2014 when new and the Gap / Mismatch is not so pronounced 😊 :

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