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    Default NFGT-rear hatch reminder

    During delivery Steve mentioned closing the rear hatch over top of latch. If your car is like mine there is a temptation to apply too much pressure and not be precisely over the latch . I managed to crack my rear glass panel in the process. Concierge, Milikken took care of things immediately but don’t be me . Hopefully these pictures help. The blue glass cleaner sheet is over the latch. Always push down easy at this point.
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    Good Point, as it seems like you always want to slam it because it is such a large rear hatch opening. I’ve noticed putting pressure at the edge of the hatch (at the brake light) edge won’t lock down the hatch! Thanks for the post GTDrummer!
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    Correct. It is a very precise point or else it will not latch and your temptation is to push hard or even slam and that glass has a lot of flex in it.
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    And I still keep wiping clean the fingerprints that I repeatedly put there. I guess I have the spot memorized.

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    Great advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTdrummer View Post
    Correct. It is a very precise point or else it will not latch and your temptation is to push hard or even slam and that glass has a lot of flex in it.
    So Ford knows there is an issue but haven't provided a "push here sticker"?
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    No issue if you do it right, but damn, Jeff a sticker would look good.
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    Lightweight solves two problems - plastic window so no glass to crack, and no latch to push anyway!
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