I have a 2014 Elantra GT hatchback I got in early 2015. It's the dark
blue color. When it's been setting in the sun on a hot day, the plastic
spoiler on the top of the back hatch expands and bulges up slightly in
the middle (maybe a quarter inch?). It's just enough to catch on the
edge of the roof as I open the hatch. The first time it happened, it
was a loud snap as I opened the hatch (I thought something broke). When
it cools down, the plastic goes back to it's normal level
The paint on the edge of the plastic is rubbed off and there's a line
where the roof of the car hits the bulged up area.
Hoping it was a known issue, my wife took it to the dealer last
Wednesday, but I'm not sure they understood the issue. They didn't
really mention anything about it catching on the roof and just said they
hadn't heard of this before and that the paint damage was "cosmetic".
This summer is the first time I noticed it, so either I just got lucky
last year, or something has shifted. I tried loosening the nuts that
hold on the spoiler and shifting it slightly, but there really wasn't
any shifting possible.
The dealer said they would look into it, but I'm not real hopefull..
Anyone else heard of this? Any suggestions?