Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Canada: Calgary Alberta - Ottawa Ontario - Pender Island BC
    Posts
    829

    Default Tailgate Delamination of Metal

    Over the past 160,000 km (100,000 miles) of cold weather driving, our ’04 has had the metal on the tailgate delaminate. This is on the bottom of the tailgate and usually starts from one of the corners. The initial auditory clue was squeaking (for over a year) which I could never pin down as I was faithfully checking everything else in the trunk area! A close visual inspection finally brought the culprit clearly into view – fairly obvious as I could peel back the metal and look into the door even with the inner plastic still installed.


    Solution (per one poster - “ovlovpumpkin”) is to squirt some Gorilla Glue and clamp the tailgate back together. I will try that once the weather gets warmer and expect it should be resolved.


    I expect this is pretty rare and am just posting for the community’s benefit as I found it buried in another thread.


    John
    '04 XC70 Canadian Premium and Sport packages, Black
    '06 XC70 Ocean Race Model, IPD to 240 hp, 18" rims, Deep Blue
    Other rigs: '06 Toyota Avalon, '15 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Devon PA
    Posts
    11,409

    Default

    I thought the tailgate was made from a plastic compound?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Canada: Calgary Alberta - Ottawa Ontario - Pender Island BC
    Posts
    829

    Default Tailgate Delamination

    You are absolutely right JRL. After a car wash last night I realize the offending part is plastic - which explains why there was no weld in sight!

    Thanks for the update.

    John
    '04 XC70 Canadian Premium and Sport packages, Black
    '06 XC70 Ocean Race Model, IPD to 240 hp, 18" rims, Deep Blue
    Other rigs: '06 Toyota Avalon, '15 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    42

    Default

    Mine had the same problem. Used clear silicone instead of Gorilla glue, since Gorilla glue dries white and ugly.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •