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So, funny since I knew the engine specifics since it has been around for more than 10 years, I did not even bother to look under the hood until this weekend. I noticed that the air filter cleaner cover has a broken piece of plastic missing (see picture). I know it will never affect anything, but do I not deserve to have it replaced, as I purchased a brand new vehicle and I singed for and paid for a new vehicle? Or am I being a whiner? What would you do?
 

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I wouldn't worry about it myself, but also wouldn't hold it against you if you did.

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I agree, but new is new and I'd probably be OCD and just have it replaced if it were me.

My new '16 I picked up in November last year, has a factory-installed bed liner. The dealer traded it from another dealer in Georgia and it arrived with about a 6-inch line of sticky grout or similar in the bed on the liner.

I mentioned it at delivery and the lot boy took the truck to the back to clean the bed with some solvent. Long story short, the solvent didn't work and though the kid got the worst of the stuff off, it left a white residue on the black liner. I must have looked disappointed because the salesman offered to replace it under warranty, but I declined and I barely notice it now FWIW.
 

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I think they all have a boo-boo or 3 if you look closely enough.

Mine has been back at the dealer getting paint scratches and blemishes repaired, for 3 weeks now... I pointed out the issues before I signed the dotted line and they had no problems with fixing them.

I'm just saying, if you look hard enough, you'll find something on all of them.

Also, the Utilitrack on the driver's side was not lined up straight and was very hard to move the bed extender as a result... They fixed that too.

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All Frontys have issues

My Fronty is a brand new glacier white 16 CC and when I popped opened the hood, I found what appears to be a bird $hit spots all over the plastic engine cover and the air intake box. It turns out that the dumba$$ body painter back at the factory decided to open open the hood while the paint was dripping wet!!!!! :serious: I really do not give a flying cow about those spots because they are tiny and to me anything out of sight is out of mind!::grin::


Lettuce (lololol) know what happens at the dealer. ::wink::
 

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I would never bring it back for that. Its not worth my time for the 20 minute drive each way and then having to deal with them.

That said, you are entitled to a new truck and they should give zero grief about replacing it.
 

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You can call the dealer and see if they will note it for you. Then tell them when you bring it in for your first oil change you will show them. If I was a dealer I'd just swap the cover from that to one on the lot that isn't broken for you.
 

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I would say, that I wouldn't bother with it, but, there must be a reason that the Nissan engineers designed the lid the way they did, so I would ask for it to be replaced.
When I picked up my frontier, Feb 17, 2017, that same latch on mine was not latched.
 

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That lid already has given me issues. They like to warp and not go back on easily. I was getting random loss of power. Turned out that lid wasn't attached properly. It took me 20 minutes to fit it on right.
 

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I would have it replaced, because:
- The principle of it - a new truck should not have that issue,
- They could've caused other damage possibly by putting that much force on the lid (when there is absolutely no reason to...) I figure someone who didn't know what they were doing has had their hands on it!
 
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