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I saw this mentioned recently, so it gave me impetus to go out and check the '18 and '19. Since I've been hearing an increasing amount of rattle on especially crappy roads in the area.

Sure enough, especially on the '18, the bolts were backing WAY out. Not to the point of falling off, but pretty darn close. The '19 wasn't as bad but still loose. To tighten them up, you just need a 10mm socket, and then hand-tighten (don't over-torque, these bolts are not thick). I would recommend a light-duty threadlocker too; purple will work.

While you're in there, double-check the adjustable rubber stops at the bottom corners of the hatch, to make sure it closes firmly while also aligning properly with the body.

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I checked mine a couple of days ago on my 19 N-line and sure enough they were way loose as well.
 

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Has anybody seen loose fasteners for the spoiler under the plastic cover panel? I only checked the the two on the ends (as shown in photos above). One was very loose.
 

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4 month old 2020 and they were loose. Someones gotta talk to that guy on the assembly line, he's probably showing up to work drunk! :)
 

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IMHO, the issue is that this part can be subject to a lot of vibration where it is, and they didn't use threadlocker.

I just bought some purple, and going to apply it tomorrow.
 

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Has anybody seen loose fasteners for the spoiler under the plastic cover panel? I only checked the the two on the ends (as shown in photos above). One was very loose.
I have not seen loose nuts on the inside bolts but its super easy to check by pulling the cover off.
 

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The inside three bolts were fine. It's the outer two on either side, under the rubber gaskets, that are loose.
 

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I checked the two outer bolts under the gaskets on either side of the car. Both were missing!!
Car is a CPO so I have an appointment to have them replaced. But... what is the size as I may not want to wait and is there also a washer that is part of this?

Also, where are the 'inside' bolts... how do you access?
 

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I checked the two outer bolts under the gaskets on either side of the car. Both were missing!!
Car is a CPO so I have an appointment to have them replaced. But... what is the size as I may not want to wait and is there also a washer that is part of this?

Also, where are the 'inside' bolts... how do you access?
Under the middle plastic cover on the hatch. Just pull it off and youll see them.
 

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I saw this mentioned recently, so it gave me impetus to go out and check the '18 and '19. Since I've been hearing an increasing amount of rattle on especially crappy roads in the area.

Sure enough, especially on the '18, the bolts were backing WAY out. Not to the point of falling off, but pretty darn close. The '19 wasn't as bad but still loose. To tighten them up, you just need a 10mm socket, and then hand-tighten (don't over-torque, these bolts are not thick). I would recommend a light-duty threadlocker too; purple will work.

While you're in there, double-check the adjustable rubber stops at the bottom corners of the hatch, to make sure it closes firmly while also aligning properly with the body.
I checked mine and one is gone. I knew I heard something rattle in the hatch a couple times, but couldn't replicate it. Now I know it must be wedged in the hatch somewhere. :rolleyes:

Next time I'm in for service I'll have them replace it.
 

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Same here, I checked mine and one was missing. I never realized that it was missing, and I can't say for how long. I
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did start to hear rattling when I turned up my bass but couldn't pinpoint where it was coming from until now. Lol. So I got Keyes Hyundai to order one for me and now its okay.
 
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