Thanks for posting! Great video!
2014 Stingray Black Z51 1LT Black wheels Black Windows
So I watched the video, tried it few times and still cannot close the rear deck lid fully first time. Have to push down on it with a palm. Not a big deal, may improve over time.
2014 C7 - torch red ext, jet black int; black rims, red calipers, Z51, glass roof, 3LT, NPP, auto, magnetic ride, coupe
2002 C5 - torch red ext, jet black int, chrome wheels, glass roof, 3LT, auto, coupe
I just close it forcefully... Kinda slam it. To me it just feels like gaskets are stiff.
I closed one today, just let it drop and then a slight push with my palm, very easy to do. Rather do this than slamming it.
Doesnt seem to be an issue for me!
Velocity Yellow, Z51, Yellow Calipers, Black wheels, Perf Exhaust, 2LT, NAV Carbon Fibre Dash
Have problems when everything is closed. Had the top off today and it closed with ease. Would like to know if there is a plan to fix the vent. Seems to be a common GM issue. My Escalade has the same problem with doors.
Yep, I'm having the same problem with the rear hatch. It won't close fully without a lot of force. It closes easily when a door is open. I had the same problem with my C6 until the seal ruptured. It worked great after that. Not a good solution! I plan to be patient with the C7 for a while, but I do intend to follow up at the time of the first service if it has not become easier to close.
IT IS NEW....wait a few thousands miles, the gaskets will flatten...mine closes fine with one hand pulling it down....about 3100 miles on my car....
CGM/Red 2LT -here's how I mod this car:
Most of the time RedHot's (2130 miles) trunk closes without issue. It always closes easily if the roof panel is off.
'RedHot' Prod.Wk 7 Oct '13 Museum Del. 29 Oct '13
Torch Red, 2LT Adrenaline Red, AutoTrans., Nav., Perf. Exhaust, Transparent panel, Red Brembos, CQuartz Finest
Appears to be clearly the vent to me. If I have the door open, the hatch closes with very little force, using the handle inside the lid as GM recommends. It closes 100% of the time. Tired again this morning to close it with the door and window closed. Used quite a bit of force on the handle, much more than I use with the door open - it did not fully close. Pressing it down appears logical until you do it! The C7 hatch (like all the panels) is thin-you can see it defect!
However it just requires thinking about how you open the door and hatch. If leaving and getting into the hatch, just leave the door open. Then close it after you open and close the hatch. If getting into the car, just open the door before opening and closing the hatch. Not really much extra effort just some planning, but the sequence makes it work. Maybe the seal will loosen, but that will take some time, if it does! This proves to me the vent is not large enough or not opening enough. Considering the amount of air that needs to be moved, not surprising an open door or window is much better.
Last edited by Jerry U; 11-11-2013 at 05:39 AM.