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I haven't had any yet. But MY suspicions are that water gets behind the plactic trim and freezes. Water expands and cracks them. I had noticed this concern has dropped off to almost nothing over the summer. Now with freezing temps and precipitation it is back. Maybe instead of plastic they need to make it from a more pliable vinyl material.
These aren't pick ups with frames so it is unlikley body twist. Hoisting problems, maybe. Anyone have an old one to see if there is a "water pocket" behind the trim for water to collect and freeze?
I too have a sharp incline to enter my driveway. I don't have it. These are unibody cars. There is some flex but.... I don't think it is that much to break these panels like this. Mine is garaged in rain and cold also. But you all did have some very cold in Dallas a few weeks ago. Maybe they are too long or too short. Or they are torqued down too tight. It is a big problem and Chrysler does need to address this no matter what the cause is.
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