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The glove box doesn’t sit exactly flush in my ID.3. Are they all like this and I’m just nit-picking here, or is this actually something worth talking to the dealer about?

I expect I’m just being OCD at this point… but… you know, it’s been a while since I had a go at rejecting the car, so…*

*(Only joking! I actually love my ID.3 now! I don’t really still want to reject!)

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You need to reject it. This is a major safety issue.

It will clearly distract you whilst driving…
 

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That would annoy me in an old shed never mind a new car.
 

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Mine looks the same, and it doesn‘t open smoothly when you press the button.
 

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Mine looks the same, and it doesn‘t open smoothly when you press the button.
Your lucky mine doesn't even open I thought it was the manual causing it to stick but since the dealership pretty much threw it away after the 2.1 update it still doesn't open without me yanking it, i'll probably get them to look at it when it goes in for the door hinges being replaced and the rear windscreen sealing
 

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Your lucky mine doesn't even open I thought it was the manual causing it to stick but since the dealership pretty much threw it away after the 2.1 update it still doesn't open without me yanking it, i'll probably get them to look at it when it goes in for the door hinges being replaced and the rear windscreen sealing
Mine is flush, but it's pretty daft of VW to partition the insides in such a way that the booklet wallet doesn't fit in without being rammed in bent.
 

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Mine is flush, but it's pretty daft of VW to partition the insides in such a way that the booklet wallet doesn't fit in without being rammed in bent.
Seriously, as the Golf has a dedicated space for the handbook wallet.
 

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I spotted an interior panel expanding and rising in the hot weather the other day. The photo doens't quite show the full extent but it is noticeable and another example of lack of testing.

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Thanks all! Problem for me is, next week I'm having an aftermarket sound system put in by a 3rd party specialist. No doubt they'll have to pull all sorts apart to do that, so I reckon the chances of me getting a glovebox panel gap fixed under warranty die on that day as VW will just blame them. So question is whether it is worth me trying to get booked in for a warranty repair this week to sort it?
 

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Thanks all! Problem for me is, next week I'm having an aftermarket sound system put in by a 3rd party specialist. No doubt they'll have to pull all sorts apart to do that, so I reckon the chances of me getting a glovebox panel gap fixed under warranty die on that day as VW will just blame them. So question is whether it is worth me trying to get booked in for a warranty repair this week to sort it?
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. No harm in enquring as they are really nice looking cars and being new it has to be right.

Wifey had a similar issue with a sporty Ford she bought new years ago and was fixed without question but only after the service rep licked his finger and started rubbing the affected area :sick:
 

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I spotted an interior panel expanding and rising in the hot weather the other day. The photo doens't quite show the full extent but it is noticeable and another example of lack of testing.

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Does that piece recover when cooled? If so, not really an issue, but could have easily been overcome with an extra clip or 2 along the length. It's a bit of a rabbit hole though. These pieces have been designed for ease of assembly as much as fit and finish, if everything had twice as many clips and springs to line up...

Plastic has a much larger coefficient of thermal expansion than metal - that's why we don't make car doors and boot lids out of plastic.
 

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The glove box doesn’t sit exactly flush in my ID.3. Are they all like this and I’m just nit-picking here, or is this actually something worth talking to the dealer about?

I expect I’m just being OCD at this point… but… you know, it’s been a while since I had a go at rejecting the car, so…*

*(Only joking! I actually love my ID.3 now! I don’t really still want to reject!)

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Mine isn’t perfect, but it’s not as bad as yours either!

I can’t see an easy way to adjust it, but if you go and ask VW to fix it, they will likely inspect it, decide it needs a new lid, order one in and ask you to come back in a couple of weeks for fitting.

You’ll have had your audio fitted by then, so they probably won’t look too closely at it, but just do whatever is on the job sheet which is fit a new lid.
 

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Hey, I’m at a loose end this morning, so just went out to have another look.

My conclusion was that it could fit better, the pics below show mine. Excuse the floor mats, they need a vacuum!

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It looked to me like the rubber grommet behind the top left of the glovebox lid is too soft/not long enough, so as a test I just stuck something behind the lid to push it out a bit. I found a number plate screw head cover that looked about right, and put some double sided tape on it.

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With it stuck here;

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This is the result;

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If you compare that last picture to the third one, I think the glovebox lid sits level now and slightly proud all round, so better I’d say.

I think pictures make it look worse than it is, and obviously make you focus on it. I’ve seen much worse lids than mine though!
 

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My glovebox doesn't shut perfectly flush, I don't stress over it.
In my opinion the glovebox is not VW's greatest triumph. The LHD cars have a bigger glovebox because the fuse panel is on the other side of the car. RHD cars sacrifice some of the glove box space for the fuse panel. I expect they carefully designed the owner's manual to fit in the glove compartment of the LHD version...
 

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My glovebox is not 100% but I don’t really use it. The mammoth space between the seats more than makes up for the crap glovebox. If however the glovebox concealed memory card slots, a CD player and was air conditioned it would be of much better use, like the Golf’s glovebox was. It retrospect the Golf Mk7.5 was such a good car, why did I sell it again :(
 
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