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Post Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:04 am
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Hi guys,
Has anyone had or heard of any issue with the door alignment on a RCZ?

Sat in the passenger seat (my good lady is driving) on the M5 and I've noticed an above normal amount of wind noise coming from the top corner of the passenger door window. It's not sitting against the seal as tightly as it should. This is the first time I've properly traveled at speed in the passenger seat so it's more than likely been like this since new.

Is there much room for adjustment on the doors? Moving house in the next 10 days but will try and get into the dealer before.


Post Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:48 am
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photojohn wrote:
Hi guys,
Has anyone had or heard of any issue with the door alignment on a RCZ?

Sat in the passenger seat (my good lady is driving) on the M5 and I've noticed an above normal amount of wind noise coming from the top corner of the passenger door window. It's not sitting against the seal as tightly as it should. This is the first time I've properly traveled at speed in the passenger seat so it's more than likely been like this since new.

Is there much room for adjustment on the doors? Moving house in the next 10 days but will try and get into the dealer before.


Have you tried adjusting the rubber? Also, a bit of dirt trapped between the window and seal will cause a bit of noise. Maybe post a pic or two.
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Post Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:24 pm
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I cant see any adjustment on the hindges, so I think you would have to loosen the hinge brackets and try to move the door up/down until you think its correct.
Personally it's not a job I would take on, you could possibly make things worse.

I know this may sound stupid, but are you a passenger often ?
The reason I ask is because whenever I'm a passenger, which is not that often, I always think the passenger door is either not fully closed or the window may be slightly open.
I constantly try the window or pull on the door when I'm a passenger, and not just in the Z, it could be any car,
I think a drivers hearing on the right side gets used to wind/road noise from the drivers side because thats where they are more often, but maybe when a "driver" sits in the passenger seat their hearing on the left side is not used to these types of noises so much, so they automatically pick up on these types of noises, but are probably unconsciously blanking them from the right hand side when actually driving.

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Post Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:26 pm
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jactac wrote:
I cant see any adjustment on the hindges, so I think you would have to loosen the hinge brackets and try to move the door up/down until you think its correct.
Personally it's not a job I would take on, you could possibly make things worse.

I know this may sound stupid, but are you a passenger often ?
The reason I ask is because whenever I'm a passenger, which is not that often, I always think the passenger door is either not fully closed or the window may be slightly open.
I constantly try the window or pull on the door when I'm a passenger, and not just in the Z, it could be any car,
I think a drivers hearing on the right side gets used to wind/road noise from the drivers side because thats where they are more often, but maybe when a "driver" sits in the passenger seat their hearing on the left side is not used to these types of noises so much, so they automatically pick up on these types of noises, but are probably unconsciously blanking them from the right hand side when actually driving.

Just a thought :eusa-think:


Yeah I thought that could be the same at first. But it's definitely out at the top. You can see it and the wind noise is definitely louder than it should be. In fact I can push my finger in between the glass and the seal with no force.
Car doors used to always have some kind of adjustment. I've seen it done in body shops in the past to make the gaps right. But couldn't see anything obvious on the Z.

Btw, this is not something I will be doing myself as I don't need too. Cwr was new in september.

Post Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:43 pm
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Take it back John, if you've only just had it.

Maybe the window is "pinching" as it hits the rubber so the motor then automatically stops, therefore not fully closing.
Whatever it is though get it back to the dealer.
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Post Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:02 pm
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Just a thought, but the windows are designed to drop slightly when you first pull on the handle so that they clear the roof as you then open the door. Then when you shut it they should raise up that last few millimetres. Perhaps yours are falling to raise that last few millimetres? Easy to check but the fix would be a garage job for the electronics/switch that triggers it.

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Post Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:12 pm
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Seals seem to match up with the drivers side and from what I can tell, the window is travelling all the way up as it should.
Just had a better look at the gap on the door and it's definitely out. Wider at the top than the bottom. Just a bugger that I'm moving 350 miles away from the dealer this week so will get it sorted under warranty when we've settled in.

Cheers guys :-)

Post Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:29 pm
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Take to a auto body shop and have them check it, hopefully the car was never in an accident causing this.

Post Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:15 pm
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RCZ-Performance wrote:
Take to a auto body shop and have them check it, hopefully the car was never in an accident causing this.


Have to agree with RCZP, if your rubbers lines up and it moves to the top most position with the door closed (check the a-pillar seal for this), then you will have to get a panelshop to look at it. Good luck and keep us posted!
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Post Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:44 pm
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Take to a auto body shop and have them check it, hopefully the car was never in an accident causing this.


It's a new car mate.

Post Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:01 pm
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photojohn wrote:
RCZ-Performance wrote:
Take to a auto body shop and have them check it, hopefully the car was never in an accident causing this.


It's a new car mate.


Well it got out of shape some how, unless it passed QC from the plant that way. If you know an independent body shop just have them take a look before taking it to the dealership (it's what I would do). Arm yourself with knowledge about the specific problem with your car this way so that Peugeot cannot come up with excuses, not that they would do that ;)

Keep us posted.

Post Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:52 pm
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photojohn wrote:
RCZ-Performance wrote:
Take to a auto body shop and have them check it, hopefully the car was never in an accident causing this.


It's a new car mate.


New cars get damaged all of the time. They get repaired and sold as a new car :o
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Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:11 am
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Sorry to hijack this old thread, wondering if the OP got his car sorted?

I've got exactly the same issue - realised when jet washing the car, the passenger seat afterwards was piss wet through. Upon inspection, the front window doesn't sit flush, and there's a gap. The window opens and closes fine.
There's a tiny bit of movement if I push on the window, but not enough to close the gap.

We've had the car about four years, it's an 11 reg. As far as Im aware, we haven't pranged it, but it's her car so you never know haha.

Thanks in advance!

(going to start a new thread also)

Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:22 am
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Apologies, please ignore - I've had a closer look it's the seal around the top, looks like the sticky stuff isn't sticky anymore, and some of it had disappeared up into the frame. Must have been stopping the door/window from closing properly


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