Window Seal possible theft attempt?

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Window Seal possible theft attempt?

Post by adam0918 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:39 pm

Hi all,

I've had the tiguan from new 68 plate and just noticed a notch is missing from the drivers door seal. I've attached a pic for reference, does this look like something that has been done to the car ie attempted theft or is it standard on drivers side. Seal is full length on passenger side.

Thanks in advance



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Re: Window Seal possible theft attempt?

Post by CNC » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:00 pm

There certainly is a piece missing. Highly unlikely it was done deliberately as far more damaged would have been done. Perhaps it got damaged during washing, or its just broken and fallen off.
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Re: Window Seal possible theft attempt?

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:36 pm

I know this may sound strange but do you have a lot of birds where you live, on one of my previous cars i caught seagulls ripping the front windscreen rubber out.

Just a thought.
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Re: Window Seal possible theft attempt?

Post by mrsunnymatharu » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:44 pm

Strange angle to go in at for attempted theft, without causing other damage
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Re: Window Seal possible theft attempt?

Post by deepbass » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:23 pm

Is it possible to lift up the lower part of the seal to meet the top cut line?
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Re: Window Seal possible theft attempt?

Post by broady » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:44 pm

I reckon the seal has slipped down and just needs lifting back up to the piece at the top.
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Re: Window Seal possible theft attempt?

Post by Hillbilly » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:55 pm

Mine has a mark across it like that about 10mm from the top but is joined to the piece of yours that has moved and it looks more like a mark from when it was made and not a join
When I wiggle it both sides of the mark move together so I reckon that has been dragged down by the window and broken it
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