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My fiance drives this car more than me but pointed out the trunk has been coming into contact with the rear bumper cover.

I quickly searched but didn't come up with much. Anyone else experiencing this?

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Yep, same thing happening with mine. I’ll take some photos later.
 

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quite some had the problem with that in past, get it to dealer to have it adjusted properly...,do you have to slam the trunk for it to close properly? It should close with minimal effort
 

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My dealer supposedly adjusted the closing of the trunk lid to prevent the rubbing, but I have my doubts that it fixed the problem. AR definitely needs to issue a service bulletin on this.
 

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My trunk does take a nice firm shove to close, a little more than I'd like, but I'm not experiencing this thankfully. The gap between my trunk lid and number is also significantly wider.
 

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The gap is decent and it's not hard to close. I can put some force on the bottom of the cover and move it quite a bit though.

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The gap is decent and it's not hard to close. I can put some force on the bottom of the cover and move it quite a bit though.

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Any high speed driving or scrapes on the underside of the diffuser?

Plenty of clearance and no such marks on my Q4. I can reduce the gap by pushing up on the diffuser, but there is still plenty of gap with a moderate force applied.
 

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Definitely some high speed moments on track. Not as of late. Wondering if the diffuser pushes up much or the trunk lid with the small spoiler pushes down (or a combo).

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Definitely some high speed moments on track. Not as of late. Wondering if the diffuser pushes up much or the trunk lid with the small spoiler pushes down (or a combo).

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The diffuser should get sucked down by the low pressure air under the car, not pushed up. I could only guess that if there's enough play in it when you push up in it as you said, maybe going over bumps in the road creates just enough force and momentum to make the two pieces contact each other. I dont know for sure though, this is an interesting issue indeed.
 

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Thanks. Makes sense. I tried backing those off to see if I could make them taller but it didn't seem like they were designed to do that.

I'll ask the dealership about it.

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It was mentioned quite a bit in the beginning on the UK forum....
I think Alfa came out with a fix in the form of modified (stiffer?) rubber bump stops for the lid....

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see http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-giulia/1078969-boot-lid-stoppers.html

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the Papa Gallo Rhythm Method of boot closure still works ... g-e-n-t-l-y close and follow through - its like making a birdie putt from 5 yards, you dont slam the crap out of the ball, calma calma ... piano piano ...
 

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They put the pull handles on the inside so you don't have to touch the lid. Funny cause you can't use them unless you give it a little pull.

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The stoppers just crush under force. Backing them out a bit helps but the rubber is still soft enough for them to crush too far. I tried this at first on my 2018 Quad. Then added tape to the washer, then added extra washers. Worked much better. Just stop by a hardware store and buy extra garden hose o rings. Cut through one side of the ring and snap it around the base of the stopper, under the stock washer. Boom an extra 1/8 inch of rubber, usually harder than stock. It may slip off after extended use but they are cheap and you probably have 4 more in the box they came in. Then rub out the scuff with compound but go slow and don't burn through the paint! Even the scratch hider stuff will work between washes.
 
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