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Roof rack bolt failure

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Offline TimH

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Thought I'd share this: The small bolts that attach the roof rack/bars had rusted and broken on my 2014 wagon (estate). I only noticed when I heard some rattling and when I checked, one of the bolts had sheared off completely. When removing the bolt from the other side, that broke too, both bolts had corroded down to the diameter of a matchstick. I replaced them with 10mm headed stainless bolts from my local hardware shop.

The car lives outside and the roof racks have been on for 9 years but it might be worth a quick check. Strangely it was only the rear bolts that had failed, the front ones were still fine as were the larger bolts that bolt into the roof rails.
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Offline The Gonz

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Thanks for sharing, Tim. Your post could save many drivers some misery.
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