Attention SR Balcon (BA) Owners - Question re hole in rear bumper
My three week old Ford Falcon SR (BA) is in at the moment for a $1800 respray to fix all the paint faults..
But something I noticed just before dropping it off to the dealer was that there is a hole in the rear bumper.. Kinda hard to expain but i'll try..
On the SR rear bumper there is a slot/cavity running lengthways right accross the bumper.. in this cavity it has a black (probably plastic) strip that fits inside at the back of the cavity - so when looking from the rear you can see the (in my case silver) bumper with a black inlay inside this cavity.
I know i'm being picky but the hole is about the size of a 10 cent piece and it is situated on the passenger (left) hand side of the top 'roof' of the cavity.
At the rear of the car if you get on your knees and look inside the cavity and look up at the horizontal piece above the black inlay piece it is easily seen.
On my car there is loose paint sitting around the hole as if it was paint was applied right over the hole during manufacturing but it had nothing to stick on.
Interestingly if you look at the middle of the bumper bar in the same location as the first hole (only at the middle of the car) you can see a small indent of the same size and again on the right side of the bar.. If I had to guess it looks they are mould marks from when the bar was made.
The dealer told me he looked at another car and it has the hole so it was 'normal'.
When I showed the guy at the paint shop he told me it was probably a drain hole.. Hmm.
I just wanted to see if anyone else had this same hole before I accept the dealers explanation and forget about it. I just figure that the other two are painted so why isn't this one - and perhaps when taking the bar out of the mould it 'broke'..
Thanks mutchly in advance..