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Driving down the freeway, cracked open the driver side front window about 1/4" and "WHOOSH"...the black A pillar cover flies off and gets run over by car behind me. I got home and checked the passenger side, it was a bit loose on the top.

Anybody else have this issue? Any guesses on how long for a replacement? Going to file warranty claim for replacement tomorrow. I don't have the luxury of parking it and waiting for the replacement. Any possible damage I could do by driving it?

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Ugh! Sorry to hear that. I know parts are in tight supply right now so it could take a while.

The A pillar plastic trim piece won’t have any effect on the safety of your carnival. It just looks a little unsightly. If you get any debris in the holes, it could cause some issues once they install a replacement piece. I would also double check all the other trim pieces. The roof rail piece might be susceptible to more lift with the A pillar gone.
Thanks. I put a piece of packaging tape across all the holes in an attempt to keep any debris out. Headed to the local dealer this morning.
 

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Good luck and let us know how it goes. You may want to consider painter’s tape or something not quite as sticky. Packing tape may pull the paint off.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will change out the tape.

So far I have been very happy with the service department at my dealership. Went to the dealership today without an appointment and was promptly interviewed regarding the issue. Within 10 minutes the van was driven into the garage and I went to the service lobby. It took about 90 minutes, and when the service manager came back, he let me know that they had ordered the trim piece for both sides. Their investigation confirmed that the other side was also loose and needed to be replaced. They expect the parts in about 3 days. They also replaced the cabin filter the was out of stock when I last was in for scheduled maintenance.

A+ for Folsom Lake Kia in the Sacramento area.
 
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