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Yesterday 8/4/2020 a massive tropical storm dumped 8" of rain on the east coast. I had to run home from work as my basement started to flood. Long story short I had to drive through some flooded areas (no more than 4-5") but when I got to my house 3 of my splash shields had broken clips and were dragging on the pavement. I run a service department next to our Hyundai/Genesis store so they already looked at it to the tune of $240 give or take for each shield. They are a cardboard/fiberboard like material that seems like the first bit of skimpy materials I have yet to find as I love everything else about my car. Anyone else have similar issues?
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Yes sir. With all the great quality materials elsewhere I'm shocked to see these flimsy panels with cheap clips...
 

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Each panel is held on by 5-10mm screws with plastic clips at the edges. These should not have come out IMO. Clips maybe although the front clips mount on the upper lip of the grill apron[clip]. That would take some severe force to move without other front end damage. The panels are typical of under carriage compressed fiber. Not indestructible but should hold up even if submerged. Again IMO.
Now your post caught my attention because I changed my oil last night. I found two screws missing and impact slice through the front panel. I had a valet oil change several months ago and hadn't been underneath my G70 since. So I'm thinking the service department did a shabby job of reinstalling the panels. Even the overlapping flap of the front panel was not attached with the plastic thumb nut that the back shares. So the lowest tech person in the shop did my oil change, punched my panel and lost several screws. I'm pretty sure he changed my oil as I did the previous one with a Wix oil cartridge and the one I removed was OEM. All this valet maintenance kind of scares me. I prefer to do my own work.

So back to your issue. Did someone remove some of the screws or clips to make oil changes easier or some other work? They should be replaced under warranty by the dealer. Or insurance could help. Probably not worth the aggravation. Good luck.

I do love my G70 too.
 

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I am a service manager for Nissan right next to our hyundai/genesis dealer. The puddles I went through and the speed at which I rushed home to stop my flooding basement contributed to the clip failure in the passenger side splash guard (right behind motor) and both rear panels that are just in front of the rear wheels. They covered it last week under warranty but not sure if its because I am an employee ;). I only have 3,500 miles so I had them do the first oil change while replacing the shields.
 
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