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Does anyone else's headliner sag a bit in the center, just above the rear-view mirror? There's about a 1" vertical gap in mine between the front edge of the headliner and the windshield glass near the top of the windshield. I can push this gap closed with light pressure (but of course it remains gapped without pressure). The left and right sides of the front edge of the headliner have much smaller gaps to the windshield than the center.
 

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To be clear, it's not something that one might notice unless you were actually sliding your fingers at the edge between the headliner and the windshield. You can't SEE the gap because the windshield is dark that high up on the glass, and the gap would only be visible from the outside (or if you somehow put your (necessarily smallish) head at the hood side of the dash and looked up :).

Also, it's not that the soft headliner cloth has pulled away from the hard backing, it's that the entire backing+cloth piece is not as curved as the top of the windshield/roof in that area. I suspect that the gap might be normal and simple consequence of the fact that the windshield is more curved than the headliner. But maybe that's just my wishful thinking!
 

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I don't touch the headliner and have threatened to remove the hands of my kids if they get close to the headliner. :)
 

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Simple test... Can you slide your fingers in between the headliner and the roof? I'd love to know :)

Thanks!
 

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drliu said:
Simple test... Can you slide your fingers in between the headliner and the roof? I'd love to know :)

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Yes, now that you mention it, I can. I had not noticed but just as you reported, the headliner is not tight to the edge. Keep us posted as to whether this is a flaw or just the design.
 

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If none of the forum readers have a headliner that is tighter to the roof above the rear view mirror than this, then it's not a defect, just the design. I did notice that even though I can slide my hand between the roof and the headliner in this area, there is not too much room for the headliner to move closer because it runs into the thick black plastic cable hider that covers the cable running to the rear-view mirror.

In principle the headliner could have been designed to be more curved to match the roof line, and the unnecessarily thick cable hider could have been made much smaller, which would have eliminated the gap and also perceptibly increased headroom volume. Perhaps Fisker could note this opportunity for improvement in future model years.


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drliu said:
Simple test... Can you slide your fingers in between the headliner and the roof? I'd love to know :)

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Yes, now that you mention it, I can. I had not noticed but just as you reported, the headliner is not tight to the edge. Keep us posted as to whether this is a flaw or just the design.
 

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I wish you hadn't asked, yes I can fit my fingers in between. I agree with the comment about the cable hider. Mine is very loose and doesn't seem to fasten down on either end very well.
 

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Guys... I've checked it, same on my car. Now I can hear the cable holder rattling....

... No, just joking

I think we have to accept it, if we do not want them to use scotch tape here...

-Stefan
 

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Yeah, just checked. Same on my car as well. They probably could have sealed it though with some thin piece of plastic...
 

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Yes that cable hider is very loose... I knocked it off hanging my parking pass in fact! (in case you do, the two pointy teeth go down towards the mirror).

On the bright side, none of us has a defective karma, at least as far as the headliner goes! :)
 

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Mine cable hider fell off the other day because of some serious bass and volume with my music the other day. lol.
 

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Same on mine... I didn't notice it until a black piece of plastic (which after careful and confused investigation turned out to be the "cable hider") that had fallen into my lap. I have since left it off until the car goes back in for other reasons, I don't even notice it and same with the headliner around my rear view mirror. It is a rather large gap that can't really be seen.
 

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kabalah70 said:
Mine cable hider fell off the other day because of some serious bass and volume with my music the other day. lol.
Mine has not fallen off but I did notice that some songs really make the mirror vibrate when they hit just the right note. :D
 
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