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I made a post in April about headliner drooping. Just curious if others think this might be a problem down the road. If you have not noticed, sit it your back seat and push up where the dome light is. Seems to me to have about an inch or so play.
 

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I noticed something similar in a 1999 Malibu we once owned. My shop guy explained this was done to keep the liner from rattling against the roof as the vehicle ages. He didn't expect to see any sagging for the expected life of the car. We owned that one for 8 years and never saw a problem. Trunk liner in the Malibu was a different story, but it got wet a number of times so that was expected. :)
 

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ccharlie said:
I made a post in April about headliner drooping. Just curious if others think this might be a problem down the road. If you have not noticed, sit it your back seat and push up where the dome light is. Seems to me to have about an inch or so play.

I just had them (dealer) tighten up,re-glued,mine......they walked around the lot and looked at a few others and agreed that mine was drooping..

so I guess when you are at the dealership next........ask them
 

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ccharlie said:
I made a post in April about headliner drooping. Just curious if others think this might be a problem down the road. If you have not noticed, sit it your back seat and push up where the dome light is. Seems to me to have about an inch or so play.
Easy fix, just push it up from the light and will snap in place.
I found out in the showroom as I noted it was sagging so I pushed it and snapped. The sales guy next to me didn't know if he should say thanks or not..

good luck!
 

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I pushed the headliner up to hopefully "snap" it in place. No luck. I also had already gone to dealer (service dept) a few months ago and showed them and they said it was normal. Guess I will go back and make an issue about it. They will not fix anything unless there is a recall or tsb and it is related to safety. My next closet Chevy dealer is 40 miles away so I am stuck.
 

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Mine is sagging again(roof light that is)

Not a real priority but I will ask to have it looked at next time I'm in....
 

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Mine couldn't be fixed by dealer or me. they tried to order me a new one (after verifying ALL Terrains on the lot had this issue) but the part number is not valid and a new one is being issued by GM so maybe corporate realizes there is a problem?
 

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I have a 2010 Equinox LTZ for 3 weeks and noticed about a week ago that the headliner inside the cab had disconnected from its supports and had begun to sag down. It was especailly prounounced by the first dome light by the rear seat. There is a 2nd set of these conical section between the 1st dome light and 2nd dome light where this has also happened. Evidently GM utilizes conical supports glued to the headliner that have magnets on the other end. The glue is not sufficiennt to hold the headliner. Brought it to the dealership and there was a GM bulletin specifying a fix with a new glue. it is special order so I will have to bring it back. Supposedly they have to remove the headliner from the vehivccle to fix. Dealership tried to use the double sided tape for an interim fix but after an hour that failed also. I'll keep you updated when they get the new glue.
 

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I have a 2010 Equinox LTZ for 3 weeks and noticed about a week ago that the headliner inside the cab had disconnected from its supports and had begun to sag down. It was especailly prounounced by the first dome light by the rear seat. There is a 2nd set of these conical section between the 1st dome light and 2nd dome light where this has also happened. Evidently GM utilizes conical supports glued to the headliner that have magnets on the other end. The glue is not sufficiennt to hold the headliner. Brought it to the dealership and there was a GM bulletin specifying a fix with a new glue. it is special order so I will have to bring it back. Supposedly they have to remove the headliner from the vehivccle to fix. Dealership tried to use the double sided tape for an interim fix but after an hour that failed also. I'll keep you updated when they get the new glue.
I have a 2011 that is doing the same thing. It's a shame they are still sending them out knowing there is an issue. Dealer said they ordered a new headliner, that was two weeks ago, still no word.
 

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I take it all of you have vehicles without the sunroof? I've not noticed any sagging, but there is a little play in mine.

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I also have the sunroof (Terrain) and haven't noticed the liner drooping. I will check on my way home.
 

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I take it all of you have vehicles without the sunroof? I've not noticed any sagging, but there is a little play in mine.

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No, it does not have a sunroof. I did check one with a sunroof at the dealer. There was a little play by the light, but probably not an issue, at least initially. You could still hear the glue stick and release if you press up on the liner for a few seconds.
 

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Checked my liner. The light sits a little lower then the roof, but I think that is normal. I will have to go to a dealer and check out other vehicles to know for sure. I pushed up on the light but it didn't move very much so I'm inclined to think it is normal. The material is not drooping at all. It feels pretty stiff all around the light like it should.
 

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Checked my liner. The light sits a little lower then the roof, but I think that is normal. I will have to go to a dealer and check out other vehicles to know for sure. I pushed up on the light but it didn't move very much so I'm inclined to think it is normal. The material is not drooping at all. It feels pretty stiff all around the light like it should.
That sounds about right. There is a good inch or more of play on mine. You can stick it back up, but it will fall back down after a few seconds.
 

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If you push it up and you hear that sticky sound means those conical supports have lost their glue. That is how mine started.
 

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If you push it up and you hear that sticky sound means those conical supports have lost their glue. That is how mine started.
Any word on a fix? The dealer tried to order a new headliner three weeks ago, still no word.
 

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I have a sunroof and mine dropped. you can easily see the 3 supports that are snapped in place but the glue that holds them to the headliner has come loose. NOT from the headliner but fron the support itself. in other words the glue is still stuck to the headliner but not the supports. I bought some Loctite epoxy putty and put a marble size ball on all three supports and pushed it back in place. I braced it in place over night. All is fine going on a month now. NOTE if you dont have a sunroof....it is a dealer job because you cant get to it easy.
 

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Ours has a 2 3/4" drop it in it. Gonna call the dealer because its moving now when the windows are down. Cant have that during the best weather time of the year.
 

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ccharlie said:
curious if others think this might be a problem
I have a 10 purchased 11 months ago and just started to notice the droop. It looks like 2-3 inches to me and it clearly could get worse. I plan on going to the dealer, looking at a few new ones to verify, and then complaining about mine.

I have no sunroof. A sunroof should make the issue less severe since it takes up part of the roof area and it is solid. Mine is most severe near the rear seat overhead light.

Thanks to all of you who are posting your dealership experiences. This is a big help. It's nice to know others are getting this fixed.
 
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