Originally Posted by emmyhairlewis
So far love this car. Desert Khaki ltd. Have found that I have to slam the hatch pretty hard to close. Anyone else?
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I'm going to agree with Hector4Christ that air compression is the cause. There is commonly a flapper valve beneath the rear seat which is meant to vent this compressed air as you close the tail-gate. It will probably become easier as you use the hatch more. A quick test to see if this is the issue is to crack open your drivers side window and try closing the hatch. That should make an easier escape route for the air being compressed as the hatch closes. If it is indeed easier that way, case closed.