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On the Demo car that arrived this week in Bilbao I spotted on both sills what I consider a bad fitting of the rubber strip on top of the carpet. I forgot to take pictures, you can barely spot it on the video I took of the inside, I also saw on the video of the Japanese car, and on one of the yellow demos in UK, and I thought may these cars where not final custom version, but I just saw it also on the customer car just delivered in Hethel.
Confirmation from members in here with customer cars delivered would be appreciated, and if Lotus is aware and solutions to this issue for both existing and new deliveries

Picture of 1st Hethel collection: @shaank could confirm if he sees this as an issue

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That issue I was notice it from the beginning months ago and it’s normal on every emira I saw
 
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That issue I was notice it from the beginning months ago and it’s normal on every emira I saw
But it's not good fitting at all. It's ugly to see when you look up close on the flesh, and it's going to get worse with use.
I think Lotus should correct this
 
To my understanding we have one more to add to the list:
I am lacking the appropriate wording to explain it in English, surely anybody here will help.
On the Demo car that arrived this week in Bilbao I spotted on both sills what I consider a bad fitting of the rubber strip on top of the carpet. I forgot to take pictures, you can barely spot it on the video I took of the inside, I also saw on the video of the Japanese car, and on one of the yellow demos in UK, and I thought may these cars where not final custom version, but I just saw it also on the customer car just delivered in Hethel.
Confirmation from members in here with customer cars delivered would be appreciated, and if Lotus is aware and solutions to this issue for both existing and new deliveries

Picture of !st Hethel collection: @shaank could confirm if he sees this as an issue

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My Emira has this rubber imperfection on multiple places. Can take photos tomorrow or Monday. Already complained to my dealer, he said that was/is normal on all Lotus cars. :(
 
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My Emira has this rubber imperfection on multiple places. Can take photos tomorrow or Monday. Already complained to my dealer, he said that was/is normal on all Lotus cars. :(

Pictures of my Emira - left door at the A-pillar, right door at the A-pillar and right door at the B-pillar. Not that big problem but I don't like such imperfections.

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Yeah I saw that in every interior image about it

They should have resolve it
 
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My Emira has this rubber imperfection on multiple places. Can take photos tomorrow or Monday. Already complained to my dealer, he said that was/is normal on all Lotus cars. :(
Pictures of my Emira - left door at the A-pillar, right door at the A-pillar and right door at the B-pillar. Not that big problem but I don't like such imperfections.

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On the 18th is coming to Bilbao a technician from Lotus to final PDI and training for the dealer. Let's see what he has to say and hopefully Lotus will fix this bug. The one in Bilbao has exactly the same as yours, but only close to the A pillars
 
The sealing isn't as bad as I thought it would be, especially for the standard Lotus came from before and considering an almost entirely new factory and assembly line. I was expecting the seal to be misaligned, dangling, or completely missing. Tesla still has those in Model S cars. I think this is a good starting point to improve upon.
 
To my understanding we have one more to add to the list:
I am lacking the appropriate wording to explain it in English, surely anybody here will help.
On the Demo car that arrived this week in Bilbao I spotted on both sills what I consider a bad fitting of the rubber strip on top of the carpet. I forgot to take pictures, you can barely spot it on the video I took of the inside, I also saw on the video of the Japanese car, and on one of the yellow demos in UK, and I thought may these cars where not final custom version, but I just saw it also on the customer car just delivered in Hethel.
Confirmation from members in here with customer cars delivered would be appreciated, and if Lotus is aware and solutions to this issue for both existing and new deliveries

Picture of !st Hethel collection: @shaank could confirm if he sees this as an issue

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Yes passenger side on the demo at central lotus has also got this. The drivers side was ok
 
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Yes passenger side on the demo at central lotus has also got this. The drivers side was ok
Which proofs it's depending on the person fitting it, some are ok, some not.

hope Lotus address this asap for everybody
 
Haven't got pictures of the seals on my Emira, but on mine they are near perfect. On other cars at my dealer they were less good. But I'd say this is really a common Lotus "issue". My Evora has it way worse than the Emira, but it never really bothered me.
 
Having redone the interior of cars before, this looks like a fitment issue. You can't just mash them onto the edge of the door frame, you have to slightly stretch and work them around the corners to avoid puckering the edges like that. It's fixable if your car has that, but they shouldn't in the first place. With the new QC processes Lotus has put in place, this is the kind of thing that should be caught before it moves onto the next station.
 
Having redone the interior of cars before, this looks like a fitment issue. You can't just mash them onto the edge of the door frame, you have to slightly stretch and work them around the corners to avoid puckering the edges like that. It's fixable if your car has that, but they shouldn't in the first place. With the new QC processes Lotus has put in place, this is the kind of thing that should be caught before it moves onto the next station.

I really don’t expect to be shelling out 80k on shoddy workmanship. I sincerely hope they don’t think that this is an acceptable standard out of their 100m factory
 
I really don’t expect to be shelling out 80k on shoddy workmanship. I sincerely hope they don’t think that this is an acceptable standard out of their 100m factory
It is evident on both sides of the demo at JCT600 and quite noticeable- question would be how can this pass QC checks ?
 
It is evident on both sides of the demo at JCT600 and quite noticeable- question would be how can this pass QC checks ?
Who says there’s QC checks? On Harry’s video the paint quality tram only seem to be furnished with a micro fibre cloth..
 
If crimpled seals are the top of the list then you all should be celebrating with as much booze as you can get down!
I have seen loads of new previous Loti with crappy cheap fastenings rusting up in the first nanosecond of exposure to british road conditions. I washed the Taycan for the first time in about 2 months (yes i know but time etc....) It was raining and getting dark) but peering through the wheel spokes to the suspension and brake components was like looking at a new one. It's got 7k miles in 8 months from new.
I will be completely gobsmacked if the bean counters have not made a bollox of the fastenings quality on the Emira too.
Fingers crossed that a corner has been turned...
 
My car has a minor door seal imperfection on the driver side. Slightly different to what has bee shared so far but I'll add it in anyways. The plastic trim that goes up to where the seatbelt attaches should be under the rubber strip, but about half way down it comes out and the strip goes under the plastic causing it to be loose. I think it will be a very simple fix so I'm not worried about it just now. The actual rubber strip seems to be wrinkle free.

Driver side:

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Where the seal crosses over

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Passenger side

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