Decklid Contacts The Body Side Aperture Above The Stop Lamp – 2016 Dodge Charger

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NUMBER: 23-049-15
DATE: December 08, 2015





Decklid Contacts The Body Side Aperture Above The Stop Lamp



This bulletin involves adjusting the decklid and touching up paint as required.



2016 (LD) Dodge Charger


NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or after October 02, 2015 (MDH 1002XX) and on or before October 21, 2015 (MDH 1021XX).



The customer may describe contact between the decklid and body side aperture (1) and/or chipped paint (2) on left or right side above the stop lamp (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 Contact Areas And Chipped PaintFig. 1 Contact Areas And Chipped Paint

1 – Decklid To Body Side Aperture Contact
2 – Chipped Paint



If a customer’s VIN is listed in VIP or your RRT VIN list, perform the repair. For all other customers that describe the symptom/condition, perform the Repair Procedure.



Qty. Description Part No.
1 (AR) PS2 Bright Silver 04889427AB
1 (AR) PQD B5 Blue 05163212AA
1 (AR) PHG Plum Crazy 05163160AA
1 (AR) PAR Maximum Steel 68154430AA Decklid Contacts The Body Side Aperture Above The Stop Lamp - 2016 Dodge Charger | small light
1 (AR) PX8 Pitch Black 04342250AB
1 (AR) PW7 Bright White Clear Coat 04889598AB Decklid Contacts The Body Side Aperture Above The Stop Lamp - 2016 Dodge Charger | small light
1 (AR) PAU Granite Crystal Met. Clear Coat 68183829AA Decklid Contacts The Body Side Aperture Above The Stop Lamp - 2016 Dodge Charger | small light
1 (AR) PBX Jazz Blue Pearl Coat 68183807AA
1 (AR) PSC Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat 05163738AA Decklid Contacts The Body Side Aperture Above The Stop Lamp - 2016 Dodge Charger | small light
1 (AR) PR3 TorRed 05163108AA
1 (AR) PRY Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl 05163750AA
1 (AR) PWD Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl 05163838AA


NOTE: Each bottle of touch-up paint will service several vehicles (shop supply).



2022300230 Gauge, Non-Metallic, Clearance Measurement or equivalent non-metallic clearance gauge.


NOTE: The Non-Metallic Clearance Gauge is a non-reimbursable shop tool.



  1. Use a 1.75 mm plastic feeler gauge or equivalent to measure the gap (1) between the decklid and body side aperture at the points identified in (Fig. 2). The 1.75 mm feeler gauge should slide freely between the decklid and body side aperture without binding or being unable to pass.

Fig. 2 Measure Decklid To Body Side Aperture GapFig. 2 Measure Decklid To Body Side Aperture Gap

1 – Gap Between Gauge And Fender

  1. Did the 1.75 mm feeler gauge pass freely between the decklid and body side aperture without binding, indicating the gap is at least 1.75 mm or greater?
    • YES>>> This bulletin has been completed, use LOP (23-00-05-93) to close the active RRT.
    • NO>>> Continue with Step #3.
  2. Open the decklid.
  3. Open the load floor.
  4. Pull forward at the bottom of the trunk trim panel (1) to release the lower retaining clips (Fig. 3).
  5. Lift the trunk trim panel (1) up to release the upper retaining clips and remove the panel (Fig. 3).

Fig. 3 Remove Trunk Trim PanelFig. 3 Remove Trunk Trim Panel

1 – Trunk Trim Panel

  1. Using a marking pen or equivalent, mark the decklid striker’s current position (1) (Fig. 4).
  1. Loosen the two striker fasteners (2) (Fig. 4).
  2. Position the striker (3) approximately 1 mm higher; then tighten the fasteners (2) to 8 N·m (52 in. lbs.) (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 Adjust Decklid StrikerFig. 4 Adjust Decklid Striker

1 – Mark Striker Current Position
2 – Striker Fasteners
3 – Decklid Striker

  1. After adjusting the striker, ensure the striker does not rub on the decklid latch. Reposition the striker if necessary.
  2. Check the decklid to body side aperture gaps/flushness measurements and closing effort. Decklid to body side aperture gap should be 1.75 mm or greater as measured in Step #1 and decklid should be no more than 1.0 mm over flush in relation to the body side aperture.
  3. Did adjusting the decklid striker increase the decklid to body side aperture gap to 1.75 mm or greater without exceeding 1.0 mm overflush of decklid in relation to body side aperture?
    • YES>>> Proceed to Step #22.
    • NO>>> Continue with Step #13.
  4. Remove the push fasteners (1) and the decklid hinge cover (2) (Fig. 5).

Fig. 5 Remove Hinge CoversFig. 5 Remove Hinge Covers

1 – Push Fasteners
2 – Hinge Cover

  1. Loosen the two hinge bolts (1) (Fig. 6).
  2. Grasp the decklid with both hands and firmly push up (2) (decklid moves rearward) (Fig. 6).
  1. Tighten the two hinge bolts (1) to 14 N·m (10 ft. lbs.) (Fig. 6).

Fig. 6 Adjust DecklidFig. 6 Adjust Decklid

1 – Hinge Bolts
2 – Move Decklid

  1. Check that the decklid to body side aperture gap is 1.75 mm or greater as measured in Step #1 and is no more than 1.0 mm over flush in relation to the body side aperture. Re-adjust decklid and striker as necessary to achieve the desired fit and spacing between the decklid and body side aperture.
  2. Install the decklid hinge cover (2) and push fasteners (1) (Fig. 7).

Fig. 7 Install Hinge CoversFig. 7 Install Hinge Covers

1 – Push Fasteners
2 – Hinge Cover

  1. Position the top of the trunk trim panel (1) and push down to engage the top retaining clips (Fig. 8).
  2. Hand tap the lower edge of the trunk trim panel (1) to engage the lower retaining clips (Fig. 8).
  1. Close the load floor cover.

Fig. 8 Install Trunk Trim PanelFig. 8 Install Trunk Trim Panel

1 – Trunk Trim Panel

  1. If paint was chipped due to contact between the decklid and body side aperture, touch up the paint as required.

Fig. 9 Touch Up Paint ChipsFig. 9 Touch Up Paint Chips

1 – Paint Chips


Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.



Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
23-00-05-93 Inspect Decklid To Body Side Aperture Gap (0 – Introductory) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.2 Hrs.
23-00-05-94 Inspect And Adjust Decklid To Body Side Aperture Gap And Touch Up Paint (0 – Introductory) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.3 Hrs.



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