2008 Kia Spectra5 SX (2.0 4AT, Ebony Black) - Mileage as of last fillup: 11480.
ZERO failures, unlike either Versa.
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Yup yup, I do it when I park on the side of roads.Ever Victorious wrote:The reason there are no marks is that likely it was a person that ran into it. People are much softer than cars.
But the car was doing its job: it took a hit from front to back on the mirror, so the mirror started to fold back into its retracted position to prevent taking damage. It could have folded all the way in if whatever hit it had enough force.
and I bet you if you try to move the driver's mirror back, it won't budge easily, just like the passenger mirror... because it's in the "locked" position.
Also, some people fold up their side mirrors when parking in tight spaces to prevent damage. I do this to my driver's mirror regularly, because there's always a parking spot at this one client's right next to a concrete pillar... and the mirror on this car will fold all the way flush with the outermost curvature of the door.
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'07 Nissan Versa SL Hatch, CVT - Superblack/Beige, Splash Guards, Lock Nuts, Floormats, Nose Mask, 35% tint.
I'll also verify what others have said...this is normal. When I take the garbage cans out of the garage, I have to roll them between our cars. If we're parked too tight, sometimes I hit the Versa's mirror and it folds back like you described.catnap wrote:So my question is - is this a defective driver's side mirror or is it supposed to do this - move I mean?
I agree, I also fold up my mirror when parking on sides of the road or when I need to park next to a pilar. When I bring my truck into the car wash, they fold up the mirrors before running it through the washer. When it's snapped into place, it shouldn't be wiggly. I've also ran into other people's cars and mine included that have the fold up mirrors. If I knock some one else's mirror out of place, I will stop to pop it back in just to be polite.Althalus wrote:Yup yup, I do it when I park on the side of roads.
The key here is "clicked into place", and the answer is yes.catnap wrote:Actually the hit must have been from back to front because the mirror was pushed outward and when I applied pressure I pushed it back inward where it clicked into place.
Is this mirror OK?
Go to a Nissan dealer and compare how much force it takes you to move your mirror vs. how much force it takes on a shiny new one?catnap wrote:
I am worried about #2.