Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: All Roads Lead To Yosemite, CA.
Model: 1500 SE
When you remove the front mounts small bolts in trunk, you will find the whole arm has broken off completely- right at the frame.
Unseen, but if you can lift the front lower corner of trunk at all- guess what, yours is same as everyone else that broke.
Plus the supporting 45 arm breaks at its weld on one or both ends
I read of inserting a rod in the support arm and welding that in. Need something better that whats stock.
My theory is some PO's put a heavy bag on top of the trunk for 100,000 miles, well above the allowed 20 lbs for trunk and above trunk.
Overweight and under supported, the end result fairly predictable.
On this forum you and I are the only reports (the other forum had pics that could have come off my phone, and same details!)
I made a thread about the break and all 1500 should perform the trunk front corner test lift, with no one reporting failure.