Recent DEG inquiries 14234, 14151 and 14140 revealed database errors for trunk lid/ lift gate weatherstrip.

Weatherstrip attached to the body of the vehicle is NOT INCLUDED in the replacement time of the trunk lid or lift gate section of the database unless specifically stated in the detail line notes of the database.

It is important to verify this operation is not being INCLUDED unless there is a note or another component of the vehicle is being worked on where the weather strip would then be included (I.e. replacement of rear body panels unless specifically noted otherwise).

If users experience an issue where they feel the weatherstrip should not be included because of database error, please submit an inquiry and we will work with the appropriate IP to resolve the issue.

The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY – it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.

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