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    Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 2:26pm
I'm a new owner of a new kuga and new to this forum so please bear with me!
Has anyone else noticed the security issue with the boot?  There is a gap between the back seats and the cover through which the contents of my boot can clearly be seen.  This is just inviting thieves to break in.
I've spoken with Ford who say there is nothing that can be done until it's reported many times.  So please, report away!
If anyone has any solution in the meantime (other than not to carry anything in the boot which is impractical), please let me know.
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Hi & welcome,
is this on a mk1 or mk2?
 
As if MK1 cant say i have ever noticed, will have a look when i get home
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Sounds like a job for Thingyman!!!
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Thanks Kelvyn. MK2 - I suspect it wasn't an issue on the MK1 but was something they overlooked when designing the larger boot!
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I'll move this to the Mk2 discussion sub forum to avoid any confusion.
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Thank you - I knew I'd do something wrong! Tongue
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As the rear seats recline, I imagine that the gap is to provide clearance.  Presumably not so much of an issue if you have the privacy glass option. 
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I suspect this is to allow for the reclining rear seats.  If all rear seats (60 & 40) are fully reclined there is no real gap.  They could have put some kind of flap that folds out, but then you would have either all seats reclined or not - although I suspect the security risk is more when parked than when moving.  I'm sure a designer/engineer could come up with a solution.
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I have a similar problem on my galaxy. The privacy glass helps a bit but i have a black cloth that can be put over the luggage and have a cardboard strip covered with black cloth covering the gap if i need to use it. Ideal if the car is parked and you want to hide the contents.

If you do leave contents in the car then i would recommend going for a heavy tint privacy glass.
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I've noticed the same as well. Even when both rear seats are fully reclined, there's still a noticeable gap.
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Funny thing unless I press my nose up against the glass I can't see a bleedin thing in there anyway, even then not much.Yes I have the privacy glass
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Thanks for all your comments. It's disappointing and is the only thing I don't like about the kuga. Love everything else but probably wouldn't have bought it if I knew this first. Oh well, looks like Wazza, I'll also have to fashion some kind of blue Peter style made strip until/unless Ford bring an accessory out to remedy the situation.
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Think it's a major oversight by Ford, do you have privacy glass in yours, looks like someone at Ford must have thought that was going to be a standard fitting.Can't see any reason why they wouldn't have picked up on that in this day and age
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Kugey, I don't have privacy glass and Ford have told me I would need to pay for this which I can't afford to do after just buying a new car! I've just purchased a black blanket which will have to do for the time being but it's a real faff!
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Hopefully Ford will bring something out as you can't be the only one without the privacy glass.
Have you tried e-mailing Ford direct about the security concerns which are a valid point I think. 
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I have just picked mine p this afternoon and it was the first thing that I noticed as well but I do have privacy glass
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Must say im disapointed with the gap between the seats and boot cover .why cant ford do like lexus and have a cover that splits into two so that the seats can be upright of reclined.it seems like an over sight by ford its the only thing that lets it down.
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i think its terrible, when i was ordering my kuga the other day i looked out for it after hearing about it on the forum and its massive, u might aswell throw the cover away when the seats are in the up right postions, i can see my self fabricating something to cover this gap.
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In the lexus it has a cover that fits to the parcel shelf and then has clips that fit to the head rest they clip onto the headrest and you have enough room to move the seats back and forward.if you wantto drop the seats you just unclip it and were you have the splitin the seats the cover has a cut so you can have both the seats in different positions something so simple why have ford over looked it .I have spoken to fords customer care people as it is a security concern as you can see straight in hopefully they will look into the problem and other people on here will get intouch with them.
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The original Nissan X Trails had a two way tonneau cover that clipped in to the back of the seats and allowed for things like the 60:40 rear seat splits. There's no reason why Ford couldn't have done likewise.



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