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Has any other forum members lost any of their black plastic wheel nut caps?
I lost the first one after about a week, I contacted dealer and they asked was it a locking one or just an ordinary nut, so presumably they must be different, I told them a locking one.
I fitted the replacement and then made a point of going around the car and checking all the others were firmly pushed on.
Cleaning the car this morning and notice that another one missing, once again it was a locking nut cover.
The first one lost on the O/S/F and the latest one was the N/S/F,,,anyone?
Just to add, the car is 9 weeks old.
 

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Keitht, thanks very much for that,,,,we should not have to pay for replacements when the original ones are obviously not fit for the purpose.
 

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So, am I right in assuming that only the locking ones come adrift?
 

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I have now lost all four plastic covers that "fit" over the locking wheel nuts, even though I checked that they are all fully pushed on every week, something for new owners to look out for perhaps.
 

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My husband's Ateca has also lost the cover over the locking wheel nut. It must be a Seat fault!
 

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The replacement ones I bought I have smeared a small amount of contact adhesive to the inside, waited until it was completely dry then fit, until now I've not lost any more.
 

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Thanks Bonzo - worth knowing that! We will buy a replacement & hope it stays put!
 

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I have lost four in total, two before the first service which the dealer replaced FOC and two before the second which he charged me for. Always the locking ones that go for a walk!!
 

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Try my solution,,, ( no pun intended) smear a very thin layer of contact adhesive on the inside of the cap, wait for it to completely dry and place back, you will instantly notice better resistance, a word of warning though, don't overdo the adhesive as they will be difficult to remove.
Worked for me.
 

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My solution after getting 2 new ones from dealer foc was to wrap black insulation tape around the cover and fold over excess into the middle.
 
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