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Frump. Took the car cover off yesterday and noticed this. No idea when the T disappeared. It wasn't in the car cover or on the floor of the shop. The car is in winter hibernation and hasn't been out since the fall rains started over a month ago.
Yup, it is still under factory warranty. But that means waiting until spring, then dealing with a dealer, having them inspect the problem, order the part, wait a few weeks, and then return for the install. Lots of gas money and horsing around, only to let some shop lackey drive my car and screw with the badging.
Or just order a replacement and do it myself. Then the challenge is figuring out what the part number is. Here is the parts diagram link. Is this #11 "Scat Pack, Spoiler", or is this #16 "Scat Pack Nameplate, Decklid"?
I am seriously considering doing this myself. The gas money to go through the warranty will cover half the cost of the emblem. My time, effort, and general frustration with shoddy dealer work will cover the rest. Plus I am just like the rest of you on this forum - my eye will be drawn to this problem every time I glance at the car over the rest of the winter.