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From the pattern of the tear at the mount hole for the push pin I'd say your liner was pulled down by force. My left front liner was missing a push rivet and had it replaced.
Wether your dealer chooses to replace it under warranty or charges you for a new liner is up to them.
Personally, with proof that some outside force pulled that liner down (staple pried up and mount hole torn upwards) it would not be a warranty issue. If you look inside you'll probably still find the push pin.
The age and mileage of your car means nothing when an outside force did something to your car sadly.
Heck, I haven't even made my first payment yet but already have 2 door dings on my car from someone. I can't expect Mazda to warrant the repair.
Sorry it happened to you, totally sucks,,, but it's not a Mazda problem you drove it through "a massive body of water reminiscent of Lake Michigan".
Is it possible that, with a better picture, you can see signs of something poked through the middle of the liner and pulled it down? Like a twig/branch jammed into your tread.
If your dealer does replace it under warranty, I'd go buy the tech a pizza or something! As it (with the pics provided) is clearly not a manufacturing defect.
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Last edited by davesxx01; 05-01-2014 at 02:23 PM.