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Review by Aubrey Posted on May 27, 2020I just bought this Yakima FullBack 2 for my 2016 Audi A3 and it works and fits GREAT!! I had used a Saris Bike Rack in the past, but it would move around and rattle constantly. The Yakima is snug and doesn't move or make a sound at all. It fits so securely to the trunk of my Audi that I know longer ...read morehave to worry about losing my bike on the freeway! Great Product!
Fullback 2/poor fit For Elantra
Review by GR62 Posted on May 24, 2020Received my Fullback 2 through Etrailer web store. The rack appears to be and is made of high quality materials. The problem arose from the installation directions. I went to the website listed to find the setting for the support bar for my car a 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Website says to set it #2, maki...read moreng sure the the #2 lines up with the notch on the rack, so far so good. Drove about 20 miles with two bikes on the rack, again so far so good. After the ride I wanted to make sure I was putting the bikes on right, as I had left the paper directions at home I went to the website and at this point I see the installation video. Video says to make sure lower support rests on lower edge of the trunk. The paper directions don’t really make this clear that it shouldn’t rest on the plastic bumper at all. So for my car the suggested setting the support does rest on the trunk but also partially on the bumper. Well when I took off the rack the support had damaged my bumper, two indentations where it was touching the bumper- not good. I can buff out the small amount of marring, but the damage to the bumper would require replacement. Also video mentions to use the lock cable to secure the bikes, well mine came with the keys for the lock , but no cable. I will follow up with support and see what they say. Basically rack is well made so if it fits your car properly I’m sure it’s great. It’s also supposed to fit a Mini Cooper, our other car, as of now with the damage to the Elantra, I won’t risk putting it on the Mini. The main reason we chose the rack was that it supposedly fit both cars. Probably does if you’re willing to accept a little damage.
2019 civic 4 door issues
Review by Allen Posted on May 23, 2020I bought this from my local bike shop on there recommendation and I love the feel of this rack it feels strong and sturdy but when I put it on my 2019 civic lx it has issues. ( I've had to reinstall it my own way to feel safe putting my bikes on it.) 1 : it is pulling my trunk away from the car e...read moreven with no bikes on it. 2: it will NOT FIT 3 mountain bikes on it. I have to put the 2nd bike on the spot furthest from the trunk as the pedals and the bars and the derailleur rub and get stuck through spokes!!!! 3: the bikes I have weigh 30 and 32 lbs and with both of them on the rack the rack arms sag and the bikes bounce quit a bit. 4 : I put the rack on per the paper instructions and per the video instructions and the bikes are really close to the ground and sticking way out the back.
skip this rack for hatchbacks
Review by townelin Posted on May 7, 2020I've run into a lot of trouble similar to the above review. The utmost problem being that the lower support put dents(!) in my bumper. I can't open the hatchback if the rack is on, which is obvious in retrospect. It's really a pain in the ass to install - really a 2 person job so that the car doesn'...read moret get scratched. So not quick to get on and off, but needs to be removed frequently so that I can use the trunk. Maybe this item isn't worthy of the 2 star quality review, but I'm pretty provoked because the fit guide says it works on a Hyundai Ioniq.
Yakima Full rack
Review by Michael Posted on April 1, 2020Hi, I am not one to enter reviews unless I feel very strongly positive or negative about a product. I purchased this item in preparation for a cross country drive in early February with two bicycles . I was nervous out of the gate thinking the bike rack could not the 80 mph speeds and weather on the...read more highways. I soon realized that this rack is very sturdy and secure so that allowed me to relax and enjoy the driving. This rack is very secure very easy to mount and easy to load the bicycles. I drove over 5000 miles in many pouring rain days and the trucks blowing me around and at the end of each day everything was secure. I opted to take the bicycles off each night to be safe and loading and unloading took less than 10 minutes. different bicycle frame designs require a little adapting but the secure clamps included worked well. I bought an extra strap just for more security but really didn't need it. The theft strap included is probably not going to stop someone if they really want to steal the rack so I occasionally took the rack off which is simple. Sad I haven't yet used the bottle opener on the rack. I highly recommend this rack
Review by Harry Posted on October 25, 2019This rack is a great product. The Fullback product was a replacement for the Hollywood 2-bike rack. The Yakima product has a more compact and sturdier design than the Hollywood product. I also like the assortment of available online accessories (purchased separately). Specifically, the Top Tube, ...read more9-ft security cable and SKS key core products which add even more security for my 2 Giant (10-speed, 11-speed) road bikes when traveling.
The Bad for VW Golf Sportwagen
Review by Rick Posted on May 27, 2018This is a solid rack! Quirky fit on 2016 VW Golf Sportwagen. Here is what I have encountered: 1. Difficulty tightening the top straps-the bottom of the rack rests in a very small section on the hatch, if you tighten the bottom too much you will pull the rack down below the area it needs to rests. ...read more 2. I left the rack on the back of the car-it rained and leaked into the car. It appears that having the top straps thread through the hatch opens a gap in the weather sealing making a gap for water to leak into the rear. 3. The security strap cannot be used-it's too big to fit through the top of the hatch. 4. Cannot open hatch with rack on the car. Which doesn't seem like it would be an issue, but when you thread the straps through the top and open the hatch the straps shift and you could do damage to your car. I'm considering returning the rack. I've had Yakima hitch racks on previous cars and like the build quality, it's why I tried this one and wanted to put it through a good test.