The other day I noticed the rubber inserts on the tops of both crossbars had slid sideways in their slots. The rubber strips then pushed off both end caps. Fortunately neither one fell off, but I'm going to have to do something about this. I may also email Mont Blanc to point out the difficulty in getting their rack to mount securely.
(After exploring web pages, it appears Mont Blanc does not specify this rack for this GV, so maybe it's an "unsupported" application.)
There has been concern that the rubber pads are easy to lose, and I think one participant lost a pad. Are those also available?
2006 Grand Vitara JLX-L
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD Limited