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Discussion in 'General VW T5 & T6 California Chat' started by snowy55, Jan 8, 2017.

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    Just spoke to VW re the paint warranty, they suggested verbally that this roof issue may not be covered by the 6 year perforation warranty.
     
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    Copy & Paste from T6 California Brochure:

    Warranties.

    You can count on us long after you purchase your California, thanks to its comprehensive three-year, 100,000 mile warranty. While your California is under warranty, we’ll fix any defect
    in manufacture or workmanship free of charge, even if you purchase and service the vehicle at different Van Centres.
    Some exclusions apply and the vehicle must be cared for using the guidance in your owner’s manual. For more detail, please visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/aftersales.

    Extended warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty beyond the three-year, 100,000 mile period, choosing either Comprehensive or Major Component cover, as a one-off or monthly payment.
    For more detail of cover levels, along with terms and conditions, please visit volkswagencvwarranty.co.uk where you’ll also be able to obtain a quote and purchase an extended warranty.

    Paint and body warranty.

    Your California’s exterior paintwork is covered against manufacturing defects for a period of three years, while its body sections and panels are covered against rusting through from the inside for 12 years. Some exclusions apply and the vehicle must be cared for using the guidance in your owner’s manual.
     
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    Your vehicle makes a statement about your business. We offer full, 12-year protection against corrosion attacking the internal cavities.**

    If this protection fails while your vehicle is under warranty, we’ll fix the problem free of charge, provided that:

    • The defect is reported to your Van Centre as soon as it’s discovered and this is within the warranty period

    • Any perforation has not been caused originally by damage, neglect, insufficient care or maintenance, or by external rusting

      Our experts will carry out all body repairs using approved parts and materials, giving you the peace of mind that your original level of anti-corrosion protection will be maintained.

      Paintwork protection

      Your warranty covers any manufacturing paintwork defect, starting from the date of registration for a period of three years. Paintwork defects can be fixed free of charge under the warranty provided that:
      • You report the defect to your Van Centre within your warranty period

      • You tell your Van Centre about the defect as soon as you detect it, to ensure there is no further deterioration

      • The defect was not caused by external influences such as accident damage, industrial fallout or pollution, or insufficient care or maintenance
    **Amaroks built prior to June 2012 are covered for six years.
     
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    :headbang:headbang:headbang:headbang:headbang[​IMG] Dont know if this would provide some protection but on looking at various paint products one designed for lining pick up truck beds, Raptor U Pol boot liner, seems to be very tough and impenetrable. It can also be over painted. It was tested on Myth-busters and proved to be extremely tough.


    For those out of warranty might be only solution.
    Some may disdain but having used this paint product on pck up bed exposed to everything and on trailer covered by salt water maybe research as no one else seems to have better suggestion
     
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    T5 or T6?
     
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    Great news: Yr Vehicle details please?
    2015 T6 Ocean 204
    Date Purchased: ??
    Date Manufactured: ??
    Miles: ??

    Thx JW
     
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    T6 Ocean manufactured late June 2016 Roof no bubbles or any other failure.
     
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    Hi JW 2016 T6 Ocean purchased new Jan 2016 15.000 miles I have another new one on order
     
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    Thanks, I am making a data base of info to look at this problem.
     
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    Thanks for that, 3 years only.
     
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    For completeness, there was a pledge, lost somewhere in the T5 roof thread, that VW would repairs roofs reported to them within 6 years from mew. How that applies to T6s and if it still applies to T5s, is anyone's guess!
     
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    I think that is the right way to approach the issue.

    I'm hoping that our Beach will last the family ~8 years. Check the roof toward the end of the warranty period, wait another ~2 years for a repair, then trade in the Beach ~3 years later. The issue has been managed.
     
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    I have written to VW for clarification on the 3 / 6 year warranty question.
     
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    Hi,

    Likewise! My summary is that as of today, 11th Jan we have 2 x T6 with suspected corrosion ie t6Beach on post 102 and obviously Snowy. Interestingly both Beaches.

    We also have 2 owners who have reported inspections and nothing found, interestingly both Oceans. Posts 182, 190, 189.

    Would you agree?
     
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    Yes! Maybe we should agree format/data. I have started to complete the attached if possible.

    T6 Issues as at 11-Jan-16
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    I would be happy to maintain.
     
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    PM sent for your views.
     

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