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Grand California water problem

Parapalkocamper

Parapalkocamper

Messages
7
Location
Romania
Vehicle
Grand California 600
Hello,
In February of this year, I purchased a brand new Grand California 800, which from the first moment had defects and after 2000 km I already took it in for service with some problems, one of which has not been solved until now. They have already changed my kitchen faucet that was short circuiting and starting the water pump randomly and the central control panel that also had problems of use. The plastic hinge of the table leg also broke - they didn't change it, but they offered me another table for 300 euros.
The problem that still persists and it seems that they don't even have a clue of the solution is that the water in the kitchen and bathroom only works approx. 30 seconds then stops. To restart the water flow, the faucet must be closed and restarted, or touch the screen of the central panel that is in stand-by, turn on an interior light, or press the water button on the toilet.
The official response from the dealer was that there are no technical solutions for the repair, to take the car to them and any repair for this purpose is postponed.
Please, if anyone has had similar problems and managed to solve it, advise me how to fix this problem.
Thanks,
Paul
 
arsein

arsein

Messages
22
Location
Switzerland
Vehicle
Grand California 600
Hello,
In February of this year, I purchased a brand new Grand California 800, which from the first moment had defects and after 2000 km I already took it in for service with some problems, one of which has not been solved until now. They have already changed my kitchen faucet that was short circuiting and starting the water pump randomly and the central control panel that also had problems of use. The plastic hinge of the table leg also broke - they didn't change it, but they offered me another table for 300 euros.
The problem that still persists and it seems that they don't even have a clue of the solution is that the water in the kitchen and bathroom only works approx. 30 seconds then stops. To restart the water flow, the faucet must be closed and restarted, or touch the screen of the central panel that is in stand-by, turn on an interior light, or press the water button on the toilet.
The official response from the dealer was that there are no technical solutions for the repair, to take the car to them and any repair for this purpose is postponed.
Please, if anyone has had similar problems and managed to solve it, advise me how to fix this problem.
Thanks,
Paul
my GC600 has been standing still for a month at the VW workshop near where I live.
I bought it in April 2021 and spent more time in the workshop than on the road: a little for the various defects that everyone has, including that of the tap, water leaks from the roof, etc., a little for the incompetence of the technicians that, in the area where I live, have never seen such a vehicle.
Among the various interventions this month there is also the replacement (for the fourth time) of the tap.
This time with the new model, finally.
Insist, insist, never give up.
 
Eber123

Eber123

VIP Member
Messages
1,062
Location
Kilcock, Kildare, Ireland
Vehicle
Grand California 600
Hello @Parapalkocamper,

Yes, there seems to be an issue with water stopping after about 20 to 30 seconds in the shower, less so with the kitchen tap and outside shower.

At the moment we have the issue in the shower. As far as I know there is no solution for it.

We see it as a kind of "water saving feature". With a Grand California you learn to make lemon juice. ;)

I don't want to scare you, but there are a few more "standard issues" which seems many of the Grand California's come "as standard".

The key to tackle all this issues, is to have a professional, good, patient and competent VW dealer with good working relationship with, in your case, VW Romania. Almost all issues can be solved by your VW dealer (with help of the VW Romania and VW Germany). But it takes time. But if the issues are sorted you will really have a wonderful camper which everybody will admire you for.

Best of luck.

Almost repaired Grand California,
Eberhard
 
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Wingman09

Messages
3
my GC600 has been standing still for a month at the VW workshop near where I live.
I bought it in April 2021 and spent more time in the workshop than on the road: a little for the various defects that everyone has, including that of the tap, water leaks from the roof, etc., a little for the incompetence of the technicians that, in the area where I live, have never seen such a vehicle.
Among the various interventions this month there is also the replacement (for the fourth time) of the tap.
This time with the new model, finally.
Insist, insist, never give up.
Where was the water leaking from your roof? We have water leaking down both a pillars and dripping out from the front handles.
 
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Topsy

VIP Member
Messages
47
Location
Cumbria
Vehicle
Grand California 680
Where was the water leaking from your roof? We have water leaking down both a pillars and dripping out from the front handles.
Thats interesting because I have water leaking into the dashboard and filling the cupholders. I think it might be coming in from the doors and dripping from the front grab handles.
Have you had it back to the dealer and have they fixed it and if so how?
 
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