Buy all your VW California Accessories at the Club Shop Visit Shop

New T6.1 order delays

66tim99

66tim99

Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
1,330
Location
London
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 150
its not just vans , we have been waiting 7 months for a toaster and our bosch kettle broke and they can't replace it because they have none. i went to my local motorcycle shop and they have no bikes, and can't get any new ones. i think micro chips are to blame for a lot of delays.i make parts for f1 and we are waiting for material all the time.
My cycle shop has just finally received a Schindelhauer shipment it’s been trying to get through customs for months...I struck lucky and they had one in my size...all either pre-sold or sold in 4 days
 
J

jackster

Messages
24
Location
York
Vehicle
T6 Cali On Order
Mine arrived at Sheerness yesterday morning. Now due to be used as a taxi in Margate for 2 weeks before being sent to Eurovans.
Well mine was on the same boat it turns out. It's sitting at Sheerness still according to VW Chat, no doubt parked up together. If you hear anything from Eurovans let me know, I won't say anything rude about them in case they're listening...
 
66tim99

66tim99

Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
1,330
Location
London
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 150
Well mine was on the same boat it turns out. It's sitting at Sheerness still according to VW Chat, no doubt parked up together. If you hear anything from Eurovans let me know, I won't say anything rude about them in case they're listening...
Good news. 4 months from order?!
Amazing how quick Beaches are compared to Oceans.
 
J

jackster

Messages
24
Location
York
Vehicle
T6 Cali On Order
Good news. 4 months from order?!
Amazing how quick Beaches are compared to Oceans.
Yes ordered 13 Feb or thereabouts... very quick comparatively especially since it has a towbar. My guess is that they want to get some Beaches out on the road to promote them
 
K

Kevin Flint

Messages
57
Location
UK
Vehicle
Looking to buy
its not just vans , we have been waiting 7 months for a toaster and our bosch kettle broke and they can't replace it because they have none. i went to my local motorcycle shop and they have no bikes, and can't get any new ones. i think micro chips are to blame for a lot of delays.i make parts for f1 and we are waiting for material all the time.
I know there’s lots of issues for many items mainly coming from the east. Lack of shipping containers, microchips etc. But to be a told some 8 weeks back when I’m 14 on the list that it’s either May without tow bar of June with then to find out it’s another 2 months is a bit rubbish especially when it seems other vans are coming through with the same spec items which were lower down the list back then.
 
J

JohnnyTheFox

Messages
17
Location
Cannock
Vehicle
Looking to buy
Feel for you @Kevin Flint the fact that your order is being overtaken by more recent orders must be so frustrating - you must be fuming.
Mine is an 150 Ocean ordered mid November with only 1 option of larger fuel tank and its only just gone into build, I have a feeling that other oceans ordered after mine have already been delivered. With my order being for a fairly standard Ocean I can’t determine any logic to the sequencing in of build dates.
Hopefully it will be all be worth it when they finally do arrive.
 
S

Stu@rt

Messages
353
Location
Kent
Vehicle
T6.1 Coast 150
@Graham T
Thanks @Stu@rt. I'll hold of my pinging for as long as I can bear. Like @melifornia mentioned, our last dealer contact was a month ago and we were told there would be 4-weekly list updates, so I'll give them a day or two and then start prodding
Hi Graham, sorry but I have to ask if you have any updates? If you recall, our "queue" numbers were next to each other, for similar vans. Build week 20? Neither VWC, nor my dealer can give me any details apart from, "still in build". That's nearly 4 weeks in to a 2 week build now. No tow bar, or TPMS to see here, so not aware that I have any contentious options specified. Others in the week 20 club seem to now be at the port now. So just a little curious how your Coast is coming along? Have you reached out at all? Or are you still resisting the urge?
 
J

Jdorling

VIP Member
Messages
49
Location
Cumbria
Vehicle
T6 Beach 150
@Graham T

Hi Graham, sorry but I have to ask if you have any updates? If you recall, our "queue" numbers were next to each other, for similar vans. Build week 20? Neither VWC, nor my dealer can give me any details apart from, "still in build". That's nearly 4 weeks in to a 2 week build now. No tow bar, or TPMS to see here, so not aware that I have any contentious options specified. Others in the week 20 club seem to now be at the port now. So just a little curious how your Coast is coming along? Have you reached out at all? Or are you still resisting the urge?
Vw chat can only tell you when it arrives at the port but your dealer can get a more accurate update of what stage of build it is at, have you spoken to your dealer?
 
Graham T

Graham T

VIP Member
Messages
148
Location
UK
Vehicle
T6.1 Coast 150
@Graham T

Hi Graham, sorry but I have to ask if you have any updates? If you recall, our "queue" numbers were next to each other, for similar vans. Build week 20? Neither VWC, nor my dealer can give me any details apart from, "still in build". That's nearly 4 weeks in to a 2 week build now. No tow bar, or TPMS to see here, so not aware that I have any contentious options specified. Others in the week 20 club seem to now be at the port now. So just a little curious how your Coast is coming along? Have you reached out at all? Or are you still resisting the urge?
Hi @Stu@rt. I was afraid you'd ask but that is spooky. I nearly didn't post it for fear of winding you up even more but I've literally just had a dealer update. Are you ready for this?..

So, I never made it into the Week 20 club and have been sitting at status 10 with no confirmed build until this landed in my inbox this morning, from Adam at LVC (who has been brilliant I must say). And I quote:

"Some great news for you!! Your California had flew past status 20 so built and now shipped. I’m expecting it to land in a couple of weeks so will definitely have it ready for you before the end of this month."

I've asked for some clarification around the status code and what "shipped" means (on the way to the port, waiting at the port or on a boat?) because, as we all know, that "couple of weeks" could be rather optimistic.

Needless to say, we are a tad excited. When did you last check yours with your dealer because I'm getting the impression this info has come out of the delayed queue update from VW. Maybe 128 and 129 are indeed sitting next to each other on a cruise? Fingers crossed for you.
 
S

Stu@rt

Messages
353
Location
Kent
Vehicle
T6.1 Coast 150
Hi @Stu@rt. I was afraid you'd ask but that is spooky. I nearly didn't post it for fear of winding you up even more but I've literally just had a dealer update. Are you ready for this?..

So, I never made it into the Week 20 club and have been sitting at status 10 with no confirmed build until this landed in my inbox this morning, from Adam at LVC (who has been brilliant I must say). And I quote:

"Some great news for you!! Your California had flew past status 20 so built and now shipped. I’m expecting it to land in a couple of weeks so will definitely have it ready for you before the end of this month."

I've asked for some clarification around the status code and what "shipped" means (on the way to the port, waiting at the port or on a boat?) because, as we all know, that "couple of weeks" could be rather optimistic.

Needless to say, we are a tad excited. When did you last check yours with your dealer because I'm getting the impression this info has come out of the delayed queue update from VW. Maybe 128 and 129 are indeed sitting next to each other on a cruise? Fingers crossed for you.
That sir, is fantastic news. You are right to be excited. Last chat with the salesman was on Friday last week. He was unable to see any updates on the system and told me he was on AL this week. Online chat just tell me that the build was due to start on May 17th and is still in build. All very odd.
Glad you are on the move though. Don't forget to share some pics when she arrives eh?
 
Graham T

Graham T

VIP Member
Messages
148
Location
UK
Vehicle
T6.1 Coast 150
That sir, is fantastic news. You are right to be excited. Last chat with the salesman was on Friday last week. He was unable to see any updates on the system and told me he was on AL this week. Online chat just tell me that the build was due to start on May 17th and is still in build. All very odd.
Glad you are on the move though. Don't forget to share some pics when she arrives eh?
Thanks, will do. I'm sending positive energy waves that yours had "flew past status 20 so built and now shipped" too.
 
66tim99

66tim99

Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
1,330
Location
London
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 150
That sir, is fantastic news. You are right to be excited. Last chat with the salesman was on Friday last week. He was unable to see any updates on the system and told me he was on AL this week. Online chat just tell me that the build was due to start on May 17th and is still in build. All very odd.
Glad you are on the move though. Don't forget to share some pics when she arrives eh?
Everything crossed for you Stuart. Could you update your avatar? Yours is a Coast isn't it? Seems a very significant point in the scheme of deliveries...
 
S

Stu@rt

Messages
353
Location
Kent
Vehicle
T6.1 Coast 150
Everything crossed for you Stuart. Could you update your avatar? Yours is a Coast isn't it? Seems a very significant point in the scheme of deliveries...
I've updated it Tim.
I had previously left it as "Looking to buy" as I wasn't a bona fide "owner" as yet.

Feels like there should be some other options in there now right? Maybe "Limbo", "being kept in the dark", or "At VWC's mercy". Something like that ;)
 
K

Kingk2

VIP Member
Messages
4
Location
Fife
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 150
I ordered in feb and still do not have a build week number !!! Should I have a build week by now.
 
jMacdent

jMacdent

VIP Member
Messages
165
Location
London
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
A ‘bloody van’ which seems to have the longest build time known to mankind.

I called my dealer yesterday. No one has any idea what is going on with my order. I was 14 on the list and was asked back in April to ‘tow bar (June build) or not to tow bar (May build). I chose the former. I now seems I’m not likely to be getting built until August! So it will be some 12 months between order and delivery.

I’m starting to have a conspiracy theory on the basis my ‘deal’ back on Sept was so good that VW are hoping I cancel so they can flog it for £20k more. I know it’s probably not true but sounds good.
re. Conspiracy theory - I've been thinking the very same thing since my van was built and sitting at Emden since March 22nd....I still haven't got the bloody thing and 2 AND A HALF MONTHS HAVE PASSED. Dealer finally emailed 20 minutes ago that it will be delivered on a trailer on Monday 14th....4 DAYS FROM NOW!!!! These multiple delays have definitely taken the gloss off a bit let's say....
 
Perfectos

Perfectos

Top Poster
VIP Member
Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
3,003
Location
Hertfordshire
Vehicle
T6 Beach 150
re. Conspiracy theory - I've been thinking the very same thing since my van was built and sitting at Emden since March 22nd....I still haven't got the bloody thing and 2 AND A HALF MONTHS HAVE PASSED. Dealer finally emailed 20 minutes ago that it will be delivered on a trailer on Monday 14th....4 DAYS FROM NOW!!!! These multiple delays have definitely taken the gloss off a bit let's say....
It’s like having a baby, you forget how bad it was when you see it in front of you !

probably a similar gestation time also :Iamsorry
 
jMacdent

jMacdent

VIP Member
Messages
165
Location
London
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
It’s like having a baby, you forget how bad it was when you see it in front of you !

probably a similar gestation time also :Iamsorry
That’s exactly what my wife said. She bored of me going on and on mind you.
 

VW California Club

Top