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Seriously October 2020!! That's ridiculous.October 2020
There are 2 problems with the roof on the California.My 2012 Cali SE was serviced recently, a roof inspection was made, and I’ve now been invited to book it into the body shop for unspecified remedial work. The roof is in decent shape after 6 years, with just a few tiny areas of paint bubbling on the front section, and a single small patch on the raising roof, some distance from the seal.
I assume they want to apply the tape under the raising roof seal, and the heli tape to prevent rubbing at the front. It’s not clear to me if any work on the front panel is planned.
Having followed this saga from the beginning, it’s obvious that VW still haven’t come up with a good long term fix, and the reports of shoddy workmanship, poorly refitted parts, malfunctioning roofs and reappearing paint blisters following the repair don’t fill me with confidence.
Therefore I’m thinking of not having the work done, and dealing with the problem at some point in the future, probably using a reputable paint shop with experience in finishing aluminium panels.
Am I worrying too much? Is it crazy to pass up VW’s free fix? Does anyone have any positive experiences?
Bit of an update on mine, I had the roof up for camping at the weekend and inspected the job.I'd be interested to know if its fixed by dealer body shop, or if it is decided on closer inspection it needs to go to a specialist body shop...(roof)
my understanding is the foil protection is a sep thing being done as precaution to all Calis ....
VW are being very coy about how many are a straightforward fix and how many like mine have to wait in a long queue to go to a specialist body shop
no change there then...