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VW California T5 ONLY Roof Corrosion - General Discussion

Where do you have the Roof Corrosion on your VW California?

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I have been seeking advice from a Metallurgist how says that we need to join together to fight VW.. See below the exact words..

A "class action" by a large number of vehicle owners acting simultaneously would probably be your best chance of success, as VW will simply say that you have not met the criteria for a claim.#

This is from a business that has fought many vehicle claims...


Has anybody got any ideas how we can pull this together... I'm willing to fight for a 12 year warranty.

Who's in?
 
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I have been seeking advice from a Metallurgist how says that we need to join together to fight VW.. See below the exact words..

A "class action" by a large number of vehicle owners acting simultaneously would probably be your best chance of success, as VW will simply say that you have not met the criteria for a claim.#

This is from a business that has fought many vehicle claims...


Has anybody got any ideas how we can pull this together... I'm willing to fight for a 12 year warranty.

Who's in?
I didn’t think Class Actions existed in the UK. From what I read we have a more complex process……. https://www.emmlegal.com/publications/class-actions/
 
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Any ideas then… ?
To be honest I think most of us have had the corrosion issue hanging over are heads for so long that we’re resigned to the fact that it’s just a matter of time!
I’m sure there’s a member of the legal profession on here who might be able to help.
 
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To be honest I think most of us have had the corrosion issue hanging over are heads for so long that we’re resigned to the fact that it’s just a matter of time!
I’m sure there’s a member of the legal profession on here who might be able to help.
Yeah, good call… I’m already on my second van… my first van started to corrode within 12m… This van started after 4 years… I’m lost too without any proper legal support… I’m with the ombudsman at the moment but I need technical backup from a metallurgist to nail it down…
 
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All, I have just had a reply from the Ombudsman and he sounds very sympathetic to my case... He needs me collect some technical knowledge that proves that this defect was present at time of sale, ie the defect was always going to happen...

Has anyone got anything from a professional metallurgist????
 
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All, I have just had a reply from the Ombudsman and he sounds very sympathetic to my case... He needs me collect some technical knowledge that proves that this defect was present at time of sale, ie the defect was always going to happen...

Has anyone got anything from a professional metallurgist????
@SusiBus has been involved since the early days and might be able to help. I think the type of corrosion is well understood so it should be easy enough to find something on line that helps.
 
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The ombudsman has no teeth whatsoever and will only be a complete waste of your time unless you're happy to spend endless time keeping them all happily employed all for an ultimate maximum award of £200 with no right to appeal against their final conclusion.
 
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The ombudsman has no teeth whatsoever and will only be a complete waste of your time unless you're happy to spend endless time keeping them all happily employed all for an ultimate maximum award of £200 with no right to appeal against their final conclusion.
I agree with you 100%. I had the same problem with a Mercedes where it had to be resprayed TWICE with back to metal resprays.The ombudsman found I had no case because Mercedes and the Mercedes paintshop didn’t refuse to do the work even though it devalued the car quite considerably. I wasn’t prepared to wait for sprayjob Number 3 so just got rid with a massive loss.
 
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@SusiBus has been involved since the early days and might be able to help. I think the type of corrosion is well understood so it should be easy enough to find something on line that helps.
Thanks SusiBus

I need something written by a professional that ties the defect back to manufacturing defect... I can find page after page of speculation but need something that VW cannot deny...

I am fighting for everyone who has suffered premature corrosion and want the warranty extending to 10 years..
 
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I agree with you 100%. I had the same problem with a Mercedes where it had to be resprayed TWICE with back to metal resprays.The ombudsman found I had no case because Mercedes and the Mercedes paintshop didn’t refuse to do the work even though it devalued the car quite considerably. I wasn’t prepared to wait for sprayjob Number 3 so just got rid with a massive loss.
They are just there to create well paid civil service jobs and placate the masses! They are certainly not on the side of the consumer, the bank I had complaint with told me all this in advance and offered me £200 before I referred it to the ombudsman. I refused and was eventually then awarded the max £200 by the ombudsman but it was so badly handled, my MP (Nicky Morgan) took up the case to the head ombudsman on my behalf and she too got nowhere further with it! Toothless and untouchable!
 
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The ombudsman has no teeth whatsoever and will only be a complete waste of your time unless you're happy to spend endless time keeping them all happily employed all for an ultimate maximum award of £200 with no right to appeal against their final conclusion.

@SusiBus has been involved since the early days and might be able to help. I think the type of corrosion is well understood so it should be easy enough to find something on line that helps.
We spent many months fighting this issue between January 2013 and August 2014. When we recieved the letter offering "an addition 3 years goodwill paint warranty. Making 6 years in total from the date of registration. No cut off dates were included in the letter, or reference to model i.e. T5/T5.1. No legal or technical assistance was involved, just perseverance.
Owners with vehicles older than 6 years have tried to make claims, but to my knowledge have been unsuccessful.
The relevant letter was posted recently. If you want to chat, feel free to PM me.
 
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Booked in for paint work, earliest Claridges can fit me in is Feb 22
 
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After 2 years, this is where I'm at with my Ombudsman , last chance to find and submit some concrete evidence? Has anyone got anything?
 
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This is the best thing on the internet where VW have admitted the cause and liability....

In need more for my case....
 
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I have the same thing on my 2008 did you change anything to make them disappear?
The only problem about leaving it is how far will it spread? When I took mine in it was just microblistering. Would it have got worse? Who knows but the chances are yes it would and of coarse there are possibilities it could eat right into the Aluminium roof. Then repair would be almost impossible. As far as them disappearing on their own maybe if the roof rubber was changed early for something without any steel in it then maybe, but again without trying who knows. I would imagine that once the corrosion had started then just the fact that water was getting into the seal would cause it to spread even further.
 

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