Badger5Sky Insurance
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    jimbobery's Avatar
    S3

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    257

    Bodywork Corrosion Warranty Claim - Rust?

    I've not long had my 2001 S3 and noticed that I've got some paint starting to bubble at the front of the rear wheel arches.

    There is no damage to the paint on the surface so it seems its coming through from the inside.

    My warranty book says "12-year warranty against through rusting of the body panels from the inside".

    So I'm pretty sure this is covered. Anybody tried a similar warranty claim?

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Mean Green Machine's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    IPSWICH
    Posts
    64
    Theres a sticky at the top of tis page.

    my car is in the with their specialist at the moment.
    Give your local audi a call, they wil more than likely send you too there authorised repair centre, who will then look at the corrosion, and check the paint depth with a paint gauge.
    if it has never been been pained before then all should be fine. Audi will then authorise the repairs within about a week.
    AUDI A3 1.8 T, K&N PANEL, SCORPION TWIN PIPES FROM CAT BACK, FULL LEATHER, 18'RS4's, BAILEY DV, FULL REIGER BODY KIT. HELLA TWIN HEADLIGHT CONVERSION. COMING SOON...S3 312MM BRAKES, CC REMAP.

  4. #3
    Mean Green Machine's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    IPSWICH
    Posts
    64
    Apologies if i keep missing letters out of my typing, keyboard is on its last legs!!!
    AUDI A3 1.8 T, K&N PANEL, SCORPION TWIN PIPES FROM CAT BACK, FULL LEATHER, 18'RS4's, BAILEY DV, FULL REIGER BODY KIT. HELLA TWIN HEADLIGHT CONVERSION. COMING SOON...S3 312MM BRAKES, CC REMAP.

  5. #4
    jimbobery's Avatar
    S3

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    257
    Cheers. I've read the sticky but the pics in that have rust patches, whereas mine is just some slight bubling.

    Anyways, glad you've had a good experience and I'll phone first instead of a wasted trip if they're only going to send me to an authorised repair centre.

    I'm surpised they didn't use your body kit as an excuse not to do the warranty work!

  6. #5
    ash_s3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Shrewsbury
    Posts
    1,005
    You'll need to see them first mate not over the phone, as the dealer makes the assessment and sends it off to audi-uk.
    Unusual for it to go on the arches, audi will tell you whether its already been resprayed, if that panel hasnt got original paint on then its bad news im afraid.
    2001 Audi S3 l MTM Remap l 252.7bhp 432.4Nm l Forge 007P l ECS Porsche Stage 2v2 Front Brake Set-up l ECS Stage 1 Rear Brake Set-up l 18" RS4 Alloy Wheels


  7. #6
    Mean Green Machine's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    IPSWICH
    Posts
    64
    Thats the way Ipswich audi Do it apparently, they sent me direct to Mannick auto Colission in Colchester.
    The rust on my wheel arch was from a previous repair apparently. but theyre doing it ungauranteed.

    The body kit doesnt effect any painted metal panels, its just replaces the black plastic trim the side skirts are just glued on.
    AUDI A3 1.8 T, K&N PANEL, SCORPION TWIN PIPES FROM CAT BACK, FULL LEATHER, 18'RS4's, BAILEY DV, FULL REIGER BODY KIT. HELLA TWIN HEADLIGHT CONVERSION. COMING SOON...S3 312MM BRAKES, CC REMAP.

  8. #7
    jimbobery's Avatar
    S3

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    257
    Thats what I thought, haven't seen any other threads about rust bubbles on arches, but its happening on both arches, so I doubt they've both been resprayed - hope not anyway!
    I think I'll visit Audi tomorrow after work...

  9. #8
    Mean Green Machine's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    IPSWICH
    Posts
    64
    it might be from small stone chips, along the wheel arch allowing water to get under the paint and cause corrosion, which i dont think is covered. the warranty is only for rust that comes up under the paint.
    AUDI A3 1.8 T, K&N PANEL, SCORPION TWIN PIPES FROM CAT BACK, FULL LEATHER, 18'RS4's, BAILEY DV, FULL REIGER BODY KIT. HELLA TWIN HEADLIGHT CONVERSION. COMING SOON...S3 312MM BRAKES, CC REMAP.

  10. #9
    jimbobery's Avatar
    S3

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    257
    I know what you mean, but the paint work around that area is fine.
    Anyway I just got back from my local Audi dealer who are submitting the claim and expect to have a response by Friday. Very friendly and helpful so far...

  11. #10
    jimbobery's Avatar
    S3

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    257
    Audi have rejected the claim. Audi head office say its not corrosion so isn't covered under the warranty. Amazing really since they didn't see the car or even a picture of the affected paint work.
    I've shown it to someone I know who sprays tvrs and he reckons its corrosion from the inside of the bodywork, so I'm taking it to the bodyshop that my local Audi dealer uses to see what they think. I hoping if they aggree its corrosion Audi can't argue it.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO