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New S3, front bumper at bottom peeling?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ferris, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. ferris

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    New S3 only 4 weeks old and i noticed this morning that the bumper at the bottom (the gery bit) is peeling and flaking already quite badly. I could actually peel it all off easily. Surely this can't be right??? Anyone experienced the same or know what they will do to correct it?
     
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  3. AuldReekie

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    Not good mate. As you will no doubt be aware this will be a warranty fix (especially given that it is only 4 weeks old).

    Jamiekip (sorry Jamie for name checking again!) had a similar issue on the front valance where the laminate/plastic began to split, but I believe it was on the blue bit (sprint blue), but quite near the grey insert. He got Audi to repair it on warranty.

    Oh and looks like Warren has had a similar issue here.
     
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  4. ferris

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    Mine's on the grey bit at the bottom. Looking at it i reckon they might be able to just replace the bottom bit actually. Still a pain in the arse though, and added to the cracked window from a stone chip last week i've not had the best of starts with Audi!
     
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    This?

    I can't find Jamie's thread, but suffice to say a call to the dealers is required. Mate that is a PITA and not the best way to start your new car experience.
     
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    Audi are sick of the sight of me for getting resprays on various bits (plastic and metal) on my 56 plate Sportback under warranty - must have been in 3 or 4 times now..
     
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    well they should eff it up in the 1st place! there the only ones who loose out by quality cutting
     
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    i got the exact same problem on mine... going in for its 15000km service soon so they better fix it
     
  9. yahyar

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    ferris, did audi sort this out for you? can you post a picture of before and after?

    audi centre cape town have refused to fix this for me and it is now 8 months later!!
     

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