1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Rear view mirror falling off...

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by jet_andy, May 28, 2013.

  1. jet_andy
    Offline

    jet_andy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    28
    [May 28, 2013]
    Set off to work this morning, having not used the car since Friday, and the rear view mirror was set too low. Went to adjust it and it was all loose, seems to have come unstuck at the top but being held on at the bottom - by the rain sensor I think. Anyone else had this?
    Going into dealer Thursday to be checked out.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 21, 2014]

  3. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,320
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    [May 28, 2013]
    Pics?
    #2
  4. jet_andy
    Offline

    jet_andy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    28
    [May 28, 2013]
    Just checked and nearly fully off now. Might have to pop to Crawley Audi a day earler...

    CIMG2410.jpg
    #3
  5. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,320
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    [May 28, 2013]
    Oh yeah the bonding has definitely failed, that will be a new windscreen imho by audi, just take along they will organise someone to come out to you directly or the dealership.
    #4
  6. jet_andy
    Offline

    jet_andy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    28
    [May 29, 2013]
    Bang on.

    New screen being fitted Monday. Mirror was off completely this morning, just hanging on the cables. (Which I of course un-plugged).
    #5
  7. s33nyboy12
    Offline

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,418
    Likes Received:
    169
    [May 29, 2013]
    least they are fixing it mate, hope doesn't become a common fault.....
    #6
  8. cemerson
    Offline

    cemerson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    704
    [May 29, 2013]
    Why does this mean a new windscreen? Can't they glue it back on?
    #7
  9. neilmcl
    Offline

    neilmcl New Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    3
    [May 30, 2013]
    That's what I was thinking.
    #8
  10. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,320
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    [May 30, 2013]
    Its a new car & audi wont bond it back on, they have to go with safety & is the best guarantee they can get for it not to come of again, new screen is the best they'd get.
    #9
  11. jet_andy
    Offline

    jet_andy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    28
    [May 30, 2013]
    Apparrently the fault is with the 'thing' on the screen that the mirror attaches to...

    Also as NHN says, they don't want it to happen again. They've ordered new mirror and all the bits as well.

    Must say - don't notice how often you look in the mirror, until it's not there. And of course no auto lights or wipers at the moment.
    #10
  12. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,320
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    [May 30, 2013]
    TBH they should give you a loan car, as no rear view mirror could be an offence, not sure.
    #11
  13. jet_andy
    Offline

    jet_andy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    28
    [May 30, 2013]
    Don't think it is as long as you have a drivers door mirror. You rear view could be blocked just by being fully loaded in the boot (as it has been on occasions!).
    #12
  14. B7000
    Offline

    B7000 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    32
    [May 30, 2013]
    Not an offence, vans with no back windows in just have two exterior mirrors.
    #13
  15. cemerson
    Offline

    cemerson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    704
    [May 30, 2013]
    That's the minimum requirements for a new type of vehicle to be roadworthy, but any vehicle has to still have all the mirrors put there by the manufacturer.
    #14

Share This Page