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Hi, Adria do cover the cost of the pod being resprayed, ours had the same problem, a Bodyworks guy in a place called Weston Zoyland in Somerset. He’s called Jones Bodyworks, did a great job would certainly recommend.
Do you know your cars fabrications date?
This sounds strange.
I had a silver Matrix 670SL 2015 and got The problem in september 2016.
After a couple of weeks The answer from Adria Was to change The panel.
My dealer tryied to do The change under december to january but messed it up and we bought a new matrix 670sl platinum.
My dealer talked to Adria and The problem should be gone With The new Platinum modell.
Thanks for that Angus15. I will be pushing for complete replacement of the front moulding.
I hope that they will revert to that course of action.
I have a little time before I have to decide whether we simply "reject" the vehicle on the grounds that it's not of an acceptable standard.
When we get back to the UK we will drop this hint to our dealer and that may push any decisions along. I think that there must be loads of faulty vehicles.
I'm not sure if I prefer my very small dealership to deal with this issue or whether the technicians who caused it in the first place...
The ramifications on trying to get the warranty extended are enormous.
Never again a new motorhome!!
Sorry for the late reply I couldn't log in for a couple of days.
As far as my van is concerned at first Adria said they were going to replace the mouldings and were sending technicians over from Slovenia to do it. There was going to be one centre in the north and one in the south and they would let me know when and where. Two months later they sent my dealer instructions on how to do it which was rather confusing for both of us.
After further discussion my dealer suggested the possibility of respraying the side mouldings as they had already fixed the bit of paint that had lifted on the side of the front moulding. Adria responded by saying that this was the preferred option of the factory in Slovenia, so that is what is going to be done later on this year to fit in with my holidays.
I hope you can get a satisfactory answer on your problem, they just seem to take so long over any decision.
I've had a reply from the dealer. They are a small dealership and I'm told that I'm not their first. They've put a claim in already and apparently Adria have not yet confirmed how they are going to deal with it. They speak of faulty materials and so that might tend to suggest replacing the whole moulding being replaced. That is to my mind the only way to properly correct the problem. Never another new motorhome...
I have just discovered the same issue and have emailed some pictures to the dealer back in the UK. I've a "platinum" Coral which is just over two months old.
Angus what was the "decision" as to how to deal with it. I suspect that the only safe and permanent solution would be to replace the whole affected moulding across the whole front of the roof. To mess about with "flatting off and re-spraying" would take the dealer past the time we can legally reject the vehicle.
|Angus 15||No the paint bubbled on the top edge mouldings the whole length of the van !!!!!|
|Angus 15||No the paint also bubbled on the top edge mouldings|
Reminds of the issue Ford had back in the 70's with their "Saluki Bronze" paint. There was some form of chemical reaction between the top coat and the lacquer that was as applied to it, the lacquer just peeled off in huge flakes. Jaguar had a similar issue with their Gold as well.
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