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Offline Rudedog

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Re: Cracked sunroof surround
« Reply #210 on: 04 June 2022, 22:21 »
It's a amazing how much rubber there is back there... I thought I'd got every bit and then I found a seal low down between the doors, doesn't like sitting in the sun which I unfortunately can't avoid on one side. 

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Offline KieranD79

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Re: Cracked sunroof surround
« Reply #211 on: 22 June 2022, 12:42 »
This is quite a worrying situation.

I'm thinking about purchasing a 2019 GTI PP that happens to have a Panoramic roof.  I'm not bothered by the fact it has one as it's not on my wish list... but everything else it has is!

So is this just a 'thing' for the TCRs or is it all GTI models?

I too am concerned that once the car is out of manufacture warranty you'd have to foot the bill if it did crack.
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Re: Cracked sunroof surround
« Reply #212 on: 22 June 2022, 13:09 »
This is quite a worrying situation.

I'm thinking about purchasing a 2019 GTI PP that happens to have a Panoramic roof.  I'm not bothered by the fact it has one as it's not on my wish list... but everything else it has is!

So is this just a 'thing' for the TCRs or is it all GTI models?

I too am concerned that once the car is out of manufacture warranty you'd have to foot the bill if it did crack.
Seems to be any MK7.5 2019/20.  Maybe the one you are looking at has already been replaced, worth checking with VW?

Offline SRGTD

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Re: Cracked sunroof surround
« Reply #213 on: 22 June 2022, 15:22 »
This is quite a worrying situation.

I'm thinking about purchasing a 2019 GTI PP that happens to have a Panoramic roof.  I'm not bothered by the fact it has one as it's not on my wish list... but everything else it has is!

So is this just a 'thing' for the TCRs or is it all GTI models?

I too am concerned that once the car is out of manufacture warranty you'd have to foot the bill if it did crack.
Seems to be any MK7.5 2019/20.  Maybe the one you are looking at has already been replaced, worth checking with VW?

Some US owners over on golfmk7.com have also had issues with cracked sunroof surrounds on earlier mk7’s. US mk7’s would’ve been built at VW’s Puebla factory in Mexico, so there may also have been an issue in that factory with the improper installation of the sunroof assembly into cars like there was on 2019/20 mk7.5 cars built at Wolfsburg.
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Re: Cracked sunroof surround
« Reply #214 on: 22 June 2022, 17:08 »
Obviously I can't guarantee it but I'd have thought if it is going to go it would've done so by now.
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Re: Cracked sunroof surround
« Reply #215 on: 23 June 2022, 09:47 »
My brother had this issue on his newly purchased TCR, the roof part flipped off on the dual carraigeway on the way to the VW dealer, when he got there they told him it had been poorly repaired by someone else and it would cost £7000 to repair!

Luckily the VW dealer who ferried the work out covered the cost with their insurance :lipsrsealed:

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