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Tiny blisters on roof

RichardP

New Member
I have an appointment at the local dealership soon, so I thought I'd draw a map of the blisters and take a few photos.

Blister map :



Single large blister, above the passenger side window separator :



Two large blisters in the sun roof cutout recess on the passenger side :



Two groups of small blisters above the passenger side door (the group towards the front is out of focus) :

 

RichardP

New Member
Just back from the dealership. They basically reiterated what has been said here without prompting. Replacement roof required, may take some time to get from Westfalia (could be 6 months+). 'Probable' cause due to poor storage of roofs after manufacture. They have seen a couple with the same issue before which were rectified at the Mercedes approved body shop that they use.
 

Steve B

Active Member
It's like a disease; just had a look and I've got it now! lots of small blisters spread all over the roof. A call to the dealers on Monday and try to explain to them :(
 

KRWakefield

New Member
I've had the same thing happen to my roof, Westfalia are asking for the serial number of the roof before they will progress. However I can find no serial number on the roof. Brought my van from Mercedes Hull but the Body shop in Boston are dealing with the claim.
 

Steve B

Active Member
I am taking it to the dealer this Friday for photos, but I asked if anyone there was familiar with MP's and the answer was - no. I can feel hassle coming on.....

We bought ours from Hull, but we live in Northants so using a local dealer.
 

RichardP

New Member
Is there any way to create a poll so we can get some idea of the numbers of vehicles that suffer from blisters (rather than counting up the members in this thread that have reported them)? There was (is) a poll on the VW California forum for the roof corrosion issue and it gave a good indication of the scale of the issue.

Something like :

Poll relating to blisters in the paint on the roof of the Marco Polo

- No blisters found but not inspected
- No blisters found after inspection
- Blisters found, not yet rectified
- Blisters found, warranty repair rejected
- Blisters found, rectified under warranty, not reoccurring
- Blisters rectified but reoccurring
- Blisters rectified more than once, currently OK

Users would need to be able to change their vote as their status changed.
 
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KRWakefield

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I am taking it to the dealer this Friday for photos, but I asked if anyone there was familiar with MP's and the answer was - no. I can feel hassle coming on.....

We bought ours from Hull, but we live in Northants so using a local dealer.
We have found the Hull dealership very helpful and especially the salesman Andy.
 
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