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Hi guys,

Corrosion is a hideous thing, but it's not something i'd expect to have to deal with on a 2002 car?

My aunt's (previously mine) Vel Satis appears to have started bubbling just below the rear door handle.

It's still under anti-corrosion warranty so we'll see what Renault have to say about it - no doubt they'll try to blame it on us!

I hope corrosion doesn't prematurely kill these beasts off... I love 'em

Anyone else any experience of this?
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Re: Vel Satis bubbling - is this what they'll become known for?

They will blame it on you if it has missed the specified corrosion inspections

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Re: Vel Satis bubbling - is this what they'll become known for?

I thought the door skins on these were aluminium?

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Re: Vel Satis bubbling - is this what they'll become known for?

I had bubbling on the door mirror brackets of a 6 month old Mazda once. A car that gets to eight years old before showing signs of rust isn't doing that badly.
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Re: Vel Satis bubbling - is this what they'll become known for?

Got to agree with Horatio, 8 years for the first sign of rust would tend to suggest the corrosion has intiated due to an external factor, rather than paint not coating the panel sufficiently.

Handles can gather & trap water, so it could remain hidden for some time.

Best of luck with a warranty claim.


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