Re: Vel Satis bubbling - is this what they'll become known for?
Probably not worth bothering to contact Renault about it.
In 2005, even though the corrosion checks each year had been done, I noticed small spots on the arches of my phaseII 1999 Scenic. Only 6 years old, well within the warranty so I got it checked out by Renault.
They claimed that it was stone chips that hadn't been treated. Not true, the rust was coming through the paint.
No work was done on the car except by Renault and when I bought it the owner said that Renault had touched up a couple of areas on the rear sill.
Then they got their little micrometer out and claimed the paint thickness was outside of Renault specification by a few microns, so it must have been resprayed by someone else.
I contacted Renault directly, they just said it was up to their dealer network to make these decisions, so wouldn't help.
Afterwards, I noticed scores of similarly aged Scenics with the same issue. Coincidence I suppose.