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Anyone else found that the chrome effect trim around the foglights is starting to bubble up and flake off?
 

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Its one of the 1st ones, delivered on the 30th November
Parts are on back order, will be keeping an eye on the new ones once fitted
I shall take a pic later and upload
 

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Yuck - not good. I hope this isn't a feature we all get!
 

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That's awful! this shouldn't happen on 5 month old car, even a 5 year old car!

You can say that the harsh weather we have had has affected the 'Chrome Effect' plastic, but standards on an exterior light surrounding should be able to withstand the elements, surely??

From the pic, you can quite clearly tell the unit is not one solid piece of plastic, it looks as though it is vinyl coated or something similar. To see what it really is you would need to 'scratch' away at one of the bubbles, but I wouldn't advise doing this unless you have replacements


I have noticed that the SE models have different fog light surrounds than the other models. It would be interesting to hear if anyone else has experienced or seen this?

Edited by: MokkaFokka
 

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Let us know what the dealer has to say about it, pretty poor standard
 

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Adikus said:
Anyone else found that the chrome effect trim around the foglights is starting to bubble up and flake off?

Just had a look at mine in the poor light and I can confirm mine are showing signs of bubbles, however not anywhere near as bad as yours appear in the photo. Mine appears to be more focused to the upper part of the surrounds.
Shall have a closer look in the morning when the sun is out.

Have you raised this with your dealer?
Mine was a mid December delivery.

Poor photo but you can see the bubbles starting to form, nowhere as bad as Adikus though (yet).
Shall be contacting my dealer Monday as service department not open over the weekend as small family run franchise.
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I hope this isnt going to be the general stabdard of the car.

But the lifetime warranty should cover that
 

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Many years ago, almost in a different lifetime, I worked in a place thatmetallisedthe plastic headlights and rear clusters (reflectors) of many a Ford, Landrover, and Vauxhalls. The plastic had to bescrupulously<b style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> clean, for alacquerto be applied which in turn, attracted the vaporised aluminium, under a vacuum. These we thenlacqueredagain, to protect the coating.These look like they have been poorly prepared prior tometallising. It looks like the baselacqueris lifting, cause? I'd say thereleaseagent wasn't properly cleaned off. Another "rush job"?
 

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Surely Vauxhall must know about this?

Theirvown test cars shold be the same?
 

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Has anyone spoken to VCS to ensure they are aware?
 

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Hopefully everyone will check and report issues on here
 

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Updated earlier post with image of surrounds bubbling on mine.
 

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Pointed it out to the dealer when it went in for the flickering climate control back lights. New parts ordered a month ago, only one has arrived so far.
 

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We shouldn't have to compromise on what is design issue
 

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I cannot find the earlier thread, just checked my light housings and they are ok, no signs of bubbling
 
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