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?
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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