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Peeling chrome trim around shifter!

BlueGTI16

Ready to race!
Location
Dayton, OH
I'm having the same thing happen to my car. Just to confirm, was this replacement covered under warranty?


It was covered on mine. Had less than 10,000 miles and was only 8 months old at the time. If you're under base warranty (3yr/36,000 mi I believe) you should be fine.


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knivesandfire

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Seattle WA
Had that happen in my '12 Mk6 at 19k, which used the same shift knob. Dealer quoted me at the time $450, but luckily it was replaced under warranty.

Didn't like that VW reused the shift knob for the Mk7. Wanted the golf ball knob.
 

Xxxwrathxxx

New member
Location
Philly
I have the same issue. Cut myself on it 2 times. I have just under 30k miles on my car.

Took it in today they are replacing it under warranty tomorrow.

Update

Entire new shift knob Trim and boot 320$ under warranty

 
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Wongatron

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Texas
this is most definitely a defect. I've been affected three times now by peeling off the shifter trim on my 2015 and 2016 gti. first time replaced on warranty for the 2015. now happened again on both, same front seam split. I didn't want to take it back again for likely a temporary fix for both cars so I did my own thing. the trim is easy to remove and paint. krylon dual. looks powder coated.
 

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tnthlttr

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
SF, CA
Sorry to revive an old thread, but does anyone know the part number for this? Picked up my golf from a used toyota dealership a few months back, so I dont think warranty applies to my situation. Thanks in advance.
 

silkblue

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
USA
Happened to me a few weeks ago (or even before then) when I cut myself BAD when reaching in the cubby.

I'm just out of warranty - so dealer cut a deal so I'm looking at $75 to get it replaced. Will try to keep the old assembly, as I'd like to have an extra shift boot and shifter, but VW want might the part returned. Let's see what happens.
 

Dr.Ed

New member
Location
The Netherlands
You can also buy a complete imitation shifter @AliExpress for around $10-20. Remove the chrome part (its easy) and swap with your existing chipped trim. Problem solved at a fair budget. And a new shifter on stock:p....

$320??? Insane:confused:
 

zimmie2652

Ready to race!
Location
Frederick, MD
Call VW directly or chat to them on customer chat. They paid for my diagnosis visit and are covering the repair. Out of warranty by 8k miles and fully covered by VW. They are calling it a “One time goodwill gesture.”

I believe they are starting to see this blowing up online per my conversation with their rep and my dealer who has had over 30 of these incidents reported.
 
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PLF8593

Go Kart Champion
Had that happen in my '12 Mk6 at 19k, which used the same shift knob. Dealer quoted me at the time $450, but luckily it was replaced under warranty.

Didn't like that VW reused the shift knob for the Mk7. Wanted the golf ball knob.
Yeah, it's especially weird considering the 2010 MK6s came with golfball DSG shifters. but then they switched over to the same one we get on the mk7. but then they did golfball manual shifters for the mk7s. VW is so weird
 
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