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    Thread: Buttons Peeling?

    1. 10-10-2006 11:40 AM #1
      I did a search and didn't see anything directly relating to the Passat, but the buttons in my '06 are all peeling off. Its the window roll-down lock out button, the door lock buttons, and the mirror adjuster knob. The plastic is peeling and the die cuts for the symbols are getting to be big holes. Car is in for 10k mile and they are replacing under warranty, but I was curious if anyone else had this or if it was due to heat? I live in Louisiana.

    2. 10-10-2006 11:54 AM #2
      I know that the label on the Parking Brake button tends to peel and it seems that it's mostly due to hand creams and lotions.

    3. 10-10-2006 12:33 PM #3
      Yes, I live in louisiana and my sticker on the door lock buttons I have noticed are peeling off. they are starting to bubble.

    4. 10-10-2006 12:43 PM #4
      Haven't had any problems with peeling from those areas, but the chrome button on the tranny lever bubble and was starting to peel.

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      10-10-2006 05:59 PM #5
      Its happened to some of the new cars at the dealer.

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      10-10-2006 09:25 PM #6
      This has been a chronic issue with VW going back to at least the MK4. The rubberized hard plastics tend to peel, especially if you use any products like ArmorAll or any similar products.

      Back to the dealer you go. They'll all be replaced under warranty.

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      10-10-2006 10:13 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by kbornkessel »
      Yes, I live in louisiana and my sticker on the door lock buttons I have noticed are peeling off. they are starting to bubble.

      same with me


    8. 01-19-2007 11:41 AM #8
      Little update. when they replaced the buttons, they used a different picture on the button. My orignials show a key on one side, a door on the other. The new one has an open/closed padlock.

      Since its back in for something else I am making them match them all back up.


    9. 01-19-2007 02:40 PM #9
      Yep! As usual with Volkswagen, this has been a chronic issue for quite some time. My 2005.5 Jetta lost its finish from the climate control knobs and it was replaced under warranty. These, along with window regulators, are items that Volkswagen simply can’t get right.
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      01-19-2007 02:53 PM #10
      Quite some time ago in the B5 forum this very same discussion revealed people who used certain hand lotion, suntan lotion and cleaning chemicals such as Armor-All etc. were having problems with the soft-touch surfaces peeling.

      We've had/have an 02, 03, 05 and 06 Passats' and never had a problem. And I don't use chemicals to clean the interior--just a damp microfiber towel.

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    11. 01-19-2007 03:06 PM #11
      Imagine that, a disclaimer for people with dry skin or those who may use interior wipes.

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      01-19-2007 03:15 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Digital Dude »
      Imagine that, a disclaimer for people with dry skin or those who may use interior wipes.

      Nothing is impervious to everything.

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      01-19-2007 03:25 PM #13
      In 3 years, my 00 GLX sedan never had any wear problems like this.

      However, even those who don't use any lotions, cleaning fluids, etc may still occasionally have this issue...my 03 W8's sunroof panel and map light buttons suffered a bit of bubbling and peeling after about 4 years - it was replaced under warranty with a new panel and buttons. I never used any lotions or cleaning fluids...and never had problems with many more regularly used buttons in the car, so I took it as a fluke.

      Since many of us have had Passats for 3 years, 4 years, or longer, without having buttons suffer such problems, it would have to be a bad batch, unlucky random chance, or some kind of exterior influence like cleaning fluids or lotions. I definitely hope my B6 doesn't suffer such peeling or wear.

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    14. 01-19-2007 03:32 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by zackiedawg »
      In 3 years, my 00 GLX sedan never had any wear problems like this...

      Actually, I don't use lotions and, I never did clean my Jetta interior with anything but a water-damped cloth. My point was, I simply don’t accept the premise that these two factors have anything to do with the peeling issue. Neither of my previous GM products ever had this issue after 4-years of ownership, whereas my two recent Volkswagens’ did. It is clearly another quality matter with Volkswagen and nothing more.
      Regards,


      Modified by Digital Dude at 1:46 PM 1-19-2007


    15. 01-19-2007 04:26 PM #15
      My parking button was peeling and broken with a hole in the middle (the letter P was gone), dealer replaced it a few months ago without cost.

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      01-19-2007 04:56 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Digital Dude »

      Neither of my previous GM products ever had this issue after 4-years of ownership, whereas my two recent Volkswagens’ did. It is clearly another quality matter with Volkswagen and nothing more.
      Regards,

      why dont you drive a GM now?


    17. 01-19-2007 06:25 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by RafaGolfBr »

      why dont you drive a GM now?

      Because I love the styling of the Volkswagen, despite the quality issues that were not evident during the test-drive. Just so we’re keeping our eye on the ball, the superficial peeling of trim, in itself, is a minor issue so long as VW keeps replacing it at no cost. Likewise, nothing would please me more than if Volkswagen would stop embarrassing themselves with the same inherit problems, year after year. May the fast be with you…
      Regards,


      Modified by Digital Dude at 5:22 PM 1-19-2007


    18. 01-19-2007 07:52 PM #18
      I haven't had that problem but I have noticed that after a crazy cold winter we just had up here in Canada the "T" in my 2.0T has started to come loose.

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    20. 01-20-2007 09:26 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Pier2.0T »
      http://coffeetea.about.com/od/...g.htm

      OK, I know there's a joke in here somewhere, I just can't find it...


    21. 01-20-2007 09:51 AM #21
      Sigh!

      Quote, originally posted by Digital Dude »

      OK, I know there's a joke in here somewhere, I just can't find it...

      Quote, originally posted by Jovo »
      I have noticed that after a crazy cold winter we just had up here in Canada the "T" in my 2.0T has started to come loose.

      Loose Tea vs. Tea Bags
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      If your idea of a good cup of tea starts with plain tea bags from the grocery store, you are likely missing out on truly superior tea.
      Before I explain why loose tea is better, I just want to let you know that I am mainly talking about generic supermarket tea bags. There are some excellent bagged teas out there, made up of whole tea leaves. Quality tea merchants often carry bags as well as loose.


      Modified by Pier2.0T at 9:52 AM 1-20-2007


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      01-20-2007 09:59 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Pier2.0T »
      Sigh!

      Loose Tea vs. Tea Bags
      From Sean Paajanen,

      They're both tea, so why is loose tea better?
      If your idea of a good cup of tea starts with plain tea bags from the grocery store, you are likely missing out on truly superior tea.
      Before I explain why loose tea is better, I just want to let you know that I am mainly talking about generic supermarket tea bags. There are some excellent bagged teas out there, made up of whole tea leaves. Quality tea merchants often carry bags as well as loose.


      Modified by Pier2.0T at 9:52 AM 1-20-2007


      Hmmm...Looks like Pier got a bad batch of weed.

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    23. 01-20-2007 03:23 PM #23
      i don't use hand cremes and wipe the interior with anything....and the climate control module is peeling........knobs are not but the area around the climate knobs.....peeling......

      how about that?


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      01-21-2007 12:56 PM #24
      Mine aren't peeling, rather bubbling?

      Either way - In she goes..


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      01-21-2007 01:49 PM #25
      do any of you know if the running changes in the MKV GTI/GLI/RABBIT/JETTA such as the deletion of 'soft-touch' interior panels will trickle over to the B6? This is to solve the peeling issue as stated above.

    26. 01-21-2007 08:59 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by DatacomGuy »
      Mine aren't peeling, rather bubbling?

      Either way - In she goes..


      That's exactly how it starts before peeling. This, along with window regulators, is something that VW can’t get right at any price!
      Regards,

    27. 01-22-2007 07:43 PM #27
      Both the driver and passanger side lock/unlock buttons were bubbled and would flake when I pressed on them. This was the case when I took delivery of the car, so was not due to hand lotion or anything like that, at least I would not think so. It sat all summer in the Louisana heat but they stated that heat did not cause it. Don't know but don't really care as long as free to replace (which it was) radio buttons ok so far but keeping a close eye on them......

    28. 11-26-2007 04:45 PM #28
      I have an 2007 Passat wagon with the same issue. The paint along side the center console (above glove box) is also peeling. I'm trying to get this to be replaced under warranty

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