I didn't get a notice, probably because I just bought the car a few months ago and I wasn't in VW's database yet (now rectified), but because of this thread I phoned my local dealer and they said yes, there was a service bulletin on this issue and I took it in and had it done. I don't know why anyone wouldn't; it's free and eases your mind. I had an issue with water draining into my 1993 Honda Civic Si years ago....I don't want to ever go through that again.Has anyone gotten a notice up there?
If not, the likelihood of getting a class action started up there is pretty good now.
I just did the stuff needed myself. I wasn't going to bother with the long drive to the dealer. Found both of my front drain hoses were kinked and not letting water through. It doesn't rain much here and my wife is the main driver. I checked it after she called me when it did rain and said there was standing water in the rear pass side floor. I think I am good and since it is so dry here I don't think I will have to worry much about mold.
You may not know you've had water leaking in unless you lift up the carpet to see if the padding is wet. Also, smell your carpet for the moldy smell (smells like a wet dog). It can take several incidences of water leaking in before the padding is so soaked that it can't absorb anymore water. That's when it begins to show up on top of the carpet. That was what happened with our Jetta.I have an 03 Jetta and have never had any problem with a leak. Im confused about this drainage system. It appears to me that as long as the sunroof is closed there is no way water could get in around it. Is this true or just wishful thinking? I really dont see any reason to go the dealer if Iver never had any problems, just seems like something they could screw up.
HoneyBeetle,ZipiTDI, did you get your VW repaired yet? Did you file your claim?
I got a class action notice in May, same as everyone else.
I've had damage from water ingress due to clogged sunroof drains. HopefulFred, who was kind enough to help me resolve the issue this past winter.
I contacted the Administrator today to ask a couple of questions about compensation and choice of repair shop.
i forgot all my paper work back 500 miles away and am now getting my clogged drains taken care of at home. My car has the musty smell and im considering taking action on getting the carpet replaced. Can someone help me get a number or let me know who to contact on this?
I wouldn't let a car stereo place to do something like this. Tho they may know how to remove and replace carpet, they are not trained in flood / mold remediation work. The job would likely expose the employees doing the work, and yourself too, to what could be dangerous mold spores. Just drying the carpet and pad, then spraying them with anti-fungal also won't kill the mold permanently.Now that the settlement is over, I still have a moldy smell in the car. Anyone have a cheaper way to get rid of the smell? I have tried about a gallon of febreeze, baking soda, lysol.
I'm thinking have the carpet pulled by a car stereo place. Get it and the pad cleaned by a professional and sprayed with some sort of anti-fungal. Have the inside of the car steam cleaned. Put the pad back in?
How much would it cost me to have the carpet replaced.
I would have had it done already, but have been putting it off and didn't realize the deadline for the settlement was coming.
who in Ct did you bring it to??First-if you check the settlement site it says that the legal fees were challenged and until that is settled no more claims are being paid.
I have a 2001 Golf that I bought from a club member-it smelled funky when it was damp/humid outside but not that bad.
Irene blew through here, then we had a few more days of rain-I came out and found about an inch of rain in the drivers side-both front and back. I got as much out as I could but the next day was just as bad-and the Smell was Rank.
Brought it to the dealership, told my story-they fixed the drains, then called VW about the carpeting. I am having new carpet and padding installed on Thursday at N/C. The drain repair was free too.
The service guy told me they usually remove the carpet and padding, dry it, clean it with baking soda and it's fine. In this case he agreed with me about the stink-so I'm getting new carpet. I don't know what caused it but the carpet smells like cat pee. My cat was very interested in the wet towels I used to sop up the water.