Due to the accumulation of moisture, door corners in the lower part of the Golf are sometimes subjected to paint chips and bending of metal.
Owning this front door disease Volkswagen Golf car owners complained before, but the problem is still relevant. The driver of the 6th Golf reminded of her, who thought in advance about the not-so-far onset of cold weather and shared experiences on the Pikabu portal.
According to the owner, in the stampings of the threshold of the front door, water accumulateswhich at temperatures below zero on the street freezes. This adversely affects the paintwork on the corner of the door – if you open it unsuccessfully, and the paint is chipped off. The owner notes that with his past fourth-generation Golf, this disaster did not happen. But the doors of the VW Golf 6 have to be tinted for the second time – and hardly the last.
However, not all VW Golf owners would agree with a motorist. So, drivers from the thematic forum Volkswagen Technical Site previously said that due to ice sticking when opening the lower doors, the corner of the door bends at the 5th Golf. Users claim that in the 4th generation of the “German” the same problem remained, except that there were solid doors, and on the “Fifth” – removable linings, so they don’t just chip and the painted corners rust but also bend.
Judging by the comments on the web, many owners are sure that this constructive miscalculation of a car, since with most models of cars, when the doors are opened, the corner goes outside, but at the Golf – inside the opening. “There were not enough complaints,” commented on the VW-Golfclub forum that troubles with door corners migrated from the 4th generation Volkswagen Golf right up to the 6th.
But it is worth noting that not every owner of a VW Golf of 4-6 generations still faces a similar problem. And most importantly, the manufacturer’s dealers offer a solution – perform free warranty repairs.
“They changed the entire door panel + painted the threshold,” says one of the owners of such a Golf on the same resource, who managed to take advantage of the right to warranty repairs.
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A popular method on the Web for ridding the Golf of this “disease” with your own hands – installation of special polyurethane inserts on the lower part of the doorsprotecting the car from moisture accumulation – on average, one such “corner” costs 500 rubles, according to Drom. Another option is remaking door hinges.
The owner of the original VW Golf 6 with Pikabu himself writes that he is thinking after painting tighten the corners of the doors with foil. However, motorists in the comments are sure: this will save the body elements from paint chips, but will not protect the metal from bending. And in order to avoid problems, it is advised to carefully and accurately use the doors of the “German”, as well as regularly clean the niches where rain and dirt accumulate.