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Rear light cracked

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:38 pm
by Autospeed
Has anyone ever experienced the following damage to a rear light lens on an Audi?
There is not a scratch on the car. The surface of the lens where the damage is, feels perfectly smooth. As though the damage has occurred from the inside.
I am thinking flexing of body shell, going over potholes, may have caused the lens to fracture.

Not a shopping trolley. We have been doing click & collect during the lockdown.
Any ideas?

Re: Rear light cracked

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:10 am
by Geh2020

I would say someone or something has hit the lens, as I doubt this was caused by potholes or the body flexing.

Re: Rear light cracked

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:51 am
by testcard
That looks more like impact damage.

Re: Rear light cracked

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 7:31 pm
by andy.h
To me it looks like there has been some form of impact.
The body would have to flex badly for a light lens to crack and if so I would have thought it would crack at one of it's fixings.
However it happened luckily it has not damaged the paintwork.

Re: Rear light cracked

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 10:15 am
by Geh2020

I noticed on the VW Polo forum that a VW Polo owner reported the rear lenses cracking when there was no obvious signs of damage from outside forces, so may be worth having a look on the forum or contacting the owners to get more information. Could be a fault with the manufacturing process thta will affect VAG cars. His were replaced under warranty. ... 8&sr=posts