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  1. Muriwai White 720S

    Jan 10, 2020
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    Paul McGowan
    So my dealer says I have a defective panel due to some corrosive defect and that McLaren will replace entire panel with brand new and paint to match. Anyone ever hear of this? Is this normal? They said it's a known problem that does happen. What do you think?
     
  2. Booker

    Booker Administrator
    Staff Member Admin Global Moderator Moderator Miami 2018

    Aug 1, 2016
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    Dallas, Tx
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    Jack Booker
    Where is the panel? I have not heard of this, but does not mean it is uncommon
     
  3. Muriwai White 720S

    Jan 10, 2020
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    Paul McGowan
    Right front quarter panel. There removing entire panel replacing with new and repainting to spec. I'm a little nervous but dealer said it's not an issue or will it effect car value. Mclaren even willing to compensate for not being able to drive since they sent wrong panel 1st time. What do you think?
     
  4. Booker

    Booker Administrator
    Staff Member Admin Global Moderator Moderator Miami 2018

    Aug 1, 2016
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    Jack Booker
    I trust them, but I am confused. What do you mean they sent panel first time? Have you replaced this panel before?
     
  5. Muriwai White 720S

    Jan 10, 2020
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    Paul McGowan
    Sorry. The 1st panel they sent was for 720 spider. Apparently there different, so now I have to wait for another panel to be sent from McLaren to get repainted and installed. I guess they do have some known issues and it's covered under warranty.
     
  6. Edward

    Edward Rookie

    Dec 25, 2019
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    Wanderer
    If it gets fixed to original. What’s the concern. Should only be a concern if they were not willing to do it. Also what alternatives are there.
     
  7. Muriwai White 720S

    Jan 10, 2020
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    Paul McGowan
    I agree. Just wanted to make sure this wasn't bs. I've never heard of this and was concerned about resale. They lose enough already. I'm very ocd so I hope they match everything.
     
  8. morjo02

    morjo02 Rookie

    Mar 19, 2020
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    John Morales
    corrosive defect ?? I do not understand what happened ! How did you discovered the issue ? Paint issue ? How does this happen ??
     
  9. 720lvr

    720lvr Rookie

    Dec 27, 2018
    2
    Do you happen to have photo? How did the defect manifest? Paint bubbles ? Thanks and good luck.
    Hg
     
  10. Wings

    Wings Rookie

    Jan 18, 2020
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    Anthony Jones
    In my opinion this information does not instill confidence in my buying a 720s which is something I have been contemplating. The fact that they shipped the wrong part initially is another negative indicator for me. All this along with the windshield cracking due to being too thin gives one pause. The rapid depreciation due to models being changed often is discouraging enough. Read where there are some questing whether McLaren can even survive due to the Virus. I hope the company can weather the storm because they have been designing some great cars recently.
     

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