Spider cracking to b-pillar trim

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Post by nichollsa » Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:55 pm

Last year I discovered cracking from inside of the exterior piano black trim which runs up the driver and passenger doors. The cracking looks like fine spider webs under the surface of the trim. My local OPC kindly replaced it but now it has appeared on all trims. I originally thought it was a stone chip but it seems to be caused by temperature change or age and over time raises to the surface, where it is eventually detectable when running your finger over it. I wondered if anyone else has experienced the same.





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Post by On-Track » Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:49 am

If you search the forum, you'll find cracking on the B pillar has come up before. I don't think previous cases were as bad as yours.

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Post by Guy » Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:21 am

On-Track wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:49 am
If you search the forum, you'll find cracking on the B pillar has come up before. I don't think previous cases were as bad as yours.

One of mine cracked but with a straight vertical line - it was replaced by an OPC under warranty.

If not in warranty I would go for a DIY replacement using this useful video:

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Post by skipper » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:45 pm

Just noticed that one of my B-pillars has these spider cracks. I have a few days left on my original warranty so I shall be getting in touch with the local dealership tomorrow. Hope they give me no trouble!
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Post by andreas » Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:16 pm

I've got what look like water stain marks on mine, a relatively recent occurence. Tried cleaning it off, including with polish, but they are stubbornly resistant. Any ideas?
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Post by RAA » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:12 am

Not noticed any spider-web cracks or stains yet, on the B pillars of my 2019 Macan S, but the OPC are still waiting for instructions from Porsche UK as to what to do about cracks in my two front door handles. I've been waiting to hear since March - that's 7 months now ! Another six months and my warranty will expire. Here's my video of the first (driver's door handle) crack in March:

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Post by OmniCognateSnr » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:17 am

Another tick in the amazing Porsche build quality box then.

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Post by Nelladrahcir » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:29 am

Those door handles are definitely repeat offenders. I have seen previous post here or on the US site or Rennlist.
Seemed to affect those with keyless entry more as I recall though I can't work out why that should be the case as they must all have the same door handles?
Maybe they get used more with owners of keyless entry checking the door is actually locked!?!?!?!

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Post by Neil1911 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:37 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: priceless!!!
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