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Getting a new headliner

Sunshade in my Jetta Sportwagen had disconnected itself from the passenger side rail. Apparently the only way to fix this is removing the headliner, which means I will be getting a new headliner in my 9 year old car, under CPO warranty no less.

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I think the idea is that they can access the clips that hold the sunshade on with the headliner off, and that once the headliner is removed it has to be replaced with a new one. From what I’ve read on this repair it’s more involved than what they’re telling me, but as long as it ends up fixed I’ll be happy. I am a little worried though, I don’t imagine this being a common repair at a dealership. I’m sure they’re up to it, but you do have to wonder when the last time they had to do something like this was. Maybe headliner replacements are really common, how would I know?

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Honestly a falling sunshade is a totally reasonable thing to happen in a 9 year old Volkswagen. I don’t fault VW for it happening, but I am glad I have the warranty to cover it, I imagine this would be unnecessarily expensive otherwise.

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Despite what the CPO warranty manual says I have been provided a loaner at VW’s expense. 2020 Jetta. I like it. Yeah it’s a little boring but it’s pretty nice. I think the styling hits a good balance between contemporary but conservative. This is the 3rd new Jetta I’ve driven and they’ve all been perfectly fine. I could see myself buying one someday. Although I still prefer my MK6 wagon. Just feels cozy compared to the wide new Jetta.

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Being out of my car does make me appreciate it more. I am quite fond of my manual diesel wagon.

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