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Mine did the same thing in less that 3 months (although I caught it before it fell off). This is a known problem and the dealer will likely replace the entire badge. Mine did and no more problems in the 15 months since.
 
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I noticed that happen on a scat recently that was working on construction job around my block. Not sure what exact year it was, but definitely newer.

If it were me, and the replacement badges were $250 or less, then I would replace it myself. Not worth the time and hassle of bringing it to a dealer to m. I’m on the handy end of the spectrum, so I wouldn’t mind doing it myself. I’d just put some blue painters tape around the current badge location so that I remained pretty close to the exact OEM alignment when putting the replacement on.
$250 for something the dealer fixed while I was at lunch for free? Sorry, but have to disagree. This is what warranties are for.
 
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You must have a good rapport and trust in your dealer.
I wouldn’t trust most to make me a cup of coffee. Even if you trust the mechanic working on your car, I’d worry about the valet kid whizzing around the parking lot or letting your car idle for an hour.

Hell, even inspections I drive into the bay, plug in the ODB2 and put the sticker in the window myself.

I have a fine line between being cheap and trusting :p
Well, yes, have had good experience at my dealer the couple of times I have been there. If not, I would find one that I liked.
That would depend on how much you trust your dealership. Back when I made the mistake of being a dealership body and paint shop supervisor I noticed a "certified tech" using a large screwdriver to pry off wheel opening moldings on an F-150 truck because he was too lazy to do it the right way and that's due to the method techs are paid. They get "X" amount of time to do a job so they constantly find time saving shortcuts because if you have a 10 hour job and you can do it in 4 hours, you still get paid for 10 hours. The company is happy and condones this because that simply means they can bring in more work/profits. I went ballistic and pointed out the cracked paint and dents he put in the sheet metal under the moldings. His reply? "When the new moldings are on the customer will never see that". I have five years of horror stories like that. That's why a chill goes up my spine whenever I hear the word "dealership".
Oh, I get it. But, I am not going to spend hard earned money for warranty work. If so, where do you draw the line and go to the dealer......$1K, $3K, $5K? No, plenty of dealers with in an hour of me. I'll find one I trust. As I said, they did a perfect job of fixing my badge.
 

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Yeah, I get your point. For small stuff like this it is questionable whether it makes sense.

I have experience with two dealers, both 45 miles away. Call it 15mpg in the Scat, 6 gallons round trip. $5/gallon is $30. The dealer won't take me at my word and order the part so I can come in for the replacement. They need to see the vehicle, order the part, and then schedule a return trip. Now I am $60 in to gas. That is getting awfully close to the $73 that Steve White wants for one of the badges (TBD). Not to mention the unnecessary 180 miles I put on the car, and the hours of time wasted.

I learned this early on after I bought the car. The front right marker light wasn't lit. I found the wiring harness had been pulled and the wires stripped. Then tucked down under the motor so no one noticed. The wires even had electrical tape to keep them from shorting - someone knew they screwed up. This really should have been caught in the vehicle delivery inspection. I tried to explain it to the dealer, and they insisted I bring the car in first. Once I realized all they were going to do was splice on a $15 pigtail, I just ordered the part and did it myself.
Agreed, small stuff can be handled easier than going to the dealer sometimes, hence the reason my trusted shop 5 minutes from my house does my oil changes. But in the example I offered, 1) I am terrible at getting badges straight (due to a couple of eye surgeries). And 2) as I pointed out, the difference to me was an hour of my time and $250 saved.
 

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I never want to take anything to the Dealer and not just for joy rides, their lots are always full with no place to park and I do not want any damage to my car.
Yeah, I guess I'm lucky in that respect. Every time I have had to take mine in they always compliment me on it and show it allot of care and respect. When done with it, they don't park it with the other cars. They always put it on the side of the building where no one can park next to it without blocking the service road. Full floor and seat covers are always in place.
 
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