Model: (Click to see more) 58441: Buggy Champ 2009
Status: Extra info
Date: 2-Aug-2009
Comments: 20
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Not very often I see any quality control issues with Tamiya stuff but I guess my new Buggy champ slipped through inspection, has a cold shut type casting hole in the battery box lid lol! Oh well I will just tape it but I was surprised to see this on such an expensive buggy, I wonder if anyone else has had this sort of problem with their buggy champs?

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Liams Vintage Tamiyas

2-Aug-2009

send it back to tamiya, i bet you get some really cool freebee's

gazwilts

2-Aug-2009

hey seth, they have pretty good after sales, email them dude

Cinnamon

2-Aug-2009

Bummer ! I had to tap threads in one location on the gearbox.

FastNFurious

2-Aug-2009

take it back! this is the moulders fault for not setting the moulding machine properly! this is call a short shot (not enough plastic being force into the mould). thankfully mine is ok.

tuff bug

2-Aug-2009

Thats pretty bad they must be selly these like hot cakes and cant keep up, I wonder where they are made?

mackerb03

2-Aug-2009

Certainly return it & you will probably get a refund or a free car!!!

Victorious Secret

2-Aug-2009

Brother Wyoming~ This is a perfect excuse to tell the wifey that you have to get another Buggy!

OCD

2-Aug-2009

No big deal, Seth - I'd give Tamiya America a call on their 800 number; Usually they're pretty helpful and will get a new one to you at the cost of shipping, or sometimes free

archway66

2-Aug-2009

That will probably be worth millions in 20 years!! Nib buggy champ with factory fault in battery box lid!! lol

SMOKE-DOG

3-Aug-2009

That sucks. I'm sure they'll make it right for you though.

SpZero

3-Aug-2009

thats pretty bad i wouldt stand for it, send it back

Wyoming

3-Aug-2009

lol, TamiyaUSA actually knows me quite well so I don't think it will be a problem

mcovalsk

3-Aug-2009

Seth… in my league that means at LEAST two more, just to justify the pain this caused, all the family understand the situation….. go ahead man!!!!!!! LOL LOL

Crash Cramer

3-Aug-2009

Seth, I wouldn't doubt that Roger or Gary(??) know who you are and where to send all your stuff by now. I am with all the others, tell them about it and then send that bad one over to me for my vintage RR runner when I get around to it someday. I bet I could leave that part out in the sun and let it get all yellow and 'aged'

jeffy

3-Aug-2009

So far I've built up the rear end of mine and like cinnamon had to tap the gearbox in 2 locations. This is poor from tamiya

scollins

3-Aug-2009

Bad shot of injection molding, 'short shot'??? call up Tamiya USA and get-r-done dude........

jeffy

3-Aug-2009

Nearly finished my build now but the steering rods are to thin they simple go straight inside the ball adjusters without threading them on anybody had this problem????

oldsterolli

3-Aug-2009

....First in quality around the world ? Hmmm Unbelievable. Thanks for sharing ! And good luck returning it. They really have to give you some extra goodies, of course. They have to know that this is a modelbuilder´s nightmare. No words. Keep us updated with the results, please !

Troy Heli King

3-Aug-2009

Hello Wyoming, hope your keeping well pal. I have not noticed any yet but better check the 10 kits just purchased! just incase.

Fernado Alonso

2-Jan-2010

I hat have a problem with the ball links the were to wide .
And didn't fit the steering rods.
But that was the only thing.
Hope you get threaded well at tamiya(usa)
Cheers Alex


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