Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork
Send those photos to Thule. See what they have to say about it. I've never seen that and have never had problems with Thule's warranty service. I'm a dealer, btw.
I second this. I have never heard of such a thing and Sweden is VERY Thule-dense (there are some 10-12 Thule boxes in my daughter's u16-squad). Something is wrong here.