BAD dealer service
duandcc_forums at cox.net
Thu Dec 23 22:30:03 EST 2004
No offense but that is absolute bunk. I know for a fact that having the rears wear out first is quite common on MkIV VWs like my wife's Jetta 1.8T. BTDT.
1987 CGT 2.3
> From: Drew Boyd <qu4ttro at gmail.com>
> Date: 2004/12/23 Thu PM 09:47:26 EST
> To: Steve R <srosen at starxray.com>
> CC: audi group <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: BAD dealer service
> there are several holes in this story... need more details including
> previous service records. rears wear far less than fronts, I dont
> care what you are told.
> On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 21:32:08 -0500, Steve R <srosen at starxray.com> wrote:
> > I should have mentioned in my original post that my dealer has a program
> > that if you buy the car there, all service is covered.
> > The mechanic I trust. Has a nice Porsche shop and he once worked at the that
> > dealership. I'll take a measurement tomorrow but from a visual, they were
> > LOW. I doubt any of them will be over 1.5 mils
> > Not sure what the mins are here in NY but I would have to think something in
> > the area of 2mil and I think each wheel has to be checked. I'll have to
> > check that.
> > Let me put a few facts out here for further study.
> > 02 Allroad 17k miles dealer serviced according to schedule.Neither front or
> > rear pads ever replaced. But the rears were bad. The fronts I'm assuming
> > were fine. I'll find out tomorrow as I picked up the cars after hours. The
> > front tires were below limits and the rears were at least 1/2 tread. Which
> > in itself does not seem right All this at 17k miles.
> > Technically, this car shouldn't have passed inspection. It was also in for a
> > faulty signal flasher. Question-- do you think that the mechanic, looking at
> > the mileage just assumed everything was ok and just passed it?
> > On the subject of brake pads. In this day and age, when a car might not be
> > in the shop for 6 months or more and sometimes only once a year for an
> > inspection, don't you think the dealer should at least notify the customer
> > about possibly changing pads. I'm upset because the car was already in the
> > dealership. I gave it up for the day.
> > I'd also like to add that the reason I got this car is so I can just drive
> > it and not have to worry. As long as I wouldn't be in serious jeopardy, let
> > the thing break. Timing chain, transmission breakage, engine seize, I don't
> > care. It's leased, under warranty, maintained. It's their car.
> > Just replaced the stock tires with a set of Yoko H4Ss. Let's see how they
> > are for this car.
> > Steve
> > no more cars now except for the above
> > an unfinished URQ
> > an unfinished 62 356 cab
> > an undriven 76 911
> > and a hardly used Kawasaki Voyager
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