Cut a hole in my house to drive through.
Id think the dealer should change the MU out regardless. mine said, "whenever you are ready I will order the part", they are not going to do any testing at all I just said, I experienced this unsafe issue.. my car didnt respond in traffic and and almost caused an accident.. and they will just swap it out as the campaign suggests. or ID hope.
Schwung, next time you take a road trip go see a vw dealer and see if they can at least order the part for you or get the ball rolling, maybe they can get the claim started and have your local dealer do the install when the part arrives.
or you can bribe your servicewriter
I shouldn't even get started sharing stories on the dealer idiocy I've experienced. Sometimes I can't believe that stuff actually happened. A few visits ago, I had them put the car on the lift and I helped work on it myself! Then they were all googly eyed at the chick messing with her car. Another time, I was waiting on them, and they had a very upset customer who couldn't figure out her iPod dock to save her life. So I showed her, then ended up giving the whole service department the iPod tutorial. I made them comp my oil change for that one. Doesn't VW train these people???
yikes... i keep hearing of dealer incompetence. for now i'm clear cus i've found my dealer situation and my non-dealer mechanic as well. seems like many dealer, vw or not, have major issues with finding or paying quality staff. good luck though, sounds like it's time for VWoA to step in. last time i had an issue (which ironically was dealer stubbornness regarding an MU swap), i called VWoA and they set the appointment at the dealer for me. within the hour the dealer's receptionist called me to confirm the appointment for DSG evaluation. and all i did was call VWoA and tell them basically what you're telling us here.
thanks for the advice cheebs! I called my Charleston dealer today and they quoted me $290 for the Haldex service alone So now I'm looking to get that done elsewhere too but I may just call VWoA first and have them step in regarding the MU and just have it all done at once.
Good show. If you plan on updating the inside, keep us posted with photos! I'm always looking for ideas for my own garage. Wondering how much I'd have to pay to get it insulated and walled.
i just installed ghl exhuast last week, im loving it!!, and i just got a rns 510, havent installed it yet. i would like someone to install it, i dont wanna mess it up.. i asked dealer, they had no clue, wtf anyways, i washed, used claybar and waxed her today.. it was first time ive ever done claybar thing.. it looks great tho,,, but my back is falling apart now. sucks.. cant even walk right, damn
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- installed SS brake lines and blue motul. YES improved brake feel, no doubt about it.
- installed the Whiteline anti lift kit. YES massive reduction in bump steer and tracking.
- Haldex 40k service. YES now i can forget about it and stop being concerned.
- full service, oil, fuel & oil filter, cabin filter. ok.
- rotated the tires. NO had a wicked vibration at 75mph.
- unrotated the tires. YES we're all good now.