Let's get a thread going about those little overlooks or "oh wells" your service department(s) really piss you off about. I'll start with:
- Washing car when I specifically request not to, swirls and scratches galore.
- Missing valve stem caps.
- Over-inflated tires.
- Fluids not checked or topped off.
- Wheel edges beat to hell after tires mounted/balanced.
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Ford Flex AWD, Vulcan Nomad 1600
VW Mk4 R32, Chevy Z71 Colorado 4x4, Audi A6 2.7T (RS6 replica wannabe), Audi 90Q, BMW X5 4.4i, VW 20AE GTI #0651, Aprilia RSV Mille, Suzuki V-Strom DL1000
2007 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring
Leaving my strut mount top bolts loose, and my sway bar hanging down because they forgot to put the sway bar end link bolts on.... That really chafes my ass. Especially when I tell them about it and get "Oh well, what would you like us to do about it? We close in 15 minutes."
LAST time I ever went there.
Current: 2011 Chevy Silverado
Previous: 84 Jetta diesel, 00 Jetta TDI, 04 Frontier, 05 Tacoma, 01 Jetta VR6, 05 GTI, 85 Jetta diesel, 06 Tacoma V6, 81 Rabbit diesel, 81 Rabbit 16v, 86 GTI, 86 325e, 89 GLI, 99 MK3 Jetta, 73 Stupid Beetle, 89 GTI 16V, 92 Jetta Carat, 74 F250, 86 325es, 77 MGB, 73 C10, 06 MCS
i brought my 1998 jetta in for warantee transmission work back in about 2000. Brought it to a local VW dealer. I did have an aftermarket stereo and sub/amp in the trunk. I REMOVED the faceplate of the stereo when bringing in the car....
drop the car off and the next day get a call saying it is done and to pick it up. service manager greets me and says to get my car off the lot ASAP as it is bad for business.....
car had rear window smashed, the rear bench FORCED open. scratches all over the leather. blood stains on the leather. and of corse missing stereo deck, missing subs, missing amps.
to top it all off they never did ANY of the work on the transmission.
long story short, they told me to go pound sand. a local attorney said it wasnt worth the money to go after them. local police would not even show up for the report. keep in mind this is in a nice neighborhood as well. after refusing to remove my car until the insurance adjuster would come and take pics and investigate, the dealer agreed to replace my broken window for free....
i filed an insurance claim and ate the 500$ deductable. The dealer is HALL IMPORTS IN BROOKFIELD WISCONSIN ON BLUEMOUND ROAD...........
may they rot in hell
Wow, you guys go to some chitty dealers, lol. Someone that does any number of those things would just get blown out here. But in SoCal, there's some pretty good competition with all the dealers here
Over torqued bolts - I've stripped 2 oil filter drain plugs that were over tightened.
Forget to put the oil cap back on. Picked up my Corrado and headed straight to work. Arrived to smoke/steam pouring from under the hood. Opened it to find the cap sitting upside down on top of the engine cover and oil splattered all over the engine bay and underside of the hood.
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Forgetting to tighten passenger front lugnuts. Thanks bobby rahal honda!
Man...sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. - Tenzin Gyatso
brought car to dealership because it was misfiring. Told me they replaced spark plugs and it running fine. I told them I had just put brand new plugs and they were 100% gaped correctly. $300 bill.
Car misfires the whole way home. Open hood to find the same spark plugs I had just put in....
98 new beetle had rusted hatch. contacted vwoa and found that it was still covered under their rust warranty. Went to larry miller vw in avondale az with the car and they scheduled a time to replace the hatch.
got the car back with both taillights broken and a newer style hatch installed on the car. the 98s had the flip up emblem in place so that you could open the car from the outside due to not having the flip key or remote trunk. so when i got the new hatch and it had the sticker emblem(which was installed crooked) i had no way of opening the hatch from outside the car
called vwoa and they said that there was nothing they could do. larry miller told me they didn't damage anything and asked what they wanted me to do. asked for either the correct hatch be installed or a programmable key be provided so i could open it from outside. they said that they couldn't do either and that they were done with the car