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Old 18-01-2018, 01:28 PM   #11
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Old 18-01-2018, 01:34 PM   #12
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To open the bonnet they need to cut out the grille, ........
There is another way in as described in your other Thread HERE.

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Old 18-01-2018, 01:43 PM   #13
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If they said " We will order the parts but there is a risk that they won't be available for 10 days do you wish to book it in still" I could at least have made an informed decision about whether to risk it.

I was polite yet firm so let's hope they sort it, the person I spoke to could entirely understand my frustration.
Agreed mate. If they gave you a definite answer on when the work was getting done I'd be fuming myself mate. Basically you have wasted two of your paid holidays for nothing and they told you this hours after dropping the car off so no notice at all. I would be seeking compensation for your wasted holidays if they don't sort it.
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That is a ball ache Andy, similar has happened to me over the years and reading this thread hasn't changed my mind about how dealerships operate.

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Old 18-01-2018, 02:03 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone, if the car had just been serviced and it was Spring or Summer I would wait and look around, still wouldn't be ideal but it's Winter so no choice but to go to VW and cough up £500. Really don't like driving a car when you can't open the bonnet, no car equals no work.
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Old 18-01-2018, 02:46 PM   #16
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Suggested alternatives ways of getting in but they are a main dealer so do the job in the most expensive way I suspect. Your local mechanic would no doubt try harder to keep costs down for you,
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but to go to VW and cough up £500.
No wonder you're fuming !
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Suggested alternatives ways of getting in but they are a main dealer so do the job in the most expensive way I suspect. Your local mechanic would no doubt try harder to keep costs down for you,
Fair do’s but this issue is a known fault according to all the information on the internet and therefore I think I would be claiming some ‘goodwill’ and part payment towards the repair/replacement of parts.

£500 is excessive and totally unreasonable in my opinion.

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No wonder you're fuming !
Yep,no choice based on them saying it would be done by tomorrow, so much money but as I say totally wrong time of year not to be able to open the bonnet.
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Fair do’s but this issue is a known fault according to all the information on the internet and therefore I think I would be claiming some ‘goodwill’ and part payment towards the repair/replacement of parts.

£500 is excessive and totally unreasonable in my opinion.

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