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25 April 2005 @ 07:40 pm
The next installment of the Jetta saga  

So, today was the day that the manager from the dealership was supposed to call my husband back.  Guess what?  He didn't call.  This says to me that either they are planning something or they realize that they have no leg to stand on and are just going to take the loss.  I'm hoping that they will just shut up and take the loss. 

I also had an appointment at another mechanic to get my car inspected and have them run the code for the check engine light.  Well, NY just changed over inspections machines for cars newer than '96, mine is a '99.  The mechanic (who spoke with such a heavy accent, something slavic sounding, that it was hard to understand him) cleared the code, but the machine still detected that the problem which caused the light to come on still was not fixed.  Long story short, he couldn't inspect my car.  Now, that brings us to what caused the light to come on.  It's the secondary air pump.  But wait, wasn't that supposedly replaced by VW when they had the car?  *Checks over paperwork* Yup, it was.  The mechanic, in his broken English, showed me that the part had not been replaced because of the date on the side of the part- 10/99.  Now, the invoice I have from VW does not have prices on it so I don't know for sure if they replaced the part, but it is listed and it is quite expensive at around $400.  So the problem with my car is that the pump is bad and needs to be replaced, becuase a bad pump (while not life threatening to the car) will burn out the sensor relay.  These things are basically for the emissions system and not really a danger to the engine itself, or so I'm told.  

I don't know what to think now.  Did VW try and pull a fast one by claiming they replaced the part when they didn't?  Is it just a coincidence that after all the ignition problems that the air pump went bad?  No matter how you look at it, I still need a new air pump and the cost of that repair with set me back at least $500 for parts and labor.  Can we go back to VW and bitch about the fact that they didn't replace the pump?  I don't think so because the invoice is a little vague as to whether or not they actually replaced it or just checked it.  I'm just so drained from this whole thing.  My icon pretty much sums up my feelings at the moment.

Thanks for listening to me rant.  Later all!


Current Mood: numbnumb
presser_kunpresser_kun on April 26th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)

so sorry you're going through this

yuk, that says it all

*hugs her*
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on April 26th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs. *feels much better* Yeah, it sucks big time. Right now, being stuck in Limbo has me down. I'm trying to remain optimistic and I know there will be a resolution to all this. Hopefully it won't require too much of an inconvenience to my time or my wallet.