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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Recall Work Scheduled
    Posted: 04-Oct-2008 at 20:45
Today I scheduled the water leak and fuel line recall work. Several months ago I mentioned to the service advisor I would need a loaner since I live 50 miles away. I was told they didn't do loaners antmore. When I sceduled the work today (different service advisor) I was told no problem. Is this frustrating or what?
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  Quote FirestarterGER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Oct-2008 at 18:50
Hi,

I had my 2004 W8 in for the recall and my 2003 Gl.
Each time, I was denied a loaner car. But I fought the Dealer, since they also had to do warranty work on both cars.
You will not get a free loaner/rental on a recall, but they must offer you a free loaner/rental with extensive warranty work!

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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Oct-2008 at 14:48
In my exprience it depends on the service advisor.
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  Quote R32Viper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Oct-2008 at 14:40
Problably so.
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  Quote JimmyPringles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Oct-2008 at 23:54
Just had my recalls done today, along with my 20K service.
$400 and thats with supplying my own parts/oil. Granted, it was a bit more costly, cuz I had my brake fluid flushed as well ($65 extra right there just for the labor).

Im always amazed though, how much of a difference an oil change makes. That combined with the fact that my intake filter was replaced too (day after Thanksgiving will be 2 years owning my W8...last time intake filter was ever touched), I felt like I was in a rocket when stepping on the gas.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Nov-2008 at 19:47
I dropped the car off tonight and drove home in a 2005 Golf 4 door auto loaner. I was told the R5 and P9 recall work will only take a day. Hopefully, they will also sort out my coolant leak in the same amount of time.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Nov-2008 at 14:31
The recall waork is done and the it appears my radiator has a hole in it.

Has anyone replaced a radiator before? My exxtended warranty compamy soaid they would only replace it if it is a mechanical failure. Since there are no mechanical parts to a radiator it sounds like a fight.

The extended warranty folks are covering the radiator repair. Once the new radiator is received the car goes back for repair.

Edited by B5crazy - 11-Nov-2008 at 19:09
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Nov-2008 at 09:06
My radiator is being repaired as I type. The good/bad news is that the dealer has never done a W8 radiator replacement before.
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  Quote flea121 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Nov-2008 at 13:25
Originally posted by B5crazy

My radiator is being repaired as I type. The good/bad news is that the dealer has never done a W8 radiator replacement before.


Same thing with mine that is scheduled to get completed today (radiator and thermostat replaced). Here's to hoping the mechanics are good ones!

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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Nov-2008 at 14:54
The radiator was done in about 3.5 hours. SO far so good.
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