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Useless garages

Renaults are not the only makers that don't know how to repair cars.

My son took his Rav 4 into the dealers to find out why a warning light had lit up on the dash, the dealers said it was to do with the emmisions and either needed a new Cat, 1500.00 or an ECU update, 89.00 plus vat and labour. He would also have to pay for diagnostics. My son booked it in for diagnostics.

When he got home he thought about it and as it was emmisions he decided to renew the air filter, 12.00 from Hafords.

The warning light went off and stayed off, problem solved for 12.00 .

A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
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Good post Davesss good to see things from another maker
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What a result eh! pity it doesn't happen all of the time

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A bit strange that the air filter should've failed/clogged up.

Was the car overdue for a service, or has it been used in dusty conditions?

1500 for a cat? I have 3 cats on my scorpio, and they are 500 each from ford.

A good result, but I wonder how many company car drivers would've just took it on the chin...


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i think we should name and shame bad garages/dealerships
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