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how fast does a rear sub frame bush wear

Last june my laguna 2 1.9 failed its m.o.t because both rear sub frame bushes where badly wornplus a rear spring was incomplete. I paid the garage 260 to replace the parts and then they passed it.
Since then a knocking sound has begun to get louder and louder so I finally took it back to the garage to get it checked. The guy put it on the ramp and looked undernesth and said yhe rear sub frame bushes are knackered I ssked him to show me and he did they were all cracked. I said they were only changed 11 months ago, he said they'd never been changed then asked who changed them and when I said he did he change his story to the parts hsve failed and it will cost me 100 to fix it as he'll get the part for free.
My problem now is I feel like I've been conned and dont believe he ever changed them and dont feel I should have to fork out again. Does anyone know how long the bushes should last roughly. And does anyone think I've got a leg to stand on
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Re: how fast does a rear sub frame bush wear

My Lag2 from brand new failed the MOT on rubber bushes 3 years later, even though out of warranty Renault replaced these completely free of charge, admitting they were a known weak area.

Apparently the newer bushes had been beefed up.
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Re: how fast does a rear sub frame bush wear

A bit of a tricky situation Bushes should certainly last a few years. Have you the original invoice for the work and parts fitted? Was the work done by a Renault dealer, large independent, or one-man band type garage? The parts themselves should carry a guarantee but I've been caught in the situation before on a 2nd hand car where a new factory part (alternator) had failed but I was expected to pay labour to have the replacement part fitted.
If the work had never been done as you had instructed you might have a claim on the garage. Perhaps consult citizens advice bureau.
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Re: how fast does a rear sub frame bush wear

When my mate had hog Lag II he only got 9 months out of an after-market pair of rear bushes. Genuine Renault units here fitted and lasted for over two years he until he sold the car on.
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