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Car trouble

Discussion in 'Legal Eagle Roost' started by derek kelly, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    eighteen months ago eldest daughter bought a 10 plate Peugeot 3008 from Excellent cars in Sheffield, before christmas she took it Gordon's in Wakefield for a service, they also changed a tyre for her but put a wrong size tyre on.
    On Monday she had the car booked in at another garage as the engine management light came on.
    Long & short, Gordons had not replaced a cover correctly so water has got into her fuses & wiring & is basically working it's way through her electrics, the garage have taken photos.
    She went back to Gordon's who are getting an auto electrician in tomorrow to look at it, however the mechanic lifted another cover & discovered that the car had an engine replacement two months before Sarah bought the car, they are saying the engine is not compatible as it is from a Peugeot 307.
    After some digging around Sarah has found that Peugeot do five variations of engine & all are compatible.
    Just wondering where Sarah stands if Gordon's try to charge her for the work, they are quoting up to £2000.
  2. lee j

    lee j Registered User Read Only

    May be the same engine as is used in a 307 but if you can show/prove from Peugeot that that engine is used/can be used in the 3008 series then Gordon's comments are irrelevant as that engine is obviously compatible with the 3008. So that only leaves the question of the current faults being down to Gordon's incompetence in not ensuring correct and full completion of the service. Are Gordon's a Peugeot dealers or are they an independent? and just looking for excuses to their error?
  3. Ajeman

    Ajeman Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I would personally get a full report from the garage detailing the issues before letting Gordon's inspect it. The last thing you want is for them to try to cover the extent of there mistake by 'fiddling' with it, therefore laying the blame at your door (and cost). With a report from an independent mechanic you have a solid 'As found' description that can be used should Gordon's start to play silly buggers.
  4. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Apparently all peugeot engines are compatible, Gordon's are an independant company, the recent garage she used have written a report & taken photos
  5. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Independent auto electrician has had a look, nothing wrong with the fuses or fuse box, her heaters are not working but he reckons the motor has blown, either way, shirty work from both garages for not picking this up.

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