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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-02-2005, 23:09 Thread Starter
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Just picked up vehicle from warranty repairs..

Just picked up my Fairmont that had been at the dealers for 4 days for various things.

Interestingly the trip computer average on pickup was 32l/100 klms!!!!!

Even when first I got it and gave it a real good squirting I only ever got 18.5 l or so. I reckon the boys in the workshop have been doing some serious lap work.

Anyway it went in for various things..... Rough idle, brake shudder, key fob not working, driveline vibration @ 110 km/h (enough to make you physically ill) and driving it home after 4 days in the workshop-

Brakes just as bad-
Driveline as above-
No new Key fob-
Now the auto shift is harsh and clunking, especially the shift down from 2nd to first when coasting to lights.

The brake rotors do not appear to have been touched, and have not been skimmed. And I guess I should have looked at the key fob, but I just naturally (and wrongly) assumed it had been replaced. The service Manager was too busy to speak much to me, but did say the driveline was 95% better but still not perfect! Guess everyones 0%-100% scale is sometimes different.....
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Re: Just picked up vehicle from warranty repairs..

Sounds about right. Dont bother tkaing your car to dealerships for maintenance and repairs, if its under warranty see if you can take it to somewhere, ANYWHERE else. Im sure some dealerships do a good job but the vast majority i have dealt with and heard of are shocking.

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Re: Just picked up vehicle from warranty repairs..

sounds like there is a fair few problems with the BA.

From my point of View looks like the TJ and TL Magna's are much better, I see probably 5-10 Magna's a day with very few problems to report. I work for Mitsubishi. Only seen one Lancer so far that is a little bit of a Lemon.

Service Managers are good are hiding and keeping busy mine does it all the time.

Note: if you didn't know I work at a dealership as a service department assistant so I know how both sides work.

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