To ZX2 owners: try to proof that parts are missing after maintenance
I own a 2001 ZX2 with 50k miles. I brought my car to the dealership last week for maintenance and a check for possible leaks as my service engine light had turned on and indicated low engine coolant. They didn't find any leaks, although half a liter was gone in about 1000 miles.
Back home I found something else very disturbing while cleaning my car: the bottom panels (near the pedals al the way up to the steering wheel on the drivers side and the same for the passenger side) were gone!!! All wiring is now visible. The dealership is now claiming that the car has always been that way and that they don't see any hooks where something could have been attached! I'm pretty sure I'm not paranoid! I have pictures attached to show how my car looks like without the panels/covers (sorry for the bad quality). The dealership is not familiar with the ZX2 as I shipped my car from the US to Europe, but they say that they did not forget to put the panels back. However I'm afraid that they do not always know how to assemble things (in the past a few smaller parts were missing).
If you are a ZX2 owner, please help me by taking a picture of your car bottom panels! I would like to show them how my car should look like.
Also, what could be the reason why they had to remove the panels? (They say that they had no reason to work in that area). Apart from the regular maintenance jobs, the following has been done to my car in the past:
- installing rear fog light + button to turn it on/off (the latter attached just above the dimmer switch - bottom left of instrument panel)
- my steering wheel was once disassembled as it was not turning smoothly (airbag problem)
- engine coolant leak check
- replaced air filter last week
- reading fault codes, reprogramming
Thanks so much for your help!