Thursday, 2 November 2017

VW Connect

As in most things I am probably late to the party with this but I recently discovered VW Connect.

VW Connect

It is a gizmo that fits into the data socket of the car ( 2008 onwards ),pairs with your smartphone and displays various parameters,maps of where the car is parked etc. and a lot more.

The best bit is that it is free from your dealer,or it is free for now I suppose there may be a charge in future who knows.

I found it a bit more fiddly to fit than the VW videos say.

Had to visit the dealer who were as nonplussed as me at first then it was discoverd that you have to pair it to your phones Bluetooth,something the instructions say you shouldn't do,anyway it is all up and running now.

Ian

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Oh Dear

Managed to ruin to NSR tyre and scrape the alloy on a gate post.






Had to have tyre promptly replaced by JCT600 our local dealer,luckily I have tyre insurance,they aren't cheap.

Ian

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Third Service

Had the Alltrack into the dealers yesterday for its third service,aircon servicing,wipers,summer wheels putting back on.

Asked them to have look at the folding mirrors which don't always fold out,couldn't find anything wrong with them again,I hope they don't completely pack up when the warranty expires.

Other than that all tickety boo.

Ian

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Repair & NOx

Had the washer hose repair done a couple of days ago under warranty and all appears OK.

Whilst it was at the dealers they said they would do the NOx recall work which they did.

If anyone is concerned that it may alter things then,certainly in my case,it is impossible to tell the difference.

My neighbour who has a Golf with the same engine also says he notices nothing different.

Just to reassure anyone who is concerned re the recall.

Ian

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Leaking Washer Hose

Today I noticed that the hose that provides washer fluid to the front screen had split nearly in two at the clip just in front of the left side of the windscreen.






Got it booked in for a warranty repair next week.

The tech. said they they are always splitting so it may be one to keep and eye on.

Ian

Friday, 16 December 2016

Done at Last.

Finally picked the car up yesterday after the electric tailgate repair.

They seem to have done a good job,I was told that taking off a tailgate and replacing it was a bit of a pig of a job and that they would not get it aligned correctly but all seems to be fine.

Pity it took a week of buggering and pratting about to achieve it.

Ian

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Tailgate,Oh Dear

I am being given the right royal runaround from the bodyshop at JCT 600 Bradford regarding repairing the electric tailgate.

Booked in for last Wednesday ( a week ago ) to collect the same day,promised every day since.

Not been touched till today ( Tuesday ) now they find they are having difficulty doing it.

In other words they don't know how.

There will be a phone call to the bodyshop manager in the morning.

Not happy at all,SWMBO is doing her nut.

Ian

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Tailgate Continuing Saga

Well have had the Alltrack into JCT 600 ( Bradford ) who have diagnosed a big problem with the electric tailgate mechanism so the top and bottom of it is that the tailgate has to be removed and all the electric tailgate gubbins,motors included needs to be replaced.

No one has ever seen it before,parts are on back order then it is off to the bodyshop when they arrive for the work to be done as some paintwork is involved.

Glad I aren't paying,it sounds awfully expensive.

Ian

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Tailgate contd.

JCT 600 Bradford bodyshop now inform me three and a half weeks after submitting a warranty claim that I need to take it back to the main dealer to see why the bolts have sheared.

Getting a little pissed off.

Ian

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Tailgate Saga Contd.

Bit of a circus getting electric tailgate sorted.

Local VW dealer couldn't remove the broken bits of bolt from the closing mechanism so it was off to a JCT 600 bodyshop.

York couldn't even look at it until October so ended up going to JCT 600 in Bradford,

Photos taken and warranty claim put in so at least things are moving.

Ian