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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Tailgate Problem

We have an electric tailgate on the Alltrack and last night I pressed the button to shut it when I noticed that something was in the way so I manually held the tailgate to stop its travel ( as the handbook says you can ).

I have done this many times before incidentally.

There was a loud crack like a rifle shot which emanated from the two bolts holding the tailgate to the raising and lowering mechanism which had both sheared off leaving part of the thread in the hinge on both sides..

Booked into the dealers for a looking at in three weeks time ( my choice ) so we shall see what they say.

It still works but I have to close it manually,first world problem I suppose.