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Old 12-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Ruined motor at 4,000 miles

I need help from those understanding warranties better than me (that would be all of you).....

My golf r was shifted from 4th to 1st (codes show 8,500 rpms). Without going into details my wife made a big mistake. This mishift resulted in extreme engine damage of $3,300 so far. The car has 4,000 miles and was purchased new 2 months ago. The dealer told me the entire bill is on me. What do the rest of you think??????
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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Why would VW have to pay for your wife's mistake?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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its called the "money shift"
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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its called the "money shift"
Start looking for a junkyard engine and an affordable shop to put it in for you.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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Sorry, the dealer 's position makes sense. That is why it is called a "money shift"
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #6
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Call your insurance company
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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I'm just trying to understand the rules......

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Why would VW have to pay for your wife's mistake?
. I don't know if Volkswagen will cover the problem......that's why I am posting.....
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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The factory warranty exists to protect you from costs as a result of poor workmanship or poor quality parts. It is not to cover mistakes or actions that you or someone you authorized to operate the car made that cause damage. You may get the dealer to repair the car as a goodwill gesture or you can submit the claim to your insurance company.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #9
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Insurance sounds like the way to go. I'm not sure how hi your deductible is, but they could cover it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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It's on you. Shit happens.

That said...

She'd better put out WHENEVER you want it for at least 5 years.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #11
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There's not a single VW dealership I can think of that would cover damage of this nature. Talk to your insurance.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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Insurance sounds like the way to go. I'm not sure how hi your deductible is, but they could cover it.
"I slammed on brakes to miss [insert mystical creature] and somehow the shifter got bumped into 1st."
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:15 PM   #13
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It's on you. Shit happens.

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She'd better put out WHENEVER you want it for at least 5 years.
and never drive the car again....


Sucks man I'm sorry it happened to you.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #14
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its too bad you couldn't have cleared the codes before taking it in...

but yes, based on the evidence at their disposal, they can easily deny the work.
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