2.0Dti 2005 Design. Had diesel pump replaced at dealers 2 weeks ago at a cost of £1600 total inc vat, he said he done everything at cost as we were "good customers", what does that tell you?
Initial symptoms when it failed; loss of power, kangarooing when accelerating.
Two weeks later and a new pump exactly the same!
Firstly, was the pump faulty in the first place or could it be something else?
Strangely, a week or two before the pump failed the car stalled when pulling off, it was totally inactive for about a minute - no electrics or anything. Then the key fob started to work intermittently (and then also on the spare - coincidence?) could go a day or maybe couple of days all o.k. then you'd have to unlock the car manually and set the alarm off. I kept re-programming it.
When I got the pump changed the first time, the dealer re-programmed the key and it worked fine up until a couple of days ago, then the same happened again, intermittently working.
They day the pump 'failed' for the second time my wife went to visit a friend parked and locked the car - no problem, When she returned it was unlocked, the indicators flashing (obviously the alarm had been triggered) and the front nearside window was fully down! She drove about 6 miles and the car started to kangaroo etc. etc. etc. Back to the dealer.
What a great Christmas Eve!
Your help / suggestions is greatly appreciated.
I hear a lot of bad stories about the dealers but I have had full confidence in our local one so far.