i have a 2004 hatchback 3.0 CDTI with faults I have come to live with such as replacement wiper linkage and a handbrake that occasionally turns itself off.
About 3 weeks ago, I have the spanner light and no power. Stupidly pulled into a Net Q dealer as I passed one. Told me Turbo was broken and said it wold be £2000 to fix.
I phoned vauxhall directly about good will. Car had done 78.000 full dealer service history since new etc. They said that they would probably contribute 1/3 of cost but the dealer would need to call them. Told dealer who appeared unhappy about this and said that if they did it that way then they would have to follow guidelines (replace intercooler?) and the cost would be closer to £3000 ? Then got call from dealer saying Vauxhall would not contribute anyway. I phoned Vauxhall UK to ask why the change of heart and they said they HAD NEVER spoken to the dealer? DEALER can't even be honest about that.
Had the car collected on low loader from garage and taken elsewhere. Had turbo checked by other garage who say that something has come from engine to brake turbo. They say it could be a piece from a glow plug or something so waiting to hear. If not the glowplug then they are recommending a camera to look inside before fitting new turbo incase there is something more serious,.
Told car is only worth £4500 (when fixed) and considering what it might be worth scrap? and walking away from Vauxhall altogether.
Any suggestions welcome. I am not a DIY sort or person so any fixing will need to be done by a garage?