I am desperatley hoping to have some good advice from some of you experts out there.
I have a 55 plate signum 1.9 150. I have owned it for around 18 months. In that time I have had it back to the garage around 10 times for various issues. Most seemed to centre around issues with low power at low revs. They changed egr valves, swirl valves, hooked it up to their computer loads of times. In the end the problems were gradually corrected. I thought about selling the car as it had been so much trouble (luckily had not cost me anything other than stress as all this was done under warrentee).
Warretee finished in december 08 (4 months ago). Last friday my car started losing power at low revs, and then in the afternoon died completly and would not start. The car went to Vx who spent a day looking at it, after which they called me to say that they could not find any problems with my car as they could not get it started!!!!!!!!!!
Well obviously that was not acceptable so I asked very politely if they could try again the following day...
Today, I have recieved a call from Vx stating that the issue is a dead particulate filter and that they intend to bill me £1400 for a new one!!!
I am stunned, the car is only a tad over 3 years old, how can this be right?
I really need some advice, as that is a really huge amout of cash to lay my hands on, and I really can't help but feel this shouldn't be happening just 3 months out of warrentee???
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.