As per my previous posts a few months ago... My Autobox is knackers on my 2002 52 plate GSI. Its been to a specialist who's flushed it... new oil un-blocked the strainer and managed to get it running again.. but said it wouldnt last... and it didnt (as most of you had said!!)
Its a AF33 .... Known to be troublesome with everyone on here ... and by Vauxhall!!
The trouble is its going to cost £2000 plus too fix and i cant afford it!!! Cant find a recon box for under £1500 plus vat plus fitting and new torque converter etc!!
It Had the recall done last year (over 12 months ago) to get the Faulty oil seals done in the gearbox oil cooler... But the specialist who's got my car at the moment have said the problem is caused by coolant in the Transmittion oil????
Has anyone else tackle VX about this?? I phoned customer care at VX and they said they would look into it but because of the cars age it proabaly wont go anywhere and its well out of warrenty. I told them it had the recall done, but this obviously hasnt be done correctly or has failed.
The Box is obviously problematic... they know this... we know this... but where do we legally stand?????
there are several listed remedy or service bulletins on here refering to this problem from Vauxhall and they state that should the cutomer make a complaint.. the gearbox should be replaced... but does this only apply to vehicles in warrenty??
Does anyone know of any possative out comes to similar stories?? Or any help at all would be appriciated!!
Its crazy!!! VX want over £3000 for the repair... to fix a common problem that they are fully aware of but fail to do nothing about??!!
Sorry for the Rant...
And thanks for your input in advance