Hey Nooby when i put my 04 in jack mode the wheels still drop when lifted so i haven't been bothering to do it, am i missing something?Did you tell him to lock the air suspension when putting the car on a wheels-free lift?
If not, he'll bugger it up again.
Please update your user name with your car model and your location. It helps both you seeking, and others offering, advice.
That’s not my responsibility."
Your call, but without checking the guy in the muffler shop (who is possibly not a "technician" as such) has this bit of model specific knowledge then you might just be "massively inconvenienced" again.
Do the decent thing - call the guy and and double check.
No. I must respectfully disagree. I will bet you that if you take a air equipped car to most shops, they will just lift it without putting it in jack mode.That’s not my responsibility. Everyone other technician who has worked on the car has done so. It’s a massive inconvenience for us, but I do feel very sorry for him.
I'm sorry - I thought I had posted a reply to this earlier this afternoon.Noobytoogy, as you aren’t aware of all of the circumstances to know, I can assure you that in spite of the upsetting nature of this event, I am indeed showing him grace and generosity in many ways. Decency.
Honestly Lovemytreg, This is the information you have provided. I don't know the model year or anything else from the above. All I know is that the air bladder blew on a lift. There is an old saying in computer code. Garbage in = garbage out. If you don't put in any useful input, don't expect any useful output.Front air ride suspension system dropped while at a new mechanic’s. Seeking ideas for repair.
Awaiting diagnosis. Any chance the entire assembly is intact and the airbags can be reconnected to the compressor and inflated?
He broke a strut.
Was at the muffler shop. Broke an air strut that was only two years old. Suspect it was put on the lift improperly. Didn’t want him to do the repair work given that no one ever before has done this kind of damage to my car while in the shop. It’s a shame. I feel badly for him that he did this. That’s not my responsibility. Everyone other technician who has worked on the car has done so. It’s a massive inconvenience for us, but I do feel very sorry for him.
Has anyone had one of their front struts, control arm, level sensors, strut mount, stabilizer bar, knuckle, etc replaced under VW warranty. I’d be curious to know for what price a VW dealership could do the job?
First of all, is your air suspension under warranty today? If not, then consider that you are asking for something additional, above and beyond what you had when you entered this shop. And that is assuming that they did do the damage. As of right now, I have no information to say that the damage is due or not due to something the shop did.If anyone knows what a fair and just price is for a VW dealership to repair a front air strut, control arm, level sensor, strut mount, stabilizer bar, knuckle, etc *under VW warranty*, I would be very grateful to know.