2009 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 SE 160 Brake pipes

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thistrucker
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Problem added: Jan 14, 2011 (9 years ago)
I have just been informed that my 2 yr old car needs new brake pipes. They claim the pipes were leaking fluid and the car is dangerous to drive. Strange how when I checked the brake fluid reservoir 2 weeks ago it was full and I have seen no trace of any fluid beneath the car when parked. Vauxhall are now saying they will not cover this work under warranty as it is not normal wear and tear! What the hell is it then? Now taking legal advice.

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Car: Vauxhall Insignia
Variant: 2.0 SE 160
Model Year: 2009
Category: Leaks & Noises

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2145simon
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Jan 14, 2011 (9 years ago)
whatever the cause of the leak is it should be down to vauxhall to rectify it under warranty as it sounds like manufacturing defect,theres no way that brake pipes should need replacing on a 2 year old car,have they told you why they are leaking?might be worth getting a second opinion from another vauxhall garage and continue to seek legal advice
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thistrucker
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Jan 14, 2011 (9 years ago)
They are just saying its external damage. Vauxhall have asked for photo's of the damage. Dealer says it's unlikely that they will pay for it. Looks like it's gonna cost me £211-92. Whatever happened to good old Customer Service and keeping the customer happy?
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2145simon
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Jan 14, 2011 (9 years ago)
external damage?are they corroded or has the car been grounded out underneath,ask them to show you what the problem is on the car and get photos if possible,something does`nt sound right to me
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whittingehame
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Jan 14, 2011 (9 years ago)
What was car in garage for in the first place ?
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thistrucker
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Feb 11, 2011 (9 years ago)
It went in for an oil change, i was then told it needed a full service.
To date - 11.2.2011 - it is still waiting for the brake hoses to be fitted. Was told it would be fixed within 2 or 3 days of going in, which was 12.1.11. Then i was told parts are on order from Germany so would be with my dealer on 2.2.11. I have received no communication from either my dealer or Vauxhall until yesterday to say that parts have still not arrived and they have changed supplier. This really is beyond a joke.
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