Bought my 2.0i 16v SRi 3-door hatch 2000-Vreg in March 30,000 miles
after driving it for a few weeks after various styles of driving I started to hear some noise coming from the rear brakes, I would explain the noise but I never got to work out quite when it would do it or what it sounded like.
I got it at everything from 70mph to around town. but not all the time. :roll:
anyway after a long 250 mile trip I got back to my town and was driving along and the brakes sounded like slight metal to metal rubbing then when I braked it sounded like it was full on metal clamping the disc it went grnnnnnnnnnnnnn. :shock:
so didn’t drive it and booked it in to my local Vauxhall dealer the next day 8:00am.
they rang me up at about 11:00am, they said ...
"Hello, we've taken a look at the car and I need to ask you some questions and depending on how you answer determines who will pay for the work to be done"
so I liked the sound of that ! and it was like being on weakest link ! :P
Q1 : what is the capitol of brazil ? :?:
A1 : Rio De janeiro ... no no no ... i mean Brasilia ! (I'm treading a fine line here on the plot of 'I still know what you did last summer' copyright)
anyway that wasnt really the question ...
Q1 : have you had the car from new ? :?:
Q2 : have you got a full service history ? :?:
A2 : yep a full Vauxhall history.
he says "ok I have got to get on to Vauxhall and see what they say, you may not have to pay for it all"
I asked " I take it there is a fault then?"
"yes Vauxhall are aware of a fault with the rear callipers on some Astras, the fault is with the callipers and the handbrake and the rear brakes can stay on"
and away he went...
he Rang me back at 1:00pm
"you need ...
new rear callipers
new rear discs
new rear pads
new handbrake cable :shock:
Vauxhall are going to pay HALF of your total bill. "
and they did. including half the labour, also all the parts and labour was done at discounted rate.
its on the bill as "50% Vauxhall good will gesture"
I don’t like the garage that much so I went back last week and got the Vauxhall 'case number' off them and am going to speak to Vauxhall customer services this week to see if their story matches.
Anyway, thought I'd share this with you all, has anyone else had this ?