The engine management light on the dashboard lit up in our car on Saturday morning. It's a 57 reg. Astra 1.6. The car was loud and struggling to rev.
We called the AA who diagnosed a problem with a coil and said we shouldn't drive but towed us to Vauxhall as he said the problem would be covered by the 3 year warranty.
Today Vauxhall called to say it is not covered by warranty as it is an electrical problem, and anyway warranty is invalid as it hasn't been serviced (another problem there as service light was on from the beginning but we didn't service it as they said it had just been done, we've had it since about May 2008 so I guess it is overdue now, but we forgot Think it was 40 000 mile service?). They are now charging us "reduced price" of £440 for repair and service. My husband ok'ed this 40 mins ago then rang me to see what I thought. I said that it is too much, ring them back, he did and they said they had finished the work - £440 worth of work in 40 mins?!!!
So what do you think? Is it a coil or electrical problem? Does cost sound ok? I feel like we are being ripped off!
Appreciate your help, thanks.