Is it just me or do we trust the dealerships

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Is it just me or do we trust the dealerships

Postby VW711 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:03 pm

Hi All,

Been readin allot around the DPF issues on the 1.2 TDI and want to just ask some questions.
My sisters 2013 polo bluemotion has had the catalytic converter light come on, after taking it to the stealership they advised her that it is the DPF and she must just do the "drive in 4th gear for 20 mins" procedure.

I thought the DPF light was different to the DPF light?
Only the catalytic converter light is on so can it still be DPF isue?

She bought the vehicle directly from VW with the warranty but i want to ask people who actually know whats going on before i go and put up a performance for her at the dealership in question.

Is there any specialists i should perhaps take the vehicle to or buy a tool can use myself to check error before approaching these guys and get another opinion, can anyone on the forum suggest someone to go to, i live out in the roodepoort area.

Thanks.

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Re: Is it just me or do we trust the dealerships

Postby Belix » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:20 pm

A lot of dealers are completely clueless. Hatfield VW Bryanston is recommended if you're in JHB north.

Is it this light
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Or this one?
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Postby VW711 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:21 pm

The bottom light is what she gets.

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Postby panic-mechanic » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:11 am

No it's definitely just you. Most of us are here because we don't trust dealerships.
There is one trustworthy guy and his name is morne. He is at hatfield bryanston.
Get the car scanned using vagcom and see what the error codes are.
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Postby prajay » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:28 am

Yep. Hatfield Bryanston definitely. Loved the fact that you deal direct with the person working on your vehicle. The rest around here are terrible.

I have yet to find a Audi dealership of the same calibre.

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Postby Neuk » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:45 am

For buying cars, Natasha (@tashy) at McDulings and for servicing, fault finding, repairs, etc. Morne (@g60 golf) at Hatfield.
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Postby Ghostfacekilla » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:54 am

Dude not sure where you situated but my experiences with VW East Rand Mall was always Top Quality, Please stay away from Bruma VW,

That being said I owned a few vw diesel and that light can mean various things its best to a dianostics. I got that light for DPF, got that light for brake switch, got that light for turbo boost pipe so for vw to guess is very unprofessional.
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Postby THANAS » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:16 am

If ever you feel like checking your car in to VW because you want good service and would like the comfort of knowing that if anything goes wrong during the work, that they will correct their error, just have a read through the google reviews/hello peter stories for almost every single VW dealership. Some of the stories are just insane.
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Postby VW711 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:48 am

Thanks to all for the replies.
Calling HATFIELD VW in Bryanston today and book the car in.
Much appreciated.

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Postby LoW n SloW » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:40 pm

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Postby EX-DOHCTOR » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:15 am

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Postby VW711 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:40 pm

Hi All,

Once again thanks for the advice.
Was a sensor issue, sensor replaced and car sorted.

VW Hatfield Bryanston without a doubt the best place to take your car!!!

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Postby soso » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:29 pm

I need to go visit this VW, everybody's raving about it.
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Postby Neuk » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:43 am

soso wrote:I need to go visit this VW, everybody's raving about it.


There is a good reason why we rave about Hatfield VW Bryanston.
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Re: Is it just me or do we trust the dealerships

Postby Q-BONE » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:34 am

panic-mechanic wrote:No it's definitely just you. Most of us are here because we don't trust dealerships.
There is one trustworthy guy and his name is morne. He is at hatfield bryanston.
Get the car scanned using vagcom and see what the error codes are.

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