RANT: One Indy Shop in Fremont, CA - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2008, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Date registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 276
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Angry RANT: One Indy Shop in Fremont, CA

First of all, thanks for reading my story.

Took my C230 in this shop last Monday to get air pump replaced. People at the shop were pretty nice, and they took good care on my S420 before. So, I assumed it would be a good dealer alternative.

When I was picking up my car, the shop also told me my coolant light is on at times but reservoir is full so I may need to get new sensors for coolant. I was a bit suspicious because I got whole cooling system work done less then two (2) month ago at a dealer in Minnesota right before I took a road trip back to California.

They seemed did a good job on air pump. I had no more “Check Engine” light on and passed the toughest California emission. But, coolant light has been on and off constantly and my car almost overheated at least couple of times last few days.

Then tada! I went one of local meets this morning here in Bay Area. As usual, we were looking at under the hood and one gentleman (Thanks, Steve! ) found a wire connector (looks like plug-in type) to Auxiliary Fan Motor (one behind radiator) has been plugged out. No wonder why my coolant light is on and engine was running hotter than normal last few days. I plugged back it, now car runs like a dream again without any overheating.

Here are my points:
• If that connecter disconnected itself, please disregard this thread. But it seems like very rare case.
• If that shop disconnected it under the expectation that I would buy their recommendation of getting new sensors, all I wanna say is “Nice Try!”
• If for some reason technicians at the shop had to plug it out but forgot to plug back in, it is still unacceptable. Aren’t they supposed to check all the parts put together before sign off back to customers?

Any thought?

If anyone would like to know a name of the shop, please feel free to PM.
SParkyMerc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 01:57 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 1999 ML320
Location: Ratville
Posts: 24,029
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
Been there.
mlfun is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 09:05 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jul 2008
Vehicle: 1998 e320
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to bluesbaz
please give the name and location of this shop so we can all steer clear.
bluesbaz is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 07:31 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 03 SL500 with all the toys
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think you have to give them the benifit of doubt. Past work and the current repair was all done to your satisfaction. The connector may have not been seated firmly from a past repair/test, possibly the Minn. repair. your indy in Ca may have diagnosed your needing sensors as that would be the logical assumption.... Upon closer inspection after authorization to do a repair they may have informed you "Good news, only a loose connection. Don't jump to conclustions...
03SL500 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 11:25 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Kajtek1's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
Posts: 31,774
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Quoted: 1123 Post(s)
True is, that you will never know how it happened.
I had a situation when very good friend changed my air filer and reset seat belt light at his shop. Leaving the shop, after making the turn CEL come on. I had bad feeling at the time, because what are the odds, that leaving the shop something breaks on its driveway?
Turned out the MAF gave up at the very moment, what definitely wasn't my friend fault.

Last edited by Kajtek1; 08-19-2008 at 11:28 AM.
Kajtek1 is online now  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 12:00 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 1999 ML320
Location: Ratville
Posts: 24,029
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
I had CV joints clicking ONE week after a routine service where the "mechanic" recommended replacement.
mlfun is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    What is an INDY shop? BKrietemeyer W210 E-Class 6 05-30-2013 07:43 PM
    Indy shop in Miami ?? maxwerks W210 E50 AMG, E55 AMG 8 04-13-2008 12:31 PM
    Good Indy shop in SF? blackjack21 General Mercedes-Benz 2 01-24-2008 12:48 PM
    Indy shop needed... but not for me. Sorry for going so far OT... 300se126 W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 0 01-11-2007 07:09 PM
    Looking for good mechanic shop in Fremont ,CA ... cali_ml W163 M-Class 0 05-01-2005 11:12 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome