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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Carck in the plastic underneath a leased car--does it need to be repaired?

I leased a 2008 C300. Under the rear door--slightly behind where you're supposed to put the car in raising the car--the plastic under the car has a crack.

I don't know how this happened but I assume when I had my flat tire fixed, they misplaced the jack when trying to raise the car.

Anyway, does this need to be repaired before returning the car? Does it fall under the Credit Card test? If it does need to be repaired, how much does it cost generally?

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Since over 40 people read this and did not respond. Why dont you check with the dealer how much it would cost. You break it then of course you gotta pay for it. You gotta pay to play. Common sense.

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When you return your car they will exam it, a crack in the cladding is not normal wear and tear. They will deduct excessive seat wear, scratches, etc. I would get an estimate from a body shop, so that you are aware of the potential cost. It depends if you are going to r lease another or just turn the vehicle in.
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If you can't see it from standing and looking at the car, then chances are they will not try to fine you. I would bring it to a DIFFERENT dealer, then who you leased from, ask them if they were accepting a lease turn-in, would they catch this and would they fine you.
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