Date registered: Apr 2004
Vehicle: 2000 Designo SLK-05 C230WK-05 E320CDi-2010 GLK 350
Location: Hayweird, CA
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RE: And I Just finished upgrading the speakers.
When I saw the first pictures you posted of your car in the shop and saw how clean the place was and saw the type of frame machine they had, I had every confidence your car would be fixed as good as new.
I started to have doubt's when you indicated they charged for parts they never ordered or installed.
The new pictures are a shock. The work that you show indicates a real hack job with no regard for quality or your safety. The welds are substandard and could fail in a minor collision and should be regarded as a potential safety hazard. If the frame is still twisted a sudden evasive maneuver or heavy brakeing could cause a sudden departure from your desired path in a manner that is beyond the limits of the stability system (ESP)to correct.
I doubt the car was ever on the proper frame machine because of the gross misalignment of the repaired parts. If the frame machine was used you should have received at the minimum two print outs, one being the initial frame measurements used to figure the repair estimate, and the other, the measurements after the repairs were completed. A good repair tech can get the measurements back within +/- 3mm on all dimensions which is within the actual limits allowed for production and the measurements do check for vertical misalignment as well so any twisting of the frame should have been detected and corrected at the same time.
If the repair shop cannot produce these documents for you they never used the machine in the first place. The heart of the machine is a PC and your repair scans should still be in the machines file system unless they were never there.
At this point the only thing to do is to find another place and start over. I doubt however the insurance carrier will spring for a second round of repairs though. The real pain is that it could have been fixed as good as new but now because of its age and the money they already have into it, the insurance carrier might just decide its cheaper to walk away from it and total it.
Potato Chip, custom canuter valve, low-friction muffler bearings, synthetic turn signal fluid, Hi-Definition Progressive Scan Wiper Blades.
Law-makers are supposed to regulate in the interest of the public as opposed to regulating in the interest of the regulated party.
If it says Pratt and Whitney on the outside it better say Martin Baker on the inside.