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JasonHillAO
post 24th January 2014 19:31
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I had a non-start issue with my car.
I search for an auto electrics garage and found one very local and also pick up the car for free and after I had looked at the car as much as I could think of I booked them to come get it as I didn't want to spend loads of money on parts that I didn't need.
On their updates or they told me where that they were making progress the initial deal was to look at it for 30 nothing else.
They contacted me yesterday telling me that there was a bill of 580 and that the camshaft position sensor was at fault and it would be more to fix that issue.
They said that they had spent loads of time on the car and that's that would the price was for the work carried out even though I had not authorised any further work on the car.

The only garage was getting abusive listening to put the bill up, so I involve the police but the owner refused to speak to the police I'm going to meet them there tomorrow to see if he will be more cooperative
He's also stated that unless I pay the bill I'll be charged 15 per day for storage.
The only way to get my money back will be sticking to trading standards and to the Small Claims Court

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post 24th January 2014 19:35
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Thats not good bud hope you get it all sorted
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post 24th January 2014 19:49
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Is the car in a locked compound or warehouse?

If not then I would consider going to retrieve (tow) your car after they close up shop and let them have the hassle of trying to take you to court if they really want to try and get any money out of you.

Obviously they will have your keys so something else to consider but as long as it's not the master key, changing the locks and coding it out is a possible option.


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post 24th January 2014 19:50
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It's a locked compound and it's the only key with the immobiliser chip. Plus they know where I live. sad.gif

Is the code system separate to the Ecu? As I think they said they found a key code fault on the Ecu

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post 24th January 2014 20:40
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s**t just got serious...

Just been looking on google streetview and they do have a very tight yard! Couldnt even get a hiab in very well. Cut off the padlock, take your car and just buy him a new one and give him the key at your pleasure?


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post 24th January 2014 22:58
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They're taking the p**s. You got any big mates? Go round and take your car back. Last case scenario, I'd destroy the car where it stands.
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post 25th January 2014 00:15
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This is a review from this week ohmy.gif

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Might be worth contacting the police as 2 independent complaints within a week might make them do something.

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post 25th January 2014 01:10
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QUOTE(bl4desman @ 25th January 2014 00:15) *
This is a review from this week ohmy.gif

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Might be worth contacting the police as 2 independent complaints within a week might make them do something.

One of the other bad reviews is also only from 3 weeks ago as well. The owner certainly sounds a nasty piece of work. I now think this is probably best left for the police to deal with. I would print off all 3 of those reviews and show them so they know exactly what the score is.


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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 25th January 2014 01:10) *
One of the other bad reviews is also only from 3 weeks ago as well. The owner certainly sounds a nasty piece of work. I now think this is probably best left for the police to deal with. I would print off all 3 of those reviews and show them so they know exactly what the score is.



I didn't see the link to the 2 reviews below. It makes you wonder how they stay in business.



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post 25th January 2014 11:01
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Those reviews are astonishing! The guy needs shutting down.


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post 25th January 2014 11:11
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QUOTE(JasonHillAO @ 24th January 2014 19:50) *
Is the code system separate to the Ecu? As I think they said they found a key code fault on the Ecu

The CODE system for the Fiat 20vt works exactly the same as on the Alfa TS. There is a CODE immobiliser box that is paired with the engine ECU. If there was a problem with the CODE immobiliser system then the yellow CODE light would remain illuminated on the dash when you turned the ignition on instead of going out. Was it?

Also, I would check with langers or sudqv (the member on here who actually did the conversion on your car) whether he kept the original immobiliser working and wired it in to the dash light properly, or if he had it permanently disabled by an ECU specialist.I can't remember without looking back through the original build thread. If it was disabled then it can't be an immobiliser issue. Certainly worth trying to find out if you can.


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post 25th January 2014 12:32
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I've had to pay to get the car back and when I told them I was going to be protesting against the bill they said that they would put the bill up as the initial bill was a deal.
They threatened to make the bill which sounds like from me said over 1000.
They said if I pay the bill and don't chase them to court will stay at that but if I do go to court and trading standards then they will chase me for a bigger bill.
And the car is not even running, as all they've done is diagnosed Centre and cut off the wiring the ECU plug and moved it to the passenger footwell.


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post 25th January 2014 12:33
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I would of come to you and sorted for a lot less than that ask Gary (Alfasa) I went down to him and finished the wiring off the his 145 20vt. Plus I've got I've got fiatecuscan on my laptop

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post 25th January 2014 12:39
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Where was the ecu I've put the ecu on my mate 145 track you 20vt in the footwell where the old 2.0 one was
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post 25th January 2014 13:19
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http://www.thetimenow.com/united_kingdom/l...electrix-804435

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So you've had to pay 580 for a car that doesnt even work? absolutely amazing it really is!

Take them to court and get your money back, you will win. There is no way that they can enforce a 1000 bill now.


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Exactly :/ thing is they know where I live :/


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Put CCTV up? He wont do anything and his staff will hardly do his dirty work I bet.


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If I've got enough lol but will do.


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post 25th January 2014 16:30
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QUOTE(JasonHillAO @ 25th January 2014 13:19) *
http://www.thetimenow.com/united_kingdom/l...electrix-804435

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That's a bit of a lame review TBH. I would have put down the complete story and all the hard facts including how they threatened to chase you for an even bigger bill if you tried taking them to court. Stick another review about them HERE giving a more detailed picture.

It's good that you had the common sense to record the conversation. It could be useful. I don't do facebook. Either upload a copy of the audio on here if it's not too big or upload to YouTube and post a link here. These kind of bullies need to be exposed for who they really are.

You did get a receipt off them for the 580 you paid right? That means there is no way they can try and chase you for any more money so that will all just be empty threats to try and scare you off.

It's an absolute must that you drag this company through the small claims court for this and I wouldn't even think twice about it. First write them a short but sweet straight to the point "Letter Before Action" demanding that they have 21 days to pay you back the 550 over and above the 30 they originally quoted under verbal contract. State that if they fail to refund the money you are owed and force you to take legal action that you will then also be claiming interest on that money (at 8% per day as allowed by the courts) and travel costs / loss of earnings for having to attend a court hearing along with the court fee itself plus any other out of pocket expenses you may incur as a direct result of having to launch legal action. Send the letter by recorded (signed for) delivery to their workshop so you have proof that it was actually received and on what date (which is when the 21 day clock starts ticking from). Then if there is no sight of the money 21 days after they signed for receipt of the letter, immediately file a claim against them through Money Claim Online. If you don't do this they will just keep screwing over other people so it needs someone like you to actually stand up to them for once and put up a proper fight.

Make sure you also file a formal complaint to Trading Standards about these Vehicle Electrix bullies.


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