Tuesday, 25 February 2014

11:09 – Busy morning so far, issuing purchase orders for kit components. I decided that restocking to a level sufficient for 500 kits would take too much storage space, so I’m instead placing orders sufficient for 300 kits, in addition to what we already have in stock. That means I’ll probably have to re-order a couple more times in 2014, but better that than being buried in kit components.


5 thoughts on “Tuesday, 25 February 2014”

  1. Yeah, thanks. Barbara has a 2011 HHR, which appears not to be part of the recall.

    I just mentioned the recall to Kim. Jas has a 2005(?) Saturn Ion, which is part of it. And Kim mentioned that a couple years ago she’d paid $800+ to fix an ignition problem (turning the key didn’t turn off the engine), so it sounds like she should be getting that refunded by GM.

  2. paid $800+ to fix an ignition problem (turning the key didn’t turn off the engine), so it sounds like she should be getting that refunded by GM.

    She will have to ask the dealer, who will probably not help. Best bet is to send a copy of the invoice to GM asking the amount be refunded.

    I had a Ford Pinto (came along when I married the spouse) that threw a fan blade. Ripped through the fan shroud and the top radiator hose. I replaced the components myself at a cost of about $50.00 (1977). Later I found out about a recall on fans for some Fords.

    I wrote Ford and got a response that Pintos were not covered. Oh well. Then two weeks later got another letter asking for the repair invoices. I wrote back saying I repaired the problem myself. Got a letter back asking for the parts invoices which I did not keep and told Ford by calling the number in the letter. Ford then said to go to the parts place and get copies of the prices for the parts. I did, sent them to Ford and Ford sent me a check for the parts.

    The corporate headquarters seems to be the best option, not the dealer. The dealer is not the one with the defective part, the manufacturer is the one responsible.

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