The power steering pump on my Vauxhall Zafira recently failed; around £1100 to get it repaired at the main dealer.The car is 4 years old, owned from new, 36K miles.Various web sites indicate that Vauxhall is reknown for these failure on various models of vehicle.I have written to Vauxhall to explain the issue and indicate that a major failure on a low-mileage vehicle is unreasonable; and asking them to bear the cost.Unsurprisingly they have waved the 3 year warranty at me and politely rebuffed me.Any opinions on whether it is worth pursuing the issue (further letters and/or small claims court) or am I wasting my time?
I would guess you are wasting your time as Vauxhall are obviously not going to consider your claim.I would also avoid getting the main dealer to repair it. They will probably just send it out to a specialist and put a huge mark-up on the job.You can get an online quote here : http://www.reconditionedturbo.com/Power_Steering_Pumps_Reconditioned.htmlor just Google for 'power steering pump repairs'. There are loads of independent specialists listed.
I disagree and think you may have a claim as this shouldn't fail after 4 years given the life of a car.Give trading standards a call
How can a power steering pump on a Vauxhall cost £1100 to fix? My Volvo pump is £300 from a main dealer, plus fitting - say £150 - we are talking V70's here.Somones pulling your plonker.Go to an independent Vauxhall garage - not a back street one, get a recon pump away to go, fraction of the price.OB
How can a power steering pump on a Vauxhall cost £1100 to fix? My Volvo pump is £300 from a main dealer, plus fitting - say £150 - we are talking V70's here.Somones pulling your plonker.Go to an independent Vauxhall garage - not a back street one, get a recon pump away to go, fraction of the price.The quote of £1100 is the "We don't want the work, but we have quote 'cos its a Vauxhall" price, and also includes the "mortgage on the flashy showroom" and "Naff coffee from a hitech machine" surcharges.I agree with the last paragraph - except for the recon pump suggestion - buy a new one.Also get the garage to check carefully for PAS fluid leaks, which may have caused the problem in the first place.PochiSoldi
Hi PoschiSodiThe £300 is a Volvo exchange from the main dealer, they just swap the guts of these things now. If its done by a reputable place should be as new. I do 800 miles a week and had a recon pump about 6 months ago, In total the car has done 388,000 miles.I would imagine Vauxhall is doing the same these days - maybe.OB
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