Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Car Update

Just a brief post to update those who care (and to drive crazy and torture those who do not) about the status of my car. My wonderful, wonderful car. .: sigh :.

WELL. They (meaning my mechanic) put a new fan switch in - cost me a pretty penny too - and that got the fans to stop going crazy. But in the spirit of my Jetta, the solution could not be this simple. Jettas are irrefutable proof that "Occam's Razor" is bullshit.


Before the end of the day yesterday, They called me to inform me that I would not be getting my car back that day. Fine. I figured as much. None of my car's trips to the mechanics have EVER been a day trip - why, it'd be an anomaly of the highest degree. When I still hadn't heard from Them around 1 this afternoon, I started to get a little nervous so I called to get an update. I'd barely given the guy the first syllable of my first name when he interrupted me with, "Oh, the Jetta. Right. Well....."

So They got the fans to stop their incessant fanning, but now the car wouldn't stop overheating - that's an ALL new problem, sure my coolant was leaking and my fans were working overtime, but the car had never overheated. They were going to put in a new thermostat and hopefully that would solve the problem (huge emphasis on the "hopefully" there). I'm chewing my arm off at this point, contemplated the consequences for dropping the car off in Mexico and telling my insurance company it was stolen (no, not really).

They call me around 3:30 to let me know that the fan switch - the brand new one that I just spent a good amount of money on - won't "stick," whatever the f*** that means, and the fans are not shutting off again. I am LIVID. Not at the mechanic, of course - it's not HIS fault my car is the anti-Christ. He procedes to tell me that They are "baffled" and had to consult with the Volkswagen dealership. The new theory is that there's something awry with my fan module, which coincidently would explain my coolant leak, my fans not shutting off, AND my malfunctioning A/C (three problems, which, I may remind you, were supposedly "unrelated"). So it just so happens that the dealership has a fan module in stock and are going to bring it by the mechanics, but if you've ever had to buy a part from a dealership, well, you can imagine how I'm feeling right now. They're not cheap. It's looking now like this trip to the shop is going to cost in excess of $600, and if you would please excuse me, I need to go vomit now.


Blogger Karen said...

ACK! Your warranty won't cover any of it??

I'm cursing that stupid Mexican made Jetta for you right now.

5/10/2006 5:31 PM

Blogger Courtney said...

Oh man I am so sorry. I am beginning to believe this anitichrist theory.

5/10/2006 8:47 PM

Anonymous Laura said...

Well... I was going to complain that my bill from the mechanic this morning was 125 instead of the 40 I was expecting. But, I guess I'll just be happy with that and not say anymore about it.
Are you sure you have to wait 8 more months???

5/10/2006 9:53 PM

Blogger Britt said...

DAMMIT! How dare that Jetta treat you this way! Are you sure you REALLY have to keep it another 8 months....I'd kick it to the curb! :)

5/11/2006 1:20 AM

Blogger Nikki said...

I agree with Laura and Britt...that car has used up WAY more than it's second chance!!! Evil Jetta!

5/11/2006 7:57 AM


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