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My 2006 Volkswagen Polo has done around 65,000 miles and is regularly serviced. While doing a long journey, the emission control warning light illuminated. Shortly afterwards the engine cut out and I managed...
I'm thinking of replacing my current motor with a Ford Focus Ecoboost. Last week I was in my local Ford dealers when I overheard a heated conversation between the service manager and a customer who’s 2014...
I have a 2012 Ford Focus 1.0. It had a catastrophic loss of coolant, which destroyed the engine. I tried getting the head gasket replaced, pressure tested, skimmed etc but it's just been an ongoing nightmare...
I bought a new Mitsubishi Challenger L200 from a dealer in May 2015. The engine seized and the car was written off in October 2017, after only 17,000 miles. It had not been serviced, so the dealer and...
My engine recently failed due to the faulty degas pipe, I have been in contact with Ford and they have asked for Service History records. I have provided my log book with stamps but they will only accept...
My nearly seven year old BMW 3 Series has suffered oil pump failure and a wrecked engine at 45,000 miles. Do I have any redress against BMW UK or the supplying garage (non-franchise), which I purchased...
I drove my Alfa Romeo through a floodwater, which was lower than the sill, at lowish speed. How likely is it that this could've wrecked the engine? The car is heading for write off subject to the insurer...
I have a 2010 Vauxhall Meriva 1.4 turbo that's around 41,000 miles. Driving on the motorway last week, it began to lose power and then completely died. Had it recovered by the RAC and taken to a local...
My Volkswagen Caravelle T5 needs a 100,000 mile service. There's some confusion about the frequency of a cam belt change and the dealers are all saying different things. They can't tell from the national...
 

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