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    Darwinism at work

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      Hehehe I got up to 22 contact attempts... but that was only because the car was not driveable at the time and they were only doing the changeover at the workshops... as soon as they dropped a letter in my mailbox to say they'd do it at my home I booked it in... bonus was they also gave me a $100 VISA card for booking it in....
      /csh Racing

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        If they are happy to replace it at your workplace or home the main reason for ignoring them goes away, which is having to drop your car off at fucked o clock then finding a way to get to work, having some grubby apprentice climb around in your car then turning up to get your car only to wait around for 20 fucking minutes, 10 hours after dropping it off for a half hour job because "we are flat out today, sorry bro"

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          Subaru kept sending us notices, but seemed their website was broken. We'd register for the replacement, and hear nothing from them. Call them, they'd say they'd call back with confirmation, nothing. Finally got it replaced, took 30 minutes. And still got notices in the mail after that.

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            Originally posted by MZ21 View Post
            Guys thread bump on this, what happens to imports (personal and sevs)? In particular I'm wondering about 2003-2006 Caldina GT4's. I'm guessing Toyota Australia won't want anything to do with it? But how would go about even checking if it's affected as it's a JDM only model.
            Feel free to PM me your car details and I can see if any similar year/model cars are being Alpha or Beta recalled over this side of the ditch

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              Originally posted by nopistons View Post
              Subaru kept sending us notices, but seemed their website was broken. We'd register for the replacement, and hear nothing from them. Call them, they'd say they'd call back with confirmation, nothing. Finally got it replaced, took 30 minutes. And still got notices in the mail after that.
              same.. even though I'd put my VIN in on their website and it would show the replacement had been completed... I shudder to think what its cost them, just in registered mail/paper/printing costs.. my local post office said they have a ton of them which they are constantly returning because people are not home, but because the card left says its a registered letter, they pretty much know its to do with the airbag recall and don't bother going down to collect it..
              /csh Racing

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                Originally posted by chartreusehj View Post
                If they are happy to replace it at your workplace or home the main reason for ignoring them goes away, which is having to drop your car off at fucked o clock then finding a way to get to work, having some grubby apprentice climb around in your car then turning up to get your car only to wait around for 20 fucking minutes, 10 hours after dropping it off for a half hour job because "we are flat out today, sorry bro"
                The guy who done mine at home didnt even work for Subaru... they've contracted the work out for home installs... he said he just had to do the training on how to remove them in the affected vehicles and provide his own tools which they specified what he needed to have and once all completed they farmed the jobs out to him to do the letterbox drops and get people booked in... not sure what he was getting per replacement but he seemed happy to get the work... Mine was the easiest replacement for him as I already had the dash out as I was working on the firewall. took him longer to take the photos of the replacement done and the VIN along with submitting the job on his iPad, then it did to pop the old one out of the cradle in the dash and put in the replacement.
                Last edited by BeverlyHillsCop; 18-11-20, 08:53 PM.
                /csh Racing

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                  This is interesting, mine needs them doing but is currently not moving, how do I arrange this?

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                    Don’t worry, sussed it but thanks for the heads-up.

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