Well done!Just thought I would update on the outcome of my issue. Long story short I took it back to Car Giant and they took it up with Vauxhall and Vauxhall then covered it under warranty.
I am now trying to get some paperwork from the dealer so that I can question both them and Vauxhall as to why when I tried it was not covered but when faced with the might of car giant they just rolled over.
940€?? I was about to say to myself "that cheap"? When I last had my Merc E320 on service they changed an swing arm at the rear and a ball joint due to some play discovered in the MOT. Total cost 1055€. And that was only "normal wear and tear" pieces... I'm happy to hear that it's maybe not many many thousands if the fault occurs.They changed the cover and the bearing. Total cost would have been about 940€.. (including bearing 86€ and cover 188€ and other needed bits..)
These parts prices are very cheap considering they are OEM prices.Few weeks ago my 2012 Ampera ( about 41000miles/66000km) developed this bearing issue..(instantly, no warning, no gradual noise increase..)
Repair waiting time was quite long due timetables and few days for waiting parts.
Today I got my Ampera back and all was covered with 8years/160000km warranty.
They changed the cover and the bearing. Total cost would have been about 940€.. (including bearing 86€ and cover 188€ and other needed bits..)
They replaced my wifes Volt gearbox bearing in early 2016 @ 45k mark I think. Went through Chevy UK Voltec Warrenty without a hiccup.I use Buckingham and Stanley in Cambridge, they were a Chevy dealer so for warranty work on Ampera not much help but worth thinking about for servicing if you don't mind the distance.
And Bellingers do all our servicing on my wifes Volt, including the "biggy" coolent change @ 60k , which was still only £250. They also have replaced the granny charger brick under Chevy UK Voltec warrenty no issues.Have a look at whether Bellingers in Wantage is too far away. They have a pretty good reputation on here.
For a bit of Background, Bellingers in Wantage are the only known Vauxhall and Chevrolet UK dealer selling both Ampera's and Volts side by side in 2014 when we were looking to buy 2nd hand.I am going to use Wantage going forward. I spoke to them after the debacle with Staples Corner and they seemed really knoledgable and helpful and said that they would have completed it as a warranty job.