frazzle121180

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About frazzle121180

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    fraser

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  • Ford Model
    focus
  • Ford Year
    2009
  • UK/Ireland Location
    WestLothian
  1. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    I think I'm like you Tom, just picky. I'm comparing it to my previous 7 year old focus and my 15 plate astra Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  2. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Well wheels fixed. Is the wobble gone..... Nope still slightly there. But fk it, I'll put up with it rather than give them it back. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  3. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    So lexus have said they don't believe they have caused this damaged as they use a plastic removal tool for the wheel weights, however they are willing to take the car tomorrow for a couple of days and send it up to their Eastern Western coachworks unit to have them refurbish the insides of the wheels to sort out the damage. So they say they didn't do it but will fix it... Hmm mmm I'm still appalled by their attitude over this car, not even as much as an apology to us for the time we've wasted back and forth to them. I think the ombudsman will be getting a letter about this as I don't feel I can let this drop after the wheels are fixed Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  4. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Sigh this just gets better. Pics attached of what I found today when I got car home...... Anger levels now through the roof. Speaking to lexus manager tomorrow
  5. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    I wouldn't trust him to put a nut in a monkeys mouth. I'm actually shocked and still angry they are so bad. I still maintain its because I have a mondeo. It'll be beneath them to work on, they are lexus mechanics for God sake, not a lowly Ford mechanic Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  6. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Exactly mate. Their senior service advisor today tried to argue with me that it's a 4 year old used car and a certain amount of wobble is to be expected. I nearly swung over the desk and punched him. Told him to get to F, I've driven 20 year old cars with zero wobble so a 4 year old one certainly shouldn't have it. Absolute idiots Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  7. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    CDW on Saturday to get 2 new tyres, wheels rebalanced and tracked as the car also pulls right under acceleration. Asked CDW to supply tyres and I'd get them fitted elsewhere at my cost coz I don't trust them to do it right, but apparently for warranty purposes they have to do it..... Wonder what they will screw up this time? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  8. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Ford have confirmed misshapen tyres. 2 on the near side have ripples in the tread. So now the argument continues with CDW to get them to buy 2 new tyres Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  9. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Another quick update. Guy up the road from me is a ford mechanic so prior to Fridays visit to Ford garage he came and had a look. Checked the tyres which are Michelin and noticed dips in the tread. Seemingly common on Michelin tyres as they wear. He thinks this is likely the cause of the vibration I'm feeling thru the wheel. Be interesting to see if Ford pick that up on Friday Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  10. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Ok so quick update. Wobble still not eradicated. Granted it's less severe now but it's still there. Noticed today on a longer run. Anyway lexus have booked it into Ford on Friday for them to inspect it so hopefully something will be found and sorted Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  11. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    It's a relief mate. Really like the car and didn't want to have to fire it back to them. Onwards and upwards now hopefully. CDW have been I contact and assure me they are dealing with my complaint Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  12. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Well collected it and right enough they rebalanced the wheels. 2 secs outside the garage and the wheel wobble still there so went straight to local garage, when I told him the wheel wobble was there despite them having rebalanced the wheels for a 2nd or 3rd time he said I'm not surprised as they have done it wrong. Wheel weights are in the wrong place and shouldn't be setup in double lines. Anyway he rebalanced all 4 wheels correctly and everything is good now. Argument and complaints now ongoing with car deal warehouse and lexus. Shocking that a main lexus dealers mechanics can't properly balance wheels. Going by their competence level I wouldn't trust them to put a nut in a monkeys mouth. Idiots. All this time, past 3 weekends taking the car in, picking it up. Making out the car is fine and it's my imagination and it turns out they clowns can't balance wheels properly. When I bought the car I took the option of next 3 service and mot's with them, you can bet I want that money back now as no way I would trust their level of competence to carry out a proper service and Mot on my car Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  13. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Well as expected they have called back, car is ready and they have once again balanced the wheels. I can guarantee it won't be fixed, but what's my options now. They seem unwilling to admit the wheel wobble is an issue. Should I get an independent trusted mechanic to give it a once over and if he finds issues present them to CDW and demand they fix it under warranty? Do I get it fixed elsewhere and bill them for the repairs? Or do I just accept the wheel wobble as minimal and within normal tolerance as they have said.... Which BTW I know is total bs Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  14. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Well went out for a drive with the lexus mechanic today to show him the issue. Quite an arrogant !Removed!. He said there is a little movement at certain speeds but not a big issue so clearly I'm imagining it then. It'll come back tomorrow after another wheel balance likely and still be the same. So it'll then go to a trusted mechanic for a full inspection and if they find anything I'll argue it with Car Deal Warehouse. In fact I might look at handing it back as they seem unable to fix it after 3 attempts. Would rather they fixed it right enough. Shower of !Removed! Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  15. Wheel wobble on mk4 mondeo

    Thanks folks for replies. I've got a list of things to have them check when it goes in on Saturday. (is that cheeky?) Hopefully they will sort it out as I don't fancy a 4th visit. Might threaten them with giving the car back as I have only had it about 6 weeks and this is their 3rd attempt to fix it Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk