I took my 1.4tdci Fusion into a main dealer for a Cam belt replacement and minor service this week, as the price they quoted was cheaper than my local independent.
Once the works were completed i was handed the keys and the car started first time, and lasted for all of 6 seconds before dying on the forecourt. I tried to restart the car but it was having none of it. This is the first time i have ever had a starting / running issue.
I went back into the main dealers and they sent out the mechanic that had worked on it, he had a fiddle under the bonnet and eventually got it to start, and took it back into the workshop to find out what the problem was.
After around 30 mins he returned having been unable to find a fault.
I drove the car home (45 miles) with out incident and parked it up for the day.
The following morning i started the car as normal, however again it lasted for a few second prior to dying once more.
The AA were called who confirmed that it was dying due to fuel starvation.
I returned to the main dealer, they advised me that they "thought" it was an "air bleed Valve"? and would cost me £202.50.
They diagnosed the fault with out seeing the fault for themselves and it was their best guess???
I told them that should they replace the part which i was happy to pay for and the problem re occurred i would expect a full refund on that part and fitting cost.
They have put me into a loan car and kept mine in to run further tests....
SO WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN THIS SITUATION?