I have a dilemma/ some advice to ask. I'm sure this may effect a few of you as well so hopefully this question will be useful!
I purchased a 620S from a dealer in December. The whole process was great and very pleased with the px, transaction and the whole experience. After driving my 620 for a few days over the Christmas period I found it had the inherit cooling problem. The car is running whilst moving at around 40-50 degrees. I paid a lot of money for this vehicle but I also knew that the over cooling was a problem and no one knew if it had the issue or not. I have emailed the company where I purchased the car and they have been great contacting Caterham, PGM etc re a fix. They have come back to me and let me know that Caterham have released the fix and it will be £912 to sort by them after buying the kit and labour.
So the dilemma is this..
Do I argue the toss that this should be sorted under warranty? I don't blame the dealer for the issue but also I paid a lot of money for a car with a running problem and maybe this should have been looked into?
Should Caterham be sorting this issue as a recall as they clearly advertise it as a fix to a problem? Any larger manufacturer would so why should it be any different? Surely this is part of design and testing?
Lastly, should I just suck up the bill of £912 and get on with my life? I think we would all agree that even a few hundred quid is fine, but knocking on £1k is a different story and making me re think the situation.
I know others have gone to PGM prior to the Caterham fix for an early resolution but now our manufacturer has admitted fault and a resolution, surely this should be pushed for a recall as this will caused damage to the car.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!