Shop replaced the Air Mass Meter on 89 Volvo 245 with new remanufactred Bosch unit supplied by me. Car still ran rough. Returned to shop and was told unit is defective. Now they want me to pay for diagnosis and labor charges to replace it with another sensor. I will pay for another sensor part. But I don't feel I should have the pay diagnosis and installation charges again. The car was clearly still not running right after they installed the first replacement, i.E it was clearly either a defective part or an incorrect installation (they happened to mentioned the shop "runner" and not the mechanic did the air filter replacement that day because they were very busy. I have heard that if this isn't done right it can damage the air sensor). Yet they gave me the keys and off I went. I feel catching the bad part, or install, should have happened the first time they did the work (the car clearly was still running poorly, don't think they test drove it at all) and I shouldn't be charged for diagnosis and labor twice. Your opinion would be appreciated. Thanks.
Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 12:05 AM