Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 6:27 PM
Long story short we found out our brake line was contaminated. We narrowed it down to an oil change that was done in July, only people to touch any fluids in the vehicle. Now we've had braking issues. Dealership tells us we need entire braking system replaced, including the BPMV Unit. Our mechanic tells me he's done many, many, many cars with contaminated brake fluid lines and has NEVER seen where this part needs to be replaced, as there is no rubber in it. The dealer told us we should contact our insurance company and file a claim and they should cover it, ($3500) under our policy under vandalism, I spoke to our claim rep and he said they have to be able to prove it. Looks like we'll have to shell out the $3500, or take it to our mechanic and have him do it, without replacing this part, for no more than $1500. Very confused on what to trust, what really needs to be done, and if this part truly needs replacing or not. Any ideas, help or advice you could offer would be SO appreciated!