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Did you say they changed the warped hubs on the front ?
Why did 2 hubs warp at the same time, also if the didn’t change any wheels or replace tyres then how could the pressure sensors be installed incorrectly?
Strange.
 
Did you say they changed the warped hubs on the front ?
Why did 2 hubs warp at the same time, also if the didn’t change any wheels or replace tyres then how could the pressure sensors be installed incorrectly?
Strange.

It's ABS-based TPMS - no pressure sensors in the tyres.
 
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But warped hubs???? How? I have never come across warped hubs. Warped discs maybe, but why would the sensors be disturbed when changing discs?

I suppose that a careless mechanic might damage the wires unintentionally.
 
OP said 'wheel hubs' in the first post . Thats why I posted the video of one of the Mario brothers replacing hubs on a W204 . It shows where there is potential for the Italian plumber to damage them.
 
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I would still love to know how a "wheel hub" could be warped, let alone two of them.:rolleyes:

The only time I've ever replaced a wheel hub was when the construction was such that it came complete with the wheel bearing (Vauxhall Omega).

Actually, there was one other time, when the hub nut thread was stripped (Alfa Romeo).

That in 45 years of motoring.........
 
The only time I've ever replaced a wheel hub was when the construction was such that it came complete with the wheel bearing (Vauxhall Omega).

Actually, there was one other time, when the hub nut thread was stripped (Alfa Romeo).

That in 45 years of motoring.........
I've had two fronts replaced, at the same time, by a SEAT dealer when they replaced the front discs due to wear at 90k miles. Apparently SEAT dictates the change as the only way to guarantee no brake/steering wobble. No extra cost above that of the pads and discs...
 
Hi everyone sorry for the late reply and my part in the mis communication. There was something with wrong my hubs/wheel bearing kit which caused my brake discs to warp, the mechanic showed me after jnstalling the new disc that when they were spun the spun in a wobbly manner and that the wheel hub/ bearing kit would need replacing. I dont know if im using the correct name but that was what the mechanic called it. Also i believe the abs sensor has not been re instslled properly as on saturday monday the abs and esp stopped working out of nowhere then started working again and the same happened on sunday. My abs has also been acting up when pressing my brake pedal even when lightly pressing- this doesnt always happen so im assuming they didnt re indtall the sensor back properly or it got damaged.
 
I would still love to know how a "wheel hub" could be warped, let alone two of them.:rolleyes:
my car knowledge is pretty much non existant as of right now and im trying to learn more, but when i bought the car the discs were already warped and the mechanix j took it to said the wobbly spinning was what caused the warped discs.
 
Well today hubs are are changed rather than bearings its deemed to be cheaper to do so given the labour numbers,so both hubs changed because the disc's were warped so thats sounds ok,but as posted already let the op take it back to the garage and let them look at the hubs and any damage caused
 
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Dropped the car off earlier just waiting for them to tell me whats wrong wth it
 
my car knowledge is pretty much non existant as of right now and im trying to learn more, but when i bought the car the discs were already warped and the mechanix j took it to said the wobbly spinning was what caused the warped discs.

Did you buy the car from a trader, or in a private sale? And how long ago did you buy it?
 
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Did you buy the car from a trader, or in a private sale? And how long ago did you buy it?
Sorry for the late response been backed up with assignments on top of assignments from uni i forgot to reply. I bought the car on the 18th of september 2023. From a trader, they gave me a warranty however i cant lie the warranty is fairly useless, in the brochure they state they wont replace wheel bearings if the cars mileage is above 80k or 90k and my car is on 150k+ as of a few weeks ago. I also tried seeing if they'd cover the expenses for my thermostat to get replaced since in the brochure it says they cover that but because of the mileage and after they spoke to tge garage they replied in an email saying they wont cover the thermostat due to it being seize from wear , which is one of the terms and conditions they would only cover it if it suddenly stopped working so I wont even bother contacting them since my warrsnty runs out on the 18th of this month. Just gonna replave the thermostat myself, had a look on youtube and it seems fairly straightforward, just need to buy the right took to unscrew some of the components, i believe theyre e-torx. I took the car to a different since i had another issue come up. They had a look and saw my wheel bearings had play and suggested regreasing them since they explained that w204s have tapered bearings or something along those lines and they can just be regreased and should be fine. Had them do that after .that ive noticed my abs no longer acts up. My traction control doesnt randomly turn off anymore. All the issues i was having are gone, but the check tyre pressure still comes up but only when i turn the car on, press ok goes away and it doesnt come back on unless i turn the car off and on again , so not much of a problem anymore.
 
So I understand that the hubs were changed as the bearings had failed causing disc run out.
That makes sense now.
Yes thats correct. However, now that i think back to it was it necessary for me to change the hubs? Or could i have kept the same hubs if they just regreased the bearings? Are the bearing and tbe wheel hub one component in w204s or are they seperate?
 
Just to say that your statutory rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 are separate to any aftermarket consumer warranty that the dealer may have provided in addition.

Since you still have a few more days left until 17th March (when the 6 months statutory period expires), I suggest that you have a good read online and possibly also consult a citizens advice bureau:



"Wear and tear

The dealer’s not liable for fair wear and tear, where the vehicle broke down or the fault emerged through normal use, nor are they liable if they drew your attention to the full extent of any fault or defect before you bought the car.

....

Between 30 days and 6 months

If a fault comes to light after 30 days but before 6 months you’re entitled to a repair, replacement or refund.

It’s assumed in law that the fault was present at the time of purchase unless the seller can prove otherwise.

Unless you’ve agreed otherwise, the seller (dealer) has only one opportunity to repair (or replace) the faulty vehicle after which, if they fail to repair it, you’re entitled to a refund.

In the event of a refund following a failed attempt at repair during the first six months the seller may make a 'reasonable' adjustment to the amount refunded to take account of the use that you’ve had of the vehicle."

To clarify, the wheel beating and thermostat and other things may or may not be considered as acceptable fair wear and tear under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, I don't know - my point is that it does not matter how these are considered under the dealer-provided warranty, instead it only matters how these are considered under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
 
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Just to say that your statutory rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 are separate to any aftermarket consumer warranty that the dealer may have provided in addition.

Since you still have a few more days left until 17th March (when the 6 months statutory period expires), I suggest that you have a good read online and possibly also consult a citizens advice bureau:



"[BWear and tear[/B]

The dealer’s not liable for fair wear and tear, where the vehicle broke down or the fault emerged through normal use, nor are they liable if they drew your attention to the full extent of any fault or defect before you bought the car.

....

Between 30 days and 6 months

If a fault comes to light after 30 days but before 6 months you’re entitled to a repair, replacement or refund.

It’s assumed in law that the fault was present at the time of purchase unless the seller can prove otherwise.

Unless you’ve agreed otherwise, the seller (dealer) has only one opportunity to repair (or replace) the faulty vehicle after which, if they fail to repair it, you’re entitled to a refund.

In the event of a refund following a failed attempt at repair during the first six months the seller may make a 'reasonable' adjustment to the amount refunded to take account of the use that you’ve had of the vehicle."

To clarify, the wheel beating and thermostat and other things may or may not be considered as acceptable fair wear and tear under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, I don't know - my point is that it does not matter how these are considered under the dealer-provided warranty, instead it only matters how these are considered under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
I see, I wasnt fully aware of that, im definitely gonna look around onlinr and see if i can get in contact with a citizens advice bureau. Thank you for the information Mark its really appreciated
 

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