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Busted Mii screenwash fluid tank: course of action?

Discussion in 'Mii Citycar' started by Coder_Kid, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Coder_Kid

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    To keep it short: Minor dink caused nick to front bumper (I'm not bothered) and the front bumper went into the screenwash tank, somehow breaking it. Now, pouring screenwash into the tank simply leaks all over the road; not good.

    Took it to a local mechanic. No further damage confirmed but they believe the tank will need replacing (it's not simply disconnected from its pipework).

    Spoke to an official Seat dealer and they have stated that a 'diagnostic visit' will not be available for a week, then I will need to wait a further 2 weeks for the part to be ordered/fitted. If I don't go down this route and instead just get hold of the part myself (from an official Seat dealer or otherwise) and have it fitted by a standard mechanic, all/part of the warranty would be void.

    Apparently, I can't just order the part from the Seat dealer either and directly arrange a fitting visit, because "they haven't confirmed that the part needs replacing."

    This seems fairly ridiculous. I understand why they're doing this procedure as a general practice (confirm the damage, arrange repairs etc) but in this instance it's pretty obvious what needs fixing. Do I really need to spend 3 weeks without wash fluid (seems rather dangerous) to avoid affecting warranty??
     
  2. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Personally I'd start with posting in the Listers and Horton sections of the forum and seeing if they can provide the washer reservoir and what it'll cost. If the part is available, they'll get it for you based on your reg no and won't need a fitting visit. Next, I'd just get my local mechanic to do it (or do it myself). If I needed to make a warranty claim, I wouldn't even mention I'd changed the washer reservoir. After all, if I had an engine or gearbox failure, what would the washer bottle have to do with it.
     
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  3. Coder_Kid

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    @Legojon Thanks, that makes complete sense. I've arranged to get a replacement from Seat this week, and will get a local mechanic to do it.
     
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